Who looked best?
We think it’s kind of a toss up. But the interesting thing is their postures. Natalie’s shoulders are back, which lengthens her neck and gives her a very regal look. Scarlett’s slouched shoulders make the bodice of her gown look ill-fitted.
We blogged about Marion Cotillard’s floral dress last week and recently discovered it on the Chloe website, styled very differently from how Marion (our favorite style muse) chose to wear it. Which do you prefer? We think Marion’s choker was a nice accessory choice, but would have liked it better if she’d left the clutch at home so she could show off the cute pockets on the dress.
By the way, you can purchase it at net-a-porter.com for $3,795, but we recommend some more budget-friendly options here.
Photos via instyle and chloe
Option 1: A vintage Hermes dress so voluminous that no one will guess she’s expecting, but everyone will be talking about it.
Option 2: A Western Costume dress so skintight that everyone will guess she’s expecting and will still be talking about it.
Angelina’s black dress photo via people.com and fashion credit via usmagazine.com
Everyone went strapless: Keri Russell, who probably should have been nominated for her performance in Waitress, wore a beautifully-fitted mother-of-pearl organza gown by Nina Ricci. Amy Adams wore a stunning emerald green Proenza Schouler gown, but what we loved most about her ensemble was her tiny gold bag. It would only fit a credit card and, actually, Amy admitted she had nothing in it. But its delicate gold mesh material and eagle clasp were striking. We want it. Lastly, Cameron Diaz looked very fresh in a barely blush Dior by John Galliano dress.
AND THE WINNER IS….
Marion Cotillard was the night’s big winner in Jean Paul Gaultier. After her win for Best Actress for her transcendent performance as Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, Marion had this to say:
“I’m totally overwhelmed with joy and sparklers and fireworks and everything which goes like bam, bam, bam, I just ate all those things.”
We’re going to go ahead and name her our Best Dressed of the Night, and not just because we love her style in general. Marion is always wearing cutting edge chic including Chanel and Chloe. She has fun with fashion and really gets it. A lot of style critics are questioning her choice of this mermaid-esque Gaultier gown, saying that it looked like fish scales.
It was very fashion forward of her and we applaud her for wearing a French designer (how patriotic), and we think the way it was styled with her hair down in loose curls and two delicate long gold chains was brilliant. Thank goodness she didn’t wear a dark red lip stain.
MAD FOR MARCHESA
Several stars chose to wear Marchesa including Anne Hathaway, who called her dress “diaphanous chic” and a very pregnant Jessica Alba.
Both were solid color draped dresses with neckline embellishments. Both also wore their hair up and opted out of wearing a necklace. We loved both takes, although we preferred the purple feathers on Jessica’s gown over the red rosettes on Anne’s.
SAFE BUT NICE
Most stars chose dark, voluminous dresses with trends like ruffles and sheer fabric. Jennifer Garner wore Oscar de la Renta, Penelope Cruz wore Chanel Haute Couture (actually navy), Hilary Swank for Atelier Versace and Kristin Chenoweth wore Armani Prive. They all looked stunning.
Photo via eonline.com and people.com
First it was Lucy Lui’s character in Cashmere Mafia who was supposed to fill Carrie Bradshaw’s shoes as the most fashion-forward lady on television. The Sex and the City connection was natural, since Patricia Field is stylist for the show, but reviews from the early episodes said Lui’s outfits were too outlandish.
Enter Lindsay Price. On NBC’s new show, Lipstick Jungle, Price plays fashion designer, Victory Ford. The show is based on the successful novel of the same name by Candace Bushnell (author of Sex and the City too) and the character of Victory is supposedly based on the life of New York designer, Cynthia Rowley.
Our bets are on Lindsay to fill the SJP role.