The Golden Globes 2023: A look through fashion


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Actress Michelle Yeoh stuns on the 2023 Golden Globes red carpet.

This year’s Golden Globe Awards took place last Tuesday, Jan. 10, so naturally I have to comment on the red carpet hits and misses delivered to us by this year’s awards season mix of celebrities.

Unlike most years, I actually was not stalking Twitter for real time updates of the award ceremony’s red carpet arrivals, but I did have the advantage of getting to see who really stood out with their sartorial choices by the night’s end.

Let’s start with the best of the night. The first look that stuck out to me was Jessica Chastain in Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2023. The crystal spider web-like dress had been a popular topic of discussion for all fashion devotees on Twitter for weeks, with guesses about which celebrity would be the first to give the dress life — and Chastain did just that.

Hannah Einbinder delivered perfect old Hollywood glam with a Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2023 gown with a flouncy, upside down, tulip-like skirt. To be honest, the look first stood out to me because it was virtually the only dress on the carpet that night that wasn’t horribly wrinkled — share the steamer!

Michelle Yeoh was my personal winner of the night in Armani Privé’s Fall 2022 Haute Couture collection. “Pétillant” — a term usually reserved for sparkling wine — was the touchstone for the designer’s collection, which felt very appropriate in the case of Yeoh’s sparkling, midnight blue sequined dress, topped with a playfully effervescent layered silhouette.

The last person that I feel is deserving of a shout out is — surprisingly — Eddie Redmayne. Not a man usually known for his red carpet choices, but once I saw him on this night, I could sense a shift.

Redmayne’s monochromatic brown Valentino look — complete with an oversized silk brooch — felt very reminiscent of a Gucci look Harry Styles wore to the Toronto International Film Festival last year, and upon further research I discovered that they now share a stylist. It’s not the same as it was for Eddie (I could not resist).

Now for the worst of the night — these were just exceptionally bad. First up is Heidi Klum in the worst Dancing With The Stars costume you have ever seen by Germanier. It was asymmetrical and sheer and feathery and sparkly in all the worst ways. I honestly do not know why she wore that to the Golden Globes.

And finally, Margot Robbie. I should have known that the taste of freedom felt from her new Bottega Veneta street style was too good to be true, because judging by this red carpet look, it is clear that Robbie is still under the claws of that Chanel contract. Everything just feels off about this look, from the too-short proportions to the way her 2013-esque chevron stripes look like they got shredded by cats toward the bottom. Let this woman go, Chanel!

And that’s a wrap! I could go on, but it would be really depressing to have to review TikTokers on the red carpet for the literal Golden Globes, and I am not going to do that to myself.