Kate Beckinsale was late to the red carpet because she broke the zipper on her tight, shiny Zuhair Murad sequin mermaid gown. (These photos are from the Warner Brothers after party.) Kate explained to Carson Daly that she had to be sewn into the dress on the way over, but I could barely focus on what she was saying because I was so distracted by her face. She must have gone to the dermatologist for a fill up before the Globes. Kate, 40, looked like a pale imitation of herself. It was sad. I’m the same age as she is, and I understand the urge to get a little something done, but she’s gone too far and it’s very noticeable. I hope this settles for her.
As for the dress, it was over the top, but that’s how Kate rolls. She presented the best soundtrack and best song, along with Diddy and Usher. One of my favorite moments was when Diddy was excited to see Alex Ebert win best soundtrack, for All is Lost, and exclaimed, “he was on a boat with me partying in St. Barts!” Ebert said that Diddy had come up behind him, unbuttoned his jacket and told him to “let it flow”. Then, after U2 won best song, Diddy quipped “let it flow!”
Jessica Chastain was in black Givenchy. Jessica’s style is usually off somehow, often around the bustline (it’s true!) So in that respect, this was a good showing for her. The dress could have used some tailoring, but it had a kind of fun, superhero vibe with an avian-like pattern along the front.I dislike this trend of slicked-back air, we’ve seen this style before on Jessica.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus really nailed it in red Narciso Rodriguez. I thought she looked amazing. Giuliana Rancic was drilling Julia for her stay-fit secrets ahead of awards season, and Julia was game, saying that she cut herself off after Christmas and practiced moderation. It definitely shows. Julia was nominated in the supporting actress in a movie category, for Enough Said, and for lead actress in television, for Veep.
Also in red we have Edie Falco in ill-fitting Lanvin. As much as Julia’s dress is tailored and flattering, Edie’s dress is not. It’s a shame. Plus that giant bow at the top is ridiculous. This is a Christmas package of a dress. Edie was up for best actress in a TV series, which went to Amy Poehler for Parks & Rec.
Julie Delpy was more successful in red, in a bright Romona Keveza gown with an asymmetric bustline and full skirt. Some may find this dress underwhelming, but I like the clean lines and how modern it looks. The color really pops, and Julie is styled well with a messy updo and classic makeup. Delpy was nominated for best actress, for Before Midnight. Amy Adams won in that category.
Finally we have Monica Potter, of NBC’s Parenthood, also in Romona Keveza. Monica is so pretty, but this is a bit matronly to me with the sequin top, black skirt and styling. Monica lost out in the TV supporting actress category to Jacqueline Bisset.
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