Hollywood stars shine in Arab designers' gowns on the Golden Globes red carpet

Published January 9th, 2017 - 10:45 GMT
Lily Collins looks stunning in a Zuhair Murad frock. (Instagram)
Lily Collins looks stunning in a Zuhair Murad frock. (Instagram)

They walked the red carpet sheltered by a plastic tent, under brooding grey skies which threatened heavy rain.

But the stars of Hollywood made no concession to the stormy weather, as they strutted their stuff in a dazzling array of couture gowns at the 74th Golden Globes on Sunday.

Bringing a flash of silver were Drew Barrymore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sofia Vergara and Nicole Kidman, in what was unmistakably the shade of the night. 

The four all rocked another strong trend - bold shoulders - in their striking gowns. 

It was clear Sarah Jessica - nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for her show Divorce - was having fun with her fashion. The actress spun around to show off her Vera Wang dress, which flew up around her in a cloud of fabric.

Meanwhile, Nicole told DailyMail.com that daughters Faith and Sunday Rose picked out her Alexander McQueen dress.

'I was trying all the frocks on and when I put this on they both jumped up and said "Mummy, you look like a beautiful fairy on that dress!" So that was it. I stopped trying on any of the others and said to them that I'm wearing the fairy dress to the Globes.' 

She admitted: 'It's not really what I would normally wear but it made the girls happy.'  

The ceremony at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles honours the best in film and American television of 2016 as chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

The nominees are split by genre within the TV and film categories and the event is seen as a predictor of how the Academy Awards might go in February.

And it's also a first look at the awards season's big fashion trends, which are sure to filter down to high streets everywhere in the coming months. 

Stars as diverse as LaLa Land's triumphant Globe best acress in a musical or comedy winner Emma Stone, Kristin Cavallari, Gwendoline Christie and Sienna Miller all rocked white, while grey and black were also popular choices.

Combining the two were models Naomi Campbell and Heidi Klum, in black and white stripes, while singer Janelle Monae and Games Of Thrones star Sophie Turner also wore a version of the striking look.

But there were also plenty of brighter shades on display, with a veritable rainbow of colours, from pregnant Natalie Portman in of the moment mustard yellow, to Lily Collins in dusty pink.  

Natalie was accompanied by her French husband, ballet choreographer Benjamin Millepied, who made a rare public appearance at her side.

Her bright yellow frock was cut from heavy thick fabric which skimmed her bump, and the long-sleeved tasteful Jackie Kennedy-inspired design had just a small section of embellishment on the skirt and arms. 

Emily Ratajkowski, Maisie Williams, Reese Witherspoon in custom Atelier Versace and Viola Davis all picked the same sunshine shade. 

Another popular colour was pink, in all its many shades.

Actresses Angela Bassett and Felicity Jones, country singer Carrie Underwood, Claire Foy in Erdem and TV presenter Karrueche Tran all rocked the shade.

Lily Collins's dusty pink ballgown was created especially for her by Zahair Murad couture, and worn with gems by Harry Winston.

The 27-year-old was in the running for a Golden Globe for her role in the film Rules Don't Apply.

'It's a special night for me I feel like a Hollywood princess,' she told DailyMail.com. And she looked like one, in her fairytale gown, as she arrived with her mother, Jill Tavelman.

Also going for the ballgown effect was Hailee Steinfeld, 20, who looked lovely in a lilac chiffon Vera Wang gown and Giuliana Rancic, with a grown up take on the princess look in a sequinned floral ballgown by Rani Zakhem. 

While they were living the fairytale, there was no shortage of racy looks - including Jessica Biel.

All eyes were fixed on the mother-of-one as she sashayed the red carpet in an Elie Saab gown with a dramatically plunging neckline, as husband Justin Timberlake looked on proudly.

Jessica certainly wasn't alone in taking the plunge, with Mandy Moore and Kristen Bell going daringly low in their black frocks. 

And Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner wore a shimmering Louis Vuitton dress that proved rather revealing when the lights on the Golden Globes red carpet caught the sparkly fabric.

Sharing the honours as Miss Golden Globes at this year's ceremony were sisters Sophia, 19, Sistine, 17, and 13-year-old Scarlet - the daughters of actor Sylvester - who led arrivals for the 74th Golden Globe Awards. 

The youthful trio kept their look classic in co-ordinating but distinct black gowns, accessorised with some rather grown-up diamonds.  

Making a return to the red carpet was Mel Gibson, who is experiencing something of a career resurgence thanks to his new movie Hacksaw Ridge. The 61-year-old is nominated for best director in a motion picture for his first directorial effort in 10 years. 

Still, it was Mel's pregnant girlfriend Rosalind Ross who drew the eye as she walked at his side. The pretty former equestrian professional, 26, is pregnant with his ninth child.

Also expecting was Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot, who flattered her bump with a striking black and white gown, which she held to better show off her bump.

And actress Saffron Burrows also showed off her pregnant figure on the red carpet, in a black dress worn under a jacket.  

For many, the Globes was a date night. But having a girls' night was Michelle Williams and her BFF Busy Philipps, who posed together.

And Sarah Paulson and her bestie Amanda Peet even shared a friendly kiss as they arrived for the Globes together. 

Meanwhile Colin Farrell and Lily Collins each made the evening a family affair, bringing along their mothers. 

Tonight Show star Jimmy Fallon hosts this year's show for the first time, promising lots of laughs and numerous cameos from his celebrity pals.

Hollywood A-listers Drew, Sylvester Stallone, Nicole and Reese Witherspoon will add glitz to the annual party as awards presenters. 

The list of nominees were revealed by Don Cheadle, Laura Dern and Anna Kendrick on December 12. 

By LIZZIE SMITH and BAZ BAMIGBOYE


© Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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