In 2012, I invented my Best Dressed/Wear What You Want combo award and bestowed it upon Piper Perabo and her sheer ballgown at the Golden Globes. You can’t just wear a pretty dress to win this prestigious award! Your look has to be interesting too. Being controversial is a big plus. I enjoy a red-carpet outfit that rubs some people the wrong way. Therefore, the award for the 2014 Golden Globes goes to Emma Watson, wearing Christian Dior. It’s nothing sooooo special from the front …
… but check out the back! Emma is open for business!
A totally open dress over skinny pants? J’adore this Dior. My designing friend Stacy Lomman, peeking over my shoulder as I wrote this, said, “It’s kind of a mullet! Business in the front, party in the back.” That explains it! You know I love me a mullet. I love a backless dress too.
The idea of something that’s backless all the way down thrills me. (I bet Emma’s outfit thrilled — and puzzled — and thrilled — a lot of men tonight too.) I would wear this look in a hot second.
I seem to be favoring red dresses during this year’s Golden Globes. In addition to liking Emma’s look, I thought Lupita Nyong’o of 12 Years a Slave was impeccable in a red caped gown that recalled the white Tom Ford that Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the 2012 Oscars. If the look works for you, who cares who wore it before? I also appreciated Amy Adams’s Valentino gown, which recalled her plunging American Hustle costumes, especially because I’ve been hot for two tones of red in one outfit since 2011. Check out Amy here.