Jennifer Lawrence chose Dior for the Golden Globes, with two tiers on a full skirt cinched at the waist and below by black trim. Julia Roberts wore a black gown topped by a white, button-down collar shirtwaist look from Dolce & Gabbana.
Lupita Nyong'o wowed in a sexy, caped red silk strapless gown from Ralph Lauren and Lena Dunham showed up Sunday night in form-fitting canary yellow — tattoos out.
Kerry Washington complemented her baby bump in a sleeveless white gown with a low neck and jacket-like top from Balenciaga.
Early arrivals included Zooey Deschanel in a gold ballet-skirted Oscar de la Renta with a youthful, boxy cropped top and vintage Neil Lane earrings. Other stars and nominees went for older Hollywood shimmer in slinky gold, silver and Champagne.
Cate Blanchett provided a Katharine Hepburn moment in Armani with high lace at the neck and a how-low-can-you-go back, along with Chopard earrings.
Amy Poehler picked three custom gowns from Stella McCartney, including a slinky black halter look, while her co-host for the awards season opener, Tina Fey, went for a fuller, strapless red and black from Carolina Herrera as her first look.
Amy Adams wore two shades of red in a backless high-waisted halter dress with a plunging neckline to the waist by Valentino. It evoked her risque-dressing '70s character in "American Hustle."
Tom Ford was Hayden Panettiere's choice — a black-and-white halter with a high side slit.
This year's red carpet had some bold color thanks to Reese Witherspoon in bluish turquoise from the Calvin Klein Collection and a pregnant Olivia Wilde in emerald Gucci. Also pregnant, Drew Barrymore was pretty at the podium in a gown with a sheer overlay adorned with red and pink embellishments.
Sandra Bullock was pink on top, black in the middle and sky blue at the hem of a full-skirted gown by Prabal Gurung.
In picture: Jennifer Lawrence
Text and images: AP