We all love an awards ceremony, right? These events normally see celebrities descend on Hollywood hotels in their hundreds. They perfect their red carpet poses and practice their acceptance speeches. But just like most things in 2021, the 78th Golden Globe Awards had to do things a little differently this year. So, they went semi-virtual.
And while our favorite actors, singers, and comedians didn’t get the chance to walk the red carpet, that didn’t stop them from getting dressed up for the occasion. They donned the most expensive designer garments money could buy and wore jewels that cost more than our cars. But this wasn’t just for their Zoom close-up. They also shared these looks with their friends and followers on social media – and we just can’t get over these stunning Golden Globes outfits.
Nicola Coughlan Was the Belle of the Virtual Ball
Well, this look is definitely giving us some Belle from The Beauty and the Beast vibes. And you know what? We’re totally here for it. While Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan had to celebrate the Golden Globes from the comfort of her own home, she wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to put on her ball gown and pose for the camera.
Of course, we’ll never get over the fact that Nicola wasn’t nominated for her role in this epic Netflix hit, but she still stole the show in this Molly Goddard creation. From the giant tulle skirt to the adorable cardigan over her shoulders, Nicola definitely became the belle of the virtual ball. She’s obviously been taking lessons from her friend Daphne…
Cynthia Erivo Stood Out From the Crowd in Neon Green
Does anyone else feel the need to only wear neon green from now on? Well, you’re not alone. Cynthia Erivo has a way of making anything cool, and at the 2021 Golden Globes, she made neon green gowns and giant silver platforms cool. And we never thought we would say that. Ever.
To celebrate this unique Golden Globes event, Cynthia enlisted the help of Hollywood stylist Jason Bolden to find something to wear. In the end, they opted for a Valentino couture gown. As you do. With some of the most exaggerated proportions and angles of the night, it’s probably a good thing she didn’t walk the actual red carpet. There wouldn’t have been room for that epic dress.
Kate Hudson Was the Best-Dressed at Her Exclusive Garden Party
We all know that milkshakes bring boys to the yard, but who needs milkshakes when you have Louis Vuitton? Kate Hudson is known for rocking the red carpet, and it seems as though she wasn’t going to loosen the reigns this year. In fact, we’d say she even ramped the glamour up a notch for the 2021 Golden Globes.
That might have something to do with the fact that Kate was nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy category for her role in Music. While she just missed out on the award, this Louis Vuitton dress still caught everyone’s attention. From the glitzy bodice to the ruffled sleeves, we bet she had the best garden party the Golden Globes has ever seen.
Laverne Cox Was the Ultimate Lady in Red
Oh, Laverne. She’s the gift that just keeps on giving, and it seems as though this leading lady looks stunning in everything that she wears. For this year’s Golden Globes virtual event, Laverne pulled out all of the stops and enlisted the help of a designer that many TV fans will be familiar with.
Yes, Laverne asked her Netflix neighbor, Thai Nguyen, to create a custom gown for this occasion. The Say I Do star did just that and designed a gorgeous red gown complete with huge waterfall sleeves, beautiful beading, and a neckline that complements the actress perfectly. That outfit. is truly something special.
Andra Day Wore a Dress Almost as Beautiful as Her Voice
When you’re nominated for two Golden Globe awards, all eyes are on you. Luckily, Andra Day was given the opportunity to wear this incredible gown from the Chanel Spring/Summer Haute Couture 2021 collection. And this meant that all of the eyes on this leading lady were full of both jealousy and adoration. After all, just look at that dress!
Andra walked away with the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama award thanks to her role in The United States Vs. Billie Holiday. But that’s not all. She also walked away as one of the best-dressed attendees of the virtual Golden Globes, because this silk crochet number is a fairy gown we want in our closet. And we want it now.
Liza Koshy Danced In the Sun In Her Glitzy Gown
Liza Koshy is one of those celebs who has numerous talents to her name, and it seems as though we can now add ‘Fashion Icon’ to this never-ending list. Don’t believe us? Just look at this. Not only is the photo itself absolutely breathtaking, but we can now understand why the sun was shining on the 2021 Golden Globes. We have Liza to thank for that.
Although only a few select celebs actually got to attend the actual event, Liza watched from the comfort of her own home in a dress we can only describe as breathtaking. From designer fashion house Labour Joisie, Liza’s dress matched perfectly with her Louboutin heels and matching jewelry. You know an outfit’s good when you need your sunglasses to take it all in.
Elle Fanning Posed up a Storm in Her Custom Gucci Gown
It’ll probably come as no surprise to learn that Elle Fanning has been nominated for countless awards thanks to her role in The Great. If you’ve watched it, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about. You can’t play a queen without being treated like one and Elle looked like absolute royalty for her virtual Golden Globes look.
