In 2018, black made a statement on the Golden Globes red carpet but in 2019 the dress code was about memorable colour, sparkling moments and bows, bows and more bows. Here, the Vogue team reveal their verdict for the best dressed of the evening, and yes, Lady Gaga got a few votes.
It was no doubt Gaga’s show, with the A Star is Born nominee turning up in Valentino couture – a perfect shade of periwinkle blue and with statement-making balloon sleeves that had everyone in the Vogue office giving her their nod of approval. Gaga’s brilliant blue rinse of colour through her hair and Tiffany & Co. jewellery completed the look.
Elsewhere Lupita Nyong’o’s purple Calvin Klein number and Julia Roberts’s Stella McCartney-created trousers had the team cheering on both actors for their out-of-the-box choices.
And then there was Irina Shayk, who literally glowed all the way down the carpet and into the Beverly Hilton thanks to her Versace gown and glorious tan, there to support her partner Bradley Cooper who was nominated for his role in A Star is Born.
Of course, we also couldn’t summarise the 2019 Globes red carpet without mentioning the bows that wrapped their way around necks (Charlize Theron and Gemma Chan) and waists (Kaley Cuoco) not to mention dozens of other actors whose looks didn’t make this list but certainly deserve a mention – Nicole Kidman and Dakota Fanning.
There were several sartorial moments that really made an impact and we certainly wouldn’t want you to miss them, so scroll on to see how your best dressed list compares to ours.
Lady Gaga in Valentino
“We’ve landed on periwinkle in the office as the name of this beguiling hue with a touch of ice. Valentino has owned the red carpets of the last 12 months but a dress relies on its wearer to canonise it and Gaga has the substance to take this into forever-referenced territory; listen and you’ll hear the sound of a million Pinterest clicks.” —Alice Birrell, senior fashion features editor
“The cornflower blue hue, matching hair and the long train – perfection!” —Kaila Matthews, market editor
Lili Reinhart in Khyeli haute couture
“To accurately describe Lili Reinhart’s look I would need that fire flame emoji and sadly our website just doesn’t allow for that. So picture three fire flame emojis here >>>.” —Danielle Gay, associate digital editor
Gemma Chan in Valentino
“I looked at her serene composure before I saw anything else of Gemma Chan which says she feels so comfortable in herself. The dress just backs up her grasp on modern elegance – those short shorts peeking through are an unmissable twist.” —Alice Birrell, senior fashion features editor
Irina Shayk in Versace
“Like a real life Golden Globe, Irina Shayk looks utterly perfect in just the right amount of sparkle. I love the new bob too.” —Remy Rippon, senior beauty and health editor
“In the words of Peter Kavinsky,“WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH.” Irina Shayk is a total knockout in this gold, skin-tight, thigh-slit Versace gown. Talk about statuesque.” —Julia Frank, digital editorial director
Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein By Appointment
“I love how Lupita is never afraid to choose a vibrant hue, with her awards show resume reading like a Pantone Colour of the Year retrospective. I love this.” —Danielle Gay, associate digital editor
Emily Blunt in Alexander McQueen
“Sarah Burton’s creation is absolutely divine!!” —Kaila Matthews, market editor
“I’m all for Emily Blunt’s lace Alexander McQueen gown. It also didn’t hurt that she just so happened to turn up on her heartthrob-of-a-husband John Krasinski’s arm—I mean they just oozed love.” —Angelica Xidias, digital assistant
Charlize Theron in Dior
“Foolproof monochrome colour palette and classic cut, Charlize Theron left the edgier looks to her peers this year but we’re not mad about it. She looks stunning.” —Remy Rippon, senior beauty and health editor
“Charlize Theron in classic black and white, the whimsical bow ties the two-toned dress together and gives the elegant look a fun, modern update.” —Lucie Clark, online producer
“This dress has the feel of old world couture, but is also has a touch of frivolity in those cascading ivory layers that frame the face. It also incidentally has the colour palette of The Favourite so credit for on-brand messaging.” —Alice Birrell, senior fashion features editor
Emmy Rossum in Monique Lhuillier
“Emmy Rossum looked pretty and very feminine!” —Ricky Allen, beauty editor Vogue special projects
Julia Roberts in Stella McCartney
“Julia Roberts wears everything perfectly but this look is really something. One of the only women to wear pants (!) on the carpet, the combination of black tailored trousers with the nude overlay is truly a winner. Plus, all those diamonds…. I’m in awe.”—Lilith Hardie Lupica, digital editor
Saoirse Ronan in Gucci
“Saoirse Ronan’s sheer silver Gucci number has left me campaigning for her to star as Tinkerbell in the next Disney live action remake.” —Angelica Xidias, digital assistant
Allison Janney in Christian Siriano
“Allison Janney rises above the red carpet competition just when you least expect it. I love the draped off-the-shoulder neckline, the knuckle-length sleeves and the aquamarine colour of this Christian Siriano gown—it’s giving me mermaid vibes.” —Julia Frank, digital editorial director
Kaley Cuoco in Monique Lhuillier
“Kaley Cuoco’s strapless navy and white dress is understated glamour with a Hollywood edge thanks to the bow detailing and the contrasting fabric of the bodice and full skirt.” —Lucie Clark, online producer
Isla Fisher in Monique Lhuillier
“Isla Fisher looked very glamorous and classy! Not always easy when you are quite short but it worked very well for her!” —Ricky Allen, beauty editor Vogue special projects