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With the Golden Globes just around the corner, it’s official, this year’s Awards season is kicking off, and we’re feeling a little nostalgic, so we thought we’d have a look back at the most iconic red carpet moments.
Golden Globes red carpet 2018
Let’s start with the most recent one, which was a year ago. You could argue the Golden Globes 2018 were one of the most memorable in the history of the awards, because it was of course the one where pretty much everyone on the red carpet wore black designer dresses, to protest against sexual harassment in the industry, in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The likes of Emma Watson, Jessica Biel, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon all wore black, and many made an extra political statement by wearing Time’s Up badges – whilst others wore white to signify peace and unity.
The Golden Globes red carpet over the years
There are so many memorable red carpet moments, it’s hard to condense it all in a few paragraphs, but let us try.
So many strong looks happened in the 90s and early noughties, not least Kate Moss’ high-neck sequin dress in 1995, when she attended with then-boyfriend Johnny Depp. What a couple. We were also into Sarah Michelle Gellar’s 2001 halterneck Valentino number, Sarah Jessica Parker’s 2002 baby pink Emmanuel Ungaro gown and what the Friends cast wore in 1995. A relatively unknown Angelina Jolie also made her red carpet debut in 1998 in a sparkling dress.
There was also Salma Hayek’s unforgettable deep crimson corseted Narciso Rodriguez gown in 2003, and Hillary Swank’s sleek copper Calvin Klein gown when she picked up her award for Million Dollar Baby.
And, who could forget Sienna Miller’s Grecian moment? The actress shimmered in a stunning white Marchesa gown with intricate metallic overlay. And her unusual milkmaid braid and natural, bronzed make-up made for one stunning red-carpet look.
But let’s not forget the Golden Globes have been going for 76 years, and there were some iconic looks back in the day too, like Marilyn Monroe’s black sequin dress in 1962, Liza Minneli and Elizabeth’s Taylor’s excellent sequins and shoulder pads in 1985, and Audrey Hepburn’s sleek look.
This year’s Golden Globes will be held on Sunday 6th of January, and we’ll be sure to share all the best looks then.
This photo might have been taken in the 60s, but you could still pull off that dress today.
Already sporting a major trend for SS19, head to toe tonal.
The sequins, the shoulder pads, everything!
As if we needed more proof of Audrey's everlasting style, this dress could easily be worn today.
Giving us all the feels.
Remember when these two dates and matched their outfits?
Julia has been attending the Globes since the late 80s, and we loved this hyper-beaded column dress by Todd Oldham she wore in 1998.
Minnie Driver gave us a lesson in timeless elegance way back in 1998, wearing a dress that wouldn?t look out of place on the 2010 red carpet. This was the year that Miss Driver was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in Good Will Hunting, and boy did she make sure she stood out from the crowd.
In 1998, a little known actress named Angelina Jolie made one of her first red carpet outings ? having then only appeared in small bit-part roles and made-for-TV movies. Fast forward just two years and she was winning an Oscar for her breakthrough performance in Girl, Interrupted, was married to Billy Bob Thornton, and was carving out a career as a stellar movie star. Back in 1998 though, and a young Ange gave us a hint of what was to come, stepping out in this ultra-glam sparkling gown.
In a colour and style that has transcended the ages, Calista Flockhart had a monochrome moment as she hit the red carpet at the height of her Ally McBeal fame. In fact her classic black and white satin Pamela Dennis wouldn't look too out of place on red carpet today. Now that's a sign of a gorgeous gown.
It may be more than a decade ago that Sarah Jessica Parker walked the red carpet in this stunning blush beaded gown - but doesn't she look divine? Matching her skin tone to perfection, SJP's Richard Tyler creation was designed from acres of beaded tulle. Heaven.
