While walking the Golden Globes red carpet, Keira Knightley admitted that it took 30 people to make her feather and butterfly embellished custom Chanel dress. We anticipate that level of haute couture at award shows, when designer gowns are painstakingly tailored to fit the curves (and tastes) of the Hollywood elite — after all, their grand entrances are a lot of most of the reason we tune into the events in the first place. But this year’s carpet had a few unexpected solo designers make their red carpet couture debuts, and their names were Clooney and McCarthy.


For the 2015 Golden Globes, two of the night’s biggest names added a DIY spin on their evening looks. Amal Clooney’s hand-crafted contributions were the standout accessories of her classic Hollywood look: those white opera gloves she paired with her black Dior Haute Couture gown. “She sewed them this morning,” Clooney said on the red carpet, joking “She’s very handy” of his wife who’s an acclaimed lawyer, activist and apparently maker. As if she wasn’t our biggest role model already.


Melissa McCarthy got even more into the DIY spirit with her black-and-white ensemble, which she said she pieced together from garments she already owned. “It’s like a chop shop from my closet,” she said on the red carpet while noting she had planned to study fashion design before she became an actor. “I like a weird project.” If by “weird” she means a classy but quirky combination of a collared top, bow tie and ruffled skirt, then we’d have to agree. Looks like this might be a preview of her planned fashion line.

Could these two leading ladies spark a trend that carries on through award season? Well just sit back and wait for more A-list DIY inspiration. We’re banking on Lupita wearing a bejeweled headband of her own creation at the next big event — fingers crossed she ‘grams a video tutorial for that.

Which celebrities do you want to see bust out their DIY skills on the next red carpet? Tell us who made your best dressed list from last night’s Globes in the comments below.

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