The Most Interesting Facts About the Golden Globes Dresses, Accessories and More
Mariah Had 30 to 40 Options to Choose From (And Wore Her Own Jewelry)
Presenter Mariah Carey collaborated with stylist and image architect Law Roach for the first time for the Golden Globes. Roach, who works with fellow legendary singers such as Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande, said he and his team "scoured the entire world trying to find the best dress" and had secured 30 to 40 options for Carey. This vintage Dolce & Gabbana (circa early 2000s) won out. "Before she even had a chance to look in the mirror, I was like this is the dress," Roach tells PEOPLE. She accessorized with all of her own jewelry, he added, save for a Chopard diamond bracelet on her left wrist. "Everything else is Mariah's, and she's very proud of it."
Kerry Washington Wore the Coolest Shoes of the Night
Presenter Kerry Washington accessorized her look by Prabal Gurung, with equally interesting booties — that only she could get her hands on. The style, Roger Vivier's Flower Net Booties, won't hit the brand's New York, South Coast Plaza and Bal Harbour boutiques until February, but the Confirmation star got her hands on them early for the event. Should you want a pair of your own, they will cost you $2,295.
Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero Matched in Burberry
The Room's Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero are known to be close, and that applies also to what they wear. Both of the men, who inspired the critically-acclaimed movie The Disaster Artist, were dressed by the British label Burberry. Their on-screen counterparts, however, did not match: Best Actor winner James Franco chose Salvatore Ferragamo, while Dave Franco wore Saint Laurent.
Allison Janney Had Her Dress Made in Black
I, Tonya winner of Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture Allison Janney and her stylist Tara Swennen had a bunch of selected dresses for the night, as they posted on Instagram, but they landed on this Mario Dice look for the big night. They actually worked with the team to pull this piece from the archives and remake it with a black skirt.
"I’m a girl who is [normally] in sweatpants and a white T-shirt," Janney told PEOPLE after her win. "This is a lot. Being in my heels, but everything is pretty, the jewelry, the dress, it’s pretty amazing to get this glammed up and I know how much my mother always said, 'Listen I’m in Ohio and it’s raining. Get on that carpet and show us a good time, turn around and sparkle for us. We want to be entertained and we need you right now, so go out there and sparkle,' and I love that. So I always think of my mom when I get on a carpet, as much as I’m sweating."
Jamie Chung Wore Mismatched Shoes
Jamie Chung infused a dash of silver into her all-black look by accessorizing her Ermanno Scervino high-low hemmed gown with a pair of mismatched Sophia Webster sandals. The shoes, one silver and one black, were the $495 Rosalind style by the brand, and are available for sale on net-a-porter.com — however, they're sold as pairs in the same color, not separately.
Mary J. Blige’s Stylist Says That Her Sleeve Was Like ‘Armor’
Mudbound's Mary J. Blige, who was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture, chose a custom look by Alberta Ferretti for the evening that had more meaning than meets the eye. "The sleeve of Swarovski crystals felt like it was a sleeve of armor," her stylist and image architect Law Roach tells PEOPLE. "Everything that Mary has been through, and her strength and courage and tenacity is what we love her for, outside of just her music, and this was my way of giving a little nod to that."
Armani Dressed the Most Men and Women in One Night
Nominee Jessica Chastain, presenter Common, winner Laura Dern, nominee Armie Hammer and Get Out's Allison Williams were just five of the 15 — 15!!! — Hollywood players Armani dressed for the evening. Others included directors Ava DuVernay, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, as well as presenter Darren Criss and Will & Grace's Sean Hayes. Chastain and Dern both wore custom looks designed just for them, while Williams plucked a look from the runway and the men all wore tailored tuxedos. That takes a lot of coordination behind-the-scenes for the label — and takes quite a lot of coordination to pull off.
