20 Trends That Made the Red Carpet Unforgettable
Jessica Chastain, Lily Collins and Sarah Jessica Parker all gave the standard red carpet chignon a twist (or two).
What winter blahs? Maisie Williams, Viola Davis (in Michael Kors Collection), Natalie Portman (in Prada) and Reese Witherspoon (in Atelier Versace) all brought the sunshine in shades from lemon meringue to chartreuse.
Kathryn Hahn, Octavia Spencer (in Laura Basci) and Evan Rachel Wood (in Altuzarra) all picked pants for their big red carpet moment. Said Evan Rachel: “I’m not trying to protest dresses, but I wanted to make sure that young girls and women knew that they aren’t a requirement and that you don’t have to wear one if you don’t want to."
When the awards have "Golden" right there in the name, you better bet ladies are going to come on theme. (From left: Kerry Washington in Dolce & Gabbana, Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren Collection, Sofia Vergara in Zuhair Murad Couture and Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa.)
Drop everything! These stars accented their deep plunges with equally eye-catching bling: Emma Stone wore archival Tiffany & Co., Priyanka Chopra (who "likes big stones") wore an emerald-cut Lorraine Schwartz stunner and Jessica Chastain picked Piaget.
Cold shoulders and wacky embellishments ruled the red carpet's arms, as evidenced by Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhuilier, Sarah Jessica Parker in Vera Wang Collection, Sofia Vergara and Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen (plus all these other stars).
So sweet! Zoë Saldana (in Gucci), Carrie Underwood and Angela Bassett (in Christian Siriano) all picked über-girlie, candy-colored confections.
They've gone soft! Blake Lively (in Atelier Versace), Chrissy Metz and Theresa Palmer all selected the super-romantic fabric for outfits that were equal parts chic and cozy.
We're only eight days into 2017, but it doesn't look like these stars (Keri Russell, Michelle Williams and Nicole Kidman in Fred Leighton) have resolved to leave 2016's biggest trend in the past.
Heavy metal was the way to rock for stars including Goldie Hawn (in Prabal Gurung), Sarah Paulson (in Marc Jacobs), Ruth Negga (wearing Louis Vuitton) and Amy Adams (in Tom Ford).
DELICATE DIAMOND EARRINGS
Some stars really love to bring the bling; others, including Gina Rodriguez (in Chopard), Amy Adams (in Cartier) and Thandie Newton (in Harry Winston) pick slightly more subtle pieces that still sparkle.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend, but colorful gemstones were these girls' arm candy. Blake wore Lorraine Schwartz emeralds, Ruth Negga wore a giant Gemfields ruby set into her Fred Leighton cuff, and Laura Dern wore Bulgari rubellites on her ring.
No one made an entrance quite like these stars (Hailee Steinfeld in Vera Wang Collection, Gwendoline Christie and Mandy Moore in Naeem Khan), who floated in on clouds of chiffon.
We're used to stars making grand entrances, but the gowns on this red carpet (including Sofia, Emily Ratajkowkski in Reem Acra, Emma Stone in Valentino Haute Couture and Lily Collins in Georges Chakra Couture) seemed especially designed for the major exit.
After seeing Naomie Harris in Armani Privé, Winona Rider in Viktor & Rolf, Michelle in Louis Vuitton and Heidi Klum in J. Mendel, it's easy to see why they call this neckline "sweetheart" - you can't help but fall in love with it
BLACK AND WHITE
Whether whimsical (Janelle Monae in Armani Privé), classic (Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Edition by Georges Chakra) or wild (Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton), stars brought the "black and white" to the red all over carpet.
RED, RED LIPS
Lily Collins, Tracee Ellis Ross and Brie Larson were all smiles in their take on this red carpet classic.
TAKING THE PLUNGE
One and done: Anna Kendrick (in Vionnet), Naomi Campbell (in Atelier Versace) Julia and Viola all wore the most versatile trend currently on the red carpet.
It's abs-olutely clear to see why Emily, Sienna (in Michael Kors Collection), Carrie and Olivia Culpo (in Zuhair Murad Couture) all gravitated towards these stomach-showing gowns.