Embellished Tuxes Trend on the Golden Globes Red Carpet

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Darren Criss, Timothee Chalamet, Ryan Murphy and Billy Porter opted for embroidery, beading, florals and jacquard for their evening looks.

The ladies weren’t the only attendees shining at Sunday’s 76th Golden Globes: Plenty of guys also opted for evening looks embellished with texture and shine.

Darren Criss turned up early on the red carpet in a Dior Men black single-breasted dinner jacket screen-printed with cherry blossoms, a custom design coordinated by stylist Ashley Weston, who also arranged Chadwick Boseman’s look, a metallic silver tuxedo with embroidery and beading by Atelier Versace.

With Darren, he’s very classic, but he’s also really fun at the same time, and we always want to make sure his personality shines through,” Weston says. “[Dior Men] designer Kim Jones showed his pre-fall collection in Tokyo and included Asian and Japanese influences, included those cherry blossoms. We were thrilled when they agreed to create this look, which is really bold up top, and then we kept the rest of the outfit really classic.”

When Criss picked up his Golden Globe for his role in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, he was quick to thank Ryan Murphy, creator of the anthology series. Murphy, who didn’t walk the red carpet, donned his own resplendent look, wearing a $5,120 Tom Ford cocktail jacket crafted in a metallic zebra-print jacquard.

Twitter lit up, meanwhile, with opinions on Timothée Chalamet, who appeared on the red carpet in a non-traditional look by Louis Vuitton: a black tuxedo shirt and pants accessorized with a custom embroidered “bib,” a harness-like piece crafted of purple and black iridescent beads and seven different shades of sequins; hidden somewhere within is a pocket for his cellphone, a Louis Vuitton spokesperson said.

Johnny Galecki also sported a black-on-black design by Brioni, highlighted by a dinner jacket that featured genuine lava-rock embroidery on its lapel.

But the entrance-maker award has to go to Billy Porter, nominated for best performance by an actor in a television series drama for Pose, who worked with designer Randi Rahm to create a taupe evening suit complete with a satin cape with fuchsia lining. The floral embroidery on the cape’s shoulders and jacket pockets was echoed in the suit’s black tulle tuxedo shirt; Porter then accessorized the suit with a quartet of diamond and gemstone brooches by Oscar Heyman, valued at $360,000.