Maggie Gyllenhaal in Monse at the Golden Globes: unique and striking?
I know a lot of you watch and love The Deuce and particularly rave about Maggie Gyllenhaal’s performance. I only saw about half of the first two-hour episode and then gave up because it seemed to meander. I probably need to give it a chance and get to know the characters first, because I know Corey loves it. Maggie was nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama, which went to Elisabeth Moss for Handmaid’s Tale. She was in this Monse outfit which involved a sequin tube top with an asymmetric deconstructed hem over black dress pants. It’s weird and quirky and I actually like it, especially with those drop earrings. It doesn’t know whether it wants to be a dress or a suit but I don’t care.
Here’s Amy Poehler in Greta Constantine, in a dress which has a little built-in capelet and tie front. I swear she’s worn something very similar to this before. Her date was activist Saru Jayaraman, the co-founder and President of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. You can learn more about their work here. Amy did a bit with Seth Meyers in which she refused to get the setup to the punchline of a joke, as other celebrities had in the lead-up. She acted drunk and said “Said the peach in Call Me by Your Name, this scene is the pits.” I like how she riffed on being mansplained to by Seth. The writing was really funny last night.
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Abbie Cornish was in sequin Moshino. She was there to support her film Three Billboards, which won a lot of awards. I really did not enjoy Three Billboards. I thought it was over the top, but I guess that was the point. The 80s sleeves on this gown are throwing me off, I think it would be cuter without them.
Maggie’s fellow nominee for Best Actress, Caitriona Balfe, was in Chanel. She’s a gorgeous woman but this nonsensical details on this gown – puffs around the upper arms and around the skirt, that dippy sequin string surrounding her arms and neck and running down the sides – are not doing her any favors.
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