Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Apparently the textured blacks drew my attention because I liked Kelly Osborne [in Tony Ward], Eva Longoria [in Robert Rodriguez], Susan Surandon [in Donna Karan] and Tina Fey [in Oscar de la Renta]. Mariska Hargitay [in Vera Wang] and Christina Hendricks [in Zac Posen] wore soft colors and looked good, as did Jayma Mays [in Burberry Prorsum] wearing navy. Gugu Mbatha-Raw [to the right] had a beautiful gown by Ina Soltani which had a textured bodice - the dress was wonderful. White was popular and Amber Riley [in Melissa Masse] pulled it off with style. Now, while I'm not always a fan of the Greek Goddess look, Rose Byrne [in Gucci] did it very well - hair down to shoes!
There were a few disappointments for me as well. While I adore Alexander McQueen's out there fashion sense and wish he were still here creating, I don't think Anna Paquin managed to pull it off. Neither did Sofia Vergera in wearing Carolina Herrera. Heidi Klum is gorgeous but the Marchesa was just too short.
Now for my favorite gown of the night was...January Jones in Atelier Versace!
Unfortunately, because it's different, Jones and the dress were panned but I don't really care what the fashion mongrels are saying - I love it!
The color is exciting, the pseudo peacock thing is fresh, the cut - short in the front and out to a train in the back is fabulous! The material was acted almost like sequences. Yes, this dress was a gem, and this woman works without a stylist! Go January Jones!
The downside for me on this one was her hair, could of done something a little more wowish, but then again that may have dispatched the old fashion elitists to their graves.