Gina Rodriguez kicked off the Golden Globes red carpet Sunday in a deep blue princess gown from Zac Posen and America Ferrera lit up in a Jenny Packham canary yellow look with jewels cascading down her open back.
Rodriguez brought along her smiling father as she showed off her off-the-shoulder dress paired with Neil Lane diamonds, her hair down and wavy. Bonus: Posen built in pockets.
The Globes were being presented at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
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Ferrera was a standout on the color front, with others choosing deep greens and whites. She carried off a large bow at the back of the halter style with the ends loose and long. Ferrera opted for a ballerina back-do as she clowned and waved for the cameras.
This carpet was "anything goes" for color, but it was Regina King who took fierce to another level in huge, full-on gold sequins with a flowing cape. She was joined on the metallic wow-factor front by Kate Bosworth in sparkly red and silver tones from Dolce & Gabbana.
Brie Larson, an up-and-coming fashionista, killed in a gold sparkler, a custom gown from Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa. It had cutouts at the waist and a sexy rope-style halter. The shade, which sparkled in hand-embroidered crystals, matched her hair color perfectly, which could be why she wore it loose.
"I feel like I'm kind of in a hug," she said of the fit, "like I have Joan of Arc armor on."
Count Laverne Cox among those in white, looking elegant in a custom Elizabeth Kennedy sleeveless-and-backless look with a long train. She wore sexy, soft-pinned curls.
Alicia Vikander, another fresh face on the red carpet rise, rocked custom Louis Vuitton in a delicately embellished apron gown with a hint of ruffle at the neck. It crossed at the back and was pleated throughout.
Presenter Jennifer Lopez showed off her bob in a busy, bulky bright mustard yellow from Giambattista Valli, a favorite. It was sharply capped at the shoulders and sported a high side slit and a long wide train. Why? "I just really like it," she explained.
Rooney Mara wore a huge thick braid worthy of "Star Wars" with a blush pink gown that had her looking other-worldly.
Taraji P. Henson went for white as she struck a pose or three on the red carpet. She kept it simple and classic this time around.