InStyle Golden Globes After-Party Red Carpet Rundown

Posted on January 12, 2016

Darlings, these poor stars are simply STARVING for attention! Won’t you help them? Won’t you give?

We’ll start you off.


Caitriona Balfe in Alexander Wang

Pretty and chic. She’s stepped up her game. Attagirl.


Zoe Kravitz in Alexander McQueen

At this point, we’re coming back around to loving her whole “My breasts, world. Get over it” schtick. If nothing else, she sets them off in interesting ways.


Jennifer Lopez in Roland Mouret

Surprisingly dull. Even divas get tired, it seems.


Vanessa Hudgens in CD Greene

We’re shocked by how much we love this. It’s got a Cher-lite feel that actually kinda works for her.


Trai Byers

A little too shiny, a little too tight, and a little too much tie making lewd gestures at us.


Victoria Justice in Bao Tranchi

AVN Awards.


Selena Gomez in J. Mendel

She really wants to star in a Linda Ronstadt biopic, doesn’t she?



Gillian Anderson in Burberry

It looks like it’s made out of her hair.


Lea Michele in Michael Kors

You know what? Well done. It’s not the most fabulous look we’ve ever seen, but it’s grownup and stylish without being RIDICULOUSLY attention-seeking.


Taraji P. Henson in Stella McCartney

The top looks too much like a foundation garment, but she’s having too much fun for it to matter.


[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

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  • Lilithcat

    You guys must be exhausted! I don’t know when I’ve seen so many posts. Go curl up on the couch with the kitties and a glass of wine. You’ve earned it today!

    • Amen! I agree.

    • sienna elm

      a *bottle* of wine – each!

  • LOL (for real)
    Jennifer Marie Lopez, what is that face?!?!?

    • Gatita

      Seriously. What the hell is going on there? Is she high? Or is it too much botox?

    • SugarSnap108

      I can’t tell if she’s: exhausted, overdoing her ‘sexy’ stare, drugged, developing the flu, or all of the above.

      • Bernd

        I vote for exhausted. That is what her body-language tells me. Droopy shoulders esp.

        • carolina_dawn

          I think she was trying her sexy face, but was too exhausted to pull it off.

        • KittieLynnNYC

          I said that as soon as I first saw her on the red carpet, “Damn-girl looks mad exhausted!”

    • graziella

      On the red carpet she said she had to fly out that night to get ready for a show, Vegas I think. On top of her series and Idol, Matt called her the hardest working woman in show business. So I vote exhausted.

      • scoobysnacks

        If she’s not feeling up to it, we will totally stand in at any party where she might have to summon the energy to be around Oscar Isaac or Rami Malek, bless her. I mean it’s hard work but she deserves a break. We’re all a bunch of giving individuals, that’s what.

  • MilaXX

    That’s a pretty good look for Vanessa Hudgins.

    • scoobysnacks

      I want to not like it because black sheer, but she does look good so I’m gonna have to just get over the cognitive dissonance.

  • Janet B

    How many people stepped on that train?

  • Ernest Somers

    haha JLO looks spent.

  • hillmeredith

    JLo’s face is saying ‘I’m contractually obligated to show up at this f’ing thing but in my mind I’m already in my jammies, eating a burger with crushed up Doritos on it and watching Downton Abbey on DVR’

    • Skwirrel76

      Burger + crushed up Doritos….can we do that? It sounds like something I should try, or at least something that should have occurred to me, but when I’m in that kind of mood I automatically default to Cheetos.

      • hillmeredith

        You should most certainly. I try to add chips to all sandwiches for crunchiness, and potato chips are too greasy to add to a burger (yes, I know), so Doritos actually work out pretty well. Also, mmmm Cheetos.

        • cocohall

          Do you cater? You seem to have a creative relationship to food. And anyone who is a friend of Cheetos is a friend of mine. Although I have been in a Bugles phase of late. What New Year’s Resolutions?

          • hillmeredith

            I don’t cater, but I’m always up for throwing a fete celebrating the awesomeness that is the Cheeto.

