The 2018 Golden Globe Awards were a study in many glamorous renditions of the colour black. And, for the most part, the Globes after parties followed suit with the hue taking on all measures of late-night allure.
Diane Kruger: After a regally glamorous entrance at the Globes, Diane was at the InStyle and Warner Bros. post-party, where she imbued black, cropped trousers with a bit of creamy lace in this Alexander McQueen Spring 2018 ensemble. I have a feeling that the tattered, asymmetrical effect of the lace bustier top will turn some away from the more experimental look.
Tessa Thompson: At HBO’s official after party in LA, Tessa suited up in an Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2017 Couture menswear-inspired look that delivered plenty of intriguing edge when styled with the MATEO jewelry and bauble-accented sandals. I was happy for the sheer shirting underneath to balance the boxier shape of the tuxedo blazer.
Nina Dobrev: The actress flaunted her toned abs at the InStyle party in this Ralph Lauren cutout gown. Even with the futuristic liquid-silver paneling, something about the look read a bit dated. Alexis Bittar choker completed her look.
Sarah Hyland: Sometimes quiet glamour is all you need, and Sarah delivered just that in this elegant Rasario Fall 2017 gown that subtly scintillated with embellishment.
Miranda Kerr: The radiant supermodel celebrated her baby bump in a Balmain Pre-Fall 2018 leopard-print halter gown with a flirty ruffle hem. Niwaka jewels, Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, and a Jimmy Choo clutch completed her sassy-elegant look.
Natalia Dyer: Ruffles, ruffles, everywhere. This Giambattista Valli Fall 2017 frock spared not a frill with its heart motif bodice and polka dot skirt that offered a cutesy twist on evening glamour. Sophia Webster heels finished the look.
Eiza Gonzalez: Sultriness oozed from every angle of this Romona Keveža gown that had both modern-siren appeal and old Hollywood elegance.
Issa Rae: We all know Issa Rae loves bright hues, but she kept the black dress code going strong with this Proenza Schouler Spring 2018 frock. It was far more casual than her red-carpet outing, but perhaps the look could have done with a statement jewelry piece or bright lip.
Emily Ratajkowski: Even though this Alex Perry slip dress had a simply seductive allure that we’d expect from Emily, the costume-y red eye makeup just detracted so much from the overall effect.
Hailey Baldwin: Also ensuring that the sheer trend lives on, Hailey wore a panties-revealing Dsquared2 Spring 2018 ruffled piece that translated as a bit, well, transparent and overcooked despite its barely-there M.O.
Crystal Reed: One of the few not in an all-black statement, Crystal wore a Valentino Pre-Fall 2017 gown that conveyed a mood of darling enchantment with its metallic embroidery and Peter Pan collar.
Michelle Monaghan: Sometimes Michelle opts for sharper, edgier statements, but here she walked on the more demurely romantic side with a lace Vera Wang gown inspired by the boudoir.
Nikki Reed: A flash of golden metallic embellishment added a nod to heightened glamour for this AZZI and OSTA Spring 2015 Couture gown. The sculpted sleeve did seem a bit contrived, though.
Lea Michele: Her Christian Siriano Pre-Fall 2017 dress was slit to there, but it was her deeply bronzed look that stole attention away from the fashion.
Yvonne Orji: Yvonne’s Walter Mendez bustier gown offered a good opportunity for the leg jut with its one-sided, sculpted wave design.
Rowan Blanchard: I loved this Giambattista Valli Fall 2016 Couture frock on Rowan, as it was so endearing with darling charm that was both age- and event-appropriate. Plus, she has just the poise to make the more twee elements of the pouf sleeves and ruffled skirt translate as chic rather than too sweet.
Kate Beckinsale: This Alex Perry Spring 2018 gown was very much in Kate’s wheelhouse for two reasons. First, the dress highlighted sultry sophistication with a style-forward twist in the sequin sleeves and, secondly, her signature ponytail was in place.
Shay Mitchell: This DUNDAS Resort 2018 sheer lace jumpsuit, tied together with a big sash, reminded me of something that we’d see at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show after party.
Sonequa Martin-Green: The actress really put the spirited fun in the menswear trend with this Vitor Zerbinato tuxedo suit, styled with a Elisabetta Franchi cropped Victorian-style top and necklace.
Zoey Deutch: Because this Christian Dior dress was so stern and simple, I wish that Zoey’s styling had added some youthful pizzazz with a bold lip and statement shoe.
Julianne Hough: The crystallized femininity of this bow-accented Jenny Packham Pre-Fall 2017 gown was right in line with Julianne’s sweetly feminine aesthetic, although I have to raise an eyebrow to the reddish eye makeup yet again.
Kendall Jenner: No matter how much I tried to rationalize this Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2017 Couture dress, the piece-y nature of its lace, polka dots, and black paneling just translated as messy.
Kaitlyn Dever: The main star of this Valentino Fall 2017 gown was its array of all-over embellishment, which brought a decorative component to the more austere silhouette.
Georgie Flores: A bit of floral embroidery and the glint of embellishment put a playful, dressed-up twist into this Giamba Fall 2017 frock, with the furry handbag and bow-tied shoes adding to the cause. I would have liked to have seen a sleeker hairstyle.