19 High-Fashion Looks We Loved From the 78th Golden Globes’ Virtual Red Carpet

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About last night.

As the unofficial kick off to award show season, the Golden Globes are known to be a time when celebrities skip the safe style choices and opt for a daring look instead. From perfectly tailored suits to sheer dresses and abundantly embellished ensembles, it’s a red carpet that has truly seen it all. With historic moments a plenty—like Billy Porter’s embroidered suit and pink cape from Randi Rahm in 2019, Angelina Jolie’s emerald Atelier Versace look in 2011, and Lupita Nyong’o’s red Ralph Lauren caped dress in 2014—it’s an event that has the fashion world waiting with bated breath.

Although there was no official red carpet at this year’s 78th virtual Golden Globes, we were delighted to discover that there was no shortage of impeccably dressed celebrities who showed up from around the world to impress. From the presenters to nominees to the hosts and other attendees, Hollywood’s finest came ready to drop the at-home attire and go all out for the big event. Here are some of our favorite looks from the 78th annual Golden Globes.

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Dan Levy

 In this handout provided by Lewis Mirrett, Daniel Levy is seen prior to the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards on February 28, 2021.
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There was plenty of color at this year’s Golden Globes, but Dan Levy’s chartreuse suit stands out from the rest. First shown in Pierpaolo Piccioli’s men’s couture collection for Valentino, Levy looked at home in this high-fashion look.

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett speaks onstage at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton and broadcast on February 28, 2021 in Beverly Hills,
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This feathered, subtly embellished regal purple Dolce & Gabbana dress stunned on Angela Bassett. It’s side high-leg slit and the matching peep-toe pumps took it to another level.

Zuri Hall

78th Annual GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Zuri Hall attends the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton and broadcast on February 28, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California.
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There have been many red looks that have made the red carpet hall of fame, and we’d like to add this one to the list. This two-piece floral set is both classic and modern.

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning - Golden Globes 2021
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This custom Gucci mint green satin draped gown on Elle Fanning is exactly the kind of glamour we were hoping to see on the red carpet this year. Adorned with embroidered crystal brooches and silver leather platform sandals, it was a fairy tale look come to life.

Satchel and Jackson Lee

Jackson Lee and Satchel Lee speak onstage at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Rainbow Room and broadcast on February 28, 2021 in New York, New York
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Golden Globes Ambassadors Satchel and Jackson Lee wore custom Gucci looks that turned heads. Rating high on our list of favorite Golden Globes fashion choices, these two showed up looking royal for this very special occasion.

Shira Haas

Shira Haas, wearing CHANEL & CHANEL Fine Jewelry, gets ready for the Golden Globe Awards 2021 at The West Hollywood EDITION on February 28, 2021 in West Hollywood, California.
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Black is always an instant classic on a red carpet. This Chanel number on Israeli actress, Shira Haas, further proves just that.

Leslie Odom Jr.

In this handout provided by  Phoebe Joaquin, Leslie Odom Jr. is seen prior to 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards on February 28, 2021.
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This layered Valentino look is one to remember. A lime green turtleneck underneath a baby pink top and a salmon-clay suit is a play on color that we very much appreciate on the One Night in Miami star.

Amanda Seyfried

 In this handout provided by Marcus Mam, Amanda Seyfried is seen prior to the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards on February 28, 2021.
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Oscar de la Renta’s strapless, sorbet gown with taffeta silk flowers is what red carpet dreams are made of. Originally designed as a bridal look, Seyfried wore this dress effortlessly.

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Josh O’Connor

In this handout provided by William Waterworth, Josh O'Connor is seen prior to the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards on February 28, 2021
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The Crown actor brought the heat with this Loewe suit. A black blazer with white lapels over a cream pussy-bow blouse and matching pants was a pleasant twist on the traditional black and white look.

Viola Davis

Viola Davis In Pomellato During 78th Annual Golden Globes
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This colorful choice deserves an award for best pattern. Bright and lively, this design by Claude Kameni of Lavie by CK exudes a feeling of joy that we can all appreciate. Paired with Pomellato earrings and necklace, Viola Davis served us yet another extraordinary look.

Nicholas Hoult

Nicholas Hoult by Giorgio Armani for the 2021 Golden Globes
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The Great actor Nicholas Hoult made his fashion debut in this Giorgio Armani black velvet double-breasted peak lapel tuxedo. A pair of black velvet evening slippers polished off this already pristine ensemble.

Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo attends the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton and broadcast on February 28, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California
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Presenter Cynthia Erivio stopped the show in this Valentino neon green avant-garde dress. Paired with sky high platform heels, exquisite Wempe jewels, metallic gloves, and purple eyeshadow, her look was out-of-this-world bold.

Jane Fonda

Honoree Jane Fonda accepts the Cecil B. DeMille Award onstage at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton and broadcast on February 28, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Jane Fonda is the very definition of sophisticated chic in a cream pantsuit and Pomellato jewelry. The Cecil B. DeMille Award winner appeared at the Golden Globes in a gorgeous pantsuit that she had worn previously, a move made as part of her commitment to not buy any new clothes.

Susan Kelechi Watson

Susan Kelechi Watson attends the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton and broadcast on February 28, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California.
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The This Is Us star shined bright in this Georges Hobeika fully sequined two-piece dress. Fringe hems brought this look to life when it made its way across the Golden Globes stage.

Andra Day

Andra Day, wearing CHANEL & CHANEL Fine Jewelry, gets ready for the Golden Globe Awards 2021 at The West Hollywood EDITION on February 28, 2021 in West Hollywood, California
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This Chanel soft-hued grey gown is straight off the runway. With a tulle skirt on the bottom and a macrame bodice on top featuring embroidered details, it’s high on the list of Golden Globes best dressed this year.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards on February 28, 2021.
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This blue Paul Smith suit looks sleek on Yahya Abdu-Mateen II. The white lining around its lapels perfectly contrasts with his black turtleneck base.

Kate Hudson

Pictured in this screengrab released on February 28, (l-r) Kate Hudson speaks during the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards broadcast on February 28, 2021
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Louis Vuitton is a regular player on star-studded carpets, and this dress worn by Kate Hudson shows exactly why that is. An embellished belted bodice with off-the-shoulder sleeves is exactly the kind of detailing that will get you noticed.

Tahar Rahim

 In this handout provided by Naj Jamai, Tahar Rahim is seen prior to the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards on February 28, 2021.
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Another Louis Vuitton creation, this royal blue suit made The Mauritanian star look razor sharp at this year’s Golden Globes.

Rosamund Pike

In this handout provided by Rosamund Pike,  Rosamund Pike is seen prior to the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards on February 28, 2021.
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One of the edgiest looks we saw all night, this Molly Goddard exaggerated tulle dress turned up the volume. Golden Globe winner Rosamund Pike paired it well with combat boots.