Well, as I’m sure you know, the Golden Globes were last night. Congrats to the luminous Natalie Portman for her win for Best Actress for Black Swan. Portman was featured in this month’s Vogue, dishing about her dark and disturbing portrayal as Nina, a ballerina who destroys herself in the pursuit of perfection. I have not seen Black Swan yet, because I first heard that it was a horror film, which I don’t do. At all. However, now it’s been categorized as a psychological thriller, which I can stomach, even though it’s not my favorite genre. I’m looking forward to seeing Ms. Portman’s award-winning performance and I’ve always respected her talent, from her first role in “The Professional” to now.
Perhaps fittingly, dynamic design duo Rodarte was responsible for the creation of the tutusworn by Portman. Rodarte’s signature is deconstructed garments, which display a dichotomy of both dream and nightmare, and embody discipline and passion, which I imagine parallels the movie itself.
To accept her award, Portman donned a pretty pink Viktor & Rolf dress, accented with an unfortunate red rose at the decolletage. It would’ve been better if she had had a tailor completely prune the distracting and awkward flower. On a positive note, Portman’s choice in roles has earned her the respect of her peers and fans worldwide. She truly is one of the best actresses of her generation and very deserving of her award. So congratulations toNatalie Portman, Best Actress Golden Globe winner.