Golden Globes: The hidden messages of red carpet fashion

White warriors: (Above from left) actor-director Bradley Cooper (left, with model Irina Shayk) in Gucci; actress Sandra Oh in Versace; and Julianne Moore in Givenchy.
White warriors: (Above from left) actor-director Bradley Cooper (left, with model Irina Shayk) in Gucci; actress Sandra Oh in Versace; and Julianne Moore in Givenchy. PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, EPA-EFE
Fashionable men: (Above from left) actor Billy Porter in Randi Rahm; actor Cody Fern in Maison Margiela; and Timothee Chalamet in Louis Vuitton.
Fashionable men: (Above from left) actor Billy Porter in Randi Rahm; actor Cody Fern in Maison Margiela; and Timothee Chalamet in Louis Vuitton. PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, EPA-EFE
Singing the blues: (Above from left) singer-actress Lady Gaga in Valentino; and singer Troye Sivan in Calvin Klein.
Singing the blues: (Above from left) singer-actress Lady Gaga in Valentino; and singer Troye Sivan in Calvin Klein.PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, EPA-EFE
Workers and staff prepare the red carpet area for the 76th Golden Globe Awards, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in California, on Jan 5, 2019.
Workers and staff prepare the red carpet area for the 76th Golden Globe Awards, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in California, on Jan 5, 2019.PHOTO: AFP

Beyond the best-dressed list, the celebrities' outfit choices reflect the changes afoot in the zeitgeist of Hollywood and entertainment

SINGAPORE - The start of the year brings on the awards season - an annual affair that sees a concentration of film and television stars dressed up and put under close international scrutiny.

These awards can serve as kingmakers in the entertainment industry by boosting profiles immensely. The more immediate impact, though, is the vanity fair that is the red carpet.

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