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WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet: My Top Ten Favorite Gowns!

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Golden Globe Awards 2017: My Top Gowns of the Red Carpet

Blake Lively in Atelier Versace: Blake Lively was looking like an Erte illustration come to life in this black silk velvet gown from Atelier Versace, the Haute Couture arm of the famed Italian fashion house. The gown featured a fit-to-flare silhouette, a long dramatic train, Swarovski crystal chain-mail neckline, top and pocket embellishment and a front bust cut-out for a (slightly) plunging neckline view. This gown is fitted to a 1/4 inch of her body! Perfection. And in case you have never looked inside an Atelier Versace gown...you can trust that there is a whole boned under-structure sewn into the dress that is holding it all up!

Actress Lily Collins wore this beautiful ballgown from Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016 collection. The lilac/raspberry colored gown is all handmade (it's Haute Couture!) and features hand-sewn metallic lace applique throughout with a nude silk tulle base/top.  I think she looks beautiful and as if she is making her "Debut" at a Parisian Ball for royals!

Natalie Portman in Custom Prada: Natalie Portman looks absolutely STUNNING in this chartreuse colored Custom Prada gown. Portman is nominated for her role of the former First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the film "Jackie" and I love the "vintage" look of this gown--it's very 1960's Alta Moda Couture in its shape, 3/4 sleeves and minimalist embellished detail. She looks like the wife of an Ambassador...in 1965. But still so very now! And can we PLEASE stop saying that this color just doesn't work on ANYONE!!! Please!

Hailee Steinfeld in Custom Vera Wang: Actress Hailee Steinfeld wore this lilac colored ballgown from designer Vera Wang. The iridescent silk tulle gown was custom-made and featured a full "Princess" skirt, cold shoulder sleeves, gathered details, a center front slit opening...and a back cape/train. Normally, all of those components would probably come out a big ol' Pageant Beauty Queen mess but...here this gown looks ethereal and I do LOVE this pose above! #GoOnGirl

Jessica Chastain in Custom Prada: I thought Jessica Chastain looked absolutely gorgeous in this column gown custom-made for her by the Italian fashion house of Prada. The two stars here were the color--and OMG what a bold, beautiful color!---and the stunning sequined embroidery. The latter was delicately placed to one side and I loved the different color variations. Just gorgeous.

Jessica Biel in Elie Saab: I am a big fan of Elie saab and especially his out-of-this-world Haute Couture creations and his dreamy ballgowns. This dress modernized the full gown aesthetic with a bold print, super high side-front slit, sexy plunging neckline and unusual flower applique.

Mandy Moore in Naeem Khan: Mandy Moore wore this midnight blue--almost black silk chiffon gown from Naeem Khan. the gown featured an attached cape, flowing A-line flared gown and plunging neckline (a trend!). I think she looked modern and regal and I LOVED the dramatic cape and subtle thin belted waist.

Brie Larson in Rodarte: Actress Brie Larson wore this fire-red colored gown from Rodarte. The strapless gown featured sequined and gathered chiffon bustier details and a full gathered skirt. The gown is very pretty and rather "Beauty Pageant"-esque, but in a good way! It fits her well and makes her waist look soooo SUPER TINY!

Anna Kendrick in Vionnet Spring 2017: Anna Kendrick wore this gown from the French fashion house of Vionnet and it was designed by Goga Ashkenazi. The Grecian Goddess-style gown features a one-shoulder neckline, hand-pleated silk chiffon cupped busts and full silhouette.  I loved this gown for many reasons...it was red carpet fab, took up a lot of space (in a good way) and it was also vibing a 1930's/1940's look of "Old Hollywood Glamour". The lilac/gray color was sublime and I also loved her clean and sleek hair and makeup.

And Finally.....
Debbie Matenopoulos in NIKOLAKI: The ever-so-fabulous Debbie Matenopoulos, co-host of "The Insider" Entertainment TV Show and Hallmark's "Home & Family" wore one of our NIKOLAKI gowns at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet.  The gown is a color-blocked column style gown in black/golden creme/raspberry colored silk/wool zibeline fabric and features pleated sides, a plunging neckline, as well as side pockets.  I think I am a little bit biased since I co-designed this gown with my NIKOLAKI partner David Paul but...I think she looked GORGEOUS! Modern, chic, and can we discuss THAT TEENY TINY WAIST!!! 

2 Responses to "WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet: My Top Ten Favorite Gowns!"

A1stDawn said...

Nick, I adore you BUT, the yellow Portman dress although period perfect is not good. The red beaded strapless beautifully embroidery,laced or embellished was GORGEOUS - thats old Hollywood. The grey one I think # 9 looked crooked. I dont know if it's the photo or the way she is standing but she look out of alignment. Hate the breast. TUNE UP!! Mandy Moore- not feeling it or her for that matter. The light blue with the side embroidery was nice but seemed to be too simple for the vent..Finally, I wonder how the dress you codesigned would look as a cocktail dress..just saying..

Unknown said...

I love you review on this post. I would love to see you checking out and do some reviews to National Costumes for the upcoming Miss Universe this month.. thanks Nick..