Although Elle didn’t win the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy category, she still looked like a winner in this custom Gucci gown. Made specifically for her, this satin draped gown came complete without embroidered crystal brooches and a train that wouldn’t look out of place in any royal palace. That color is just something else.
Lana Condor Looked Fabulous in Designer Florals
Forget about To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. We’re all about loving Lana Condor right now. In this very instant. Forever and ever. Yes, this actress may be known for playing Lara Jean Covey, but she certainly made her mark as an actress to watch at the 2021 Golden Globes. That night we saw her in full bloom, and we are living for these designer florals.
For this event, Lana rocked a Monique Lhuillier gown that featured intricate beading and stunning sleeves. The whole look is one that we’d actually wear ourselves, so it should come as no surprise to learn that she was one of the Golden Globes’ best-dressed. Very few outfits from these events are actually wearable, and so this counts for a lot.
Anya Taylor-Joy Proved She Was the Queen of Her Chessboard
We didn’t think it was possible to feel even more inferior to Anya Taylor-Joy. But we guess she really is perfect in every way. Not only did she slay her chess game in The Queen’s Gambit, but she also slayed the virtual red carpet at the 2021 Golden Globes. Below you will see exhibit A. That’s all you need, right? The evidence is all there.
To prove that she was the only queen on her chessboard, Anya wore a stunning green lurex draped dress with a matching belt and evening coat designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior. And the only thing even more beautiful than this dress is the fact that Anya walked away with the Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television award for The Queen’s Gambit.
Viola Davis Celebrated Black History Month in the Most Stylish Way
Ugh, can Viola Davis do no wrong? It seems as though everything she does or wears is an absolute winner, and this dress is just another example of that. Nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama category for her role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Viola made sure to tie in her success with Black History Month.
Yes, she chose black-owned fashion house Lavie by CK to design this amazing dress for her – and this allowed them to make their Golden Globes debut. But we have a feeling that this won’t be their last, as Viola’s colorful mermaid dress had everyone talking. And for all of the right reasons.
Regina King Shone Bright Like a Diamond Nominee
Yep, you’re going to want to get your sunglasses out again, because Regina King went all out with her Golden Globes outfit. And rightly so. She was nominated in the prestigious Best Director — Motion Picture category for her movie, One Night in Miami… and she obviously decided that she wanted to look her best if she won.
Although Chloé Zhao beat her to the award, that didn’t stop Regina from winning us all over with this dress and the outfit as a whole. This Louis Vuitton gown hugged her figure and was topped off with some serious bling from Forevermark. And just from this photo, we can tell that she was feeling herself just as much as we were feeling her.
Sarah Paulson Matched Her Custom Prada Cast To Her Dress
The Golden Globes waits for no man, woman, actor, or celebrity legend. Not even Sarah Paulson, who is perhaps the most iconic woman we’ve ever had the pleasure of watching. So when this actress was prepping for the awards night, she had to do something about the cast on her arm. And what better way to protect your injured arm than to wear a custom Prada cast?
Duh, it’s the only option. But it wasn’t just Sarah’s purple cast that got everyone swooning. The actress – nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series Drama for her role in Ratched – also wore a black Prada gown. This off-the-shoulder number featured beaded embellishments and was finished off with some Harry Winston jewels. Absolutely stunning.
Rosamund Pike Looked Like a Giant Cloud of Cotton Candy
Rosamund Pike had a lot to celebrate at the 2021 virtual Golden Globes. And not only because she walked away as the winner of the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy for her role in I Care a Lot. We bet she also gave herself a pat on the back for being the coolest and most stylish human on the planet. Ugh, we just can’t with this outfit. It’s incredible.
Wearing a giant red tulle gown designed by Molly Goddard, Rosamund essentially wore a humungous tutu – and we’re here for it. The dress also came complete with bow detailing, thick straps, and velvet bands, and in true legend form, she topped the outfit off with some chunky combat boots. We want to wear this dress for the rest of our lives.
Julia Garner’s Dress Looked Straight Out of the Roaring ’20s
Julia Garner is best known for her role in Ozark and at the 2021 Golden Globes, she was even up for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Supporting Role category for this show. And as you can tell by this photo, she wasn’t out to play games with her outfit. She was out to slay, and slaying is what she did.
Although Julia didn’t win the award, she did win over vintage fashion fans who fell in love with her Prada gown. After all, this leading lady looks like she’s just been partying at the Great Gatsby mansion during the ‘Roaring ’20s’ with this flapper-style dress. And props to Julia for wearing the deepest ‘V’ of the night.
