Hollywood stars walked the red carpet into the 70th annual Golden Globe awards Sunday in a glittering array of gowns, daring to bare their shoulders despite the chilly temperatures in Los Angeles.
Red was the color of choice for some, including "Silver Linings Playbook" best actress winner Jennifer Lawrence in a strapless gown with a fitted bodice from designer Raf Simons' debut Christian Dior haute couture collection.
It was a marked change for the "Hunger Games" star, who had previously leaned towards black -- and who Sunday avoided shaking hands, saying she had the flu that has been sweeping the United States.
Claire Danes, who gave birth to a baby boy just last month, opted for a red Versace halter top gown, and "New Girl" Zooey Deschanel donned an equally traffic-stopping Oscar de la Renta creation.
Many of the stars commented on the weather as they arrived at the Beverly Hilton hotel -- it was relatively cool for Tinseltown, with the thermometer hovering around 53 degrees Fahrenheit (12 degrees Celsius).
"Zero Dark Thirty" star Jessica Chastain went the halter-top route with a pale sea foam Calvin Klein gown and intimidating white platform shoes.
"I wanted to wear something that made me feel happy," she told E! television's Ryan Seacrest, before complimenting Naomi Watts -- in a red Zac Posen gown -- for her performance in the tsunami drama "The Impossible."
Posen also dressed "Girls" creator-director-actress Lena Dunham, whose long and highly structured strapless chocolate brown gown made an intriguing counterpoint to her right upper-arm tattoo.
In a remark befitting her Brooklyn hipster character Hannah Horvath, she told Seacrest that her stylist was on her case to keep adjusting her dress as her breasts kept shifting the gown to the right.
"I have a set of strict instructions and I'm sticking to them," she said.
British songstress Adele, a Globe winner for best original song for the theme to the James Bond movie "Skyfall," made her first big public appearance since the birth of her first baby in a mature black frilled-neck Burberry dress.
"All these people here, like characters I've come to love in films and TV," she gushed to Seacrest. "It's very weird coming here and not being around my (music) peers."
Her compatriot Helen Mirren, nominated for her role as Alfred Hitchcock's wife Alma in "Hitchcock," stepped out in a form-fitting black Badgley Mischka creation with silver and gold accents.
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