The Golden Globes is all about celebrating the best in movie and television, but for us, it’s a night that awards the best in dresses as well. In honor of one of Hollywood’s biggest nights (it’s happening this weekend!), we chose our favorite gowns that have graced the red carpet over the years. In 2011, then-newcomer Emma Stone wore a stunning backless peach Calvin Klein Collection gown that officially put her on the style map. The same year, Angelina Jolie strayed from her go-to black and stood out in a gorgeous glittering emerald Atelier Versace gown. Just last year, Claire Danes shocked onlookers as she showed off her post-baby bod (just one month after giving birth) in a red-hot Versace gown. From 1962 to the present, see the parade of gowns that have proven they can withstand the test of time.
The best way to kiss the year goodbye is in an outfit you absolutely love. And to help you create your look for the special occasion, we turned to the stars for inspiration. After all, they’ve been hitting party after party all year round—and while doing so, we’ve been taking tabs on their most festive ‘fits.
Olivia Palermo gave us fringe-envy and Zoe Saldana showed us how it’s done in an all-white look; Jennifer Lopez gifted us with a new excuse to buy yet another LBD with her refreshing full-skirted style, and Claire Danes reassured us that we can look monochromatically chic while in route. If you want to stand out in a sea of sparkle, be sure to check out Nicole Richie’s sophisticatedly covered-up look and give it a try—you’ll be sure to inspire others yourself.
To recreate each look we gathered the key pieces and extra add-ons, ranging anywhere from under $100 to just below $500 (it is splurge season!). Read on for styling tips on how to reinvent our favorite festive looks and shop the style that speaks to you. No matter where you’re headed to kick off the new year, we’ve got you covered.
On her hit show Homeland — whose season three series finale airs Sunday, Dec. 15 on HBO — Claire Danes tends to wear staid suits (and the occasional hospital gown). But on the red carpet, the three-time Emmy winner and four-time Golden Globe winner is a style pro. She’s been walking in the pop of flash bulbs for almost two decades now, ever since 1995’s My So-Called Life made her a bold-faced name. While most people would be intimidated navigating the tricky style waters, Danes approaches her red carpet appearances with a solid confidence, telling us in 2004, “Armed with good shoes and a good frock, I’m good to go!” She takes a minimalist approach to her style, donning sleek silhouettes with clean necklines and letting a pop of bold color or dazzling fabric bring the glamour.
While My So-Called Life only aired for one season, the iconic scene where Claire Danes dyes her hair bright red to rebel against her mother holds a special place in our hearts, and apparently in the star’s as well! Right before last night’s taping of The Late Show with David Letterman, Danes revisited her infamous Angela Chase-esque hue, and although it isn’t as intense as the shade worn in the ’90s-era drama, we think it’s flattering all the same — and we’re sure Jordan Catalano would agree. The Homeland actress has been platinum blonde since 2006, when she did a brief stint as a brunette. Her new change poses the obvious question: Does this mean a 2013 update to the cult TV show is in the works? We doubt it, but we can always dream!
You’re the judge now! Pick your Fashion A-List from this week’s celebrity Look of the Day moments! These five gorgeous looks from around town made our Look of the Day section and scored spots in the ranks of our very own A-List Top 5: Claire Danes (in Armani Prive), Diane Kruger (in Prabal Gurung), Hailee Steinfeld (in Prabal Gurung), Sandra Bullock (in Antonio Berardi), and Jessica Alba (in Narciso Rodriguez). Now that you know our faves, tell us yours by making your own Top 5 with InStyle.com’s A-list tool. Visit instyle.com/instyle/a-list and pick your top looks, then share them with your fashion-savvy friends on Facebook and Twitter. Head to the A-list maker right now to get started.
