Red Carpet Rolls Out Expensive Looks at the Golden Globes

Designer gowns and sparkling diamonds add up as celebrities take the red carpet last night at the Golden Globes.

Angelina Jolie posing before the Academy Awards.

This daring frock worn by Angelina Jolie at the Academy Awards became an internet meme. Source: AP

According to Vogue editor-in-chief Edwina McCann, most of the red carpet gowns that will walk down the Golden Globes carpet today are couture.

“Most are custom made so think couture – made exactly to your specifications – with prices that could start at around $30,000,” says Ms McCann.

“But ready to wear pieces are more like $10,000 or sometimes $5000.”

But as the fashion guru adds, “that kind of price would be very rare!”

Sharon Stone at the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2003.

Sharon Stone at the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2003. Source: News Limited

For a ‘real’ person to make their way to the Golden Globes take down the following notes.

“On average hair can cost between $500 to $1500 and the same with stylist as well,” says LA based hair guru David Keough.

“As for a limo driver I would say maybe around $500, so all of that is up around the high end of $5000.”

The more budget-conscious may opt for Blushingtons on Sunset Boulevard, where $40 for a fully made-up face and an extra 10 bucks for lashes is the norm.

The Ten Network’s Angela Bishop has become a recent convert.

The Blo Me blow dry bars are a very affordable $35 for a quick wash and blow-dry but that’s before you’ve had your $500 cut and colour a few days prior to the awards night.

The word ‘Uber’ is on everyone’s lips in LA – it’s the car booking service available via an app, with serious limos available so you can still look like a star arriving in style. Albeit on an über budget.

Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts arrive on the red carpet for the Academy Awards in 2013.

Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts arrive on the red carpet for the Academy Awards in 2013. Source: AFP

As for shoes, and from somewhere like Cosmopolitan Shoes in Double Bay or Miss Louise boutique in Melbourne, a serious designer pair – Renee Caovilla, Gucci, Alaia, YSL, Prada, Charlotte Olympia or Balenciaga – will set you back an easy $2000 to $3000.

Don’t forget to schedule that face peel a week or two before. Maybe a smidge of Botox to calm and smooth down a worried brow at around $500 a pop. And maybe some microdermabrasion and intense light treatments so your skin has that dewy, fresh and youthful look. The team at leading Sydney cosmedical salon, Zecca, reckon around $1500 will have you red carpet ready.

As for the bling. House of K’Dor jewels in Sydney say they have anything from a $5k diamond bangle to $100,000 necklaces and deco-inspired earrings. But if your penchant is Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co, Theo Fennel or closer to home, Cerrone or Stefano Canturi, the hundreds of thousands of dollars mark can be the limit. Don’t forget the light spray tan, the mani and pedi and some pre-awards soothing massages? A thousand dollar there, at least!

Even the world’s smallest evening purse to accommodate your lippie, iPhone and credit card can add up. An incredibly chic, bejewelled bag will set you back anything from $500 to $5000. Are you ready for these lavish accessories to compliment your red carpet style?

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