(Freelance journalist Elizabeth Snead is part of Deadline’s awards season coverage)
MONDAY: Here’s who wore whom at the Golden Globes last night:
Viktor and Rolf gown Tiffany & Co. jewelry, Dior clutch, Stella McCartney shoes
Elie Saab gown, Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, Jimmy Choo heels
L’Wren Scott gown, Swarovski clutch, Jimmy Choo shoes
Zuhair Murad gown, Swarovski clutch, Harry Winston jewelry
Badgley Mischka gown, Swarovski clutch
Monique Lhuillier, Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry
Dolce & Gabanna tux
Vera Wang gown, David Webb jewelry
Burberry Prosum gown Jimmy Choo shoes, Louis Vuitton clutch, Cathy Waterman jewels
Prada gown, Pierre Hardy shoes, Fred Leighton jewels, Roger Vivier clutch
Monique Lhuillier gown, Chopard jewelry, Jimmy Choo bag and Brian Atwood shoes
Oscar de la Renta gown
Louis Vuitton gown, Chopard jewelry, Roger Vivier heels, Judith Leiber clutch
Marchesa gown, Tiffany & Co. jewelry.
Zac Posen gown
Donna Karan gown, Lorraine Schwartz jewels, Judith Leiber bag, Jimmy Choo shoes
J. Mendel gown, Cathy Waterman jewels
Tadashi Shoji gown
Ali Rahimi gown, Swarovski clutch
Calvin Klein gown, Van Cleef & Arpel jewelry
Calvin Klein gown, Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry
Marchesa gown, Cartier jewelry
Nina Ricci gown
Emilio Pucci gown, VBH clutch, Casadei shoes
Armani Prive gown, Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry
Prabal Gurung gown
Valentino gown, vintage Fred Leighton jewelry, Christian Louboutin heels
Romona Keveza gown, jewels by Chopard
Versace gown, Robert Procop jewelry
Armani Prive gown
Jenny Packham gown
Zuhair Murad gown, Christian Louboutin shoes, Valentino bag
SUNDAY AM: When it comes to putting on a fashion show, the Golden Globes red carpet is well-timed for spring designs since the Fall 2011 designer runways shows don’t take place until early February, just in time for the more important Oscars. According to my sources, many top stylists have been pulling light pink, coral, and peach gowns, right in step with the spring color trends. Other Spring 2011 trends you’ll see today include bold colors, pajama dressing, lingerie looks, floral prints, unstructured peasant dresses, sheer diaphanous gauze and chiffon, multi-slit skirts, mid-calf hemlines, and flowing evening jumpsuits (circa 1970s Halston). Top designers who may be showcased at the Globes include Alexander McQueen, Derek Lam, Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Elie Saab, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, Marchesa, Alberta Ferretti, and Roberto Cavalli. Natalie Portman in the past has worn designs by Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, J. Mendel, Chanel, and Givenchy. But this season the nominated Black Swan star has become a Dior brand ambassador. But the Rodarte sisters, Laura and Kate Mulleavy, designed Natalie’s pink Oscar gown last year and made those stunning Black Swan tutus. The fashion industry faces challenges dressing other pregnant actresses including Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Connelly, and Kate Hudson.
Rabbit Hole star Nicole Kidman will probably wear old world couture — Chanel, Prada, Balenciaga — usually supplied (sometimes even designed) by her longtime stylist L’Wren Scott. She did a peach satin ‘30s inspired Nina Ricci gown in 2010. Winter’s Bone ingénue Jennifer Lawrence is being styled by Estee Stanley. Angelina Jolie (The Tourist) is working with her longtime stylist Jennifer Rade and will probably do something neutral, long, and slit, from Atelier Versace. Stylist Rachel Zoe is advising Love And Other Drugs nominee Anne Hathaway who usually favors classic gowns from Valentino, Nina Ricci, Armani, Valentino, Marchesa, Prada, and vintage Halston. Scarlett Johansson will present at the Globes and, since her Moet & Chandon ads have just hit the web, will probably don another LVMH-associated luxury brand such as Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, or Donna Karan.
No coincidence that Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman (Harvey Weinstein’s wife) has been in town all week getting her clients ready. Paris-based designer Elie Saab is working closely with Frankie And Alice actress Halle Berry and The Big C star Laura Linney. Designer Carolina Herrera has dressed The Fighter nominee Amy Adams three times for Oscar’s Red Carpet and she wore Herrera’s forest green maternity dress to the 2010 Globes. And Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right) actually modelled in her pal Tom Ford’s recent comeback womenswear NYC fashion show so no secret whom she’ll be wearing. Always avant-garbed Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech) could wear favorite Vivienne Westwood again (the British designer did Helena’s disheveled outfit for the Royal premiere of Alice in Wonderland.)
The fashion industry always targets young Size 2 newcomers to the Red Carpet scene. Emma Stone has worn a lot of Stella McCartney lately, and Mila Kunis has been seen in J. Mendel, Oscar de la Renta, and Monique Lhuillier, while Glee nominee Lea Michele stays faithful to Oscar de la Renta ball gowns. Then again, among more normal-sized actresses, Glee‘s Jane Lynch has been faithful to designer Ali Rahimi. Modern Family babe Sofia Vergara in the past has found Carolina Herrera flattering to her curves, while buxom Mad Men Christina Hendricks has worn Project Runway winner Christian Siriano’s gowns.
And then there’s Cher. No one would be surprised if Bob Mackie whips up something attention-getting for himself and his longtime pal.