Golden Globes fashion: Stars grace red carpet with glam

Viola Davis and Angelina Jolie at the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 15, 2012.
Viola Davis and Angelina Jolie at the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 15, 2012.

(CBS/AP) Stars lit up the red carpet at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. This year's ceremony saw celebrities decked out in emerald, red, jewel tones and practically everything in between. There were fishtail hems, high slits and sparkly numbers.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt fully dressed their part as a glamorous Hollywood power couple, she in a body-hugging, ivory, strapless gown with a flash of red at the bustline that matched perfectly her lips and handbag, and he in a classic, bow-tie tuxedo by Salvatore Ferragamo.

Otherwise, though, the red carpet at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., largely ushered in a new group of fashion stars, including Zooey Deschanel in a unusual Prada dark-green halter gown with black and emerald glass pearls on the bodice and ivory pearls at the neck, and Rooney Mara, in a deep V-neck black gown with a bare, harness-style bodice. "It's a Nina Ricci and it was the first one I tried on," Mara said. "It was very comfortable."

There was a sea of soft, pretty pinkish makeup shades on dresses worn by Charlize Theron in Christian Dior Couture, Elle Macpherson in Zac Posen, Heidi Klum in Calvin Klein, Kate Beckinsale in Roberto Cavalli and Emily Watson in Giorgio Armani.

Sofia Vergara turned some heads in a navy Vera Wang gown in the mermaid silhouette that's becoming her signature. The dress was a little more fashion forward than she's worn before - and she credits the fit. "She's like a genius now with my body," Vergara said.

Red made a statement, too, especially on Reese Witherspoon in a strapless, corset-style Zac Posen gown.

Claire Danes took a more modern turn in a graphic black-and-white J. Mendel gown with an open back, and Kate Winslet did the opposites-attract thing in a Jenny Packham gown with a black hammered silk satin bodice and ivory silk crepe skirt.

Madonna, whose style has been all over the map in her long career, went back to her rock 'n' roll roots for this event in a wearing a dark green embroidered gown with cap sleeves by Reem Acra and a diamond-and-pearl cross by Neil Lane.

"Parks and Recreation" Amy Poehler sparkled in a champagne-colored Naeem Khan gown, while Madeleine Stowe of "Revenge" walked the carpet in an iris Vera Wang design, with jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels.

There were some new names making bold fashion statements at the Globes, reassuring the next generation of style watchers. Jessica Chastain was at the ceremony for the first time wearing a high-neck, pearl-covered Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci. The details, down to her thin gold belt and pearl-and-diamond earrings, were just right. Mila Kunis wore a one-shouldered black Dior.

First-timer Octavia Spencer wore a lavender, draped gown by Tadashi with a V neck and jeweled details. Sarah Michelle Gellar took a different approach with a blue-and-white ink splotch gown by Monique Lhuillier, which had a tye-dye look to it. Emma Stone swapped the green she's been wearing for recent awards shows with a maroon and pink-colored Lanvin dress.

Host Ricky Gervais looked both dapper and slender in his red bespoke, single-breasted Ted Baker London three-piece suit, with a black satin peak lapel.

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