The thigh-high split makes a red carpet comeback at the Golden Globes
Published 14/01/2013 | 13:37
Yes, the trend Jolie seemingly sparked when she so confidently thrust her right leg through the thigh-high split of her Versace gown at last year's Oscars shows no signs of waning.
In fact, it appears the Hollywood glitterati have found it to be the best method of securing column inches (yes, we've certainly fallen for it here).
The ones who did it right…
In at number one is Miranda Kerr, who, we might add, also incorporated the neckline to waistline trend (talk about multitasking). Never one to shy away from showing off just what God (and vast quantities of goji berries) gave her, the Aussie worked her split with aplomb, successfully avoiding the 'lunging leg' that made Angelina's look so awkward.
Snapping at her heels was one-time Victoria's Secret colleague Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Decked in Saint Laurent, RHW balanced the leg out with the high-necked frill detail and thick belted gown. We'll ignore the vast quantities of side-boob on show and the fact it was a slightly lacklustre red carpet moment all-in-all.
Rather surprisingly, Glee alumni Lea Michele also gets a tick in beautifully embellished Elie Saab. Like RHW, the high-neck balanced out the leg, although she does lose points for forceful leg thrusting.
The ones who did it wrong…
If this were an 'Angie's Leg' barometer, Halle would be sub-zero. She's already topping the worst-dressed lists, so we don't want to kick her while she's down, but… we're going to. There were many things wrong with this Versace number - a muffin top-making cut out, garish print and bulging one-shoulder fit and not even a hint of classicism - and, quite simply, the thigh-high split was the straw that broke Berry's sartorial back. Add to that her willingness to 'feel the breeze' (i.e. her exaggerated pose) and it's a big no-no.
Oh Eva, what have we here? We can't find one photo where Eva's not trying to show us what she had for lunch. Despite the fact she is actually flashing less flesh than some of the aforementioned ladies, there's something so wrong here. Maybe it's the fact we can see the in-built pants through the sheer skirt, or the fact there's just so much going on - legs out, cleavage out, back out, lace, sheer.
We'll finish with Heidi Klum, who brought Essex to L.A. in her skin-tight, leg-flashing, white, asymmetric number. Need we say more. We also have a horrible feeling that there's no underwear going on under there, which, frankly, is asking for trouble.
By Bibby Sowray, Telegraph.co.uk