From Marilyn to J.Lo, See Our Favorite Golden Globes Gowns of All Time
As the show that officially kicks off awards season, the Golden Globes is a momentous (not to mention, high-fashion) event. While we can't wait to see who takes home statues etc. etc., we're mostly excited to find out who wears what on the red carpet.
In celebration of the impending awards show (to air Jan. 6 on NBC at 8 p.m. ET), we took a look back at all of the Golden Globes gowns we love. From Marilyn Monroe's striking emerald sequined gown in 1962, to the caped Ralph Lauren Collection gown that landed Lupita Nyong'o on the fashion map in 2014, to Jennifer Lopez's marigold caped Giambattista Valli Couture masterpiece, see all of our favorites in the gallery now.
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Saoirse Ronan, 2018
In the wake of the Time's Up movement, the 2018 Golden Globes red carpet was full of black dresses and tuxes, as a visual push of support for the movement. It's fitting, then, that the night's Best Actress winner Ronan chose her Versace dress with strength in mind. "It's not about sex, it’s about strength," her stylist Elizabeth Saltzman told British Vogue. "It’s not about frivolity, it’s about confidence, excellence, purity and support."
Nicole Kidman, 2018
To the surprise of no one, Kidman showed up ready to dazzle on the Golden Globes red carpet. Like the vast majority of actors and actresses on the red carpet that evening, she wore black in support of Time's Up. "I’ve been working, for two decades, to eradicate violence against women," she said. "It is so hard to be heard amongst all the noise, so I think right now we have a chance to be heard and that’s why we’re doing it. We’re all doing it because we’re asking to try and elicit change, and everyone will help and participate."
Viola Davis, 2017
Lily Collins, 2017
Naomi Campbell, 2017
Jennifer Lopez, 2016
J.Lo debuted a very different look at the 2016 Golden Globes, eschewing her usual scanty sartorial antics for a rather demure (yet, incredibly strong) marigold yellow caped Giambattista Valli Haute Couture masterpiece, styled with Harry Winston diamonds, Jimmy Choo shoes, and a clutch by Judith Leiber.
Lady Gaga, 2016
For her first-ever Globes, Lady Gaga marked the occasion with a stunning black velvet off-shoulder Versace design, complete with Neil Lane cuffs and Brian Atwood shoes, that had everyone likening her to Marilyn Monroe.
Cate Blanchett, 2016
Blanchett took a fashion risk when she chose a fringed Givenchy Haute Couture creation washed in the iciest shade of pink, and it paid off. She finished her look with Tiffany & Co. jewelry.
Amal Clooney, 2015
Mrs. Clooney's first Golden Globes appearance was definitely a memorable one—she styled her black one-shoulder Dior Haute Couture gown with white opera gloves (that George joked she had sewed herself) and Harry Winston drop earrings.
Julianne Moore, 2015
Moore made a memorable entrance at the 2015 Golden Globes in a Givenchy Haute Couture creation embellished with special finishes (sequins! feathers! embroidery!).
Lupita Nyong'o, 2014
Cate Blanchett, 2014
Jennifer Lawrence, 2014
Michelle Dockery, 2013
The Downton Abbey star celebrated her Best Actress in a Television Drama nomination in a white Alexandre Vauthier Couture gown with an intricate gold bodice and molten accessories-perfectly matched to a Golden Globe!
Claire Danes, 2013
The Homeland star got people talking-not for her win-but for how amazing she looked on the red carpet less than one month after giving birth to son Cyrus. "I tried my dress on for the first time last night around 9 p.m.," Claire Danes said of her red Versace gown. "How could I refuse?"
Charlize Theron, 2012
Sofia Vergara, 2012
Salma Hayek, 2012
Salma Hayek showed off her hourglass figure in an Art Deco-inspired black and gold Gucci strapless gown. The presenter accessorized with drop gold earrings and a black satin clutch.
Freida Pinto, 2012
Presenter Freida Pinto wore a peacock blue strapless cloque Prada gown with a thin satin belt cinched at the waist. Her pulled-back locks revealed a 145 carat yellow diamond and Chopard bib necklace.
Angelina Jolie, 2011
Anne Hathaway, 2011
Natalie Portman, 2011
Emma Stone, 2011
Zoe Saldana, 2010
Eva Mendes, 2009
Presenter Eva Mendes worked a Christian Dior silk taffeta gown and what she jokingly referred to as a "little bauble," which turned out to be a 1974 turquoise-and-diamond Van Cleef & Arpels collar.