Golden Globe’s Best Zoomer Red Carpet Looks

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Perhaps because of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, this year’s Golden Globes’ red carpet was a solemn and low-key affair. Many of the celebrities in attendance paid their respects in their speeches or wore “Je Suis Charlie” pins.

There were very few overwrought or over-blown ball gowns. And the dazzle of mega gems were mostly absent along with an over-dose of glittering embellishment.

What little sparkle and shine there was came from subtle silver, rather than ostentatious gold.

But like all red carpet events, naturally the talk will be of who looked best and who ran amuck sartorially.

This year, it seemed it was mostly the ingenues that struck out with a few misses.

The more seasoned celebrities – perhaps its just experience of having learned what looks right on their body type or having walked this familiar carpet several times already in their careers – but it was the boomer-aged women that really shone on the carpet.

We round up the best-dressed stars – of the advanced age and experience category.


Helen Mirren, 69 – She proves you can still be a siren at age 69. Opting for a bold red Dolce & Gabbana gown – a colour, women half her age might shy away from – she keeps it sophisticated with bracelet length sleeves, the right amount of embellishment around her cleavage and paid tribute to the Charlie Hebdo victims with a fountain pen worn as a brooch

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Meryl Streep, 65. You can never go wrong with the classic black and white combo by Paule Ka.

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Salma Hayek, 48. The actress shows the key to wearing a white gown in the evening and not look like a bride is to make sure the fabric is heavily textured, like this Alexander McQueen gown. A metallic belt also adds a modern touch.

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Viola Davis, 49. The actress looks like she can get away with murder dressed in a stunning Donna Karan Atelier gown. The rich bold hue was a mini-trend on the red carpet but on her, it perfectly complements her skin.

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 Jessica Lange, 65. A hot raspberry red gown does not need mega jewelry. The actress forgoes statement jewelry and lets the clean architectural lines of her J. Mendel gown be the showcase.

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Oprah Winfrey, 60. In a stunning black Jenny Packham gown, the media mogul shows you can wear a body-hugging gown, even if you’re not a size 2. The strategic placement of embellishment along the sides of the gown not only helps accentuate her curves but also gives a slimming illusion.

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Julianne Moore, 54. The actress’ Givenchy gown was a deft mix of textures – shimmering silver sequins and wispy feathers.

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Christine Baranski, 62. Her form-fitting Zac Posen gown strikes the right balance of elegance and sexy.

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Jane Fonda, 77. Dressed in skin-tight Versace, the svelte actress proves you can still be a bombshell in your 70s.

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Judith Light, 65. The green colour of her gown is lush and the key hole neckline and ruffled hem adds the right amount of drama.