The coolest trends at the high-altitude festival

By Clarissa Cruz
February 09, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST

With freezing temps and air drier than a platter of day-old hors d’oeuvres, Sundance style may seem like an oxymoron. But never fear, festival fashionistas still found ways to work the Park City scene. Here’s our roundup of this year’s essentials.

Most Indispensable Beauty Product Moisturizer. Thanks to a tie-in with the Synergy Spa, celebs slathered on Tommy Hilfiger’s cream pie brand to combat the parched Utah climate.

Hottest Headwear Woolly hats with cutie-pie animal ears. Shiva Rose McDermott (at right) — star of Slamdance’s Black Days and wife of Dylan McDermott — sported a crocheted number featuring mouse ears; Hey, Happy‘s Cheryl Chan wore a black feline-inspired chapeau.

Oddest Giveaway A tie between trannie tragedy Southern Comfort‘s coffee mug, which features a pic of the doomed couple, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch‘s yellow foam headpieces.

Preferred Footwear Reebok’s silver- or blacktoned sneaks, snapped up by Julia Stiles and Billy Zane. Runner-up: snow clogs (see page 21).

Favorite Restaurant Forget Bob Redford’s Zoom. When it came to noshing — and actually getting a table — nothing beat the no-frills Burgies (where Josh Hartnett was spotted) and Main Street Pizza and Noodle (featuring Gary Oldman and Super Troopers‘ Brian Cox among the lunchtime rush).

Drink of Choice Not H20. At the Synergy Spa, it was champagne or Red Bull, while Hugo Boss pushed vodka. Dehydration be damned.

Top Breakfast of Champions Balance Bars provided nourishment for those stumbling bleary-eyed into 8:30 a.m. screenings. Top flavor: Caramel Nut Blast.

Most Ubiquitous Graft Puffy jackets. Sponsors from the Gap (seen on Shannon Elizabeth and Stephen Baldwin) to Stuff magazine (whose Phat Farm/Baby Phat coats graced Norman Reedus and Marisa Coughlan) gave away ways to ward off the chill.