Globes Fashion: The Bad And The Ugly

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There was almost-good. There was kinda-bad. There was 80's-bad. And then there was bad-bad. When it came to disappointing fashions, Golden Globes 2011 was a bonanza.

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Now, in some ways I admit I'm being harsh, because if some of these gowns had stood alone — rather than making for a decadent 80s-palooza Dynasty effect — they might have been okay. So think of this as a trend indictment. I mean, the color of this Marchesa is amazing on Amy Adams; but overall the effect is just a little Carrington. (Alexis, not the Bloomsbury artist.)


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Ditto Christina Hendricks. She looks kind of amazing, but the gown is slightly reminiscent of Oscars '88.


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The excess fabric used in this crop of gown's embellishments — see Elisabeth Moss' bustline — could clothe a small village.


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Again, ambivalence: the emerald of Mila Kunis' Vera Wang is gorgeous, but I wish she'd done something fresher.


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The normally flawless Milla Jovovich is mummified by the swathes of this Armani Privé.


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Then there were the "no-cigar" fashions: looks that were almost great. Take Eva Longoria's Zac Posen: kind of stunning, but the cleavage level detracts from the elegance — while launching a thousand "Golden Globes" jokes.


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I love the cut of Gabourey Sidibe's gown, but the glittery pattern wears her slightly.


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There's nothing flat-out wrong with Jennifer Lopez's Zuhair Murad, but the shawl is a slightly mumsy touch.


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Halle Berry always looks amazing, this is understood. But I find this multi-layered Nina Ricci spectacularly underwhelming.


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I'm sorry, I just don't like the rose on Natalie Portman's Viktor & Rolf. I get it, but I don't like it. And if anyone could make me a believer, it's she.


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I think January Jones actually looks fabulous in spite of her gown, which I find confusing without being interesting. Still, props for taking a risk.


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Here, all my ambivalence flees. I love Marc Jacobs. I love the 70s trend. Hate Heidi's busy, frowsy dress.


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Christina Aguikera — and Zuhair Murad — seem to have blurred the line between Burlesque and life.


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This could maybe have been an okay maternity gown circa Valley of the Dolls.


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Another popular trend? "Crummy-looking." In this category I'd place Megan Fox's Armani Prive.


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We can also throw in Jennifer Love Hewitt's castoff wedding gown.


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And Julianne Moore was apparently dressed by Flora, Fauna and Meriwether...before they get their magic back.



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Madeleine Davies

Mila Kunis' dress was my favorite of the night.