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Christina Shanahan
Jan 09, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

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.

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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."

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