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Fashion from the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards

Design Inspiration from the Red Carpet

Hollywood kicked off its awards season with the 73rd Annual Golden Globe awards Sunday, January 10. While Threads editors were curious about who would go home with a Golden Globe, we were more interested in the designs that appeared on the red carpet. We find that watching awards shows like the Golden Globes is a great way to be inspired. They’re a natural resource for the latest colors, embellishments, garment shapes, and design styles.

Here is a roundup of some trends seen on the red carpet. Click on each image to enlarge.

Blushing Starlets

golden globes 2016 fashion trend blush pink

(From left to right): Amber Heard in a flowy Gucci gown, Cate Blanchett in a flapper-inspired Givenchy number, funny woman Leslie Mann in Monique Lhuillier, and pop star Katy Perry in Prada.

Rainbow of colors

golden globes 2016 jewel tone dresses

(From left to right): Michaela Watkins, Angela Bassett, Amy Adams in Atelier Versace, Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli, Jada Pinkett-Smith in Versace, and Queen Latifah.

Shades of Blue

Golden globes shades of blue dresses 2016

(From left to right): Anna de la Reguera, Bryce Dallas Howard in Jenny Packham, Gina Rodriguez wears a stunning Zac Posen gown, Julianne Moore shimmers in navy, and Kate Winslet opts for Ralph Lauren.

golden globes 2016 blue gowns

(From left to right): Viola Davis in a starry night-inspired Marchesa gown, Melissa McCarthy wore one of her own designs, Lily Tomlin and Jenna Dewan Tatum in Zuhair Murad gowns.

The Nudes

Golden Globes 2016 nude gowns

(From left to right): Eva Green, designer Georgina Chapman in a gorgeous embellished gown, Kate Hudson in a beaded Michael Kors dress, and Zoe Kazan in a chiffon V-neck gown by Miu Miu that features tri-colored chevronesque panels.

It’s a White Party

golden globe white dress 2016

(From left to right): Jane Fonda in Yves Saint Laurent, Alicia Vikander in a pleated Louis Vuitton dress, Eva Longoria in an embellished Georges Hobeika dress, Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson in Stella McCartney, Saoirse Ronan in Yves Saint Laurent Couture, and Laverne Cox in an Elizabeth Kennedy gown.

Black Never Goes Out of Style

Golden GLobes 2016 black gowns

(From left to right): Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka, Kirsten Dunst in a daring Valentino gown, Emilia Clarke also in Valentino, Lady Gaga in Badgley Mischka, and Sophia Bush in Narciso Rodriguez.

Seeing Red

golden globes 2016 red gowns

(From left to right): Bernadette Peters, Golden Globe recipient Jennifer Lawrence in Dior, pop singer Zendeya in Marchesa, Emmy Rossum in Armani Prive, and Natalie Dormer in a J. Mendel dress.

Shine Like a Star

Go for the Gold

golden globes 2016 gold dress

(From left to right): Model Rosie Huntington, Regina King in a Krikor Jabotian gown and Golden Globe winner Brie Larson in Calvin Klein.

Sparkle, sequin, metal–Oh my!

golden globes sequin sparkly metals shiny dresses

(From left to right): Oliva Wild in a Michael Kors sequin dress, Felicity Huffman in Lorena Sarbu, Jane Wu in a stunning metallic gown, Brie Larson in Calvin Klein, Carly Chaikin in sequin halter, and Julianne Moore in a Tom Ford design.

golden globes 2016 dress

(From left to right): Uzo Aduba, Melissa McCarthy, Kate Bosworth in a sequined strapless dress by Dolce & Gabbana, and Jenna Dewan Tatum in Zuhair Murad.

Other Notable Trends

Flower Power

florals at golden globes 2016

(From left to right): Maggie Gyllenhal in Marc Jacobs, Rachel McAdams in Lanvin, and Zendeya in Marchesa.

Embroidery and More

golden globes 2016 embellished dresseds

(From left to right): Calista Flockheart in Andrew Gn, Melissa Benoist in Monique Lhuillier, Eva Longoria in a Georges Hobeika gown, Georgina Chapman, and Malin Akerman in a beaded Reem Acra gown with peplum detail.

Utility Meets Fashion: Pockets

golden globes 2016 pockets

(From left to right): Jenna Dewan Tatum, Gina Rodriguez, and Amy Schumer in a Prabal Guru gown.


golden globes 2016 cut outs trend

(From left to right): Brie Larson in Calvin Klein, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior, Julianne Moore in Tom Ford, Lily James, and Giulianan Rancic all sport strategically placed cutouts-–some more subtle than others.

Take the Plunge

plunging necklines

Plunging necklines are here to stay (from left to right): Jaime Alexandar, Kirsten Dunst in Valentino, Olivia Wilde in Michael Kors, Jenna Dewan Tatum in Zuhair Murad, Joanne Froggatt in Reem Acra, and Taylor Schilling in a Thakoon power suit.

Caped Crusaders

golden globes 2016 cape

From left to right: Jada Pinkett-Smith in Versace, Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli, Regina King in Krikor Jabotian, and Emilia Clarke in Valentino.

Lest we forget the men of the night

golden globes 2016 men

From left to right: David Oyelowo, Aziz Ansari, John Hamm, Michael B. Jordan, Liev Shreiber, and Sam Heughan.

golden globes 2016 men

(From left to right): Eddie Redmayne sports a polk-dot suit jacket (click image to enlarge), Rami Malek, Leonardo DiCaprio in Armani, Bryan Cranston, Jason Statham, and Sam Smith.

What were your favorite looks from the this years Golden Globes? Who got it right, and who missed the mark? Were there any details and embellishments that you’ll incorporate in your sewing projects? Were you surprised by any of the trends?

Photos: Getty Images


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