Here comes the bride...err, red-carpet star.
No, your eyes aren't deceiving you. Modern Family star Julie Bowen WAS wearing a wedding dress at the Golden Globes. In fact, as a former weddings editor, I remember this Reem Acra quite distinctly since I was sitting front row when it came down the aisle (and I'm not talking about on a bride).
You see, designers are busy people, and they don't always have time to whip up a dress from scratch during award show season...unless you're Angelina Jolie, that is. So, they take pieces from their bridal lines and rejigger them for red carpet events like the Golden Globes (in fact, America Ferrera wore a Vera Wang to the GG's a couple of years ago that was dyed just like Bowen's gown).
I'm not saying it's sneaky or underhanded thing to do -- actually it's a pretty amazing selling point for would-be brides. Would you be so quick to pack away a 5K gown if you knew your favorite celebrity wore it already? I say work it for all it's worth and then some!