The 2006 Golden Globes Were A Haven For Early 2000s Fashion

When I think 2000s fashion, I think of dresses over jeans, frosted tips, and velour sweatsuits. While the noughties are famed for a fashion faux pas or two — gaucho pants, anyone? — the year that reigned supreme was 2006. It was the haven for early 2000s fashion, and the Golden Globes red carpet proves it. With attendees like then-It Girl Paris Hilton to an eyeliner-wearing Johnny Depp, the red carpet was rampant with early 2000s A-listers and their not-so-subtle fashion ensembles.

While a lot has changed since 2006, especially in the sartorial department, the major stars who walked the red carpet seem to be the same, give or take a few. Back then, a baby-faced Scarlett Johansson solidified her status as a fashion icon, while Anne Hathaway was still figuring it out. Gwyneth Paltrow was pregnant, Natalie Portman had a pixie, and Alanis Morissette was blonde.

While it may be horrifying to look back on our own style choices from the earlier 2000s — I still can’t believe I wore a tie as a belt — there is something nostalgic about seeing celebs on the red carpet not so long ago. Take a stroll down memory lane and scroll down to see the quintessential '00s looks from the 2006 Golden Globes red carpet.

1. Gwyneth Paltrow

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Paltrow elegantly accentuated her baby bump with this Elizabethan-style gown by Balenciaga.

2. Jessica Alba

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Nothing was hotter in the early 2000s than Jessica Alba, and she didn't disappoint in this sexy backless gown.

3. The Desperate Housewives

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The Desperate Housewives were all the rage in 2006, and their bevy of bright and beautiful dresses were as well.

4. Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johansson perfected timeless elegance in this low-cut red slip dress accented with ruffles.

5. Anne Hathaway

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Anne might now be known for her classic red carpet style, but in 2006 she was still figuring things out — much like the rest of us.

6. Reese Witherspoon

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Witherspoon looked like a winner, and was a winner, in this bedazzled fit-and-flare dress.

7. Alanis Morissette

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Alanis Morissette looks almost unrecognizable as a blonde on the 2006 red carpet.

8. Sarah Jessica Parker

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As far as I'm concerned, SJP can do no wrong.

9. Ellen Pompeo

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Ellen Pompeo, also known as Meredith Grey, looked beautiful in this bohemian-inspired gown.

10. Natalie Portman

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Natalie Portman rocked the pixie with a lacey tea-length dress.

11. Mariah Carey

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Because what would a 2000s event be without Mariah Carey? She looked super sexy in a bodycon, low-cut black and white gown.

12. Johnny Depp And Vanessa Paradis

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This 2000s power couple dressed up for the occasion as a pair of old school gangsters.

13. Keira Knightley

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Keira K was just as stunning 10 years ago as she is now. Her minimalistic jewelry, tousled up-do, and sleek white dress were pure perfection.

14. Seal And Heidi Klum

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Heidi Klum sported the bejeweled halter neck trend that took over 2000s proms by storm.

15. Renée Zellweger

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Before Angelina Jolie, Renée Zellweger gave us lots of leg in this high-slit halter dress.

Forget the '90s. The earlier 2000s were full of gems, y'all.