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The 2013 Golden Globes Best in Show

The Golden Globes red carpet was a lesson in high glam. There was a lot to love. Amidst the fishtails, layers of tulle and lace, fetching style abounded: Sexpot. “Old Hollywood” elegance. Vampy vixen. Retro. And, a few prom queens gone bad. On the trend front, it was all about 50 shades of red. Though more bold colors were expected, stars decided to go ethereal and wear varying shades of nude, instead. Other big trends included high necks, plunging backs, cut outs and quite a bit of classic black. With the many hits on the red carpet, there are always a handful of misses. Many of them felt inspired by the pageant world of Honey Boo Boo.

BEST IN SHOW

Katherine McPhee was a knockout vamp gone glam. Though the combination of plunging neckline and high slit in the gown can look trashy, her Oliver Theyskens dress read SEXPOT, not slut.I loved her simple hair and not too smokey eye.

Jennifer Lawrence hit a home run in her tomato red Dior gown. The addition of the metallic belt was modern and sporty.

The Golden Globes are fancy. And, for most, that means a floor length gown. Marion Cotillard –also in red-took a risk with a shorter asymmetrical dress and it paid off. The uneven hemline was dramatic and floaty. She also belted her dress which added youthful sportiness to the look.

In her custom black and white gown, Julianne Moore was all about restrained, classic elegance. That was neither sexy nor trendy. The strong shoulder gave her regal bearing.

Jessica Alba was the epitome of movie star glam in her melon colored Oscar de la Renta gown. With a feathered clutch and divine Harry Winston necklace, she somehow made the look fun and personal.

A feminized tux is nothing short of divine. Amy Poehler’s Stella McCartney number (sans top) for the red carpet was equal parts sexy and commanding.

Amanda Seyfried’s romantic Givenchy and flowing hair was angelic. Ditto for Amy Adams’ Marquesa.