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Our Golden Globe Red-Carpet Predictions — What the Stars Should Wear!

Jan 12 2013 - 8:48am

The Golden Globe Awards never fail to disappoint with the glamour quotient, combining our fashion favorites from both TV and film in one (red-carpeted) place. Last year's fresh faces Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence are this year's big draws, having both earned nominations and scoring prestigious campaign deals with French houses. Fingers crossed for two seriously showstopping numbers — Dior Couture, pretty please? The seasoned industry pros — from host Tina Fey [1] to Naomi Watts [2] to Julianne Moore — will bring their signature looks to the carpet as well. We're hoping for dramatic trains, edgier risks, all-out elegance, and, of course, gowns from the very best: Oscar de la Renta [3], Marchesa [4], Michael Kors [5], Alexander McQueen [6], and more. Without further ado, let the predictions begin.

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— Additional reporting by Marisa Tom

Amanda Seyfried

The Les Misérables star was actually one of Prabal Gurung [7]'s earliest red-carpet loyalists, and she continues to show off his designs impeccably. She should nab this just-presented pink and black gown from his Pre-Fall 2013 collection, complete with sexy cutouts and a bold color choice.

Amy Adams

While the redhead is nominated for her supporting role in The Master, we think she's set to upstage her costars on the red carpet (no offense, Joaquin!). Adams gravitates toward sculptural dresses that make the most of her petite figure, so why not try this lush midnight-blue gown from the last Armani [8] Privé collection?

Anne Hathaway

Much has been made about Anne Hathaway [9]'s transformation — from her hair to her dramatically slimmer figure — for her role as Fantine in Les Misérables. It helped earn her the nomination for best performance by an actress in a supporting role, and it’s also seemingly emboldened her red-carpet choices as of late. She can keep up her high-fashion street cred with this dramatic gold-embellished Givenchy [10] Couture gown.

Archie Panjabi

Forget the buttoned-up lawyerwear. The nominee for The Good Wife loves color and feminine details on the red carpet, so this asymmetrical, tangerine-hued Carolina Herrera [11] number would be a perfect fit for her style.

Claire Danes

The Golden Globe Awards will be the new mom's return to the red carpet. But as she's proven in her mesmerizing (and nominated) performance on Homeland, she's not afraid to take risks. We hope she puts us all on orange alert in this bright and flattering Alexander McQueen [12] gown.

Emily Blunt

Fresh off a relaxing trip to Mexico [13], the best actress nominee for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen can highlight her postvacation glow and toned torso in this cutout gold-lace gown from Michael Kors [14].

Jennifer Garner

The brunette beauty — and Globes presenter — knows what she likes: simple, clean silhouettes that show off her justifiably famous figure (let's not forget she's a mom of three!). This elegant but sexy design from Valentino will put her enviable arms on display, along with presenting a perfect palette for some knockout jewelry.

Jennifer Lawrence

We won't make any jokes about Jennifer Lawrence being on fire, but she is the one to watch on the red carpet. Nominated for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, the new face of Miss Dior handbags [15] can have her pick of the house’s couture collection, designed by fashion favorite Raf Simons [16]. We think she should stand out in this bold red strapless gown!

Jessica Chastain

Nominated for her role in the controversial film Zero Dark Thirty, the best actress nominee can be depended on for feminine elegance, albeit with an edge, on the red carpet. The newly named ambassador for YSL Beauté [17] could be one of the first to wear the first Saint Laurent collection [18] designed by Hedi Slimane with this subtly detailed black chiffon gown.

Jennifer Lopez

If this presenter doesn't bring the drama, who will? She should look no further than Tom Ford [19] for a sensational gown sure to bring the red carpet to its collective knees. This peekaboo black gown has all the hallmarks of this multitalented threat's favorite gowns, right down to its sexy slit.

Julianne Moore

Virtually unrecognizable as Sarah Palin in Game Change, Moore is sure to stand out at the Globes, thanks to her flame-red hair and avant-garde fashion choices. The nominee for best actress in a TV miniseries could earn high honors on the red carpet — and earn street cred for her prowess in monochromatic chic — with this Prabal Gurung [20] gown (your pick for designer of 2012 [21]!).

Kerry Washington

The Django Unchained star has been on a major fashion roll lately, trying edgy but girlie looks from seriously cool designers. We're hoping she keeps it up with this Erdem [22] gown, which adds a dash of sex appeal via the sheer inset at the waist but stays feminine with an on-trend pastel floral print.

Marion Cotillard

The French beauty is sure to bring her brand of effortless Gallic cool to the red carpet as a nominee for best actress. While the Rust and Bone star has been on a streak of Dior devotion, we'd love to see her take a risk in this gold and black Alexander McQueen [23] gown.

Naomi Watts

While the Aussie actress put aside all glamour for her emotional role in The Impossible, the best actress nominee will look nothing short of stunning at the Golden Globes. Watts gravitates toward simple, figure-skimming silhouettes with special details, and this shimmering gold column number from her go-to designer Marchesa [24] fits the bill.

Nicole Kidman

Watch out Meryl Streep [25]! Kidman turns up as a dual nominee at the Golden Globes this year for her roles in The Paperboy and Hemingway & Gellhorn. A double nomination calls for a standout gown, and this beaded stunner from her longtime favorite L'Wren Scott is an obvious winner.

Rachel Weisz

Weisz brings as much elegance to the red carpet as she brought intensity to her nominated role in The Deep Blue Sea. The best actress contender could highlight her feminine style in this Jason Wu [26] gown, but let's be honest, we're really hope she brings her husband, Daniel Craig [27], as the ultimate accessory.

Sienna Miller

The new mom has made very few appearances since the birth of her first child last Summer, but we're hoping to see the style star turn it out at the Golden Globes. Nominated for her role as Tippi Hedren in The Girl, Sienna could rock her signature minimalist-boho vibe with this sexy white Gucci [28] dress.

Sofia Vergara

You can always count on the Modern Family starlet for some major sex appeal, and this Zac Posen [29] mermaid gown adds a serious retro note to her usual red-carpet looks. She may be nominated for a supporting role, but you can be sure she'll be the center of attention in this one.

Taylor Swift

No, you didn’t miss Taylor in her first starring role in a movie. The singer is appropriately nominated for her work writing the best original song nominee "Safe & Sound" from The Hunger Games. We know that red is her color of the moment, so how about this sexy, shimmering gown from her favorite French couturier, Elie Saab [30]?

Tina Fey

She's not just the host, she's also a nominee! The hardest-working woman in showbiz has come a long way on the red carpet, working her curves in elegant and flattering gowns. This Ralph Lauren [31] gown will make the 30 Rock comedienne look as hot as her jokes with cohost Amy Poehler [32] are bound to be.

Zooey Deschanel

The New Girl nominee has been outspoken about her love of all things girlie. Thus, we think we can count on her for a real gown moment. This polka-dotted and bow-clad Oscar de la Renta [33] confection combines a few of her signature styling moves into one irresistible gown.


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