The Best High-Fashion Dresses at the Golden Globes of All Time

The most memorable looks.

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(L-R) Actresses America Ferrera, Salme Hayek, and Becki Newton pose with their Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy award backstage during the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton on January 15, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Lupita Nyong'o was ravishing in red Ralph Lauren at the 2014 Golden Globes. Click through for more amazing gowns.
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Helen Mirren dazzled in this emerald gown by British designer Jenny Packham at the 2014 Golden Globes.
The Golden Globes has stepped out from the Oscars' shadow to become the red carpet where stars make bold, high-fashion choices. Starting with A-lister Angelina Jolie, the woman is never a miss, and in a ivory Atelier Versace dress with a ruby red, one-shoulder cuff, Golden Globes night was no exception.
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In a cool periwinkle, Tilda Swinton always wears something sculptural and intriguing. The 2012 Golden Globes were no exception, and this gown just oozes perfection.
In pale pink Dior, the star of “Young Adult” showed off a lot of leg, a gorgeous vintage Cartier headband, and overall looked lovely as always at the 2012 Golden Globes.
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Emma Stone's peachy Calvin Klein dress at the 2011 Globes catapulted her into the style spotlight, and by the time the Academy Awards rolled around, she was already a red carpet darling.
A pregnant and glowing Natalie Portman arrived at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Award this pale pink Viktor and Rolf gown. And just for good measure, she scooped the award for best actress in Black Swan.
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For 2011, Jolie opted for a vintage-inspired emerald green look by Elie Saab that managed to look both covered-up and sexy.
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Similarly, Hailee Steinfeld's performance in "True Grit" made her a movie star, but it was her decision to sport a sophisticated-yet-youthful gown by fellow upstart Prabal Gurung at the 2011 Golden Globes that made her a fashion darling.
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Like Hailee Steinfeld and Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence used the red carpet at the Golden Globes to make a major fashion impact, which was neatly executed with this ornate Louis Vuitton gown. For the rest of 2011, she was a red carpet star to watch.
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Olivia Wilde's glittery Marchesa gown at the 2011 Golden Globes was set the bar for all the princess-y frocks that have littered red carpets ever since (paging Taylor Swift). It was dramatic and shimmering, but at the same time wonderfully moody.
Juliane Moore's one-shouldered Lanvin gown at the 2011 Golden Globes may have landed on a few critics' worst-dressed lists, but the color was dazzling and the silhouette was more forward-thinking than prom-y -- a refreshing departure for the red carpet.
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Between the head-to-toe sequins, strong shoulders, and fitted silhouette, Anne Hathaway's Armani Prive look at the 2011 Golden Globes was the definition of high fashion.
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If there's any remaining doubt about how far Golden Globes' fashion has come, take a look at Penelope Cruz's lacy Armani Prive gown from 2010, that wouldn't have been out of place on any red carpet.
Drew Barrymore shined in this Atelier Versace nude gown and the Golden Globe Award she is clutching makes for the perfect accessory. Barrymore won for her role in Grey Gardens at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards.
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Chloe Sevigny arrived amid a sea of ruffles by Valentino at the 2010 Golden Globes. The dress would have drowned anyone else, but Sevigny is just tall and confident enough to have pulled it off.
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Some critics may have panned Diane Kruger's watercolor Christian Dior at the 2010 Golden Globes, but the gown's color and texture were simply dazzling, making her look one of the rare, brave fashion choices the likes of which the red carpet sees too little.
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Cameron Diaz's deep-hued Chanel dress at the 2009 Golden Globes was a directional move away from princess-y dresses and towards more avant-garde silhouettes.
Where few actors are bold enough to wear prints to the Academy Awards, the Globes seem to inspire more risk-taking. At the 2009 Globes, Maggie Gyllenhaal wore this luxuriously-printed one-shoulder gown by Lanvin.
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Red hot Eva Longoria showed up the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards in this Reem Acra fishtail gown.
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A dress with a massive side-bustle like the Christian Dior gown Eva Mendes wore in 2009 may land in "man repellent" territory, but it's the kind of exciting, avant-garde fashion look one rarely sees at the Oscars, where many celebrities play it safe.
Her dress may be blue, but there is nothing sad about this elegant Armani Prive gown that Anne Hathaway wore to the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Best Supporting Actress nominee Charlize Theron looks edgy and daring in this midnight blue gown designed by good friend John Galliano at the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2009.
Angelina Jolie has a tendency to wear the same style of drape-y dresses for every red carpet, but this sparkly Versace gown from 2009 -- complete with thigh-high slit -- was particularly show-stopping.
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It's a double win for Emily Blunt. First for her supporting role in Gideon's Daughter and again when she donned this vintage Herve Leger gown at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2007.