Despite this photo being taken more than a decade ago, Claudia Schiffer doesn?t seem to have aged a day. The supermodel attended the 2000 Golden Globe Awards with then boyfriend Tim Jeffries in this vivid red spaghetti strap gown, paired with perfectly co-ordinating bag, shoes and lips. (2000)
Halle Berry might have been nominated for three Golden Globes during her award-packed career, but it was back in 2000 that she picked up her only win of the trio, for best actress in a Mini Series or Motion Picture Made for TV. For her moment in the spotlight, Berry looked suitably glam in a shimmering white gown with intricate red beading and bejewelled straps. The decade might have been free of further Globes, but it the gorgeous fashion moments just kept on coming.
She may have worn a multitude of stunning red carpet gowns, but Calista Flockhart's intricate blackEli Saab number remains one of our all-time favourites.
Back in 2001, Sarah Michelle Gellar was having a major moment thanks to the success of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The actress slayed the sartorial competition on the Golden Globes red carpet that year in this halterneck Valentino number, where she was nominated in the Best Television Actress category. Sarah reportedly put the frock up for auction afterwards to raise money for those affected by the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers. You don?t often see generosity like that.
One of the decade's most enduring style icons, Sarah Jessica Parker has been wowing us in the fashion stakes both on-screen ? as TV's favourite fashionista Carrie Bradshaw - and off for years now. Her baby pink Emanuel Ungaro dress was a fashion talking point at the 2001 Golden Globes, as commentators enthused about its romantic hue and pretty tumbling corsage.
Kate Hudson has carved out a niche for herself as the perennial blonde bombshell, consistently impressing us with some seriously sexy red carpet looks. All eyes were on the actress when she turned up at the 2002 Golden Globes, simply smouldering in this daring plunge-neck Atelier Versace frock, which sparkled under the flashbulbs. Add some big Hollywood screen-siren curls, and suddenly Goldie Hawn?s daughter was all grown up.
Courteney Cox managed to pull off both a plunging neck-line and a thigh-high split with aplomb, when she donned this stunning Ralph Lauren design to the 2003 Golden Globes. Not only did she pull it off, she made it look phenomenally classy. Coupled with her oh-so-enviable dark locks and those azure blue eyes, the actress continued her reign as the queen of understated elegance.
Salma Hayek showed off her enviable hourglass figure in this deep crimson corseted Narciso Rodriguez frock back in 2003. Vampy nails, dark golden accessories and matching plum-hued lips completed the ultra-sexy look. Va va voom!
2003 was Nicole Kidman's year. Having finally moved out of the shadows of her ten-year marriage to Tom Cruise, which ended in 2001, the actress moved into a period of Hollywood acclaim, picking up both best actress Golden Globes and Oscars, and exhibiting a string of fashion hits to boot. For the Globes, she oozed elegance in a flamenco-esque ice blue gown. The Kidman red carpet style reign would continue throughout the decade - the woman's a pro!
With style that would have made Samantha Jones proud, Kim Cattrall gave a jaw-dropping turn at the 2003 Golden Globes, looking every inch the screen siren in a plunging scarlet gown. One word: wow!
In a case of art imitating life, when Sarah Jessica Parker picked up her best actress award for playing Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw in 2004, her look was, well pure Carrie Bradshaw! While the actress and alter-ego often overlapped style wise, it was a joint love of the prettiest prom dresses that consistently blurred the line between screen and star.
Nude can be a tricky hue to pull off on the red carpet, but Kristin Davis did so with aplomb at the 2004 Golden Globes. Her perfectly-proportioned dress was the ideal platform to show off those enviable curves.
In the same year that she picked up the best actress Golden Globe for her hard-hitting role in Monster, Charlize Theron won in the style stakes too, wowing in this beautiful Christian Dior lemon yellow floor-skimming gown.
The queen of maternity chic, Cate Blanchett proved that a burgeoning baby bump needn't get in the way of a red carpet style statement, when she stepped out in this stunning ruby silk dress with glittering chandelier earrings. Pregnancy has never looked quite so elegant.
2004 will always be remembered as the year that we waved goodbye to our favourite Friends, and Jennifer Aniston celebrated her last year as Rachel Green in true show-stopping style. The actress had scooped the Golden Globe for Best Television Actress the year before, and made sure all eyes were on her, once again, in this plunge-neck Valentino gown.
