BY LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press
The pinks had it Sunday on the Golden Globes red carpet, from Ryan Michelle Bathe on the arm of hubby Sterling K. Brown to a stunning Lily Collins in princessy Zuhair Murad, hair up in a loose, dramatic bun.
Collins' couture gown was a light shade with a floral design. She went with her first choice to go with Harry Winston jewels.
"I love this color. It's fun, it's fresh, it's great," Collins told E! Entertainment from Los Angeles.
Bathe shimmered in pink next to her man, who was dressed in a blue tuxedo as was his "This is Us" dad, played by Milo Ventimiglia. Dad wore Ralph Lauren.
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Angela Bassett, accompanied by husband Courtney B. Vance, went for a deeper, reddish shade of pink in an off-the-shoulder look, while Karrueche Tran popped in a neon pink Dolce & Gabbana strapless gown that threatened to swallow her whole, tight top knot and all.
Doing frothy, FROTHY pink was presenter Carrie Underwood. It was full-on in the sticky-outy floral embellishment department on the front, split in middle with cutouts at the waist and barely a back.
Presenter Felicity Jones was in busy, busy pink, courtesy of Gucci. It came with a not-so-good-together shade of nude, in fact, with black ruffles at the neck and a black bow at the waist.
Zoe Saldana also wore Gucci pink paired with scarlet in silk chiffon. It had an asymmetrical tiered ruffled skirt and blush satin bow. Emma Stone wore Valentino in pale pink with a silver star design.
Those in yellow were led by "Jackie" queen Natalie Portman, baby bump draped in a three-quarter sleeve dress from Prada with vintage Tiffany jewelry. Her matronly look had a high waist and her loose hair was back-swept, worthy of her 1960s character.
Emily Ratajkowski was in a whole different kind of yellow, a sexy loose gown with slits at the leg and neck. Kerry Washington was golden in Dolce & Gabbana couture with floral embellishment and a touch of crusted silver jewels. Viola Davis went one-shoulder in shimmering dandelion yellow.
Mandy Moore, who plays wife to Ventimiglia's Jack on NBC's "This is Us," brought the drama with a caped gown with a plunging black neckline by Naeem Khan. Also in low-cut, old Hollywood black: Kristen Bell.
Ruth Negga, short hair slicked back, was up for a statue and sort of resembled one in a shimmery silver short-sleeve number that hugged her like a body glove, from Louis Vuitton. One observer said emergency blanket (like the one in your car trunk) came to mind.
Watery slick hair — short, loose and in tight ponytails — was abundant, including on Millie Bobby Brown.
Velvet, a persistent trend on runways and red carpets, represented on Chrissy Metz, another sibling on "This is Us." She wore it in deep purple, belted in silver at the waist.
Like Negga, Amy Adams went for metallic in a Tom Ford sequined gown in inky black and blood red. It was strapless, severely cut across her chest, showing off her fair skin and loose red hair.
"I'm really thrilled because I got to do 'Nocturnal Animals' with him," she said of the designer. "He's such a brilliant writer and director."
Evan Rachel Wood, in an ode to David Bowie and others, decided on a sharply tailored custom tux by Altuzarra. She has nothing against gowns. It's just: "I want to make sure that young girls know they're not a requirement."
Octavia Spencer agreed, walking the red carpet in a classically cut blue tux designed by a friend.
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