Though the majority of stars attended the iconic award show from home, they still showed up dressed to the nines.
Over the last year, we’ve seen various award shows embrace COVID-19 safety regulations while still attempting to keep the magic and excitement audiences always look forward to intact. The Golden Globes were no different. Despite the fact that this year’s Golden Globes didn’t kick off with a riveting red carpet event packed with our favorite performers, celebrities still sported looks they knew would leave audiences giving a standing ovation.
From flowing gowns to powerful pantsuits, here are our top three favorite looks that took the cake at the Globes this year.
Anya Taylor Joy
After becoming one of 2021’s most talked-about actresses due to her knockout performance as Beth Harmon in the Netflix miniseries “The Queen’s Gambit,” fashion critics and fans were eager to see what look the Argentine-British actress would bring to this year’s Golden Globes. It’s safe to say she did not disappoint.
I know they say save the best for last, but I simply couldn’t after seeing Joy in this look. Her custom Dior dress couldn’t have been more stunning. Between the gown’s enchanting color, elegant deep v-neck and dramatic flowing cape, Joy truly embodied the essence of a queen. Pair that with her flowing platinum locks, dainty yet dazzling Tiffany & Co. jewelry and fresh face of makeup, and the actress had jaws dropping as she accepted her award for Best Actress in a Television Motion Picture.
“Custom Dior Haute Couture, the exquisite gown was undoubtedly one of the stand-out sartorial moments of the night,” says writer Charlie Teather for Glamour. “Another real success was the jewellery that Anya’s stylist Law Roach pulled together for the look. A casual Tiffany & Co. offering reportedly worth more than $1 million (specifically $1,500,000 earrings, a $195,000 necklace, and a $130,000 ring) if you could bear to avert your eyes from the dress for a brief minute you’ll no doubt have swooned over these one-off pieces.”
Seeing that Fonda possesses one of Hollywood’s most remarkable careers as an actress, advocate, entrepreneur and more, it’s no wonder she was awarded the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award at this year’s Golden Globes. Upon giving an incredibly insightful speech that will be remembered for decades, the 83-year old icon was absolutely glowing. However, the reasoning behind her flawless fashion choice is what makes it one of the most incredible of the night.
If loyal Fonda fans found her look to be a tad familiar, they’d be correct. Fonda flaunted the same stunning silk pantsuit and Pomellato jewels at a similar red carpet event in 1996. She shared why on The Ellen Degeneres Show last Thursday.
“I vowed a couple of years ago I would never buy any new clothes again,” says Fonda. “We spend too much money, we buy too many things and then we get rid of them. We try to develop our identity by shopping, right? We gotta stop that. Stop all this consumerism.”
A true artist, innovator and reformer, even Fonda’s fashion choices reflect her passion to seek positive change in this world. Though she could not have looked any more gorgeous on the outside, her chic look reveals only a fraction of the beauty she harbors within.
Dan Levy is no stranger to appearing on “Best Dressed” lists across the globe when it comes to showing up during award season. Seeing that the Schitt’s Creek star and co-creator received an astonishing five nominations at this year’s Golden Globes, we knew he wasn’t going to leave us without a memorable look. Surprise, surprise, we were right.
Though the cut of his suit was quite classic, his outfit’s unique color, accessories and neckline made for a look that was both classic and completely unparalleled. Levy’s vibrant yellow Valentino suit, sequined top and chunky metallic shoes brought some much-needed positive vibes to this year’s pandemic-style Golden Globes. Ironically, this was exactly why Levy chose to wear it.
“[Pierpaolo Piccioli, Valentino creative director] infuses this infectious joy and emotionality into the clothes he creates, so much so that it’s virtually impossible not to embody that spirit when you’re wearing them,” Levy tells Vogue. “It just felt like the perfect balance between formal and casual, festive and laid back, and polished yet unfussy.”
What more could you ask for when attending a virtual award show?
Despite the fact that the Golden Globes looked different this year due to COVID-19, the timeless tradition of stars showing up sporting luxurious looks was surely not lost in 2021. Though things may go back to normal next year as celebrities step foot back on the red carpet, one thing is certain: the 78th Golden Globes will be one remembered for decades to come.