Rosamund Pike's Golden Globes Veil Is Fit For a 'Saltburn'-Level Funeral

Here's why she wore it.

Rosamund Pike
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It's murder on the 2024 Golden Globes red carpet for Rosamund Pike. While there isn't any actual killing going on, the 44-year-old did kill her look. She also showed up dressed for its funeral.

On Sunday, January 7, Pike appeared on the red carpet wearing a black lace Dior Haute Couture gown and matching headpiece. Shaped like an apple, the intricate lace veil covered her entire face. It was dark in the best way, a nod to Saltburn (she's nominated for the film!) that—if you know, you know—captured her character oh so well.

"You have to channel it, don't you? A weird funeral vibe. Or maybe she wore black for her wedding?" joked Pike during a red carpet interview.

Though her makeup was physically shadowed by the veil, its brilliance shined through. After prepping her skin with IMAGE Skincare, celebrity makeup artist Mélanie Inglessis used a full face of Dior Beauty to create the soft look, which featured heavy blush and the perfect splash of highlighter. After debating what lipstick to use, she settled on Rouge Dior in shade 100, a nude pink, to finish everything off.

"The winner!" wrote the makeup artist in an Instagram story while Pike walked the red carpet.

Rosamund Pike

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Besides the obvious fashion slay, why use the veil? Especially when the makeup is so pretty?

Ultimately, the headpiece originally served a utilitarian purpose. The Gone Girl star chose it to cover her face after it was "entirely smashed up" in a skiing accident over Christmas. "It's a protective veil for the occasion," she shared in the above interview. "[It's] not what you want knowing you’re coming to the Golden Globes on the 7th of January.”

While her bruises healed, the accessory remained.

“I kind of fell in love with the look," added Pike.

Again, very Saltburn.

Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.