Beverly Hills, CA — Stars found themselves in the pink Sunday night at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards here. The collective blush — which ranged from pale pink to fiery fuschia — was also a breath of fresh air on a red carpet that has seen more than enough neutral tones of late. Julianne Moore didn’t realize she’d be leading the charge in a hot pink Lavin gown, which Alber Elbaz asked to design for her “about 15 minutes after I was nominated.” “He said over the phone, ‘How do you feel about pink?’ and I said, ‘Yeah, whatever.’” Clearly other designers, from Viktor & Rolf, who designed Natalie Portman’s satin column; Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein, who did Claire Danes, column to Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang and Giorgio Armani, who designed Lea Michelle’s, Sofia Vergara’s and Megan Fox’s respective gowns, also got the memo.
A handful of A-listers — Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mila Kunis — also popped in green, which was the runner-up for statement color of the evening. Jolie’s Versace gown was so eye-catching that Justin Beiber (who actually got more cat calls than Brad Pitt on the red carpet), stopped to pose for a photo with the actress, causing a minor meltdown among screaming fans. As always, there were a handful of sophisticated black frocks on the likes of Annette Bening, Halle Berry and Piper Perabo, but more interesting were fashion girls like Michelle Williams, who went her own way in beige Valentino dotted with whimsical daisies. “It was the one I liked the most,” she said with a shrug as she rushed off the carpet and into the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton.