Pink and purple gowns were the bright spots at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night as rain darkened the red carpet in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sandra Bullock, Emily Blunt, Fergie, Diane Kruger and Maggie Gyllenhaal were leading the way on the trend.
The other hot look was black, mostly strapless or off-the-shoulder numbers, with Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Lea Michele and Heather Graham finding a way to make a statement with their versions of not-so-basic black.
Mariah Carey's black, skin-hugging gown gave a new definition to "open neckline."
There was a sea of upswept hairdos, cuff bracelets, dangling earrings and dark lipstick, but the must-have item was the oversized red-and-white striped umbrella stamped with The Beverly Hilton logo.
Stars such as Cruz, Ricky Gervais, Jon Hamm, Adrian Grenier and Lisa Edelstein were eager to show off their red-and-yellow ribbons pinned to their purses and lapels that were to remind each other as well as TV viewers of the plight being suffered by Haiti's earthquake victims.
Olivia Wilde wore a fully beaded jet-and-silver sequined Gucci with a pageant-style drape that ran along one side of the plunging V-neck. Wilde announced that Gucci would be donating it for an auction to benefit Haiti relief efforts.
Edelstein wore a silver halter gown with a deep V-front and diamond flower at her waist. She wasn't bothered by the rain: "I'm from the East Coast and I'm Irish, so it's not that bad."
But Jennifer Garner, in a slate beaded Versace, told E! the weather posed the biggest challenge for hairdressers. "It was an Aqua Net kind of day."
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