January 25, 1999
Bare Necks Still In at Golden Globes
Continuing with the 1998 trend in entertainment award fashion, many stars who turned out for last night's Golden Globe Awards did so with little or no jewelry accessorizing their designer dresses.
Decked mostly in strapless or spaghetti-strap, low-cut dress designs, many of the actresses nominated for awards chose to leave their necks bare, occasionally choosing simple gold bracelets or diamond bangles as their only adornment. Among those who dared to go bare were Best Actress/TV Drama winner Keri Russell ("Felicity"); Best Actress/Musical or Comedy winner Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love); and nominees Susan Sarandon (Stepmom), Calista Flockhart ("Ally McBeal") and Sharon Stone (The Mighty).
Understated diamond riviera necklaces and multiple diamond bangles or cuffs were popular looks of the evening for those who decided to wear jewelry. Other sightings were ruby and diamond necklaces on presenter Jane Seymour and nominee Christina Applegate; a gold charm bracelet on nominee Cameron Diaz and a black cultured pearl necklace on presenter Lauren Bacall.
The look of bare necks at the awards continues a trend started at last year's Academy Awards.
- by Stacey King