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Super Bowl 50: Beyoncé's 31-Carat Football Earrings, Gaga's Mismatched Gucci Shoes and More Style Stats
The Super Bowl is traditionally considered to be a male-only, sports-centric activity, leaving those of us unfamiliar with the finer points of football to gorge on all the viewing party snacks and make idle chit-chat with the other uninitiated about which uniforms have the best colorways. But as anyone who’s been subjected to this day-long TV-viewing marathon can tell you, the big game is really all just an elaborate excuse for some major sports-adjacent style moments, and, as we all know, no one does thematic dressing better than Beyoncé.
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It may only be February, but 2016 is turning out to be Lady Gaga‘s best year ever. She took home a Golden Globe for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel, performed at the Super Bowl and now, she’s teaming up with Barneys New York for a star-studded city-centric campaign.
Now that we’ve seen all the glamorous (and OMG-inducing!) looks hit the Golden Globe red carpet, we’ve narrowed down our top style moves below. (Don’t see your favorite? Sound off in the comments!)
Alex Apatoff, Senior Style and Beauty Editor: For the past five years, I’ve declared Lady Gaga’s style “exhausting.” But this whole Old Hollywood thing she’s working on the red carpet recently has made me totally rethink my position. This gorgeous, sculptural velvet Atelier Versace gown, accented with a gazillion dollars of Neil Lane Jewels, is the pinnacle of reto glamour … I guess you could say I’m Gaga for it. (Ba-dum-PSH!)
Brittany Talarico, Style News Editor: The last time she hit the Golden Globes red carpet, Olivia Wilde was six months pregnant and still topped best dressed lists across the board in her glittering green custom Gucci creation. This time she showed off her amazing post-baby body in a super-plunging sequin Michael Kors Collection gown, accessorized with a chunky jeweled choker, cocktail ring and gold clutch (all Bulgari), and Aldo heels. And in my opinion, that plunge was the best fashion risk of the night.
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: Yes, this plunging Valentino Haute Couture gown is practically begging for a “Kirsten’s golden globes” joke, but once you get past the startling amounts of cleavage, you can focus on the flawless design elements. It’s relatively simple from the front, featuring subtle detailing at the shoulders and midsection. But the back is a masterpiece of skinny straps, which means the star commanded the spotlight from the front (because, you know), and maintained all that attention as she walked away.
Catherine Kast, Style Editor: There just isn’t a cooler high-fashion friendship out there than the one between Tom Ford and his muse Julianne Moore. When they team up, it’s a given that the look will be a hit. This custom sapphire-blue creation hits the perfect note for Moore: When you’re last year’s winner, it’s not all about you and your red carpet choices have to reflect that. This dress is just show-stopping enough, thanks to tactful sparkles, a bold color that pops against her red hair and my personal favorite element of the dress, the asymmetrical neckline. It’s like she and Tom are ever-so-slightly hinting at the ubiquitous choker-gown trend but making it look grown-up.
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: I’ve been anticipating Alicia Vikander’s red carpet season debut after falling in love with her style throughout her promo tour for The Danish Girl. And thanks to this pleated, ruffled, shimmery Louis Vuitton gown (with completely exposed back), she just solidified the title as “one to watch” this season.
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: The Orange Is the New Black actress may not have taken home a Golden Globe, but Uzo Aduba won my heart in this glimmering black gown. I was smitten by the head-to-toe sparkle, and the structured shoulder/high-low sleeve combo. Yet while the dress was show-stoppng, her brand new bob and berry lip were still able to shine as well.
Jillian Ruffo, Associate Beauty Editor: Two things that never fail to win me over: sequins and plunging necklines. Which is why it’s safe to say that this dress is my dream come true.
Lindy Segal, Social Media Editor: I love a good suit on the red carpet, but it’s rare that one actually tops my personal best-dressed list. A warning to my coworkers: I might be copying Taylor Schilling’s sexy, sparkly custom Thakoon tuxedo in the office this week (but I’ll wear a cami underneath, promise).
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Sarah Ball, Market Editor: I choose Amy Adams in Versace. I love the color with her hair. It’s simple but super chic. The color is bold and striking and the fit is amazing. I also love that she didn’t overdo it with her hair and accessories.
Sarah Kinonen, Style & Beauty Editorial Assistant: It’s hard to believe this is was Brie Larson’s first Golden Globes. From her sexy sparkly custom Calvin Klein Collection dress, which was hand-embroidered with topaz crystal, to her sleek straight strands, everything about her look was a high-fashion home run. I’m excited to see what sort of dazzling looks she’s got in store for the rest of award show season! Bring it on, Brie!
Who was your best dressed star of the night? Sound off below.
The sweetest trend of the night? Guys with a kiss print on their cheeks. Lady Gaga couldn’t stop smooching her fiancé Taylor Kinney, and he definitely didn’t seem to mind the attention.
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