Déjà Vu: Golden Globes 2012 – Fashion’s Trickle Down Effect

Remember that scene in The Devil Wears Prada where Miranda Priestly talks about the turquoise belt and the “pile of stuff”?

 

 

Well, it’s what I call fashion’s trickle down effect. There are so many shows and designers these days and immediate access to all of it, all the time means that the inspiration trickles down PDQ.

Let’s just say this year’s Golden Globes red carpet was one big déjà vu.

The hosts of the red carpet show on E! kicked things off. Giuliana Rancic wore two different gowns for the broadcast and while each looked lovely on her, they both had me doing a double-take.

Giuliana Rancic in Monique Collignon at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
Giuliana Rancic braved a zillion cameras despite her tough year.

Her first dress for the pre-show was by Monique Collignon. To me, it had echoes of Sarah Burton’s more intricate gown from Alexander McQueen SS11.

Alexander McQueen SS11 Black and White Gown on Exshoesme.com
Do you see the inspiration from this in the dress above?

Rancic’s second dress was a nude number by Basil Soda.

Giuliana Rancic in Basil Soda at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
Nude on nude embellishment, courtesy of Basil Soda.

For me, it recalled Rodarte.

Rodarte FW06 Pale Gown with Overlay on Exshoesme.com
See the trickle down effect?
Giuliana Rancic in Basil Soda - Detail  at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
The Soda dress was embellished with twisted, frayed zippers.
Rodarte FW06 Topaz Gown with Overlay on Exshoesme.com
It's the same idea of movement from Rodarte FW06.

Rancic’s co-host, Kelly Osbourne had her own déjà moment. Her Zac Posen was ahem, borrowed from Roland Mouret. That Galaxy dress is a like a giant star that burst into thousands of tiny stars – traces of it are everywhere.

Kelly Osbourne in Zac Posen at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
Osbourne contrasted her dyed grey hair with a royal blue Posen gown. Every second gown on this year's carpet seemed to be by Posen.
Roland Mouret FW05 Galaxy Dress on Exshoesme.com
The out-of-this-world Galaxy dress by Mouret, from FW05.

Blue was the reigning colour this year (gee, I wonder how many of these stars share the same stylists?).

Sarah Michelle Gellar said her daughter chose this Monique L’huillier gown for her.

Sarah Michelle Gellar in Monique L'huillier at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
She seemed to get a little lost within it. I actually liked the print, just not all the other fuss.

My eyes only see Sølve Sundsbø within it.

Edita Vikeviciute photographed by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue China SS11 Collections Issue on Exshoesme.com
Sølve Sundsbø photographed Edita Vikeviciute for Vogue China's SS11 Collections issue.
Edita Vikeviciute photographed by Sølve Sundsbø in Yohji Yamamoto for Vogue China SS11 Collections Issue on Exshoesme.com
Edita in Yohji, with a trace of blue.

And lastly, we’ve seen Mila’s Dior gown before, haven’t we?

Mila Kunis in Christian Dior at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
Mila didn't look happy in a single picture. Pour quoi, I wonder...
Nicole Kidman in Jean Paul Gaultier at the Oscars in 2003 on Exshoesme.com
Nicole Kidman (who wore a ghastly Versace gladiator gown this year) made a spectacular choice at the Oscars in 2003 - midnight blue Gaultier.

We’ve seen a version of this Gaultier on another red carpet before this, too.

I am sure there were a few more, but these were the ones that screamed to me right away.

Yes, these are the random fashion bits that live in my head…

See all Golden Globes 2012 posts.

See Sundsbø’s full editorial for Vogue China.

Video via MovieClips.com; Images: All GG red carpet photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America; all runway shots and Kidman photo from Style.com; Sundsbø images from The Fashion Spot.

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  1. Kev
    February 2, 2012

    Sarah Michelle Gellar’s dress looks like the Vivenne Westwood wedding dress in the Sex and the City movie.

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