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.
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