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Are Top Designers Shying Away From Awards Shows?

>> In the Golden Globes aftermath, Cathy Horyn was left less than impressed. "The new decade certainly didn’t announce itself with a bang on the Globes red carpet last night, and it had nothing to do with the rain," she blogged yesterday. "Where was that single, game-changing dress that people would talk about?"

She continued:

Most of the dresses last night offered little more than a paper-doll variation on styles of the past few years. A preponderance of blush pink or one-shouldered styles doesn’t point to a trend so much as reveal an ongoing problem with mediocre design. Maybe the best designers now prefer to stay away from the awards shows, and the actresses, worried about bad publicity, don’t know the difference anymore. They don’t know what it means in fashion to be playful and truly relaxed. So the dresses keep wearing them.

Which designers had no Golden Globe dresses, and which had the most? »

Fashion Week Daily tallied the credits from Sunday's Golden Globes, and Chanel, Vera Wang, Donna Karan, Rodarte, Pucci, Calvin Klein Collection, Jean Paul Gaultier, or Prada were notably not represented by any wearers on the red carpet. Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Carolina Herrera, and Christian Dior all only had one wearer apiece.

Armani, on the other hand, was far and away the designer with the most representation — Penelope Cruz, Helen Mirren, Reese Witherspoon, Jodie Foster, Camilla Belle and Sophia Loren, were all either in Armani ready-to-wear or Prive.

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