Last night was the perfect way to welcome in the new decade with the 77th annual Golden Globe awards. This year, the ceremony was all about the men when it came to footwear. The guys have finally caught on to the fact that they can use their shoes to make a statement.
Jimmy Choo winning at Golden Globes
Billy Porter’s Jimmy Choo shoes
And no one is more aware of that than the ever-so-theatrical Broadway Stage star Billy Porter who never fails to impress. His appearance made the award winner Elton John’s black tuxedo with tribute “Rocketman” brooch look positively boring. This year Porter wowed – turning up and looking almost angelic – head to toe in white with detachable full-feathered wings and jewellery from Tiffany and Co. But the piece de resistance was the white custom-made embellished Jimmy Choo heeled satin Minori boots with a square toe.
Leonardo Di Caprio, who was the target of one of host Ricky Gervais opening jokes about the ages of his and Price Andrews girlfriend’s, also opted for a Jimmy Choo shoe, as did Brett Gellman – but a lot more understated than Porter’s choice.
Di Caprio’s former love interest and best actress nominee Scarlett Johansson paired her Jimmy Choos with a plunging Vera Wang gown. The actress decided to take advantage of the evening as a perfect excuse for a date night with fiancé Colin Jost as they shared a cheeky red carpet smooch.
Scarlett Johansson backstage at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Photo courtesy of Golden Globes
Romance really was in the air last night all round with Rachel Bilson, who also opted for Choos. Effectively confirming relationship rumours, she stepped out arm in arm with Bill Hader whose TV comedy-drama was nominated for 3 awards. Renee Zellweger, who scooped the award for best actress in a motion picture and Joey King also went for a simple pointed toe elegant Jimmy Choo heel, while Tiffany Haddish went with a sky-high open toe shoe from the luxury brand.
Renee Zellweger. Photo by ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI for Golden Globes
The Beverly Hilton really was the home of the power couples last night. Nicole Kidman looked ravishing in jewelled red Zanotti heels which tied at the ankle in a delicate bow, alongside Aussie singer-songwriter husband Keith Urban. Urban who at 5ft 8″ normally ventures out in trademark Cuban heels when with Kidman – who seems to have a thing for shorter men. Last night, however, he wearing a pair of platform brogues to compete with his wife’s towering $1,147 heels.
Christian Louboutin favoured by men at Golden Globes
Ginger beauty Isla Fisher wore white open-toe platform heels and yet still looked tiny next to her husband – a 6ft 3 North London born Sacha Baron Cohen. “The Spy” star who was nominated for his role as the infamous Eli Cohen, wore an electric blue suit by Dolce and Gabbana, with a blue bowtie and matching shirt. He crowned his look with dark blue velvet Louboutin shoes as he introduced “Jojo Rabbit” with a jab at Mark Zuckerberg, comparing him to “a naive misguided child who spreads Nazi propaganda and only has imaginary friends”.
Christian Louboutin was very popular this year, especially with the men. Captain America superhero, Chris Evans gave us a flash of his red soles as he dove in to rescue “Marriage Story” Scarlett Johannsson. The actress appeared to be almost ‘swallowed up’ by the train of her intense crimson gown as she tried to maneuver her way off stage.
Sam Rockwell was also seen in Louboutin, as was Irish-born Andrew Scott who played the much-adored sexy priest in “Fleabag”. Despite having to fight off Jodie Comer – who wore fuchsia pink Nicholas Kirkwood mules – he managed to take home the award for best TV comedy.
The Aquaman and Game of Thrones muscle-man Jason Momoa decided not to favour any fashion house in particular and mixed it up a bit with a Tom Ford jacket, Valentino trousers, Louboutin shoes, a $250,000 emerald and diamond pin, and matching watch which was lent to him by Cartier.
Female stars including Winnie Harlow, Priyanka Chopra, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Taylor Swift also went for the famous French footwear brand.
Other shoes in focus
Wesley Snipes decided upon a plum 3-piece suit with a square toe loafer and Mrs Maisel star Michael Zegan went with a suede brogue. A navy velvet brouge was the shoe of choice to match Ansel Algort’s Tom Ford velvet tux, glittery eyeshadow, and nail polish.
The 25-year-old actor presented an award with Dakota Fanning who was in Sophia Webster heels. Kiwi filmmaker
Taika Waititi modelled an old school Hollywood glamour look with a white Ermenegildo Zegna jacket, black trousers, skirt and dickie bow, Todds shoes and dark wayfarer glasses. He was just missing a fat Churchill cigar and a cane. Rami Malek was clad head to toe in Yves Saint Laurent whereas Ramy Youssef who won Best Actor in the TV comedy and musical category wore brilliant white trainers.
Making Golden Globe history, Awkwafina who wore Stuart Weitzman heels with a Jimmy Choo clutch, was the first-ever woman of Asian descent to have ever been nominated in a lead actress role, which she won for her role in “The Farewell”.
Lucy Boyton shone in a silver Louis Vuitton high neck dress with 8,000 handsewn tiny glass beads and chunky platform heels with a thin ankle strap. Kerry Washington who was clearly also a fan of the beaded look only wore a string of beads that barely left anything to the imagination which she paired with a beautiful sandal from polish designer Magda Butrym.
The star that brought the biggest smile to my face last night was Dame Helen Mirren. Despite having to get her buddy Meryl Streep to help her out backstage with a slight wardrobe malfunction, looked breathtakingly regal in a floor-sweeping, finely-belted, off the shoulder Dior gown with Tulle layering and three-quarter length sleeves. “I feel Queenly” she announced to waiting fans and reporters. I’m not surprised she did, with 120 carats of Harry Winston diamonds cascading from her neck and ruby drop earrings and large diamond cluster cocktail ring. Following in the footsteps of our very own queen-in-waiting Kate Middleton, who is a regular patron of Highstreet labels, Helen Mirren teamed her look with a pair of red 70’s inspired chunky synthetic reptile skin platform boots with a 4.75-inch heel that she picked up in Aldo for only $55.