She took home a Best Actress Golden Globe for her role as Marcia Clark in The People v. O.J. Simpson, but Sarah Paulson also scored a coveted spot on the evening's best-dressed list, thanks to her shimmering Marc Jacobs gown. According to stylist Karla Welch, Paulson—a proud New Yorker—was channeling a particluarly iconic Manhattanite for the evening. "When we did our first fitting, Sarah's hair was really messy," recalls Welch. "When she put on the gold gown I said, 'Oh my gosh, you're Edie Sedgwick right now.' At that very moment, we committed to the look." To complement her fitted, long-sleeved dress, Welch collaborated with Paulson's glam team to perfect the over-the-top extras: a slightly-undone bouffant and super-smokey eye makeup. "Overall, it felt like such a nice ode to Marc Jacobs because that look is so New York and Edie is an eternal muse for their design team," says Welch.
And Paulson wasn't Welch's only client to make a statement in metallics on the red carpet. The stylist extraordinaire also dressed Ruth Negga in a gilded Louis Vuitton number. "After our fitting, just as Sarah screamed, 'Oh my gosh, I love it so much,' I thought to myself, 'Wow, I have two of my girls wearing gold.' But you know what? They're my very own Golden Globes."