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Golden Globe Awards 2010 — Red Carpet Hits

The Golden Globe Awards were full of surprises — some great, some not. On the fashion front, there were serious offenses, such as Golden Globe winner Julianna Marguiles‘ hideous dress, which included a wine-colored bodice featuring an asymmetrical cut-out for a Judy-Jetson-does-Dancing-With-The-Stars effect. Yuck. And the ladies of Mad Men went seriously, well, mad, donning an array of fugly, ruffled, teal and peach gowns that looked like something out of a bad quinceañera party. But it wasn’t all eye sores and missteps. There were also some gorgeous gowns — from Halle Berry‘s form-fitting black dress, which accentuated every curve of her statuesque body, to Marion Cotillard‘s stunning emerald green gown, which featured an up-to-there slit. As usual, bold style maven Chloe Sevigny (who won for her role as Nicolette Grant in HBO’s Big Love) upped the drama with a taupe-colored strapless gown featuring tiers of ruffles along the sides of the body and the bust line. It was the type of dress most women could never pull off — but that daring approach to dress is exactly what has made Sevigny a fashion darling. As far as accessories, I was drooling over Courteney Cox‘s teardrop-shaped earrings, which added the right amount of edge to her simple black gown.

On the beauty front, Marion Cotillard was again among my favorites, with her fresh, dewy complexion and the touch of green shadow on her eyes. Christina Aguilera was also a pleasant surprise, sporting an adorable, face-framing bob that looked demure and sophisticated.

Here’s a look at some of the night’s highlights:

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Unlike in previous years, where she’s opted for gowns with intricately beaded bodices and full skirts (like her many Elie Saab numbers), this year Halle Berry kept it simple — and scored a homerun while doing so. As soon as she hit the red carpet, jaws dropped. I love the dainty cap sleeves, the slightly mermaid-like skirt, and the plunging neckline, which is incredibly sexy without being trashy (like Mariah Carey‘s dress, which left zero to the imagination). It’s simple, chic, and shows off Halle’s figure — which, as you can see, is at its peak.


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Motherhood seems to agree with Christina Aguilera. The days of midriff-baring tops, nose rings, purple-streaked hair, and chaps are a thing of the past, as Xtina has transformed into an elegant, poised performer and yet she’s still managed to maintain a bit of her edge. This peach-colored Versace gown strikes the perfect balance between pretty and futuristic with a metallic-trimmed bodice featuring peach leather inserts and a flirtatious chiffon skirt. And can we talk about how perfect that bob is for Christina? Loving it!


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Nine star Marion Cotillard sparkled like a gem in this asymmetrical, emerald green dress by Christian Dior. From the luminosity of the stin fabric to the architectural, sculptural nature of the black piping along the bodice, the Grecian-inspired asymmetrical neckline, and the sky-rocketing slit, this is my idea of a show-stopping gown. I was also taken away by her makeup — from the dewiness of her complexion to the sultry cat eyes, which feature just a hint of emerald green. This was easily my favorite head-to-toe look of the evening.


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As an avid Big Love viewer (don’t ask me why I’m obsessed with a show about polygamy set in Utah because I just won’t be able to answer that! lol), I was happy when Chloe Sevigny won an award for her role as the scheming Nicolette Grant. And, as a fellow New Yorker, I chuckled a bit when she barked at the guy who ripped her dress after she made her way on stage to accept her award (yes, we really do have that much attitude). But most of all, I loved how Sevigny waltzed down the red carpet in one of the evening’s most audacious gown — a taupe-ish lilac Valentino gown with cascading ruffles outlining the sides of her body. Sure, it’s a rather voluminous gown (and I’m sure it will be a controversial one among fashion mavens), but I thought she made it look like a dream, like she was floating on air.

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I wasn’t particularly amazed by Courteney Cox’s dress — it was a simple, strapless black gown with a jeweled waistline — but I did do a double-take (and a triple take) when I saw her teardrop-shaped Ofira Schwartz black sapphire earrings. There were quite a few teardrop-shaped earrings throughout the evening, but these were the ones that made my heart skip a bit faster.

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