Kaley Cuoco Transformed Into Cinderella With a Little Help From Oscar de la Renta
Kaley Cuoco may have not been invited to the physical ball, but she attended the virtual one. And any Cinderella-wannabe needs a stunning gown fit for such an occasion. Thankfully, Kaley Cuoco was able to wear this beautiful Oscar de la Renta gown to celebrate her nomination in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy category for her role in The Flight Attendant.
This grey gown looked as though it was made just for the stunning actress, and just look at that bling snaking all the way across the bodice and the train! But the sparkles didn’t end there. Kaley also finished the look with some Stuart Weitzman shoes and countless jewels from Harry Winston. Diamond’s are a girl’s best friend, anyway.
Amanda Seyfried Wearing Florals in Spring Was Groundbreaking
When anyone wears florals near the spring season, we can’t help but think of Miranda Priestley. But we have a feeling that the Dragon Lady would be pretty proud of this stunning outfit from Amanda Seyfried for the 2021 Golden Globes. Just look at it. Have you ever seen anything so delicate and perfect? We need this Oscar de la Renta dress in our lives.
While much of this custom silk sorbet gown is simple, it’s this simplicity that really gives space to the taffeta-pressed flowers. And it just suits this actress so perfectly, doesn’t it? Even though Amanda Seyfried didn’t win her nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for the movie Mank, she did win over fashion lovers everywhere.
Shira Haas Won Over Our Hearts in Custom Chanel
Nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category, Shira Haas needed to make an impact with her Golden Globes outfit. And you probably don’t need to tell us that she absolutely slayed our Instagram feeds in this custom Chanel dress.
Sure, the Unorthodox actress may not have walked away as the winner, but she definitely won over our hearts. Just look at that tiered design. The shoes. The pose. The necklace. The confidence. We didn’t think we could ever fall in love with a dress, but we think it’s just happened.
Josh O’Connor Looked Like a King in His Custom Loewe Look
The 2021 Golden Globes was a huge moment for Josh O’Connor. Just one year ago Josh was a small-town English actor working here and there in the British television and movie circuit. Now, he’s known across the globe for his role as Prince Charles in The Crown. And he even took home the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama for this role.
And Josh certainly pulled out a suave look for the occasion. This custom Loewe look from Fall Winter 2021 men’s collection is both modern and befitting his royal character. The overall vibe is cool, calm, and collected – which is more than we can say for ourselves after realizing we have a huge thing for Prince Charles lookalikes.
Sarah Hyland Matched the Red Carpet in Her Stunning Gown
Sarah Hyland may not have been nominated for any awards at the Golden Globes, but that doesn’t mean that she walked away empty-handed. In fact, she’s now on our list of the best-dressed celebs at the ceremony – and in our eyes, that’s even better than a Golden Globe.
Sarah kept it fairly simple with her outfit for this prestigious event and wore this red Monique Lhuillier gown. But sometimes we have to agree that a plain block color works so much better than patterns of embellishments, because this really shows off Sarah’s petite frame. And with her hair slightly curled and those diamond earrings mixed in for good measure, the only option we have is to do a chef’s kiss.
Dan Levy Proved That Yellow Is the New Black
Not only were Dan Levy’s Schitt’s Creek family nominated for numerous awards, but this leading legend also managed to bag himself a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Supporting Role. So, in true Dan levy form, he couldn’t just wear a plain ol’ black suit. Did you see his wedding outfit on the show?! He’s all about standing out.
And it’s fair to say that he did just that in his Pierpaolo Piccioli suit for Valentino. This yellow suit came from their new men’s haute couture collection and perfectly symbolizes Dan’s playful nature and his joyous personality. We especially love the sequinned sweater underneath the suit jacket. That is really something special. And sparkly.
Jo Ellen Pellman Wore a Dress of Many Colors To Celebrate Her Big Movie
Jo Ellen Pellman is the breakout star who put her name to the movie musical The Prom. And while certain aspects of this film were torn to shreds by the hosts of the Golden Globes, nobody denied the fact that this leading lady is a shining star in Hollywood. And she proved just that when she virtually rocked up in this incredible gown.
For this event, Jo Ellen wore a dress of many colors by Jonathan Cohen, and when the actress posted this photo on Instagram, she suggested that the JC Knotted Bow Gown was so much more than just a dress. She used the opportunity to note that “I’m endlessly proud to be a part of the Prom family, a community that celebrates belonging and acceptance.” She’s the best.
Celeste Waite Proved She’s a Lover of Gloves
Well, that settles it. We will no longer be leaving our house without some silk gloves on our hands – because if Celeste Waite can wear them, so can we. We may not be as cool as this incredible singer, but we’re definitely going to try and make them work after seeing this incredible Golden Globes look.
Celeste made her way to the virtual party to celebrate her Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song — Motion Picture. And while her song “Hear My Voice” from The Trial of the Chicago 7 didn’t win, this Gucci gown was definitely a winner in our eyes. From the velvet fabric to the multi-colored sequins, we are all about this whole ensemble. We need it.
