Sunday, January 15, 2023

Cinema Connections at the 2023 Golden Globes


As many of you know, I watch award shows such as the Golden Globes for any cinema connections I might see on the red carpet. I tend to only post them live on social media, but I'm going to try to post them here as well. The Golden Globes were last Tuesday and - surprise! - I saw several connections to classic cinema and share some of those with you below. And, in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Golden Globes, I also include a couple flashbacks to 2002 and 2011.

Not identical by any means, 
but Abby Elliott's long-sleeve orange sequin gown from Pamela Roland 
made me think of Doris Day in Ray Aghayan for 1965's Do Not Disturb.

Interesting that Margot Robbie is wearing a halter gown by Chanel - it's a neckline the designer loved. 
Here's Coco's costume design for Gloria Swanson in 1931's Tonight or Never.

Saint Laurent is behind Sigourney Weaver's black gown, but it's Orry-Kelly who is largely responsible for its design. 
There's no question his iconic costume for Bette Davis in 1942's Now, Voyager was the inspiration. 
Anthony Vaccarello (Saint Laurent's artistic director) even accented the d├ęcolletage with a black rosette.

The one-shouldered gowns that actresses like Kay Francis made popular in the 1930s - 
here in Orry-Kelly for 1937's Stolen Holiday
seems to have inspired Regina Hall not once but twice at the Golden Globes
This year was designed in a black leather and 2002 was done in classic cream.

I definitely got My Fair Lady (1964) vibes - Audrey Hepburn's costumes by Cecil Beaton - 
from Salma Hayek's Gucci at the 2023 Golden Globes.

I'll finish my thoughts on this year's Golden Globes with a flashback to 2011. 
While watching Kay Francis in Orry-Kelly in Living on Velvet (1935) the other day, 
I was struck by the similarity of her backless cap-sleeve gown with Emma Stone's Calvin Klein

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