Golden Globes: Dior Restrains Themselves

The erstwhile house of Dior managed to produce a solid roster of gowns this time around, all the more shocking since in 2017 they created my most hated dress.

Jessica Biel

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I am on the record as not liking Biel, although her self-deprecating turn as herself on this season of Bojack Horseman made me consider that she may not be as icy as she seems. As a strong supporter of whimsy, I love this celestial gown. My favorite Dior of the evening.

Elisabeth Moss

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TV’s Best Actress winner chose a twee, tea length custom creation. None of that is surprising, she almost always trends towards a dainty, 1950’s era silhouette and has a strange attachment to the somewhat dated tea length. The detailing on the collar is super though.

Natalie Portman

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Natalie is a very loyal Dior devotee, whether by contract or personal taste, and this is both classic them and classic her. It’s very medieval French lady-in-waiting, which is…fine I guess. Would have loved to see a statement necklace with this – she always seems to punt on jewelry. For some reason, she didnt pose alone – just with America Ferrera, who looks lovely in a glittery Christian Siriano gown and tux jacket. Also, major praise for calling out on stage that all the nominated directors were male. It was a healthy reminder that despite the solidarity and resistance felt in the room, there’s still a long way to go towards equality.

Michelle Pfeiffer

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Michelle is stunning and looks DAMN good for her age. This is too buttoned up and geriatric for someone who’s cheekbones I would sell my soul for. I understand the impulse to go subdued for the blackout, but this is just too dull.

Sally Hawkins

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This is fine, pretty unimpeachable. Similar idea to Michelle’s, to the point that I am surprised Dior would put both of them on the same red carpet.



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