Here at InStyle, we are obsessed with all things Golden Globes: the mega-celebrities, the shiny gold trophies, the late-night after-parties, and, of course, the red carpet fashion. As much as we love our leading ladies in all things glamorous (we’re keeping our eye on you this year, Cate Blanchett), we are especially taken with the two-for-one, best-dressed couples. As we prepare for this year’s Globes, we decided to take a look back on the duos that really shined in the award ceremony's 72-year-old history. We're sure George and Amal Clooney come to mind, as do Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, but what about Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston or Johnny Depp and Kate Moss? Ahead, the definitive, all-time best couple style at the Golden Globes.
1. Michael Todd AND ELIZABETH TAYLOR, 1958
There is no doubt Elizabeth would land on our list—her style is iconic for a reason—but here she appears with third husband Michael Todd in a floral empire-waist dress and diamond tiara. Todd was timeless in a classic black tux.
2. JACK NICHOLSON AND ANJELICA HUSTON, 1974
In a classic bow-tie tuxedo and a satin drop-waist column, Jack and Anjelica were the most glamorous couple at the 1974 Golden Globes. Be still my heart!
3. JOHNNY DEPP AND WINONA RYDER, 1991
For a time, our hearts belonged to the uber-eccentric Johnny and Winona (Winona Forever, anyone?). For the 1991 Golden Globes, Johnny pulled out all the stops in a gray morning jacket, metallic vest, pinstripe pants, and rumpled tie. Winona went more timeless in a deep-V LBD, nude tights, and classic black pumps.
4. JOHNNY DEPP AND KATE MOSS, 1995
Besides Jack and Anjelica, our other favorite couple on this list is most definitely Johnny and Kate. Johnny was totally ‘90s with his wide shawl collar lapel and spiky hair, while Kate’s sequin turtleneck dress is something we could easily see on a runway today.
5. TOM CRUISE AND NICOLE KIDMAN, 1996
Back in the ‘90s, there was no bigger superstar couple than Tom and Nicole, and they dressed to prove it. Tom was dapper in a classic bow-tie tux, while Nicole was pretty as a princess in a white crystal-encrusted gown.
6. CARLOS LEON AND MADONNA, 1997
Only Lourdes’s parents could make black this sexy: Madonna wore a plunging bustier Dolce and Gabbana number with gloves, while Carlos wore a loose-fitting tux, complete with a black shirt and tie.
7. BENJAMIN BRATT AND JULIA ROBERTS, 2001
For her 2001 Golden Globe win for Erin Brockovich, Julia sported a long-sleeved Armani sheath. At the time she said, “It's simple and beautiful. I love those dresses that you put on and there's no fussing with it." Benjamin, for his part, wore a wide-lapel tuxedo with tie and the look of love.
8. HEATH LEDGER AND MICHELLE WILLIAMS, 2006
Who couldn’t take their eyes of these two Brokeback Mountain lovebirds when they stepped on the red-carpet? Heath matched his boutonniere to Michelle’s frothy tiered Givenchy dress.
9. RYAN PHILLIPPE AND REESE WITHERSPOON, 2006
For her 2006 Golden Globe win for Walk the Line, Reese donned a previously worn Chanel cocktail dress, while Ryan casually sported a classic black suit sans tie.
10. JOSHUA JACKSON AND DIANE KRUGER, 2010
Known for their fashion prowess, Joshua and Diane didn’t disappoint at the rainy 2010 Golden Globes in a Berluti tux and fanciful pink Christian Lacroix gown.
11. BRAD PITT AND ANGELINA JOLIE, 2011
Though Angelina surely made other starlets green with envy in her sparkly Swarovski crystal Atelier Versace gown, it was Brad’s nonchalant approach to the red carpet—Tom Ford tux and dark shades—that was ultra cool.
12. GEORGE AND AMAL CLOONEY, 2015
The newly married couple stepped out at the 72nd Annual Golden Globes in classic black-and-white: Christian Dior Haute Couture for Amal and made-to-measure Giorgio Armani for George, which also happened to be his wedding tux.