As seen in my previous blog post on the Fashion Hits of the Golden Globes Awards in 2015, there are also some major fashion misses this year. Every time I write the worse dressed list, I often get criticised for being too harsh and use people’s miss fortunes as my happiness but the way I see it is 1: the thing I’ve always loved about fashion is the fact that its subjective and everyone have their own opinion of what is beautiful and 2: These are Famous people who can get access to some of the most expensive dresses in the world with stylist, makeup artists and hair stylist who probably earn more a day than most of us do in a month, there is not much excuse to look bad on the red carpet so not gonna apologise for it. Anyway to keep things short, here are the top 15 worse dressed celebrities at this year’s Golden Globes Awards.
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15- Salma Hayek, in Alexander McQueen (tie)
It hurts me to say this cause Alexander McQueen but even though the dress is pretty the dress and the styling just doesn’t look right on her. The silver belt with the diamond jewellery and the knuckle clutch just don’t seem to match. The flowers with the soft waves feel to soft with the belt of the dress. On someone edgier (maybe Jennifer Lawrence or Marion Cotillard) and with the right styling this would’ve been beautiful but she is too exotic for this dress. She looks more like a beach bride in Miami than an actress at the golden globes red carpet.
15- Kate Beckinsale, in Elie Saab (tie)
Really can’t decide which is worse, Salma’s beach bride ensemble or this from miss Beckinsale. I like the top half of the dress with the metallic plunging neckline and I like the chiffon on the bottom of the dress but together it looks like 2 different dresses sewn together as one. The make up is beautiful but the ballerina bun just killed it. She looks like these models hired to give the award to the presenter than the actual presenter herself.
14- Jennifer Lopez, in Zuhair Murad Haute Couture
I know I’ve raved about Heidi Klum about being dramatic , sexy and knowing her image in my Best Dressed post, J’Lo did a similar thing but in the wrong way. I know this is very her and what we expect to see her in but the boobs, the big slit, the bling, the cape with the big hair it looks way too vulgar. She look like a drunk drag queen on the way to a show in Las Vagas . If she wore this as a performance outfit or a music awards red carpet it would’ve worked but not at the Golden Globes. Great eye makeup though.
13- Keira Knightley, in Custom Chanel
I know I shouldn’t criticise a pregnant women and I am always up for prints or something unconventional on the red carpet but this just look like a pilgrim costume. The collar feels very flat and the ruffles on the hem just feel like its the wrong length and makes her look short. The butterfly on the clutch feel too matchy match with the dress. Such a shame cause the original dress the porportion was perfect. If she wore that to a movie premiere would’ve saved it. Beautiful hair and makeup though.
12- Ruth Wilson, in Prada
The silhouette is something I normally would love and the colour looks awesome with her hair but the problem with this dress is the diagonal stripe on her crotch it feels very odd and totally unnecessary unless she wants to tell the whole world that she is not available for sex that night. The lines of the dress don’t work with the soft wavy hair and makeup. I love Prada and Miuccia is one of the most influencial designers in the world but 90% of the times they try to turn their ready to wear to red carpet dresses, there is usually something wrong with it.
11- Matthew McConaughey, in Dolce & Gabbana with a Bulgari watch, and Camila Alves, in Monique Lhuillier
What a huge disappointment – one of the hottest couples in Hollywood ruined by very bad styling and grooming. The suit is ok but the beard just absolutely ruined the look. I get maybe its for a movie role but for god’s sake, you are last year’s winner presenting at the Golden Globes, please show some respect. The dress itself is beautiful but just the wrong colouring on her skin tone. The highlights on her hair absolutely does her zero justice what so ever. From the neck up they both aged 20 years.
10- Kate Hudson, in Atelier Versace
Another major disappointment of the night. The white looks good against her skin tone and the hair and makeup looks beautiful but this is way too sexy for her. The plunging neckline with the cutout just looks absolutely vulgar. The only thing you seem to look at is her boobs which looks like they are sagging. This probably would look good on J-Lo but for someone who usually gets it so right , she falls flat on her feel in pulling this off.
9- Viola Davis, in Donna Karan Atelier
Red was the colour of the night and I always love it when a women of colour wear it cause it just pops against their skin tone but the silhouette of this dress makes her look very boxy with no waist. While I get the fact that the sequins tries to give the illusion of the hour glass figure but instead it makes her body looks like her boobs are crying. Really hate the tuck shop lady hair and thats WAY TO MUCH makeup for such a beautiful women.