Connie Britton Pulled Her Statement Sweater Out of Her Closet
Not only did the star of the upcoming show 9-1-1 Connie Britton stand in solidarity with other women and men on the red carpet by wearing black, she also made a literal statement with her Lingua Franca sweater. The design, which featured the phrase "Poverty Is Sexist," actually came from her own closet, and it was her idea to wear it and build an entire look (a Max Mara taffeta skirt, Graziela Gems earrings, a ring by Rona Pfeiffer, Jimmy Choo shoes and a Tyler Ellis clutch) around it with her stylist Erica Cloud. “It’s a cause that is very true to her heart about helping women in third-world countries,” Cloud tells PEOPLE. “And she’s involved in a lot of work with that. And what better platform if we’re talking about equality and not having sexual harassment and the treatment of women than it is to bring up other areas as well that people are less informed on.”
Britton clarified her message on Instagram: “My hope is that this movement will now reach the grass roots, the small towns, the villages near and far, where women have been silenced, without resources, in the face of gender disparity,” Britton wrote. "We are all stronger when we work together with respect and understanding. Strong women equal strong families, economies, and communities. Everywhere."
These Were The Most Tweeted About Stars on the Red Carpet
So who made the biggest splash on social media? That would be presenter Dakota Johnson, nominee Meryl Streep, Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, Will & Grace star Debra Messing and I, Tonya star Sebastian Stan, who were the top five most Tweeted about stars of the night on Twitter.
Salma Hayek's Jewelry Was Worth $5 Million
Salma Hayek accessorized her turtleneck black gown with more than $5 million worth of Harry Winston jewels. Some of the standout pieces included a nearly 82-carat yellow diamond and diamond necklace, as well as almost 12 carat yellow diamond and white diamond cluster earrings and an almost 12-carat emerald-cut diamond ring.
Certain Pins Held Different Meanings
While many chose to wear the Time's Up pin on the red carpet, winner Sterling K. Brown and presenter Common chose different pieces to stick on their lapels.
“I’ve got my pin right here, which means that I stand for and fully encourage seeing women in positions as directors, producers, storytellers and look forward to being in partnership with them,” Brown told PEOPLE after his win. “It’s been a long year and it’s been an important year in terms of recognizing just how awful men can be. So as a man who tries not to be awful, it’s important for me to say I support everybody being as comfortable in their working environment as I am.”
Common’s pin, however, held a different meaning. “The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolizes change and change in perspective,” his stylist Micaela Erlanger wrote on Instagram of the ruby and diamond dragonfly brooch by Tiffany & Co., which is worth $5,200.
Hong Chau’s Look Was a Nod to Her Movie Downsizing
Stella McCartney completely designed this look custom for Downsizing star and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture nominee Hong Chau. For Chau's stylist Erica Cloud, it was a very meaningful pick: "Stella is such a women's advocate and her brand is all about sustainability," says Cloud. "Part of Hong's movie is about sustainable and I think that’s very cool." She also accessorized with all female designers, including Jennifer Fisher fine jewelry earrings and a custom Edie Parker clutch.
Mandy Moore’s Earrings Featured Hearts to Show Her Personality
Mandy Moore and her stylist Erica Cloud turned to Irene Neuwirth to custom create a pair of earrings that matched her custom Rosie Assoulin black gown with a red sash. The gold, pink tourmaline, fire opal and diamond pavé earrings featured a heart stone in the center, which was "a nice added touch and shows the love of women we work with," Cloud tells PEOPLE.
Chrissy Metz's Gown Was Originally Slated for Another Awards Show
“We actually had another dress scheduled before this [Time’s Up] happened, but we did a last minute switch,” Chrissy Metz's stylist Penny Lovell told PEOPLE, adding that the team at Sachin & Babi made the dress for Metz over the holidays. “They were just fantastic. We actually made it all black. It wasn’t originally going to be all black. The embellishment was going to be a different color, but we switched. They were perfect and came through for us.” Adds designer Sachin Alhuwalia: "I had envisioned velvet on her the instant we heard that we might be dressing her," she tells PEOPLE. "Adding a sequence wrap was just to add a bit more of shine to her illustrious career."
Elisabeth Moss Chose Conflict-Free Diamonds
Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama winner and star of The Handmaid's Tale Elisabeth Moss accented her Dior dress with a pair of Forevermark by Rahaminov diamond drop earrings, which were made with ethically-sourced diamonds, which her stylist Karla Welch says "were the loveliest earrings." Of participating in the Time's Up movement, Moss was totally on board: "She was completely into it," says Welch. "I think this is a moment as part of a movement. It was palatable and beautiful!"