Surely we’re not the only ones with opinions on who looked great at last night’s Emmys — Kerry Washington in Marchesa, Claire Danes in Armani Prive, Zooey Deschanel in J. Mendel, Emilia Clarke in Donna Karan Atelier, and Allison Williams in Ralph Lauren landed in our Top 5 — so here’s your chance to opine on who you think should be named best-dressed from Sunday’s show. Check out the 22 looks featured in this week’s Emmys fashion A-List and pick your Top 5, which you can then share with your equally opinionated friends on Facebook and Twitter! Head over now to get started.
It may be the first day of fall, but it was all pastels on the red carpet at the 2013 Emmy Awards! From Claire Danes (in Armani Prive) to Rose Byrne (in Calvin Klein), the stars went with gowns in nudes, blush pinks, silvers and even sheer. The trend went as far as the bling as seen by Zooey Deschanel‘s the pale blue Chanel ring that she wore to match her ice blue J.Mendel gown and even Allison Williams got in on the trend wearing a light pink Fred Leighton topaz rock. The pale shades also made their beauty mark with celebrities like Kerry Washington who matched her neutral lip color to her rose gold Marchesa gown, while Padma Lakshmi‘s ’70s inspired eyeshadow coordinated with her light blue Kaufmanfranco gown.
We’re used to seeing people on television, but not like this! The 65th Annual Emmy Awards air Sunday, and there is a lot to look forward to. Fashion week has wrapped up in New York and London (but is still going strong in Milan and Paris!) and we’re most excited to see the fresh-off-the-runway fashion on the Emmys’ red carpet. Kicking awards season into high gear, the event marks the first chance for starlets to show off all the Spring 2014 looks!
HOW TO WATCH WITH US
You don’t even need a television to follow along! The Emmys will air Sunday, September 22 at 8PM EST on CBS, And we’ll be there! Follow @InStyle on Twitter and @InStyleMagazine on Instagram to get an inside look. You can also watch a live webcast of the red carpet and the behind-the-scenes coverage on emmys.com beginning an hour before the show. For live updates that night, follow @primetimeemmys on Twitter.
AS WE’RE WATCHING, HERE ARE FIVE THINGS WE’LL BE LOOKING FOR:
1. OUR FAVORITE LADIES
InStyle cover girls Sofia Vergara, Zooey Deschanel and Tina Fey will all present awards at the event, along with other best dressed women on TV Amy Poehler, Kerry Washington, Claire Danes, Emily Deschanel, Malin Akerman, Heidi Klum, Connie Britton, Melissa Leo, Emilia Clarke and Mindy Kaling—love! Many of them are nominated as well.
2. AHH! LIBERACE IS HAVING A MOMENT
One master showman will pay tribute to another as Elton John is set to perform at the awards show for the first time ever to honor the late pianist Liberace, who is the subject of the HBO biopic Behind the Candelabra. The film has received 15 Emmy nominations, including outstanding miniseries or movie. It stars Michael Douglas (as Liberace) and Matt Damon (as Scott Thorson, Liberace’s lover), who are both nominated for awards. Bonus: Carrie Underwood will is also slated to perform a tribute to the 1960s at the event.
3. NPH RETURNS TO THE STAGE
The host with the most is back again! Neil Patrick Harris will return to host the show for the second time (he emceed the event back in 2009), so you can expect an entertaining few hours if his hilarious turn as the 2013 Tony Awards host is any indication. We hope he brings his Barneyisms!
4. LIZ LEMON’S FINAL HURRAH!
This is the final year for 30 Rock to be nominated, and its going out big! The 15-time Emmy winning show—which aired its final episode earlier this year on January 31—is nominated for 13 awards, including Outstanding Comedy, Outstanding Actress in a Comedy (Tina Fey) and Outstanding Actor in a Comedy (Alec Baldwin). We’ll be rooting for them! Also in its final season? Breaking Bad, which ends on September 29. The series has won 8 Emmys, and is nominated for 13 awards this year, which will add extra momentum to the show’s final act. Click here to see the full list of nominees.
5. STARS TO BE REMEMBERED
A special tribute will be made to the late stars we loved James Gandolfini and Cory Monteith, who both passed away earlier this year.