ESC: Fashion Flashback 1999 Golden Globes, Jessica Parker

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We're going back, way back, to when scarves ruled the red carpet.

Before we relish in the fashion to come at the 2019 Golden Globes, we're taking a look back at epic fashion that debuted on the award ceremony's red carpet. This event, which started 76 years ago, has always been an extravagant affair with designers clamoring to dress the hottest stars. In fact, before the rise of social media, this red carpet, along with the Oscars and Grammys, was a major opportunity for exposure to couture. Only the best of the best made it in front of the flashing cameras. 

The 1999 Golden Globes red carpet is a prime example. It was the year that Shakespeare in Love, You've Got Mail and Saving Private Ryan made it to the top of box office sales, and Meg Ryan, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Jessica Parker, who was one season into Sex in the City, were the stars to watch.

Twenty years ago, the big trends of '90s fashion—iridescent maxi skirts, sweater sets and scarves—reigned the red carpet. In regard to silhouettes, strapless gowns and full skirts were the popular choices. And, with a slower pace of trends, being creative with colors, prints and fabrics was the best way to stand out.

Check out the best looks from 1999 below!

ESC: Fashion Flashback 1999 Golden Globes, Meg Ryan

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ESC: Fashion Flashback 1999 Golden Globes, Gwyneth Paltrow

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ESC: Fashion Flashback 1999 Golden Globes, Tangi Miller

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ESC: Fashion Flashback 1999 Golden Globes, Jessica Parker

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ESC: Fashion Flashback 1999 Golden Globes, Christina Applegate

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ESC: Fashion Flashback 1999 Golden Globes, Keri Russell

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ESC: Fashion Flashback 1999 Golden Globes, Melanie Griffith

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ESC: Fashion Flashback 1999 Golden Globes, Alfre Woodard

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ESC: Fashion Flashback 1999 Golden Globes, Laura Linney

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ESC: Fashion Flashback 1999 Golden Globes, Gillian Anderson

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