Lupita Nyong'o in Ralph Lauren. Andrew Evans / PR Photos
Red ruled the red carpet at the 2014 Golden Globes, but the hands down, absolute stunner of the night was Lupita Nyong’o in a Ralph Lauren column with off the shoulder cape. Simple, and absolutely stunning. Other red winners: Emma Watson in Dior Haute Couture, Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Narcisco Rodriguez, Taylor Swift in Carolina Herrera, Amy Adams in a plunging Valentino straight out of American Hustle (all that was missing was the gorgeous, big ’70s hair).
Other key trends:
Necklaces. After what seems like many seasons of the dramatically bare neck, statement pieces returned, with mixed results. Jessica Chastain's vintage Bulgari diamonds: very good. Sophia Vergara's Lorraine Schwartz enormous (takes a lot to overpower that chest) turquoise piece: very bad.
Colorful tuxedos. The silhouettes were largely classic, but Hollywood’s leading men updated their tuxes with color or texture. There was Seth Meyers in navy Valentino, Usher in oxblood, Matthew McConaughey in green velvet.
Pregnancy. Kerry Washington's red carpet streak did not suffer for her baby bump. She wore a flattering, fabulous light gray Balenciaga. Olivia Wilde, too, looked lovely in green Gucci. Fully expecting Drew Barrymore's pink, flowered Monique Lhuillier confection to get wrapped apart by the critics, as fussy dresses often do, but I thought it was super sweet, and her hair worn straight, with pretty, understated makeup gave her the perfect glow.
Cropped Cuts. For once, there were more chin-length, angular hairdos than long super model hair. I thought Zosia Mamet's new, shorter look was especially chic. Ditto for Elisabeth Moss. And Jennifer Lawrence's cropped cut is enough to make every girl consider chopping her locks. Longer hair was straight and sleek, a la Allison Williams. As for updos, loved Julia Roberts'. And let’s leave her look at that.