I know last year we had a RCW dedicated to the Golden Globes but… well it’s all been done already hasn’t it? I was stuck at work so decided instead on my favourite best dressed men and women. This list has moved and changed and I’m already starting to change my mind again… This doesn’t bode well but let’s just get started:
5. Evan Peters
The lines of this tux are perfect for Peters’ slight frame but my main reason for including it has to be the colour. As you’ll see from a number in this list I like when tuxs move away from the traditional – not that there’s anything wrong with that though. This suit works great when contrasted with Emma Robert’s elegant black dress. The colour keeps the youth factor.
5. Michelle Dockery (Oscar de la Renta)
The shape of this dress is just perfection and helps to work against any lingering ‘Lady Mary’ thoughts Everything has been paired down to let the lace with gold detailing shine through. Maybe she could’ve gone a bit wilder with the shoes but it’s a very elegant and understated look.
4. Michael Fassbender
I love the cuffs. And there’s a pocket square. That’s all I have to say really.
4. Allison Williams (Alexander McQueen)
This is another elegant and understated dress and yet very different from Dockery’s. Another example of letting the dress speak for itself. This highly covered up yet very sexy dress.
3. Chris Hemsworth (Dolce & Gabbana)
Hello 1970s. Midnight blue velvet tuxedo jacket? Nice. Three-piece suit? Good job. Pocket square? Tick. Pocket watch chain? You’re just all kinds of cool Hems.
3. Olivia Wilde (Gucci)
This dress would look amazing with or without pregnancy bump. You don’t have to wear a “sack” when pregnant but you also don’t have to do a Kate Hudson. Obviously this won’t always work (not everyone has Gucci to custom make a dress for them) but it’s just a thought/reminder?
2. Jared Leto (Saint Laurent)
This one keeps alternating with top place but it’s too late now. This is all about the smooth, slim lines, the trouser braid and the evening scarf. Just like with Hems flashing some old-school glamour, we have Leto. Who I wouldn’t have expected that from. Bravo.
2. Amy Adams (Valentino)
The bodice of this dress looks super revealing until you flash back on the costumes Adams wears in American Hustle and then it feels like she’s covered up. The dress does a nice job of combining that ’70s flowing vibe with contemporary fabrics, and the contrast of barely there bodice with long and full skirt. And it’s red. This dress was definitely a grower and its still growing.
1. Matthew McConaughey (Dolce & Gabbana)
Green velvet waistcoat AND green velvet tuxedo jacket? Brave McConaughey. Brave. But I think it works. It helps that Camilla Alves isn’t wearing a brightly coloured dress to compete with his colour. It was his night after all.
1. Taylor Schilling (Thakoon)
I just love this so much. I can barely explain why. The colour, the lace detailing, the flow, the fact that it reminds me of THAT green dress in Atonement? It was my favourite of the night. (And I just realised that my two favourites are both green. I’m not usually such a fan of green. My mother will be so proud.)
Because there were so many great choices I’ve had to include some honorable mentions:
He only missed out due to the lack of tie. Formalities can’t hold Elba back.
Lizzy Caplan (Emilio Pucci)
It’s Deco, it’s modern, it’s sleek, it’s sexy, I want it.
Chris Pine (Ermenegildo Zegna Couture)
If you’d have accessorised just a bit more… But you can’t deny it’s a perfectly tailored suit.
Laura Dern (Roberto Cavalli)
Just appreciate the cut, flow and overall elegance and drama of this dress.
And, obviously, Diane Keaton.
Because it’s Diane Keaton. And she’s wearing a suit. I love her.
Those were my personal favs (yes, I missed out lots of good ‘uns) – what were yours?