The usually publicity-shy Jennifer Garner seemed to be over-the-moon when gliding down the red carpet in this iconic scarlet, ruffled vintage Valentino gown. As she waved to the fashion hungry press, she ensured everyone got a good glimpse of the striking creation. We're not sure if it's the dramatic train, the classic colouror the revealing back, but we are very much in love with this Golden Globe masterpiece.
Charlize Theron has long been a supporter, and friend, of John Galliano, so it was no surprise when the actress chose to wear one of his Christian Dior Couture creations to the 2005 Golden Globes. The midnight blue tones in this striking fishtail gown were the perfect accompaniment to the stalwart's then-brunette cropped tresses.
Here comes the Uma... No, Ms Thurman isn't taking a trip down the aisle, she wore this wedding-esque frock for an appearance at the Golden Globes. A tad bridal perhaps for the red carpet, but that means it only serves as good inspiration for those on the hunt for that perfect white gown. We love the flattering cowl-draped neckline and floor-skimming train. (16 January 2005)
She played a boxer for her 2005 Golden Globe winning performance in Million Dollar Baby, so it was only fitting that Hilary Swank looked an absolute knock-out in a sleek Calvin Klein copper gown when she stepped up to collect her award.
Back in 2005 and a super-svelte Mischa Barton was riding high at the top of The OC wave, as everybody?s favourite troubled teen, Marissa Cooper. The actress wowed during a typically high-fashion appearance at the Golden Globes, in this striking cream dress with a daring cutout panel.
The figure-skimming nature of this cobalt blue Gucci gown worked to accentuate Nicole Kidman's already sensational statuesque silhouette. We love the quirky touch ofthe peacock feather and the deliciously dinky limited edition Bottega Veneta clutch. Simply stunning.
Every now and then, you see a dress on the red carpet that makes such an impression that it cements itself in your memory forever. This was one of those moments. Cate Blanchett made waves when she stepped out in this heavenly periwinkle Jean Paul Gaultier creation, which included romantic draping and floral accents.
When Halle Berry makes a red carpet appearance, she never does so half-heartedly. The actress showed off yet another scene-stealing look at the 2005 awards in this asymmetric Valentino gown with frothy tiered skirt. We like.
A typical look from our perennial blonde bombshell, Scarlett Johansson certainly knows how to get heads turning when she wants to. The actress teamed her bold red dress with co-ordinating shoes, Hollywood curls and a sultry pose. The ultimate Scarlett woman (excuse the pun).
Reese Witherspoon dazzled in this vintage, haute couture Chanel gown. Unfortunately, her red carpet triumph was overshadowed by the fact that Kirsten Dunst had worn the exact same dress to a Golden Globes afterparty three years earlier. Oh the shame! We don't mean to be bitchy but it looked much better on golden girl Reese and so she gets the highly-coveted place in our best dressed list.
Renee Zellweger demonstrated her own take on the LBD (long black dress) wearing Carolina Herrera in 2006, consisting of figure-hugging bodice, sheer sweeping skirt and racy thigh-high split. Van Cleef & Arpels jewels, a Judith Leiber clutch and Manolos completed the ensemble.
Take note, brides! If your romantic white dress feels like it is lacking in the colour stakes, then try adding colour-pop gems to complete your look. Kate Beckinsale steps up as inspiration, in this vintage Christian Dior Golden Globe gown. Stand-out emerald jewels add a touch of wow factor to her ethereal look. (16 January 2006)
2006 saw a flurry of white on the Golden Globes red carpet (and no, it didn't snow, this is LA we're talking about). Keira Knightley flew the flag for the Brits in this Grecian vintage Valentino column gown, with silvery accents and accessories. Perfection.
2006 was the year that Felicity Huffman was no longer seen as the 'dowdy' housewife. She shook off her chaotic on-screen persona Lynette, and out of her shadow stepped a gorgous glamazon, leaving the rest of the Desperate Housewives in the shade, thanks to this angelic Marchesa dress. Perfect timing for her award-winning moment.
