The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards
Diamond fringe earrings stake a claim, while custom gowns top fashion statements
The best dressed at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 11, were undoubtedly those privileged few whose clothing was customized into perfection by the renowned masters of haute couture. Amid the sea of red and blue gowns, black-and-white combinations and sparkly metallics we’ve grown accustomed to over the last several seasons, these made-to-order designs hit a high note mainly because they radiated the personality of the wearer.

As for jewelry, platinum and diamonds had a stellar event, with the fringe earring emerging as a top trend. Also a standout: the diamond statement necklace, in a repeat, albeit subdued, performance from the 2014 Academy Awards.

Here are several of the occasion’s most outstanding fashion and jewelry statements:

Julianne Moore, winner for Best Actress in a Motion Picture—Drama for Still Alice, also gave a winning performance on the red carpet in a custom Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown. The fit-and-flare piece had a sleeveless bodice of silver sequins that looked like melted metal, which transitioned into a cascade of gray and black feathers “that she loved” for an ombré effect. To accent, she selected platinum and diamond jewelry from Chopard’s High Jewelry collection, including cluster earrings totaling 14.70 carats, an Asscher-cut line bracelet totaling 44.08 carats, an Asscher-cut eternity band totaling 24.30 carats, an oval-shaped eternity band totaling 7.70 carats and an oval-shaped eternity band totaling 4.74 carats set in white gold.

Wearing a similar color scheme, Emma Stone, nominee for her supporting role in Birdman, was the epitome of youthful elegance in a custom jumpsuit by Lanvin featuring a strapless bodice with intricate crystal beading, black pants and a dramatic black-taffeta bow at the waist that trailed along the floor like a train. Also super-chic, her platinum front/back earrings and Ofira rings by Lorraine Schwartz, two of which she wore between her knuckles and fingertips.

Amy Adams, winner for Best Actress in a Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy for Big Eyes, channeled old Hollywood glamour in a custom periwinkle Atelier Versace gown with one shoulder and Swarovski crystal detailing on the back. Additional sparkle came courtesy of Tiffany & Co.’s platinum and diamond fringe earrings worth $240,000, a platinum and diamond five-row bracelet worth $180,000, a platinum and 2.12-carat square-cushion modified brilliant-cut diamond ring worth $100,000 and Tiffany Metro rings in white gold.

Atelier Versace also scored big with Kate Hudson, who made jaws drop in a perfectly fitted custom white gown with deeply plunging neckline and side cutouts adorned with Swarovski crystals (think the designer’s famous safety pin gown, considered by many to have launched Elizabeth Hurley’s career when she wore it in 1994). Platinum and diamond jewelry by Forevermark was the perfect match, including earrings by Forevermark Exceptional Diamonds by Slane featuring a 10.14-carat round brilliant-cut Forevermark Exceptional Diamond, a 9.24-carat round brilliant-cut Forevermark Exceptional Diamond and round brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 2.66 carats; a Forevermark line bracelet with round brilliant-cut Forevermark diamonds and a Forevermark ring featuring a 14.58-carat oval-shaped Forevermark diamond accented with pear-shaped diamonds.

Bess Supporting Actress nominee Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year) followed suit in a custom bronze Atelier Versace fully pleated gown with deeply plunging neckline that paid tribute to her film—“It looks like an oil slick, and my movie’s about heating oil,” she said—and Piaget’s white gold and diamond Limelight Couture Précieuse fringe earrings and white gold and diamond Limelight cuff watch.

Fringe earrings were also the go-to choice for Sienna Miller, who paired her ivory silk duchesse gown by Miu Miu with platinum and diamond fringe earrings from Tiffany & Co.’s Tiffany Jazz collection, as well as a white gold and diamond Tiffany Metro five-row bangle, a platinum and diamond-baguette bow bangle and a platinum and white gold ring featuring an oval-shaped fancy vivid yellow diamond and colorless diamonds. The gown also looked as if it was adorned with jewels with metallic-threaded crystals highlighting the deeply plunging neckline, and bodice and skirt enriched with pearl and crystal floral-motif embroidery.

Jennifer Lopez was also heavily embellished in an Art Deco-inspired sheer caftan with silver beading from Zuhair Murad and Lorraine Schwartz’s shoulder-grazing front/back platinum-mesh earrings, platinum and 18-carat diamond three-stone ring and platinum and 7-carat diamond pinky ring.