      • Wink

        Cheetos bring me more joy than I should admit.

    • Lily

      That sounds like an awesome evening to me.

  • SugarSnap108

    The Gillian Anderson comment made me choke. I am choking on delicious bitchery.

    • BayTampaBay

      Must credit where credit is due: Ms. Anderson does not age and therefore conceals being a vampire really well.

  • hughman

    JLO needs to be plugged in and charged toot sweet.

    • oneWEIRDword


  • livesarah

    I don’t think you guys were nearly hard enough on Taraji P for that godawful Stella. EW.

    • anyess

      I’m thinking Stella is a predator who pounces on the unsuspecting up-and-coming, or brilliantly accomplished yet vulnerable. Everyone else seems to have learned to stay away from her.

  • GregoireNYC

    Things are odd in Tom and Lorenzo land when the worst look of the bunch belongs to a guy.

  • Anon33guest

    Can’t get on board with the well down for Lea Michele. The illusion netting makes it look like she put on an apron over a full body spanx. That said I freely admit that illusion netting is at the top of my fashion pet peeves list.

    • cowper

      Full body Spanx LOL!

  • frannyprof

    Zoe Kravitz: Ew.

    • KaitlynK

      Did she get work done? Or is it just her makeup? She looks different

  • schadenfreudelicious

    JLo is the chicest mouth breather in town…..

    • clatie

      No – if you look at her pictures and loudly say “DUUUUUHHHHHH” in the stupidest voice possible, the spell will be broken.

  • Kaonashi

    Vanessa’s dress is wonderful and I want it badly. She looks amazing! I’m kinda bred with Zoe’s breasts but that dress is really nice. The top of Taraji’s dress looks like an old bra, lol.

  • Smalls

    Funny how Lea Michele’s “not” ridiculously attention-seeking look, for her, is still…pretty attention-seeking. Fine, it’s not bad, maybe everything just comes off that way when I see any photo of her…

    Taraji’s afterparty dress makes no sense. I thought the whole idea of changing for the afterparty is to get into a dress you can party in, not exchange one type of long train for another, equally cumbersome one?

    • Wink

      I think the guys are grading Lea’s outfit on a curve. Compared to her HUNDREDS of other attention-seeking outfits, this one is relatively tame. I’m shocked at how much I like it!

      • Eric Stott

        The illusion bodice is a little tricks but not too much (though I wonder about the back view), the length is right, gives her a good shape her makeup and hair are fine. She’s posing self consciously & smirking, but Of Course.

        • Wink

          Some things will never change.

  • Imasewsure

    Can it be, Lea Michele for the win here? I need the smelling salts
    And Taraji… Gurl you are fabulous (but your dress is not fabulous)

  • ashtangajunkie

    Jennifer Lopez is slouching. I don’t even know how to process that.

    • CatLady

      Lady is exhausted! She has multiple projects going on.

  • Imasewsure

    I love Caitriona’s dress (I can’t remember who she is but that’s ok). It should be Maggie G’s dress but she looks fab in it too

  • The Versatile Chef

    “She really wants to star in a Linda Ronstadt biopic, doesn’t she?”

    Not enough nipple.

    • The Versatile Chef

      In case anyone was wondering…

      • clatie

        back when boobs were allowed to do their own thing.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        We LOVED her in my house. Back in the day we had all her albums, plus a poster on the wall.

  • Yoshio

    Surprised to award this round to Vanessa H. She looks fab and fun.

  • GillianHolroyd

    I applaud JLo’s commitment to the 40s retro vibe tonight.

  • MarinaCat

    I just can’t anymore with JLo’s heavy eyes/parted lips look.

  • clatie

    I am about to get super-cranky, so watch out. The costume change for the after party thing is INSANE. I don’t think anyone, much less Vanessa fucking Hudgens is worthy of TWO outfits. PUH-LEEZE.

    • Smalls

      I’m pretty sure Vanessa didn’t go to the actual Globes, so she only had this one outfit. A lot of celebs who don’t get invited to the ceremony just go to the Instyle afterparty.

