Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Black Is Back ... and So Are the Risk-Takers

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Black Is Back ... and So Are the Risk-Takers

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Fashion risk-takers helped the red carpet at Sunday's Golden Globes live up to its reputation as the liveliest of the awards season, with Helena Bonham Carter leading the way in mismatched Co one red, one green Co shoes.

She topped her multicoloured, printed cocktail frock with a wacky hairdo woven with black netting.

It can't be described as a do or a don't: it's just pure Bonham Carter.

Olivia Wilde cleared her own path in an oversized chocolate-brown ball gown by Marchesa with beading that mimicked a starry night. C[pounds sterling]I'm a wide load Co give me 20 feet,C[yen] Wilde joked.

C[pounds sterling]I like wearing big dresses, it's fun. We go to so many parties in this town, the Globes are something to play with in terms of fashion,C[yen] she added.

Still, there was room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, for waves of gowns in green, red, blue, black and blush tones.

C[pounds sterling]I don't see an overall trend. It's not all about strapless or one look Co the way it's been so clearly in the past. You always hope to see individuality and you got it,C[yen] Cindy Weber Cleary, InStyle fashion director, said.

She also noted there were more covered-up looks, save January Jones's strategically cut-out top, and a rainbow of colours.

Angelina Jolie wore a long-sleeve, green gown with subtle shimmer that matched the old-school style of Brad Pitt, looking very much the classic movie star in traditional bow tie.

Meanwhile, Michael Douglas escorted Catherine Zeta-Jones in a green, textured-organza Monique Lhuillier with a textured skirt.

January Jones was stunning in Versace. Jones actually requested this dress Co originally on the Versace runway in blue Co to be made in the bright lipstick hue.

Black wasn't boring on Halle Berry, who wore a lingerie-style, minimalist mini by Nina Ricci. …

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