The Golden Globe Awards 2017 were a night to remember. Between ovation-worthy wins and epic fashion moments (Ruth Negga in Louis Vuitton, anyone?) the ceremony was certainly action packed.
But after the show ends is when the party really begins, and it starts with the InStyle & Warner Bros. official after-party, located just steps away from the awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Minutes after the night’s final award was announced, the stars shimmied on over to the gorgeous tented party space created by legendary interior designer Tom Ford.
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Lea Michele and Julianne Hough were among the first to arrive and made a pit stop inside our VIP Instagram booth to take a few snaps inside our gilded gold elevator before heading in.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were the centre of attention as they arrived holding hands during their date night out (#relationshipgoals).
Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Pine, Vince Vaughn, and Nick and Joe Jonas were among the dapperly dressed gents who stole the show, while Sofía Vergara, Diane Kruger, Ruth Negga, Emily Ratajkowski, Viola Davis, and Priyanka Chopra were the leading ladies causing a stir.
Inside, guests sipped on Perrier-Jouët champagne and nibbled on sliders, mushroom risotto, and crab cakes while DJ Michelle Pesce spun beats that had everyone, including Kendall and Kylie Jenner (pictured at top with Hailey Baldwin) hitting the dance floor wee into the morning hours. See highlights from the bash below.
1. RYAN REYNOLDS AND BLAKE LIVELY
“I don’t normally wear black, so I like that it’s black,” Lively said of her black velvet Atelier Versace design with gold chainmail trim. “I like that it is deco, kind of a modern vibe. I don’t know. If you have a baby, you sort of want to wear dark colors because it hides some stuff.”
2. RUTH NEGGA
“It’s extraordinary,” raved Ruth Negga of her Louis Vuitton gown. “When an artist, a creator, a genius custom makes something for you, it’s incredible. It feels like it’s the nicest thing I’ve ever put on my skin. It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen—120 hours it took for a seamstress to hand sew this.”
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3. PRIYANKA CHOPRA AND SOFÍA VERGARA
“She’s a sweetie; we’re having a moment,” Chopra said of Vergara, whom she had a blast catching up with inside the party. “All the cool people are here.”
4. DIANE KRUGER
“It’s a party dress, I love the colour,” Kruger said of her purple sequined Nina Ricci gown.
5. LEA MICHELE
“What I love is that it’s one of those dresses that does the job for you,” said Michele of her Emanuel Ungaro frock. “You put it on and it’s just does the job and you don’t have to worry about anything. The dress is just a show-stopper in and of itself.”
6. LAVERNE COX AND TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
“I was at the ceremony last year in the ballroom and I was so stressed out—I guess because it was my first Golden Globes,” said Cox, pictured above with Ellis Ross. “But this year I’ve never been so relaxed. Maybe it’s because I just had a vacation. But it was just so chill and so lovely. I just felt very at home.” Meanwhile, Ellis Ross was still glowing from her Golden Globe win. “Apparently, I made jazz hands [when my name was announced] and my mouth opened. Apparently, I stared off into space and kind of froze for a second,” she laughed.
7. CLAIRE FOY AND EDDIE REDMAYNE
“I was just there going, don’t goof up, don’t goof up,” Foy said of how she felt as she accepted her Golden Globe award on the stage. “It was bonkers, absolutely bonkers. Nothing I ever thought I’d ever experience in my life.”
8. LILY COLLINS
Collins revealed her favorite moment of the night to InStyle: “I got to hug Meryl. Meryl hugged me, and she told me that I was terrific in my movie, and I nearly died. I nearly died,” she said.
All photos by Kevin Tachman.
The original version of this story by Kim Peiffer appeared on InStyle.com.