8- Katherine Heigl, in Zac Posen
At first glance my reaction is what is Mariah Carey doing at the Golden Globes this year? When I realise its Miss Heigl my heart just sank. I don’t have a problem with the colour and the silhouette, it normally would look very chic on the red carpet but off the shoulder straps are always tricky cause I find it narrows the shoulders and widens the arms. Also why on earth would any women in the world want to wear a dress with a big arrow pointing towards her vagina? The barbie blond curls really cheapens the whole outfit. She looks like a call girl trying to look elegant at a black tie dinner
7- Melissa McCarthy, with Carla Amorim and Doves by Doron Paloma jewels
I understand curvy actress often find it hard to get designers to make something unconventional for them for the red carpet so kudos to that. The silhouette looks amazing on her figure and the soft pink works well with her hair and makeup. The problem is the tie with the big bell sleeves immediately moved this dress to costume territory. This is appropriate if you are the lead singer for a choir at a church wedding but looks weird for an actress at the golden globes.
6- Lena Dunham in Zac Posen
Like many actresses on this list from the neck up she looks beautiful. The bob looks very quirky and fun on her even though the makeup is too much – there is too much blush to go with a red dress. The colour of the dress is beautiful but the silhouette- with the stiff seems of the dress does absolutely nothing good to her body. The curves of the hemline and the seems makes her look more round then she really is. It looks like deflated red basketball made into a dress. Cute shoes though.
5. Kerry Washington, in custom Mary Katrantzou
I like the fact that she takes risk on the red carpet but really don’t get this princess Barbie look. The off the shoulder strap with the sweet heart neckline with this ball gown silhouette is so cliche its funny, the hem length just looks like they ran out of fabric. But the biggest mistake is the material- its so stiff that it looks like a project runway challenge – make a dress out of materials found at a hardware store inspired by princess barbie.
4- Rosamund Pike, in Vera Wang
I was so surprised when I realise this dress is by Vera Wang, the queen of elegance and glamour cause this dress feels extremely vulgar for her. Even though I understand Rosamund just had a baby but the cutouts, the symmetry of the straps and the low cut makes her look frumpy and boxy at the same time. The severe office women bob does absolutely nothing to soften this look. The dress would look awesome on Heidi or J lo cause they have the style and figure to pull this off but definitely not for her. #WORSEDEBUTEVER for the Golden Globes norminee. On the positive, even though most people say this is the worse of the night, for me there is definitely worse.
3- Zosia Mamet, in Andrew Gn
Yawn. Another princess silhouette which looks like the top and bottom comes from 2 different dress rendered in taffeta- a fabric which needs steaming as soon as she enters the limo in a colour which completely washes her out. Zosia: never die your hair to match the bodice of the dress. The peplum makes her hips looks wider than it really is and the whole dress looks like the muslin for a potential wedding dress. At least Rosamund’s have SOME design lines and a nice fabric to it. This is just bland, unflattering and winkled.
2- Alan Cumming, in Calvin Klein Collection
Usually I applaud men for taking fashion risk on the red carpet but this is an example of doing it in the worse possible way. The colour just makes him look naked from far away and it EXACTLY MATCHES HIS SKIN TONE. He looks like a skin coloured crayon. The jacket is way too long and makes him look short and the fit of it makes him look 2 sizes bigger. The shoes, I know its Christian Louboutin but wearing suede sneakers on a red carpet is just the biggest mistake you can make. Alan: maybe its time to go back to the classic suit cause I would rather have NO risk taken then this weird colourless attire.
And now, the winner of the BTW-Workshop Blog’s pick for WORSE DRESSED of Golden Globes 2015 goes to (drumroll please)
1: Jemima Kirke, in Rosie Assoulin
Futuristic Geisha goes Belly Dancing. Firstly the fabric of the skirt looks like a slip. The top/ cape is just Bazaar and looks as stiff as a carpet. The colour of the whole thing is sooooo bland and washes her out. The flat ironed hair with the roots showing makes this dress even flatter than it already is. Its never a good sign when your eye makeup have more visual interest than the whole entire outfit. Jemima: Cher is suing you for stealing muslin sample for one of her stage wear back in the 70s.
Well thats it for now, what is your picks for this year’s worse dressed at the Golden Globes? Feel free to have your say in the comments section.
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xoxo Tim Tim Wong