Maggie Gyllenhaal in Monse at the Golden Globes: unique and striking?


I know a lot of you watch and love The Deuce and particularly rave about Maggie Gyllenhaal’s performance. I only saw about half of the first two-hour episode and then gave up because it seemed to meander. I probably need to give it a chance and get to know the characters first, because I know Corey loves it. Maggie was nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama, which went to Elisabeth Moss for Handmaid’s Tale. She was in this Monse outfit which involved a sequin tube top with an asymmetric deconstructed hem over black dress pants. It’s weird and quirky and I actually like it, especially with those drop earrings. It doesn’t know whether it wants to be a dress or a suit but I don’t care.


Here’s Amy Poehler in Greta Constantine, in a dress which has a little built-in capelet and tie front. I swear she’s worn something very similar to this before. Her date was activist Saru Jayaraman, the co-founder and President of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. You can learn more about their work here. Amy did a bit with Seth Meyers in which she refused to get the setup to the punchline of a joke, as other celebrities had in the lead-up. She acted drunk and said “Said the peach in Call Me by Your Name, this scene is the pits.” I like how she riffed on being mansplained to by Seth. The writing was really funny last night.

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Abbie Cornish was in sequin Moshino. She was there to support her film Three Billboards, which won a lot of awards. I really did not enjoy Three Billboards. I thought it was over the top, but I guess that was the point. The 80s sleeves on this gown are throwing me off, I think it would be cuter without them.



Maggie’s fellow nominee for Best Actress, Caitriona Balfe, was in Chanel. She’s a gorgeous woman but this nonsensical details on this gown – puffs around the upper arms and around the skirt, that dippy sequin string surrounding her arms and neck and running down the sides – are not doing her any favors.



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  1. Shambles says:

    That eye makeup is tragic. She needs black eyeliner on her top lid, not just a ring of orange from top to bottom. Someone did her dirty.

    • cleveland girl says:

      Her makeup always looks horrible, and she needs to do something with her eyebrows! And her hair! She is so cute, but she refuses to update her look. It infuriates me.

      • Erinn says:

        If her eyebrows had been filled in a bit – it’d have made a HUGE difference. Eyebrows matter so much.

  2. littlemissnaughty says:

    She is excellent in The Deuce, the entire cast is stellar and so is the show. Yes, even James Franco playing twins is a good idea. But it’s hard to watch and I’m taking a break, having watched 3 episodes. Her outfit is really nice.

  3. Lucy2 says:

    Wow I love Maggie’s dress/suit! Amy looks good as well but I don’t care for the other 2 gowns.

  4. Anastasia says:

    Maggie’s outfit is AMAZING and I WANT IT.

    However, I think the earrings look like an old lady’s reading glasses holder, except cut off in the middle. To me, they distract.

  5. Jillian says:

    Caitriona Balfe is underrated, I wanted to see her win. She needs a better stylist

    Congrats on her engagement

    • Deedee says:

      Cait needs to fire that stylist today. This dress is so unflattering on her. Take the ruffles off the sleeves and that gown for a start. She’s a beautiful woman, and you wouldn’t know she was battling the flu when you look at her face.

      • Cali says:

        I LOVE the top of the dress but the ruffly whatever is ick. And I am sooooo sad that she didn’t win! This show needs more awards love! It’s so fantastic.

      • Call_Me_Al says:

        Agreed! She was not given a lot of screen time and I was disappointed. She is so beautiful and has looked great in black before. This dress does not do her justice.

  6. Loula says:

    I like it but would want it just a teeny bit higher, just an inch maybe. I want to pull it up under her arms. Catriona’s eyemakeup would have looked good on Maggie too. Maggie has similar hooded eyes to me and we need lashes! Maybe a bit more focus on her eyebrows too. Her hair looks great though. Catriona’s dress is all kinds of bad, but she’s beautiful.

  7. Veronica says:

    Caitriona Balfe looked stunning facially, though. I’m so used to how they “rough up” her appearance for Outlander that I forget how beautiful she really is.

  8. Carol says:

    I loved Maggie’s whole look. Her makeup was really minimal and light and i thought it looked so pretty. She finally got it right IMO.

  9. nikzilla says:

    I love Maggie’s outfit and I want to copy it!!

  10. amilu says:

    I thought the same thing when I saw Amy Poehler — she’s totally worn this or something just like this before.

    I guess I’m thinking of this look from a few years ago —×1024/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-/2013/02/08/2/192/1922564/95ad2dc727975c1d_162153732/i/Amy-Poehler-black-satin-cape-dress-anything-basic-LBD.jpg

    But I still feel like she’s worn something even closer to this before.