Stylist: Kate Young assisted by Caroline DeJean
Outfit: custom Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquière
Tailor: Joel Jolibe
Makeup Artist: Angela Levin using Charlotte Tilbury
Hairstylist: Chris McMillan
Colorist: Aleksey Bishop
Manicurist: Tracylee Percival using Essie
Shoes: Louis Vuitton
Jewelry: Tiffany & Co.
Award season is approaching and it is our tradition to revisit past events and analyze them in detail, especially if the actors nominated for the coming year have a history with said award shows.
That being said, today we revisited Michelle Williams attending the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020.
Williams wore a custom Louis Vuitton bright orange silk long dress with a loosely draped top, tied in relaxed bows at the shoulders, accented with a sculpted blue flower. The gown featured also a cinched waistband.
Stylist Kate Young started talking to the French maison after the actress’ Emmy Award nomination in September 2019, so they had plenty of time to prepare for the event (keep in mind that at the time no one knew if Michelle was going to be nominated for a Golden Globe).
The starting point for the dress was a look from the Spring 2020 Ready-to-Wear collection, as Young explained in an interview for The Hollywood Reporter: “The starting point is usually a show look. Typically, I talk to the Louis Vuitton team about some element from the latest show—an embroidery, a drape or a color—and then we expand on that. They don’t show gowns usually, so I ask to work with a specific detail and make it into a gown, because I think it’s important that the look relates back to a collection.”
Williams‘ pregnancy at the time played a role in the design process of the dress: “The people making her dress knew, because of course they had to, but nobody else. I’ve had two kids, and I’ve had so many pregnant clients. I think a bit of structure is important; if you just put a tent over a pregnant belly, the woman can look like a mountain. I’d rather go for a softness that also contains, so the woman is still there” her stylist further noted.
The dress took circa 156 hours to create in the Louis Vuitton Atelier and the detail that Michelle‘s stylist Kate loved the most was the flower: “It’s not a textile, it’s a sculptured piece, and is sort of a bluish-purple hybrid of an iris and an orchid. There’s something really magical about that flower. It’s hand-painted and three-dimensional and a bit wild. Its handcraft is very special.”
Her jewelry was simple but effective thanks to Tiffany & Co.: a Leaf Wrap ring featuring a peridot that totals more than six carats, and an Inverted Petals ring showcasing a rubellite at more than seven carats, both embellished with diamonds and set in 18-karat gold and platinum, and priced at $30,000 and $40,000, respectively. Both pieces were from the Schlumberger collection.
The pearl ring you could see on her left ring finger was her engagement ring to Thomas Kail, credited as one of the creators and director of the series Fosse/Verdon.
According to the aforementioned interview, she finished the look with gold leather Louis Vuitton open-toe sandals and a custom Dauphine clutch.
Her makeup was minimal and airy, with flushed cheeks and natural looking false lashes. The MUA behind the look was Angela Levin, and here below you will find all the Charlotte Tilbury products she used on the blonde actress:
1. Instant Magic Dry Sheet Mask;
2. Magic Cream;
3. Brightening Youth Glow;
1. Airbrush Flawless Foundation in #2 Cool;
2. Mini Miracle Eye Wand in #3;
3. Hollywood Contour Wand in Light/Medium;
4. Filmstar Bronze & Glow in Light/Medium;
5. Cheek To Chic in Pillow Talk.
1. Full Fat Lashes Mascara;
2. Pillow Talk – Instant Eye Palette in Smoke Shade from Date;
3. Luxury Palette in Pillow Talk;
1. Collagen Lip Bath in Pillow Talk;
2. Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk;
3. Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk
1. Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in #1.
Her hair was styled in a blunt short bob by Chris McMillan, who created for her some soft waves to frame the face.
For more information regarding her hair color, you can check this Instagram post by colorist Aleksey Bishop.
Her natural manicure was courtesy of Tracylee Percival who used Essie products to achieve the look.
Williams and Kate Young have been collaborating since her acting in Brokeback Mountain, so it comes without saying that the actress trusts her completely.
Personally I have always liked Michelle‘s style because it reflects her personality and demeanor; year after year we can see that she has become more and more confident–definitely can’t wait to see what she’ll wear to the famed award show next year.
And yes, she is nominated once again! I loved her in “The Fabelmans“.
Michelle Williams was nominated–and won–in the category Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film for her role as Gwen Verdon in Fosse/Verdon.