Finally, a ritzy red carpet event. Knowing there's a possibility the Oscar red carpet may not happen because of the writers strike, we were particularly interested in what the stars wore last night. We weren't disappointed.
The Best of the Best
Most everyone looked radiant on the red carpet, but the dresses and stars that stuck out most in our mind kept it simple in colors like white, light gray, dark gray and champagne. We really loved Ashley Tisdale (although we're not quite sure why she was attending) and our favorite was America Fererra of Ugly Betty (notice in the background behind America you can see Holly Hunter...she looked great as well, but a bit like she was getting married). Marion Cotillard's gown was very simple, but fit her very well and Eva Longoria Parker's dress was almost ikat-like in its print, but the tone-on-tone color palette kept it very glamorous, but a bit understated and we really liked it.
They Took a Risk.....Did It Pay Off?
We also liked Kate Beckinsale (even though she looked like Belle from Beauty and the Beast) and Sandra Oh's giant bow gown in a gorgeous chocolate brown was definitely a risk, but still chic. Angelina Jolie looked beautiful and sophisticated, but her dress did absolutely nothing to squash the pregnancy rumors that are beginning to surface. In fact...we think it's going to intensify the rumors. Edie Falco (one of the night's winners) was also a risk-taker, wearing a very basic sheath, but she didn't do the outfit any favors by pairing such a simple dress with such a boring shoe.
Trendspotting: Short and Sweet
Michelle Pfeiffer and Sophia Bush both opted for strapless brown dresses with short hems and peep toe heels and Ellen Page wore basic black....again (if she wears black to the Oscars, she's going straight to our worst-dressed list).
Kyra Sedgwick, Vanessa Williams, Marcia Cross and Sara Ramirez wore neon and looked fab.
What Were They Thinking?
All in all, it was a great night for fashion on the red carpet. But no red carpet is without several serious errors in judgment. We have to wonder what Jane Krakowski, Tilda Swinton and Dana Delaney (or their stylists) were thinking.
America Ferrerra and Ellen Page photos via eonline.com