Image above, left to right: Untitled by Santiago Salvador; Julia Goldani Telles at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards
As Common said in his acceptance speech last night, Selma “awakened his humanity.” Many of the works honored at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards gave voices to those not often heard and showed us characters not often seen on screen. When searching for artworks to highlight next to the beautiful women on last night’s red carpet, I immediately thought of Chilean artist Santiago Salvador (above), who’s been a favorite of mine for a few years.
His vibrant paintings of people in kaleidescope-like formations, with cascading limbs and uniformly round noggins, offer a perfect compliment to those films and their creators that reflect our humanity. I’ve fallen in love with Salvador’s world of people, sometimes depicted in intimate positions, sometimes replicated in large patterns of innumerable tiny figures that remind me of those Magic Eye books I devoured as a kid. Such odd, colorful people.
Luckily, the untitled painting above paired beautifully with Julia Goldani Telles’ look, complete with the deep “V”s, dark hair, peachy skin tones, and the shifting shades of blue seen in the armless torsos of Salvador’s little people and the light-catching folds of Julia’s exquisitely crafted dress.
Image above, left to right: Favorite Details of Scully Osterman Skylight Studio by Katie Kukulka; Claire Danes at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards
There were so many stunning gowns and suits on the red carpet last night. If I didn’t have so much laundry to do, I would have sat at my computer making pairs all day! But the fun has to stop sometime. Here are a few of my favorite looks from the red carpet and the photographs, illustrations, and paintings that mirrored each exquisite work of wearable art. My kudos, also, to Allison Tolman, Amelia Warner, Amanda Peet, Ellie Kemper, Emma Stone, and David Oyelowo for rocking some of my other favorite duds.
Image above, left to right: Fly Away by Brigitte Niedermair; Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards
Image above, left to right: What is Visible (Smoke) by Becca Kallem; Kerry Washington at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards
Thank you for BRINGING IT, Kerry. I know I can always count on you to don something unique and eye-catching, a true work of fashion art. And you’re always smokin‘!
Image above, left to right: Untitled by Antoine Caecke; Zosia Mamet at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards
Image above, left to right: Untitled by Natasha Newton; Jemima Kirke at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards
Obviously, Jemima is a goddess from another world. She has come to Earth to share with us her beauty and to help us find peace, both within our fierce, creative, loving selves and with the universe. Do as she does.
Image above, left to right: Shadow in the Still Air by Valeria Kondor; Ruth Wilson at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards