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Sultry sirens flaunt boldest reds and darkest blacks
15 Jan 2013

BEVERLY HILLS — The women of Hollywood turned to the boldest reds and the blackest blacks, to evoke a bygone era of sultry sirens on the red carpet at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards for film and television.
Poppy red, a trend colour for spring, was the tone chosen by award winners Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) and Claire Danes (Homeland), along with Marion Cotillard, Zooey Deschanel and Jennifer Garner.
“Red is classic and celebrates Hollywood’s heyday, when all the most glamorous sirens often wore red,” said style expert and TV host Sam Saboura. “It’s regal and strong, but this new poppy hue for spring feels fresh, youthful and modern.”
With the unusually chilly California weather, Saboura said the blacks worn by winners Julianne Moore (Game Change) and Adele (Skyfall), Salma Hayek, Julianna Margulies and Rachel Weisz felt right, not to mention elegant and chic.
Contrasting with the reds was a smattering of pale colours, in what Entertainment Weekly’s senior editor Bronwyn Barnes called the “the fire and ice effect”.
They included Anne Hathaway’s “white hot” Chanel Haute Couture gown, and the blush tones preferred by Amy Adams, Megan Fox and Hayden Panettiere.
“No matter what the colour, practically every gown featured sparkling embellishments like crystals, sequins, beading and pailettes that created a glitter effect,” Barnes said.
While the carpet was missing high-wattage fashion icons like Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron, Saboura said Lawrence might be the strongest contender to take this year’s fashion crown.
Saboura called Lawrence’s Dior Haute Couture dress “stunning” and credits the company’s new designer, Raf Simmons, with creating “a more youthful, modern collection” for the label.
However, Saboura panned the soft jade green dress worn by Golden Globe winner Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), despite it being another big colour for spring 2013.
“The dress was ill-fitting and looked messy,” he said. “It did nothing to showcase this beautiful and super-talented star.” — Reuters.

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