Your morning fashion and beauty report: Fashion world abuzz over Golden Globes, and who will design Kate Middleton's wedding gown?
The biggest news in the fashion world Monday is coming out of Sunday's Golden Globes and the men's collections on the runways in Milan. Our Adam Tschorn will keep you up to date on the latter on All the Rage this week. Then he'll fly to Paris to report on what's happening there.
One thing to look forward to in Paris: Nicola Formichetti, the new creative director at Thierry Mugler, has tapped client Lady Gaga to create the soundtrack for Mugler's show on Wednesday. [WWD]
We had wondered if the Golden Globes would lift the red carpet out of the doldrums it seemed to be stuck in last year, as stars and starlets walked a new gantlet of photographers almost every week at a multitude of awards shows, charity events and premieres. Times' Fashion Critic Booth Moore applauded the minimalism she saw in her favorite looks at this year's Globes, worn by actresses such as Tilda Swinton, Claire Danes, Emma Stone and Hailee Steinfeld. [LAT] Across the pond, the Telegraph agreed that less was more. [Telegraph] Women's Wear Daily liked seeing color -- blush, pink, emerald green -- on the carpet. [WWD]
StyleList got off some zingers about a few of the hairstyles, being almost as mean (and funny) as Ricky Gervais: "Scarlett Johansson opened the show fresh from a hair appointment with whatever salon worked on the Bride of Frankenstein. Maybe she was trying to send a message about Ryan Reynolds -- the soon-to-be-ex-'groom' to her 'bride' -- to Sandra Bullock, who has recently been keeping company with the actor. Sandra herself had the other funky hair look of the night, a severe style with bangs that evoked Cleopatra had she been a member of the Manson family. You would definitely not want to have been caught between those women backstage!" Meow! [StyleList]
Mila Kunis was glowing, and maybe it was because esthetician Scott-Vincent Borba had tested his new, not-yet-available-to-the-public $7,000 facial on her. That's right -- 7 and three zeroes. The facial uses rubies and diamonds. [InStyle]
In non-Globes-related news, word has it that Kate Middleton won't reveal the name of her wedding gown designer until the royal nuptials April 29, but speculation that it is British designer Bruce Oldfield -- a favorite of Princess Diana's -- kicked into high gear over the weekend. [People]
The world's fascination with Coco Chanel continues. "Culture Chanel," an exhibition of more than 400 items tracing her life, opened in Shanghai over the weekend and is scheduled to run through March 14. [WWD]
Shay Todd, which sells high-end swimwear, plans to open a shop on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. [Mondette]
-- Susan Denley
Photo: Sandra Bullock at Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times