Any red-carpet veteran knows that even though the gown is the main event, the accessories are what tie the look together. At Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, we zeroed in on the clutches that perfectly complemented the dress, spelled graphic lines, or made a seriously cool statement—some quite literally.
Amal Clooney was one of the celebrities who took the red-carpet stroll as an opportunity to send a message—Je Suis Charlie—and she did it by affixing a button to her white Dior clutch (top). Salma Hayek met drama with drama and accessorized her sweeping Alexander McQueen ball gown with a cool spiked four-ring masterpiece of a clutch (bottom left). And mom-to-be Keira Knightley had our hearts aflutter over her custom Chanel creation (that took a team of 30 to create!) with a butterfly motif that carried down to her clutch-slash-handpiece (bottom right). Stunning!
Maggie Gyllenhaal struck an elegant contrast when she coupled her desert rose Miu Miu number with a saffron yellow beaded clutch—a pairing that's a touch off-beat, but impossibly beautiful (left). Sienna Miller, on the other hand, went for monochromatism and color-matched her beaded Miu Miu design with a pretty pale bow clutch.
Tina Fey offset her flirty Antonio Berardi design with a modern two-toned Roger Vivier minaudiere (top, left), while Diane Kruger toed the line between elegance and glam with a graphic mother of pearl Emm Kuo clutch (top, right). And Kerry Washington gave her metallic Mary Katrantzou frock a dark edge with a smoldering smoke resin Judith Leiber piece (bottom).