Independent Designers and Archival Fashion Revived at 2024 Golden Globes

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The Golden Globes were the focus of everyone’s attention on Sunday night. This is the event when Hollywood’s most prominent talents set the tone for the upcoming awards season. On the red carpet, they introduced newer names and vintage style to an audience from all around the world.

The debut of independent and up-and-coming designers proved to be equally as essential as the presence of six illustrious European houses, namely Dior, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Schiaparelli, and Gucci, which held court with the greatest number of looks for the evening. This was confirmed by Billie Eilish, who won the award for Best Original Song for her chart-topping “Barbie” song “What Was I Made For.”

The 2024 Golden Globes revived independent designers and vintage fashion
Independent Designers and Archival Fashion Revived at 2024 Golden Globes
Independent Designers and Archival Fashion Revived at 2024 Golden Globes

 

She did this by switching from her signature Gucci brand to the New York-based designer Willy Chavarria for her unorthodox and intriguing take on a red carpet outfit. Recently, Chavarria was awarded the Golden Globes title of Designer of the Year at the Latin American Fashion Awards as well as the title of CFDA American Menswear Designer of the Year for his own label. In addition, Chavarria is the senior vice president of design for Calvin Klein North American and Global Essentials garments, among other positions.

Eilish embraced Chavarria’s signature oversize tailoring, which is also one of her favorite looks. She wore a combination of his spring 2024 Golden Globes, including a button-down shirt from image 5, a skirt from look 42, and a giant, mannish blazer from look 45. She matched this ensemble with futuristic makeup, hair, and round Oliver Peoples’ Calidor glasses. While Eilish was being honored with the title of Most Daring at the Style Awards, Alex Badia of WWD made the following statement: “It’s a big moment for new designers who hopefully the rest of the world can discover through the red carpet.”

The same could be said for Sergio Hudson, who created a one-of-a-kind outfit for Rachel Brosnahan specifically for her. The sensual red wool crepe corseted column gown had sixty-five functioning hand-covered silk buttons and was custom-made in New York City on the body of the actress from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” to ensure that it was the correct fit.

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Lily Gladstone made history on Sunday night when she became the first Indigenous person to win the award for best actress for her performance in “Killers of the Flower Moon.” She also continued to use her platform, including her acceptance speech and her red carpet look, to promote inclusion and representation, as she has been doing while on her press tour with stylist Jason Rembert.

“I’m wearing Valentino because it went so well on the Cannes red carpet—I just had to do it again—and representing Blackfeet designer Lenise Omeasoo of Antelope Women Designs, complementing Bulgari,” Gladstone said in an interview with WWD. She was wearing a custom Valentino white column gown and a black coat, along with framed glass bead earrings from Antelope Women Designs and a Bulgari high jewelry necklace. At the WWD Style Awards, the actress was honored with the prize for Best Newcomer.

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For the purpose of reintroducing vintage and archive styles to a new generation, several individuals looked to the history of fashion.

“This dress was pulled from Balmain’s archives for me, so it’s very special,” Elle Fanning said to WWD while she was walking the red carpet. If you wear something that is so delicate that it seems like a piece of art from a museum, you could feel anxious, but if it is so exquisitely crafted, it will survive for an eternity. Tonight, this dress is the ideal choice for you.”

In order to provide Fanning and stylist Samantha McMillen with access to the 1960 strapless ballgown made of ivory satin silk and featuring an on-trend bow at the bust, the firm unlocked its archives specifically for them.

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Additionally, Kylie Jenner opted for a vintage dress, thereby expressing her generation’s fondness for resale, thrifting, and individual fashion. She opted for a rare black lace couture gown by Hanae Mori from the year 1998.

A black tulle one-shoulder gown with polka-dot embroidery and a pleated organza floral asymmetrical hem was the gown that Andra Day selected to wear from the more recent past. It was an archive Georges Chakra couture design from 2004 Golden Globes.

The ability to produce items that are able to withstand the passage of time is an example of a truly sustainable effort. According to a statement the company sent to WWD, “The craftsmanship of Andra’s gown is a testament to the Chakra Couture atelier and their ability to craft pieces that are relevant after 20 years.”

During the celebration of a fleeting moment in time, Emily Blunt glistened in an ivory tulle dress with hammered gold metal sequin flower embroidery that was part of the Alexander McQueen spring 2024 Golden Globes pre-collection. This garment was one of the last designs that Sarah Burton created before she left the house. This is a genuine tribute.

 


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