Published: Wednesday February 25, 2015 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday February 25, 2015 MYT 9:18:53 AM

Most ‘disco ball’, daring dude, worst gloves: 10 alternate fashion awards

With the awards season over, our columnist delivers red carpet accolades to deserving stars.

THE Oscars marked the end of the awards season in Hollywood, kick-started by the People’s Choice Awards in early January.

Throughout the season, actors and singers have been accorded best-dressed (or yikes, worst-dressed) honours.

(Sidenote: In my last column, I wrote about how I hoped The Grand Budapest Hotel would win Best Costume. Well, it did, along with Production Design, Make-up and Hairstyling and Original Score. Yay!)

Now is a good time to dish out the red carpet accolades that truly matter (to us anyway). So (drum roll, please) here are our alternate fashion awards:

> Most disco ball (in a good way): Julianne Moore

Fashion heroine and Best Actress showed that Moore is indeed more at the Golden Globes, when she turned up in a silver, feather-y Givenchy. Dancing queens around the world rejoiced.

> Most disco ball (in a bad way): Rita Ora

A flashy floor-length gown with long sleeves (and turtleneck!), and a bleached pixie cut. Accessorised with silver ear cuffs and a metallic clutch. Even though it was the Grammys, it was too much of everything. Ora seemed as overwhelmed as the rest of us, who were also blinded.

Knightley. Photo: EPA
Knightley. Photo: EPA

> Most maligned mum-to-be: Keira Knightley

Poor Keira Knightley. When the pregnant Brit showed up at the Globes, she couldn’t stop bragging that it took 30 (yes, 30!) people one week to make her dress. Featuring a matronly collar and hem, and lots of butterflies (including one on her wrist), Knightley couldn’t fly away from several worst-dressed lists.

> Oldie is goldie, part one: Joan Collins

When you’re a Dame, age is just a number. The Dynasty vixen, 81, stunned everyone with her black sequin gown at the SAG Awards. Alexis Carrington, how we’ve missed ya!

> Oldie is goldie, part two: Jane Fonda

Fonda, 77, graced the Grammys in an emerald green jumpsuit, which showed off her curves. Now we know why her workout videos are bestsellers.

Pharrell. Photo: AFP
Pharrell. Photo: AFP

> Best bellboy tribute: Pharrell

For his Happy performance at the Grammys, the singer wore a bizarre ensemble, complete with bellhop hat. Comparisons were made to the hotel porter character in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Hope he got a fat tip, at the very least.

> Most daring dude: Jared Leto

First he showed off his manbraids at the Globes. Then he stole the thunder at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, with his bright blue blazer (complete with a pink boutonnière). It was paired with black trousers and sparkly Swarovski loafers. So dandy!

> Most memes: Chrissy Teigen

At the Globes, John Legend won Best Original Song for Glory from the movie Selma. It should have been a happy moment for his wife, but instead Teigen seemed … well, it’s hard to tell. The model’s Awkward Crying Face became an immediate viral sensation, inspiring numerous memes and online comments.

> Coolest gloves: Lady Gaga

This awards season, gloves were the must-have on the red carpet. At the Oscars, Lady Gaga’s space age-y gloves gave her Alaia gown a dramatic effect. And this was before she delivered an emotional rendition of The Sound Of Music medley. Way to make a comeback, Gaga.

> Worst gloves: Amal Clooney

The brilliant and beautiful lawyer arrived at the Globes in a stunning black dress. But the white gloves (which she apparently made herself) were ill-fitting. Who cares though, when she’s married to George Clooney. She’s a winner, in our books.

With Neil Patrick Harris as host, this year’s Academy Awards was an enjoyable watch. And he rocked his slimcut suits, as well as the whitey tighties. Send feedback to

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