Young Hollywood Braces for the Golden Globes

Lynn Hirschberg Celebrates W Magazine's It Girls With Coach And Moet & Chandon

Langley Fox Hemingway. Photo by Getty Images.

What is an 'It' girl? And what sort of things do 'It' girls do?

“I know I’m a girl, but I’m not sure what ‘It’ is, but maybe we’ll find it soon,”said Langley Fox Hemingway, who had been included among the proverbial young women invited to W magazine’s annual 'It' girl luncheon on the Saturday before the Golden Globes, this year at A.O.C.

Here's one thing that an 'It' girl might do: walk the red carpet with a 4-month-old pet husky. “He’s my velvet teddy bear,” Hemingway said. Maybe she is an 'It' girl after all.

The 'It' girls inside – faces from the worlds of film, television, art, and fashion – sipped Champagne and snacked on hors d'oeuvres as they waited to be seated for the three-course meal.

“Clara Bow originated the term 'It' girl, which I think is really cool,” said Lola Kirke. “So, I’m OK with being part of that legacy.”

The actress, whose series Mozart in the Jungle is nominated for a Golden Globe this year, got giddy when discussing the award show: “I’m a little nervous, but the 13-year-old girl inside of me is just very excited to go.” One more thing 'It' girls do: they adore playing the ingenue.

Meanwhile, Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke, who’s no stranger to the Globes with her show once again up for best television drama, said she was most looking forward to the people watching. “It’s fabulous, and there’s alcohol, so you get to watch famous people be drunk. It’s brilliant,” said the actress, who will be walking the red carpet in Valentino. “It’s lovely, super feminine, but kind of dramatic and different.”

Chanel Iman, turning heads in a white, lace two-piece by Australian designer Jaime Lee, said she wasn't going to the awards show but would instead attended Harvey Weinstein's viewing party.

The model, who had been out late the night before, was looking forward to the lunch ahead. “I’m so hungry,” she said, as she grabbed two appetizer-sized slices of pizza from a passing tray. And who says models don’t eat carbs?

One question, though: who happens to be her own personal 'It' girl? “Beyoncé for her swag, how she carries herself, her success, just her positive vibes,” she continued. She would know Bey: she once costarred in the pop star’s Yoncé video. That's another 'It' girl trademark: stick together with other 'It' girls.

One of the youngest of the bunch, Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka was elated about being among her cohort. “Honestly, I couldn’t be happier to be here, and the other girls are just so cool,” she said, before heading to her seat. Lunch was officially being served.