The phrase “virtual red carpet” may conjure up images of viral style the internet’s liberalizing influence on fashion, but during this year’s Golden Globes, celebs offered a different perspective. Star didn’t go to the digital era for costume inspiration, despite the fact that they were streamed from all over the world to honor the greatest in cinema and television. Instead, a prevalent motif was Old Hollywood glitz. For instance, nominee Elle Fanning addressed Grace Kelly when referencing the vibe of her ice-themed Gucci gown.

Due to the continuing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 78th Golden Globe Awards are being held for the first time in history on virtual screens across the globe. The ceremony honors the greatest actors, actresses, directors, film producers, and more from across the world, and is taking place from the Beverly Hilton and New York’s Rainbow Room, hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey live respectively.

Even though there was no conventional red carpet this year, celebrities never missed to dress and impress for one of the entertainment industry’s biggest evenings. Amanda Seyfried wore a stunning coral pink Oscar de la Renta gown, while Andra Day, who stars in The United States Vs. Billie Holiday, wore a piece from Chanel Haute Couture. On another end, Celeste sported a black velvet and multicolor striped sequin gown by Gucci, complemented with lime green satin gloves, while Anya Taylor-Joy dazzled in a green lurex dress and evening coat from Dior Haute Couture. Cynthia Erivo wore a bright green Valentino Couture suit on a socially distant red carpet in Los Angeles, while Margot Robbie wore a quilted Chanel slit dress. Erivo’s suit attracted attention with dramatic proportions and platforms significant enough to make Lady Gaga raise her own eyebrow. Similarly, Regina King wore an unconventional column gown by Nicolas Ghesquiere of Louis Vuitton that featured enough gems and sequins to brighten up the night sky and celebrate her momentous nomination for Best Director. It simply mirrored the Globes’ festive mood – being glitzy with being stuffy.