Claire Danes's Red Carpet Style
Claire Danes is what some may call a red carpet pro. The actress made her first Golden Globes appearance at the age of 16, in 1995, when she won the Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series Drama award for her role in My So Called Life. For her debut Golden Globes moment, Danes donned a simple and age-appropriate black empire waist gown with thin straps. Since then, the actress's style has continued to evolve and each of her red carpet moments has been more stunning than the last.
In honor of her fifth Golden Globes nomination, this time for Best Actress in a TV Series Drama for Homeland, we took a look back at Danes's best looks on the red carpet—ever. Click through our gallery to see them all!
In Roland Mouret, 2017
Danes arrived at a Homeland screening in a metallic blue halter dress from Roland Mouret ($4,245; net-a-porter.com) which she paired with simple black sandals.
In Schiaparelli, 2016
The actress wore an embellished gold Schiaparelli gown with Forevermark diamonds to the 2016 Emmy Awards.
In Dolce & Gabbana, 2016
Danes flirted with moody florals for the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, selecting a gunmetal floral Dolce & Gabbana brocade dress with ankle-strap pumps for the occasion.
In Narciso Rodriguez, 2016
The actress arrived at the 2016 Tony Awards in a sleek Narciso Rodriguez gown and Eva Fehren jewelry.
In Zac Posen, 2016
Danes made an entrance at the 2016 Met Gala in a shimmery, princess-inspired custom Zac Posen gown.
In Stella McCartney, 2016
The actress wore a blue Stella McCartney gown to the 2016 SAG Awards with Tiffany & Co. jewelry and Brian Atwood shoes.
In Prada, 2015
Danes attended the 2015 Emmy Awards in a purple Prada gown and Jennifer Meyer jewelry.
In Valentino Couture, 2015
In a forest green chiffon Valentino Couture creation that she toughened up with black leather straps at the waist and a vampy dark lip.
In Valentino, 2015
Danes made a statement at the 2015 Golden Globes in a Valentino gown with a sheer plunging panel and exquisite embroidery. Lorraine Schwartz jewels served as the finishing touch.
In Marc Jacobs, 2015
At the 2015 SAG Awards, Danes proved that cut-outs can be sophisticated in an army green Marc Jacobs design with a sleek column silhouette, a twist-neck halter, and embellishments along each side.
In Givenchy, 2014
The blonde beauty fused romance with red-hot fierceness at the 2014 Emmys in a scarlet Givenchy gown with sheer lace cut-outs and an embellished neckline.
In Armani Prive, 2013
Danes was positively ethereal at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in a stunning nude plunge-neck embroidered Armani Prive gown.
In Atelier Versace, 2013
Less than a month after giving birth to her son, Cyrus, the new mom emerged in this sexy Atelier Versace gown to accept her fourth Golden Globe. Though she didn’t try it on until the day before (speedy alterations were made throughout the night), it was a hit with the star as soon as she saw it. “Claire has so much confidence, she can wear anything,” says Donatella Versace.
In Donna Karan, 2012
Blue suede Casadei shoes and a waist-cinching belt complement the pristine wool-blend Donna Karan dress she wore to accept the American Film Institute’s AFI Award for Homeland. Says Karan, “The look is so pure, you only see Claire. Isn’t that the point?”
In J. Mendel, 2012
Baby got back in this gorgeous wool crepe J. Mendel wonder with a beaded cutout. “Claire is inspiring to design for because she can really carry a look,” notes Gilles Mendel. “The clothes never wear her.” This graphic custom ensemble later became the starting point for his next collection.
In Narciso Rodriguez, 2012
In this curve-hugging crepe and napa leather LBD, the actress sat front row at her pal Narciso Rodriguez’s fall show. “I always feel like my best self when I wear his clothes,” says Danes, who also chose a structured white slip dress by the designer to wed actor Hugh Dancy.
In Oscar de la Renta, 2011
Actress Claire Danes is at home in glimmery gowns, like this sequined georgette Oscar de la Renta number, but off-duty the star is a denim loving bargain shopper. “I’m very seduced by a sale,” she has said.
In Calvin Klein Collection, 2011
“Timeless,” says Francisco Costa, when asked to describe Danes in his custom silk lame Calvin Klein Collection gown. “The dress is cut simply in order to balance the bold metallic color.”
In Valentino, 2011
Danes opted to wear this lace macrame dress, originally shown in light blue, in Valentino red. “When it comes to fashion, she knows what she likes,” says her stylist Petra Flannery.
In Lanvin, 2010
This brainy beauty who studied at Yale gets high marks for adding a cool studded-leather belt over a black chain-link halter Lanvin gown.
In Giorgio Armani Privé, 2010
It took 300 hours to produce this Giorgio Armani Prive sparkler encrusted with thousands of Swarovski drop crystals and sequins. The Emmy winner’s take? “I feel like a girl for sure tonight,” she replied when asked about the stunner’s crescent-shaped bodice and cascading train.
In Calvin Klein Collection, 2008
“Claire looked chic and modern,” says Francisco Costa, who created the one-shoulder silk crepe Calvin Klein Collection dress and nude heels that she wore to celebrate the brand’s 40th anniversary at the High Line in N.Y.C.