Sienna Miller appeared serene and laidback (well, as laidback as it's possible to be at a red carpet event) at the 2007 Golden Globes. The actress shimmered in a stunning white Marchesa gown, with intricate metallic overlay. The unusual milkmaid braid and natural, bronzed make-up made for one hell of a radiant British babe. One of her crowning fashion moments.
Proving that sometimes the most simple dresses are most effective, is Rachel Weisz. Having just given birth only 5 months previously, the actress showed off her impressive post-baby body in this strapless Bill Blass column dress, teamed with glossy brunette locks and a radiant smile.
2007 was also the year that Marchesa made its mark as a red carpet favourite among the A-list elite. Jennifer Lopez was one notable fan, attending the Golden Globes in this striking one-shoulder gown with patterned edges.
We're suckers for a bright hue on the red carpet, so naturally fell in love with Naomi Watts and her sky blue Gucci number, which had metallic embellishments across the bust and down the sides. A high-shine box clutch and soft swept-up locks were the perfect minimal finishing touches.
2007 was a great year, sartorially speaking, on the Golden Globes red carpet. Jennifer Garner was elegance personified in this soft Jean Paul Gaultier maxi, with its metallic zig-zag pattern.
Another year, another crowd-wowing dress from Eva Longoria. The actress flaunted her petite frame in this navy Ungaro fishtail gown, which included intricate turquoise beading around the bust and striking cut-out back.
2007 was a big year for Emily Blunt, as she scooped the Golden Globe for Best Television Supporting Actress for her role in Gideon's Daughter. The Brit actress picked up her prize in true winning style, donning a vintage Herve Leger number with sheer sweeping skirt.
It's hard to believe that a turquoise dress with not only a leopard print pattern but also a zipped-split side has made our best dressed Globes list, but it has, in the form of this one-shouldered Lanvin number. Leave it to Maggie Gyllenhaal to get a quirky yet fashion-forward look spot on!
Letting her simply divine pink satin Chanel gown do the the talking, Cameron Diaz kept her beauty notes to a minimum, leaving her long blonde locks loose, just as we love them best.
The ever-glamorous Eva Mendes wowed the crowds in this Dior white silk taffeta bustier gown. A Van Cleef & Arpels statement turquoise necklace completed her look.
Kate Winslet, who picked up two Golden Globes in 2009, looked classically elegant in a black strapless Yves Saint Laurent gown, clutch and shoes, which she accessoried with Chopard diamonds.
Red carpet queen Anne Hathaway has no end of gorgeous gowns in her awards season closet. Reaching for a favourite of hers, the Devil Wears Prada beauty had a fairytale moment in a midnight-blue Armani Prive strapless gown.
A Globe winner for her role in Grey Gardens, Drew Barrymore won in the style stakes too, topping the best-dressed list in her stunning Atelier Versace nude gown and Roger Vivier rose gold clutch. We could gush, but suffice to say, we love!
Thanks to spring 2010's mood for romance, there was an influx of uber-feminine frocks on the red carpet during awards season. Setting the bar high, Emily Blunt was pretty-as-a-picture in baby pink Dolce & Gabbana.
A contender for best Oscar gown if ever we saw one, Anne Hathaway gave a glittering turn in a mermaid-like antique rose Armani Privé gown, with bold shoulder detailing. Simply stunning.
She's never one to let us down when it comes to a stunning red carpet gown. Scarlett Johansson was the picture of old Hollywood elegance in a beautiful Elie Saab nude number.
Eschewing her typical black or neutral palette, Angelina Jolie was glowing in an elegant emerald Atelier Versace gown. The Best Actress nominee - who was recognised for her turn in The Tourist - let her dress do the talking, keeping accessories minimal and leaving her locks loose.
It's safe to say 2011 was Natalie Portman's year. Pregnant with her first child, the yummy mummy-to-be was radiant as she swept down the red carpet in a pretty pale pink Viktor and Rolf gown, teamed with coordinating scarlet Stella McCartney heels, a Dior clutch and Tiffany & Co. gems. Oh, and if all that wasn't enough, she scooped the best actress statue for Black Swan, too.
