AVFF loves award season and looking at all the beautiful red carpet dresses... and to kick it all off was The Golden Globes 69th Annual award ceremony. Unfortunately not as many had opted for vintage dresses as they do at the Oscars however plenty were sparkling in vintage jewels and accessories.
From top left to Right: Michelle Williams, Berenice Bejo, Dame Helen Mirren, Tilda Swinton, Freida Pinto and Kelly Osbourne.
Poor Michelle Williams received alot of criticism for her choice of a Jason Wu dress which was kindly likened to granny curtains among many other things, still managed to steal the show by scooping the Golden Globe for actress in a musical or comedy as Marilyn Monroe in “My Week with Marilyn" as deserved. Personally we don't find her assemble for the awards that offensive and we salute her for wearing a dress which she not only appears comfortable in but exudes confidence, surely this is much more the point than going against the usual "award gown" grain. It would of been nice if she had worn something of heritage, inspiration perhaps from the old school glamour that Marilyn Monroe embodied... however this may of been more than expected. The addition of a vintage Fred Leighton headband completes the elegant 1920's gamine look.
Berenice Bejo the stunning french star of the Artist wowed in deep cobalt blue floor length Gucci gown which apparently was "a very last minute choice"- THR. It was reported as an Emilio Pucci dress although a number of others report it as Gucci Première, If anyone knows which it is please do let us know. She teamed this with a vintage navy blue Daniel Swarovski clutch, Rene Caovilla heels, and Chopard jewelry.
Dame Helen Mirren seems to show "young hollywood" how it should be done time and time again, she looks absolutely incredible in a deep federal blue Badgley Mischa gown with cascading origami ruffles. The jewelled band accentuates her slender figure and is matched with a dazzling clutch and vintage Fred Leighton jewellery.
The lady who can do no wrong in most fashion books, teams Androgyny with femininity perfectly. I must say this is a difficult look that would be hard to carry off which only Tilda Swinton knows how. The cut blazer in silver blue crossed by flowing organza.
The last two... Freida Pinto's Prada number has to be given credit for the geometric lined shaping which is rarely seen on the red carpet. Kelly Osbourne wore a Zac Posen structured body dress, which shows off her amazing figure but reminded me far too much of Tulisa's xfactor fishtail disaster.
Two British ladies who always dress impeccably with sophistication and class with knowledge of the styles that suit, is Claire Danes & Kate Winslet... given they are a little bit obvious, nevertheless they still appear groomed to perfection:
Claire Danes wore a monochrome dress by J Mendel with a spectacular open back, which captured all the press attention so it did it's job.
While Kate Winslet opted for bridal-wear guru Jenny Packham two tone simplistic dress with swarovski crystal embelishment and Fred Leighton Jewelry.
Ladies in Red:
L>R: Reese Witherspoon, Stacy Keibler and Dianna Agron image via FashionEtc
AVFF's stand-out of all of these crimson beauties has to be Dianna Agron, of Glee fame, in a intricately cut Giles gown, teamed with classic red lips. Accessories were kept to a minimum however delicate vintage jewellery from from Fred Leighton (including a 1920s onyx and diamond bow bracelet) completed the "modern-day Grace Kelly look".
Reese Witherspoon sported her signature tousled waved hair and wore a figure huggin strapless red taffeta dress from Zac Posen's Pre-Fall 2012 collection matched with Fred Leighton's diamond drop earrings and vintage diamond bracelets in platinum.
Stacy Keibler main accessorry was her man on her arm aka George Clooney, however she opted for a simple silhouette of red Valentino dress which had a bow detail in the back finished with a a splash of Chopard jewels and a slim black frame clutch.
L>R:Eve Mavarkis, Busy Phillips, Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams
A number of stars decided to add some extra pizazz to their outfits by adding a jewelled headband to their casual hairstyles. Hair accessories were seen all over the catwalks and it seems the celbs were keen to follow. Michelle Williams supporting friend Busy Phillips sported a thin band, while Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams both rocked ‘20s-style vintage headbands and Eve Mavarkis went for a thick ribbon embellished band. Charlize Theron wore a pale pink Dior couture dress which she teamed with a breathtaking 1920's diamond Cartier Collection headband. Michelle Williams accessorised her super-cute pixie crop hairstyle with a vintage headband by Fred Leighton.
What a handsome couple... and Eve Mavrakis and husband Ewan McGregor. Her dress is beautiful we are currently are assuming that it is possibly vintage, however we yet to find out who the designer is. Her headband is also abit of an enigma but we think it looks like Chanel.