Emma Corrin Looked as Regal as Ever in Miu Miu
Like many of the young stars of The Crown, Emma Corrin is a relatively new addition to the world of Hollywood. But what a debut she made at the Golden Globes 2021 when she walked away with the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama! And while this must have been a momentous moment, we have a feeling that this outfit was also pretty exciting.
After all, it’s not every day you get to transform yourself into a fashion icon – with a little help from Miu Miu of course. Emma became as regal as ever when she donned this black dress complete with a white neck ruff, and the whole outfit was topped off with some Cartier jewelry. She must have been on cloud nine.
Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen Proved They’re a Stylish Power Couple
You probably don’t need us to tell you that Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen are the coolest couple around. You already know that, right? But they proved this once again at the Golden Globes when they turned up to this virtual party wearing these awesome outfits. And they needed to look good. After all, Sacha was nominated for two awards!
Sacha ultimately walked away with the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy thanks to his iconic movie, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. And he also got to wear an incredible designer suit while standing next to his beautiful wife who was wearing Alex Perry. That hot pink dress is what dreams are made of.
Nicole Kidman Looked Gorgeous in Gold for the Globes
We have a feeling that Nicole Kidman will be nominated for awards for the rest of her days, and the 2021 Golden Globes was no different. The Aussie actress found herself in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for The Undoing. She didn’t win, but how could you be sad when wearing a dress like that?
Although Nicole didn’t leave her house for this awards ceremony, that didn’t stop her from wearing this black Louis Vuitton dress with gold chain detailing. This dress was both stylish, modern, and traditional, and we bet Nicole felt like a million dollars posing for this Instagram photo. She certainly looks it.
Lily Collins Sizzled as She Posed in Golden Hour
Okay, so you know all about the drama around Lily Collins and the Golden Globes, right? As the star of Emily in Paris, Lily found herself caught in controversy when the actress and her show received an award each. The show was nominated for Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy and Lily was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy.
Many critics believed other shows should have received the nominations, but that didn’t stop Lily Collins from making her mark when it came to her fashion choices. She donned her floral Saint Laurent gown designed by Anthony Vaccarello and posed up a storm in the golden hour. The one-shoulder cut-out dress totally works for her, and we absolutely love it.
Karamo Brown Took His Hosting Duties Seriously in This Burberry Tux
Although the 2021 Golden Globes red carpet wasn’t quite as full as it normally is, Karamo Brown still stepped in to host the red carpet show. And, of course, if you’re going to interview some of the biggest celebs that Hollywood can buy, you’ve got to dress the part. He did just that in this awesome Burberry tux.
Karamo’s teal suit jacket is unusual and unique, but in the best way possible. And he finished off the whole look with a Shawn Christopher bow tie, Montblanc cufflinks, Christian Louboutin shoes, and an IWC Schaffhausen watch. All in all, we’re talking about some serious money when it comes to this outfit.
Gillian Anderson Looked Pooch Perfect for the Virtual Red Carpet
The Golden Globes was a big night for Gillian Anderson, and of course, she had to make sure that she took the right date along for the ride. And we think she nailed it. You can’t get much cuter than her doggo, and it seems as though they even matched their outfits for the occasion.
Gillian won the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Supporting Role award for her role in The Crown, but she also has the pleasure of being one of the best-dressed of the night. She wore a stunning Dior look, and these thin halter straps are what we are living for right now.
Tahar Rahim Debuted a Never-Seen-Before Accessory
French-Algerian actor Tahar Rahim has certainly made waves over the years, and we bet he was over the moon to be nominated for a Golden Globe award. Nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama category for his role in The Mauritanian, he just missed out on the top spot. But he did make fashion history in the process, so it’s not all bad.
Yes, not only was this handsome actor decked out head-to-toe in Louis Vuitton, but he was also given the chance to be the first person in the world to debut the fashion house’s new accessory. The Tambour Street Dive watch hadn’t been released to the public when he wore it to the virtual awards, and it was all anyone could talk about.
Gal Gadot Was Just a Girl Having Fun in Givenchy
Gal Gadot has the kind of life we love to stalk. Not in a creepy way, but more because we just want to be like her. She’s hugely talented and insanely beautiful, and her wardrobe is out of this world. This was proven at the Golden Globes when Gal got dressed to the nines in her living room for the event. Who wears Givenchy just because? Gal does.
This custom Givenchy dress was designed especially for this actress, and we have to say that it suits her perfectly. It’s playful, it’s fun, but it’s still flirty and stylish. She may not have been nominated for anything, but that didn’t stop Gal from twirling around in front of the cameras. You do you, Gal.