On Sunday, the stars will be marching down the red carpet for one of the biggest award shows of the season. The Golden Globes will be taking place at The Beverly Hilton and Press Pass LA got the inside scoop on what to expect from Hollywood’s hottest stars from fashion designer and stylist Warden Neil.
Warden Neil spoke with us about his work with the Golden Globe Awards for over 15 years and his new venture that is exciting for budding fashionistas.
As a stylist behind the scenes, Neil is on hand to help with any last minute wardrobe malfunctions like the year Laura Linney’s strap broke right before she went onstage to present. It was the fashion designer and his team who got her stitched back up right before her big moment in the spotlight.
He even joked about the year that Sharon Stone showed up in a tulle gown that was so wrinkled, “it looked like she had been sleeping in it.” He steamed her dress back to life while on her body using towels to protect her from the heat of the two steamers. There was no time to get her out of the gown, so Neil fixed her up in a matter of minutes.
For this year’s red carpet , viewers can expect some “beautiful bright jewel colors” with a “lot of yellow, like lemon yellow.” Also look for “an intense pink and beautiful purples and chartreuse.” Neil thinks fans will see “slits showing a lot of legs,” a trend that Angelina Jolie started at the Academy Awards in 2012.
He’s most excited to see Jennifer Lawrence on the red carpet on Sunday because he believes “she will come through with something beautiful.” Neil is also hoping that “Meryl Streep will surprise us and wear something really beautiful…I just feel that somehow her things border on suburban housewife. She can look fantastic, but the styles that she wears on red carpet..no, not at all.”
Some of Neil’s favorite Golden Globes fashion moments include Jolie’s Atelier Versace cream dress with the dramatic red accent in 2012. He also has loved many of Halle Berry and Gwyneth Paltrow’s fashion moments. On the men’s side, Robert Downey, Jr. is one who likes to “experiment” with fashion.
After the Globes, Neil will be focusing on his new venture Warden Neil’s Fashionista Fashion Design Online Classes which launches Jan. 25. He’s offering interactive webinars to learn from the eight-time Emmy nominee about fashion and costume design. Students will also receive priceless feedback from the Hollywood legend.
For more information on his classes, check out his website.