Tracking the “It” Color at the Golden Globes

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Golden Globes fashion

From calls of “Who are you wearing?” to the myriad of Best and Worst Dressed lists that populate publications the next day, awards shows are abuzz with fashion chatter. Yeah, yeah, people win awards too, but we all know that the dresses are the real stars of the show. With the right gown, any actress can be a winner — even if all she does is smile and clap politely while someone else takes home the trophy for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.

Choosing the perfect gown is a science. Celebrities must consider such important factor as body shape, skin tone, risk factor, and trends. And by trends we don’t just mean style trends — you know, like, pink is the new black, and floral is so hot right now — but cultural trends. Which color is having a really great year? Which hue will bring the wearer the best luck? In anticipation of the 70th Golden Globes Awards on January 13, we’re taking a look back at what could have (but we’re in no way claiming actually did) inspired the color trends that dominated past ceremonies.

Celebrity Editor Abbey Stone hails from the fair isle of Martha's Vineyard, a lovely, vaguely dinosaur-shaped spot of land located off the coast of Cape Cod, MA, that is best known for exporting preppy salmon-colored pants. But the bright lights of New York City beckoned, and Abbey was lured away from her coastal haven to attend Barnard College. She graduated in 2010 with a degree in English and a much less useful minor in Dance. Abbey has been published in Dance Magazine, The Huffington Post, Time Out New York, and Popstar! magazine (where she learned more than she ever wanted to know about Justin Bieber). Abbey now lives in Brooklyn, where she spends her days watching stupid Internet videos and reading pretentious books.

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