Just three months into the year, 2018 has already made its mark in the fashion world for the bold and daring looks that graced red carpets so far. As a time of change and transition in Hollywood, there were many strong political statements made by Hollywood A-listers through their fashion as well – with the #MeToo and “Time’s Up” movements strongly represented in Golden Globes red carpet where almost everyone was donned in black. Following are some of the most eye-catching and flattering looks seen in 2018 red carpets so far.
I’m going to start off this list with Lupita Nyongo’s stunning royal-like dress for the premiere of Black Panther. The long-awaited movie held a premiere with the ultimate red carpet to beat them all! Every single person was donning bright and regal attire that took Hollywood premiere fashion to a whole new level. Lupita’s custom Versace dress made her look like the badass warrior queen that she is.
Golden Globes this year was all about the power of women and the need to acknowledge it. This black Prada number worn by Diane Kruger made us think about a female superhero with its beautifully placed black cape detail on the back. The cut of the dress was sultry and feminine. She opted to her signature smoky eyes and soft nude lips, which added even more subtlety and glamour to the overall look.
The lady from the multi-award-winning Lady Bird showed up to the Globes in an Atelier Versace dress with clean lines and cuts, keeping it simple yet stunning. The dress had an architectural vibe to it with the silver detail near her shoulder and the waist, and Saoirse Ronan kept her makeup and hair minimal to let her sharp natural features shine through.
Kelly Clarkson went to her beloved designer Christian Siriano for her black ball gown with gold detailing that she wore for the Golden Globes red carpet. The coveted designer knows how to drape all the body types in the most flattering ways. And everyone loves a dress with pockets!
Moving on to the Critics Choice awards, this dreamy ensemble by Dolce and Gabbana that Allison Williams donned to the red carpet was making all the fashion enthusiasts collectively drool with joy! The soft mix of cool and warm toned colors in the dress was flattering to the actress in all the right ways.
Lady Gaga sure knows how to work a red carpet since the beginning of her career! Over the years her looks have subdued more and this Black Armani number she wore to this year’s Grammy awards paired with Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry was simply iconic.
This list is not complete without Janelle Monae, who just kills every single red carpet that she is in. Keeping to the female empowerment theme and breaking boundaries, Janelle wore this stunning suit by Dolce and Gabbana to the Grammy’s red carpet. It helped that her hair and makeup were totally on-point, too!