SHOULDA, COULDA, PRABAL – 2012 GOLDEN GLOBES

Sunday night’s wears at the 2012 Golden Globes really ran the gamut from famous couture houses (Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman in Atelier Versace, and Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci Première), to lesser known designers (Meryl Streep in Alessandra Rich and Jane Lynch in David Meister), and, of course, the red carpet regulars (Charlize Theron and Mila Kunis in Dior, Lea Michele and Shailene Woodley in Marchesa). Prabal Gurung, who’s highly praised Spring and Pre-Fall 2012 collections both included award season ready looks, was one designer missing from the lineup this year (Bring back Hailee Steinfeld!). Three looks, in particular, from his most recent collections would’ve made this carpet next level:

1. Iconic Meryl Streep (pictured right in Alessandra Rich) has been around long enough to know what works for her on the red carpet, which is always a practical long-sleeved gown. This deep emerald silk-satin number with tastefully plunged neckline from Gurung’s Pre-Fall 2012 collection (perhaps done in black at Meryl’s request) would’ve garnered rave reviews, as opposed to the sad-looking bag she chose to don around her lower half (not that she needs it, but it’s always nice to get that nod as a seasoned vet).

2. Tilda Swinton in this undeniably sensational icy alice blue Haider Ackermann knockout was about as good as it gets, from a real fashion forward perspective. Without a doubt, best dressed at the Globes the year (as if she didn’t bring Haider as her +1). Now, if for some reason Ackermann wasn’t available to dress her (he’d have to be dead – god forbid), Prabal Gurung to the rescue. We know and love Tilda for her androgynous, semi-menswear inspired choices, therefore this emerald Pre-Fall 2012  slim tailored pant suit would’ve done her absolute justice, and vice versa.

3. Forget having a dragon tattoo, she’s the girl who has yet to flounder on the red carpet since her manifestation into superstardom. Rooney Mara‘s look is sleek and severe, which automatically makes black her best friend (forever). Had she not worn this black silk-crepe Prabal SS12 frock with graphic inserts and flutter sleeves to the New York premiere of her movie, I would’ve went all-in and bet on the floor-length halter number avec graphic cut-outs (pictured left on Karlie) from the same collection for the Globes. At least she chose a titillating bondage infused Nina Ricci dress (pictured right) which satisfied my needs.

*Keep in mind that award season is currently in full swing, with the SAG Awards on Jan 27th, followed by the Oscars on February 26th, 2012. AKA these ladies, or better yet their stylists, need to peep this post soon and talk to Prabal (tweet him, he’s very active! @prabalgurung) – that is all.

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    • Likewise! She’s on fire right now. Assuming she’s nominated for both a SAG Award and an Oscar, I await her gothic glide onto those carpets, with breath that is bated.

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