Golden Moment

Game of Thrones star clutches Texas designer for Golden Globes

Game of Thrones star clutches Texas designer for Golden Globes

Emilia Clarke at 71st Annual Golden Globes January 2014 carrying Baird & Baird purse
Emilia Clark accessorized her silver Proenza Schouler gown with a pale pink Baird & Baird clutch. Courtesy photo
Golden Globes January 2014 Baird & Baird pale pink clutch
The Baird & Baird clutch retails for $595. Courtesy photo
Emilia Clarke at 71st Annual Golden Globes January 2014 carrying Baird & Baird purse
Golden Globes January 2014 Baird & Baird pale pink clutch

The happiest people watching the Golden Globes Sunday night were Houstonians Minnie Baird and business partner Hallie Kuntz. Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke appeared on the red carpet carrying a pale pink python clutch from their Baird & Baird handbag line.

Baird designed the clutch with mother of pearl clasp, which complemented Clarke's black-and-white, custom-embroidered strapless gown by Proenza Schouler. The handbag retails for $595.

Last week, Clarke's stylist, Kate Young, contacted trusted sources, including Studio Communications fashion public relations whiz Gail Rubin, for a variety of clutches for the first big awards show of the season. Young, who created a buzzed-about accessories collection for Target last year, has topped the Hollywood Reporter's list of most powerful stylists.

As with most red carpet appearances, there was no guarantee that Young would choose the clutch for any of her clients until it showed up on the scene. In a fashion diary for the New York Times, Young said she decided on the clutch — the only light-colored option among her options — while jogging through Beverly Hills on Sunday morning.

"While thinking about the mixture of graphic prints and soft colors and textures at the Chloé pre-fall presentation, I decided to have Emilia carry a pale-pink Baird & Baird bag with her black-and-white dress," she wrote.

"We are thrilled to have one of our clutches carried on the red carpet at the Golden Globes by none other than Emilia Clarke," Baird said in an email. "It's wonderful to be represented by such a poised, beautiful actress."