From left: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Kaluuya, James Franco, Justin Timberlake. Photo: Getty
From Dior Homme to Prada, the red carpet for this year’s Golden Globes was every designer’s time to bask in the limelight along with the stars who were suited up in them. Scroll down to see which looks were a hit on the red carpet, and read on to understand why that curious little pin the actors had on that evening got everyone talking.
Flight of Fancy
It’s so easy to go wrong when one steps out in something a little out of the ordinary. And it takes a man with good dose of confidence to effortlessly pull off fancier designs, especially at major events like the Golden Globes.
Chris Hemsworth in Etro. Photo: Getty
Here, 35-year-old Chris Hemsworth of Thor fame demonstrates just that, sporting an Etro number with subtle paisley details, earning him a spot in one of our best-dressed list at the Golden Globes.
Dave Franco in Saint Laurent. Photo: Getty
Another head turner was Dave Franco, who sported a Saint Laurent look that featured crystal-encrusted lapels. The design detail added just the right amount of sparkle, making the younger Franco brother stand out without going overboard.
Suave In Velvet
Velvet can be quite difficult to pull off, easily adding a couple of extra pounds when the garments don’t fit. However, when tailored with finesse, it adds a touch of class with immediate effect. Look to the stars below, all of which who donned a velvet number to the 75th Golden Globes, if you don’t believe us.
James Franco in Salvatore Ferragamo. Photo: Getty
Not only did James Franco snag an award for “Best Performer By An Actor In A Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy” for his performance in The Disaster Artist, he also earned a spot in our list of best-dressed men at this year’s Golden Globes. He pulls off a velvet Salvatore Ferragamo jacket in style, matching it with a pair of tailored trousers and polished dress shoes.
Sterling K Brown in Isaia. Photo: Getty
Sterling K Brown also looked every inch a winner on the red carpet, wearing a look similar to James Franco. Shortly after, Brown went up stage to collect a well-deserved award for “Best Actor in A Drama Series” for his performance in This Is Us… All while making history for being the first black actor to clinch an award in that category.
Aziz Ansari in Ermenegildo Zegna Couture. Photo: Getty
Seems like velvet is the look for winners last night. Aziz Ansari pulls off a velvet number by Ermenegildo Zegna Couture at the red carpet, pairing it with a matching bowtie and a black shirt, before collecting his award for “Best Actor in A TV Series, Musical or Comedy” for his performance in the Netflix series Master of None.
Sometimes it’s easier to stay safe and allow one’s confidence to shine through instead. Sporting classic and tailored ensembles are the stars below, who charmed the crowd in sleek but sharp designs at the Golden Globes’ red carpet.
Daniel Kaluuya in Gucci. Photo: Getty
Golden Globe nominee, Daniel Kaluuya who played Chris in the critically-acclaimed horror flick Get Out, threw on a time-honoured arrangement to the event – a white shirt and crisp tux – from Gucci.
Justin Timberlake in Dior Homme. Photo: Getty
Justin Timberlake sports an all-black number from Dior Homme, opting for a shirt with a hidden placket for a polished look.
Zac Efron in Hugo Boss. Photo: Getty
Zac Efron complements Hugo Boss‘ monotone number with a perfectly-coiffed ‘do, nailing the all-black getup before presenting on stage later on that evening.
Ansel Elgort in Prada. Photo: Getty
Though he didn’t walk away with the award for Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for his role as Baby in Baby Driver, 24-year-old Ansel Elgort definitely scored sartorial points with his red carpet getup from Prada.
Some may argue that double-breasted suits can come across as a little too frigid. But 41-year-old Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård, who won the award for Best Supporting Role in a TV Series or TV Movie for his role as Perry Wright in small screen hit Big Little Lies, shows how to do it in style with a double-breasted design from Hugo Boss.
Alexander Skarsgård in Hugo Boss. Photo: Getty
Case of The Mystery Pin
Aside from all the glitz and glam, the Golden Globes’ red carpet was also a moment for esteemed attendees to express their political stance. Female stars in attendance made their message loud and clear sartorially with the act of wearing all-black designs in solidarity to the event, aiming to raise awareness on sexual misconduct following Harvey Weinstein’s widespread allegations on the subject as part of the #MeToo initiative. This was also done in hopes of putting an end to the issue and to encourage women to speak up when faced with such travesty.
At the same time, stars including Chris Hemsworth, James Franco and Daniel Kaluuya among others, showed their support in other ways. They chose to pin a black and white “Time’s Up” motif (designed by costume designer Arianne Phillips) to protest against sexual abuse and workplace harassment in line with the #MeToo movement. Scroll through the photos again and you’ll notice the pins on the featured stars that served more than just an accessory for the night.