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Sienna Miller managed to bring her signature brand of bohemian, upscale chic to the 2007 Golden Globes with this sweeping Marchesa gown, perfectly topped off with a braid.
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie opted for a classic old Hollywood look at the Golden Globe Awards in 2007. Angelina is glamorous in a strapless charcoal St. John dress and Brad is looking dapper in a J. Lindeberg tuxedo.
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This Nina Ricci by Olivier Theyskens dress that Reese Witherspoon wore on the red carpet wasn't revolutionary for its bells and whistles, but for its simplicity: the canary-yellow dress highlighted the wearer, and showed that one doesn't have to go for long trains and sparkles to make a big impact.
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Beyonce made a bold departure from the days of her matched looks with Destiny's Child, wearing this look-at-me gold gown by Elie Saab in 2007.
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Jennifer Garner was channeling the '70s in this white-and-gold gown by Jean Paul Gaultier at the 2007 Golden Globes.
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Though she's mostly known her black-leather bodysuit in the "Underworld" series, Kate Beckinsale dazzled in this romantic, Christian Dior gown at the 2006 Golden Globes.
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Before her stunning performance in "Brokeback Mountain," Michelle Williams wasn't known as a big-screen talent. And her over-the-top entrance at 2006's Globes in this deep purple Givenchy gown heralded the arrival of a major red carpet star.
Cate Blanchett stepped out in this show-stopping periwinkle Jean Paul Gaultier creation in 2005.
In 2005, Kidman donned a jewel-toned gown by Gucci, topped off with luxurious peacock feathers.
Before she wore that iconic second-skin backless dress to the Oscars, Hilary Swank tested the waters with a curve-hugging bronze gown by Donna Karan at the 2005 Golden Globes.
Similarly, Naomi Watts' Valentino couture gown at the 2005 Golden Globes was perfectly suited to the actress: simple, clean, and elegant, with just enough detail at the bodice and the train to elevate the look.
Teri Hatcher doesn't always hit the mark, style-wise, but her textured Donna Karan gown in 2005 was absolute perfection, from the silhouette to the shimmering color.
Cate Blanchett has had many amazing dresses on the red carpet, but her biggest highlight is also one of the best examples of upscale pregnant style: Her sexy scarlet appearance at the 2004 Golden Globes.
In 2004, Charlize Theron won a Golden Globe for her work in "Monster," but on the red carpet she was the epitome of a sunny California girl in Christian Dior.
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Similarly, while Jennifer Lopez usually makes page one for her over-the-top red carpet ensembles, one of her best looks remains this perfectly-fitted Michael Kors gown at the Golden Globes in 2004.
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While Jennifer Aniston is known for her relatively "safe" red carpet choices, the vintage Valentino gown she wore in 2004 fired on all cylinders -- from sex appeal to silhouette.
Before winning a Golden Globe in 2003 for her performance in "The Hours," Nicole Kidman hit the red carpet in this stunning Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent gown, complete with a cascading train of ruffles.
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Courteney Cox Arquette pulls off this Ralph Lauren gown with a plunging neckline at the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
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At the 2003 Golden Globes, Salma Hayek's curve-hugging Narcisco Rodriguez dress was tailored to utter perfection, fitting her figure to a tee.
Kate Hudson's printed Valentino in 2003 is a classic example of the right dress on the right woman. Worn with minimal accessories, the bohemian dress telegraphs the kind of easy, fun-loving style for which Hudson is known.
Kate Hudson epitomized old Hollyword glamour when she showed up at the Golden Globe Awards in 2002 with luscious blonde curls and a sparkling Atelier Versace gown.
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Back in 2001, Hudson sported a very different sort of look that felt nonetheless fashion-forward and very of the moment -- a slinky black Vera Wang piece that might look at home on an Alexander Wang or Calvin Klein runway today.
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Sarah Jessica Parker has worn her fair share of jaw-dropping red carpet looks, but her slinky Richard Tyler gown at the 2000 Golden Globes was turn-of-the-millennium perfection.
Halle Berry picked up a Golden Globe for best actress in a mini series the night she wore this white gown with red beaded accents and bejeweled straps.
In 1998, Minnie Driver wore a shimmering, mermaid-like dress by Givenchy, which was at the time helmed by a rising star designer known named Alexander McQueen.
Angelina Jolie sparkled in this glamourous gown at the 1998 Golden Globes when she won the Best Actress award for Gia.
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In 1995, supermodel Kate Moss joined then-boyfriend Johnny Depp on the Golden Globes red carpet, wearing a slinky black sequin gown that managed to be both covered-up and wildly sexy--and Depp makes for a pretty good accessory.
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