The 2021 Golden Globes were proof positive that red carpet fashion is thriving — with or without an actual carpet.
Nearly one year after the world went into lockdown (and a handful of remote awards shows later), Hollywood has its peacocking problem sorted.
The solution? Make your own style rules —black tie be damned. Flaunt ’em on Zoom. Sip your cocktail on the couch while accepting that statuette.
At the casual end of Sunday’s sartorial spectrum was Bill Murray (didn’t think he’d snag a spot on a Globes best-dressed list, did you?).
Bill Murray dressed down in a tropical-printed shirt for the 2021 Golden Globes.NBC
We might have only caught a brief, waist-up glimpse of the “On The Rocks” nominee’s tropical-printed shirt as he toasted viewers, martini in hand — but Murray’s casual look nevertheless sparked some much-needed joy.
Speaking of bright, plenty of other stars shone in their own right. Leading the pack was Cynthia Erivo in an eye-popping neon green Valentino Haute Couture gown, styled with sky-high platforms and Maria Tash jewelry. Regina King continued her streak as the pandemic’s awards-season power dresser in a custom, asymmetrical Louis Vuitton dress embellished with silver and gold sequins.
Cynthia Erivo wears Valentino Haute Couture at the 2021 Golden Globes.NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Regina King wears Louis Vuitton at the 2021 Golden Globes.Instagram
Angela Bassett’s feathery, one-shouldered purple Dolce & Gabbana offered drama with a capital “D.” And Amanda Seyfried served a picture-perfect moment in a coral off-shoulder gown by Oscar de la Renta.
Angela Bassett wears Dolce & Gabbana at the 2021 Golden Globes.Instagram
Amanda Seyfried wears Oscar de la Renta at the 2021 Golden Globes.Instagram
Elle Fanning’s silky, mint green Gucci felt like a literal breath of fresh air, as did Dan Levy’s delightfully surprising yellow pantsuit styled with a matching sequin turtleneck and metallic shoes (all Valentino Haute Couture).
Elle Fanning wears Gucci at the 2021 Golden Globes.Courtesy of Gareth Gatrell for Gucci
Dan Levy wears Valentino Haute Couture at the 2021 Golden Globes.Instagram
Anya Taylor-Joy’s emerald green gown and matching coat — both custom Dior Haute Couture, styled with Tiffany jewelry — was sleek in silhouette, maximum in effect.
Anya Taylor-Joy wears Dior Haute Couture at the 2021 Golden Globes.Courtesy of Sami Drasin for Dior
Rounding out the night’s star moments was Sarah Paulson, whose custom black Prada frock was paired with a custom purple Prada arm cast (yes, you read that correctly).
Sarah Paulson wears Prada at the 2021 Golden Globes.Courtesy of Sarah Paulson
For those craving princess-inspired threads, ballgowns had big moments, too: Kaley Cuoco’s glittery, gray Oscar de la Renta channeled serious Cinderella vibes, while “Bridgerton” star Nicola Coughlan wowed in layers (and layers) of Molly Goddard’s signature tulle.
Kaley Cuoco wears Oscar de la Renta at the 2021 Golden Globes.Courtesy of Brad Goreski
Nicola Coughlan wears Molly Goddard at the 2021 Golden Globes.Instagram
Meanwhile, nominee Maria Bakalova personified fashionable flex when she posted an Instagram photo dressed in a voluminous red gown by Giorgio Armani Privé, complete with a matching cocktail and clutch.
Maria Bakalova wears Giorgio Armani Privé at the 2021 Golden Globes.Instagram
If this all sounds like one big mashup of celebrities opting to wear the things they feel like their best selves in — well then, that’s precisely the point. We’ll raise a martini to that.