Dior brand ambassador Charlize Theron looked exquisite in a shell-coloured couture dress from the French fashion house which she teamed with strappy Givenchy sandals and Cartier jewels at the 2012 Golden Globes. At once romantic (the oversized bow, the feminine Alice band) and utterly sexy (the thigh-high split showing off those killer gams), this look can best be described with one simple (French, since it's Dior, darling) word: magnifique.
Emma Stone certified her status as red carpet style maven in 2012, and rocked the red carpet in this elegant yet understated plum and raspberry tulle siren gown with embroidered shoulders and eagle belt by Lanvin, which she finished off with black strappy sandals, a Cartier clutch, Lorraine Schwartz earrings and a seriously sultry smoky eye.
We think that Michelle Williams' Golden Globe award-winning turn as the one and only Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn had a seriously positive influence on her sartorial choices. The actress was resplendent in this blue crushed velvet Jason Wu dress, which she teamed with a vintage-inspired Fred Leighton for Forevermark jewelled headband and a Judith Lieber clutch. When she dedicated her speech to daughter Matilda, 'whose bravery and exuberance is the example that I take with me in my work and in my life,' our hearts melted.
Always an actress to march to the beat of her own fashion drum, the partnership between Tilda Swinton and designer pal Haider Ackermann led to one of the Golden Globes' finest fashion moments, when Tilda wore the designer's striking sharp-shouldered baby blue suit jacket over a flowing chiffon dress. Her signature quiff and vintage Fred Leighton jewels provided some unexpected edgy appeal.
Jessica Alba never gets it wrong on the red carpet and 2013's Golden Globes proved yet again that she's one of the best dressed celebrities around. The Sin City star showed off her glowing tan and beautiful figure in a stunning strapless Oscar de la Renta gown. She completed the look with a fluffy Roger Vivier ?Pochette Prisme Poodle? clutch.
Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery showed that she can walk the red carpet with the best of them at the 2013 Golden Globes. Wowing in an embellished gold and white gown from Alexandre Vauthier the actress looked every inch the A-lister. We can't wait to see what she wears this year.
It's no secret that Sienna Miller loves her floral fashions and last year's Golden Globes saw the actress once again channel the hippy within. In a fresh embellished dress from Erdem and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes the Best Actress nominee looked stunning.
Jennifer Lawrence knows how to do good red carpet, and like many looks before her, has totally nailed it with this stunning monochrome Christian Dior creation. Top marks for those drop earrings, adding a much-needed shot to the evening look, and the black box clutch is pretty chic, too.
If anyone is going to try something bold on the red carpet, it's Lupita Nyongo. Not only has this style maven broken the rules by opting for a Ralph Lauren cape dress (so chic), Nupita went one step further and rocked a scarlett shade to take on any red carpet. We salute you.
Drew Barrymore gave us all a lesson in pregnancy dressing stepping out in this incredible Monique Lhuillier dress. We love how Barrymore didn't shy away from colour and embellishment, and looked incredible for it.
Cate Blanchett looked every bit the Hollywood starlet stepping up to accept a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Jasmine in Blue Jasmine. We love the Armani Prive design, with sheer detailing and sophisticated neckline, and think this all but proves that lace very much holds a place on the red carpet.
Amy Adams was a vision in a plunging Valentino two-tone gown. We love how Adams channelled her 70's role in hit film American Hustle, choosing a notably retro halter-neck design. Top marks for the barely there hair & make-up look, too.
Salma Hayek and Ashley Judd wearing Martin Katz. jewellery on the Golden Globes 2018 red carpet. Salma wears more than $5 million of Harry Winston diamonds.
Mary J Blige on the Golden Globes 2018 red carpet.
Saoirse Ronan on the Golden Globes 2018 red carpet.
Margot Robbie in Gucci, Roger Vivier heels and Tiffany & Co. jewellery on the Golden Globes 2018 red carpet.
Angelina Jolie in Versace on the Golden Globes 2018 red carpet.
Jessica Biel in Dior Haute Couture on the red carpet at the Golden Globes 2018.