Goodbye, Red Carpet Camp. Hello, Old Fashioned Glamor

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Goodbye, Red Carpet Camp. Hello GlamorFrazer Harrison – Getty Images

Think of each annual awards season, starting with the Golden Globes in January and ending with the Academy Awards in March, a series of events unfolding to elicit an updated definition of glamor of the moment. Tough, muscular, close to the vest? Camp? Understated, considering dramatic world events? A high-stakes game that stretches access to popular dresses fresh off the runway? Or is it just a hot pink celebration?

All these trends have dominated at various times over the past decade. And they’re more than just telling us the seemingly absurd facts every stylist has been thinking about bustieres this year! After all, red carpet trends aren’t just trends; They are the ultimate embodiment of America’s fashion values, almost always at the nexus of two subjects that every American believes to be an expert: fame and beauty.

Last night’s Globes red carpet seemed like a must for movie stars to still be movie stars, and Hollywood struggling to get moviegoers back in theaters can still wear the right costume and say the right lines, even if it doesn’t feel like Hollywood anymore. He can still catch the traces of sequins and sparkles, women with long eyelashes smiling coquettishly in figurine-like robes. If this look sounds conservative, so be it. There’s the old-fashioned Hollywood swagger, the spirit of showing off to the tired people at home. Maybe we won after the camp overload that started to creep in earlier. 2019 Met Gala abundance and then he exhausted himself until everyone squealed saying he was dressed in chicken feathers. (Maybe Michelle Williams, who had some fun in her dangly cotton fluffy ivory Gucci, was the only camper at this year’s Globes, but it’s usually so modern that I’ve enjoyed blinking.)

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Michelle Williams at Gucci.FREDERIC J. BROWN – Getty Images

Even Billy Porter secured his job; Her pink velvet dress definitely looked familiar, and that’s because, like he said Todaywas a “nod to the dress” she wore at the Oscars in 2019, a velvet tuxedo dress also designed by Christian Siriano. Now that camp is over, the only thing left to do is treat a dress from four years ago like some serious vintage. (HE IScamp!)

Last night’s standout looks—women who looked confident, satisfied, content, alive according to the possibilities of their body’s clothing—was fitted (no full skirts or mermaid silhouettes here!), sequined, chic, and adorned with jewellery. Angela Bassett, winner of Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, undoubtedly the owner of the evening. Her Pamella Roland signature dress was a halterneck silver dress with a subtle vertical sequin pattern that made it almost look like chain armor or retrofuturistic cable knit. He acted with sticky candor. Sometimes a body-hugging dress feels personal: glow for you, fit for me. The legitimately smoldering Jennifer Coolidge (with Tanya McQuoid’s dream Monica Vitti hair!) in an off-the-shoulder Dolce & Gabbana long-sleeved sheath seemed to be telling us that, too.

Many of the night’s best looks have been worn by stars over 50. In addition to Bassett and Coolidge, we had Sigourney Weaver in one of the best Saint Laurent celebrity dressing moments we’ve had over the past year. (And that says something – they’ve got Hailey Bieber next to them!) The black silk stuffed sleeve dress seemed to merge into a beautiful drape under a black flower on the chest, forming a wearily gorgeous shape. It’s a casual yet turbo-charged sense of elegance that Saint Laurent creative director Anthony Vaccarello has mastered over the past few seasons. Then there was Michelle Yeoh. yowza Covered in both sequins and rhinestones, the strapless Armani Privé dress made the dress look like shimmering oil suspended in water. This is a winningShe wore ‘s dress and indeed won the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Everything Everywhere at the Same Time.

If there are surprises, what form did they come in? didn’t be. Given the enthusiasm around old-fashioned – sorry dahling, archive— I was expecting a ton of deep pulls from John Galliano-era Dior or Karl Lagerfeld-era Chanel or some humdinger Valentino. But the only archive was biggie E!’s red carpet host, Laverne Cox. , 1980s nightclub chic).

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Laverne Cox in a Spring 2007 John Galliano dress.FREDERIC J. BROWN – Getty Images

Nor have we seen impressive, runway moments like Zendaya donning a Loewe gown just days (or a few days after) her Paris runway debut in 2021. former appeared on the runway as it did last fall). In case you’re wondering, these are important because they tell us which brands are credited with in the universe of designer-crazy Hollywood stylists, and they create a kind of scripted reality bridge between the runway dream and real life.

The exception was Letitia Wright, who dazzled in a dress from Prada’s Spring 2023 collection: a juicy expanse of warm yet imperious orange stained on white silk. I loved how light and sensual it was and crispy The dress seemed to be a mood that is difficult to impress and impress at such an event.

Another semi-exception: Margot Robbie in a reworked pale pink Chanel dress from the Fall 2022 couture collection. Again: streamlined, classic, no-nonsense, beautifully sparkly dazzling on the halter part. Robbie rebels on Twitter when she wears Chanel, but like Kristen Stewart, I think Virginie Viard constantly carries her understated outfits with personality, as if she’s floating around in a girly fantasy. (Barbiecore, but not annoying.)

It had a really original look and that too dragon house actor Emma D’Arcy puts a special twist on her Acne Fall 2023 menswear look, wearing an oversized tuxedo jacket with droopy badges and skirt paneled trousers. D’Arcy wore small, shiny, pointy boots and blue leather gloves that shaded his wavy hair. described his appearance TO! so: “Voice piano prodigy is like a child and maybe the recital didn’t go well.” So awesome. It was a rare red carpet example of the wearer’s style. like this clearly and creatively expressed that you feel they look really comfortable and inspiring.

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Emma D’Arcy at Acne Studios.Amy Sussman – Getty Images

Other missing factor? Some of the leading fashion lights in the entertainment industry. We haven’t seen Zendaya, who with her stylist Law Roach started many of the red carpet trends of the past years. Her stylist Elizabeth Stewart’s channeling Lydia Tár’s unique wardrobe off-screen (call it…her Tár Power? Yuk yuk yuk!) encouraged the star to re-wear and rework previous red carpet looks, a truly revolutionary concept. There’s no Lady Gaga either, and it almost looked like we wouldn’t get the Rihanna look we were promised – oh, there she is, skipping the red carpet perched on the exclusive Schiaparelli until she sat next to her boyfriend, A$AP Rocky! (Stylish!!!) The look, in the words of the press release: “black velvet bustier dress with silk jersey draping with a voluminous skirt in black joined silk velvet.” Except that Rihanna doesn’t just look like a vintage star, it’s pretty old Hollywood to wear with a fitted black strapless dress and cape. With her weirdly huge wrap and gorgeously curly updo, she added her own futuristic Rihanna twist to a look we thought we knew so well. maybe there is is Hollywood has some celebrity mastery left!

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Rihanna in a special look from Schiaparelli.Christopher Polk/NBC – Getty Images

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