Lorraine Schwartz fringe-style earrings were also seen on Kate Beckinsale, who matched her glittery Elie Saab gown with extra-long blackened-gold and champagne-diamond tassel earrings and three stacked gold and champagne-diamond bracelets.

And of course, Amal Clooney, making her red-carpet debut with husband, George Clooney, was especially elegant in a Dior Haute Couture black gown, her own white elbow-length gloves and platinum and diamond fringe earrings by Harry Winston totaling 29.62 carats.

More on custom looks: Best Actress nominee Reese Witherspoon (Wild) donned a form-fitting Calvin Klein Collection gown with silver beading that resembled the most delicate chainmail, designed for her by Women’s Creative Director Francisco Costa. She continued the white-metal theme with jewelry by Tiffany & Co., including Tiffany Novo platinum and diamond drop earrings worth $600,000, a Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger white gold and diamond Stitches bracelet and a platinum and 6.75-carat Lucida diamond ring worth $695,000.

Best Supporting Actress nominee Keira Knightly (The Imitation Game), in one of the more standout looks of the event, wore a baby bump-friendly custom Butterfly gown by Chanel, which allegedly took 30 people to make. The white gown, with ruffled collar and tiered skirt, was embellished with feathers and feather-winged butterflies. She carried the theme through to her diamond-feather hair ornament by Chanel, small gold feather earrings and clutch featuring an oversized feather-and-sequin-butterfly wrist-piece.

Golden Globes co-host Amy Poehler, meanwhile, wore three gowns by Stella McCartney during the event. On the red carpet, she wore the designer’s custom Bluebird gown with long sleeves and ruched waist, which she decorated with platinum and diamond line earrings signed by Tiffany & Co., a platinum necklace featuring a South Sea pearl and diamonds totaling 7.7 carats and stacked platinum and diamond bracelets by Beladora. During the show, she wore a purple V-neck gown from McCartney’s Autumn 2015 collection and a striking necklace by Irene Neuwirth.

Also wearing an arresting necklace was Naomi Watts, who was a vision in a chartreuse silk column gown by Gucci dramatized by Bulgari’s white gold and diamond Serpenti necklace from the High Jewellery collection and the designer’s Serpenti Hypnotic clutch.

Perhaps the most substantial necklace of the event was Neil Lane’s platinum and 100-carat diamond Cleopatra necklace worn by Best Original Song nominee Lorde (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One). She also wore seven platinum and diamond rings from the designer with her black crepe bra top, jacket and pants by Narciso Rodriguez.

Colored gemstones made a showing on a few starlets such as Best Actress nominee Emily Blunt (Into the Woods), whose more than $2 million worth of platinum and Paraíba tourmaline jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz was a jewelry-fan favorite. These included outstanding Paraíba tourmaline and diamond earrings and matching bracelet, and a 15-carat Paraíba tourmaline and diamond ring. She also wore the designer’s 12-carat diamond pinky ring.

Claire Danes, nominee for her starring role in the television drama series Homeland, chose Lorraine Schwartz as well, complementing her Valentino gown embroidered with colored feathers on a black-tulle base with $1.8 million in natural blue sapphire jewels. These included blackened-gold cluster earrings featuring 35 carats of blue sapphires, a blackened-gold and 22-carat blue sapphire three-stone ring and a blue sapphire mesh bracelet.

Jennifer Aniston, meanwhile, nominated for her starring role in Cake, looked chic in a black gown with sequined bodice and thigh-high slit by St. Laurent and yellow gold and onyx chandelier earrings, a yellow gold and diamond bangle bracelet and a yellow gold, black onyx and pearl ring by Neil Lane.

And finally Lupito Nyong’o was radiant in a Giambattista Valli Haute Couture 7 silk embroidered gown with a bodice of purple petals. Jewels from Chopard added a complementary pop of color, including white gold earrings from the Precious Temptations collection featuring amethysts totaling 29.70 carats, peridots totaling 8.10 carats and diamonds totaling 2.63 carats; a rose gold ring from the Precious Temptations collection featuring a 12.22-carat amethyst and tanzanites; a rose gold eternity ring from the Ice Cube collection featuring pastel-colored sapphires totaling 3.61 carats and pink diamonds totaling 0.42 carats; a yellow gold eternity ring from the Ice Cube collection featuring diamonds totaling 0.29 carats; and a rose gold eternity ring from the L’Heure du Diamant collection featuring diamonds totaling 2.03 carats.
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