  • quiltrx

    J Lo looks WASTED.
    I really do like Vanessa’s dress, too. And I’d like to thank she and Selena for dressing so differently, so they could be identified. 😉
    I like the *idea* of Zoe’s dress, if it were lined. I am so tired of seeing all that.

  • I wish Gillian Anderson would go back to the redder hair color she used to have.

    • BayTampaBay

      I think she is a natural blond and was contractually obligated to be a ginger for the X-Files.

      • Art3mis

        I believe she’s naturally brunette, but she’s been blonde for a while now (and has to stay that way because The Fall is filming right now).

  • MsLanaSugarKane

    This is the best I have seen Lea and Vanessa look in ages! I hope they keep this up, but they probably won’t.

  • The Detonator

    Cait Balfe wins this grouping.

    And JLo, seriously, close your mouth. You look like I do on a particularly allergic day.

  • CatLady

    I love Vanessa Hudgens’ dress. That’s the right way to put mesh on something.

  • Truthiness2U

    When I saw Gillian the first thing I said as well was, ‘the dress is the exactly same shade as her hair. That’s so wrong.” Plus it was too long, needed to be hemmed.

    I was so glad not to see any sheer dresses. I know there were some there, but thankfully not many. Zoe’s a total of course in having one. Yes, I get it, it’s your boobs, and you’re in your underwear. Groundbreaking.

  • servilletasucia

    Taraji’s posing is obnoxious, and she shouldn’t feel as great as she does about wearing a bra in public (although, Sue Ellen Mischke would disagree).

    A genuine laugh out loud at the dress-made-of-hair Gililan comment.

    And I thought Zoe Kravitz looked fantastic, until I noticed the nipples.

  • oneWEIRDword

    Vanessa H!

  • BarbWoodruff

    Love, love, love the dress Vanessa Hudgens is wearing. Every once in a while a star will wear a dress that would actually look good on me and that I would want to wear. Too bad I’m sure it’s thousands of dollars, otherwise, New Year’s Eve 2016, here I come! Oddly, I like Zoe Kravitz – the fabric is beautiful. If it was lined (and maybe didn’t have fringe), it would really be a great dress.

  • steph

    I never thought I would say this (probably never will again)..
    Vanessa for the Win.
    She looks amazing.

  • sherrietee

    for a Stella McCartney dress, it isn’t bad (but the bar is set awfully low.)

  • DeniseSchipani

    JLo looks exhausted, and like her bronzer is literally dragging her face down (and her mouth open).

  • Lily

    The white dresses here are the real stand-outs and aren’t a usual color for a “party dress.” Sorry, Zoe, love you, I really don’t need to see the goods. Taraji looks like she’s ready to take her statue to bed.

  • Gatto Nero

    Caitriona Balfe is stunning, head to toe.

  • rissa42210

    I wore something exactly like that dress that Vanessa is wearing to homecoming. In 1999. It was from Deb. Just sayin’.

  • carolina_dawn

    Taraji’s top IS a bra.

  • Megan Kennedy

    Is it just me, or is JLo’s styling VERY similar to Laverne Cox’s at the awards ceremony?

  • l v

    Can I say Vanessa Hudgens for the win here? Is that a phrase I thought I would EVER type? (Nope!) Her whole look is working like gangbusters for me. Surprise!

  • poorellensmith

    I might be in the minority here, but Linda Ronstadt vibe and all, I think Selena Gomez looks gorgeous.

  • kimmeister

    Ew, is Victoria Justice’s dress literally made out of spandex?

  • KittieLynnNYC

    I’m tired of Zoe Kravitz’s boobs…a sentence I never thought I’d have to type.

    • DrMomLovesLife

      Is it bad that all I notice about them is that they’re uneven? Not that I would normally mention it, but when she sticks them out there like that, she’s kind of inviting commentary, much as we would comment on her hair or her shoes.

  • Therese Bohn

    Why is Victoria wearing a red thong across her mid-section?