This Sunday, millions of people will leave Netflix on read for a few hours to watch the first virtual Golden Globes. The 78th Annual Golden Globes, which will be hosted by comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler from two separate coasts — Fey at the Rainbow Room in Manhattan and Poehler at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles — won't have guests, and therefore, won't include a red carpet. That said, we're sure fashion will play a role somehow, even if only for Instagram.
In lieu of a true red carpet this year, we're looking back 31 years, from 2020 to 1989, and showing off the best red carpet looks from each — that is, except for 2008, when the Writers Guild of America went on strike and got the whole event canceled. From the white satin gown Audrey Hepburn donned while receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1990 to Saoirse Ronan's #METOO-inspired black Versace gown in 2018, the dresses ahead are all you need to prepare for Sunday night's festivities (or lack thereof).
So sit back, relax, and enjoy our look-back through the best Golden Globe gowns of all time (or at least the last 31 years).