AFTER LAST YEAR'S SUBDUED CHOICES, SILKY SENSUALITY AND RETRO GLAMOUR RULED THE RED CARPET.
Designer Carolina Herrera Swan’s Way Contributing to the evening’s biggest trend, the Best Supporting Actress had no qualms about rocking the white months after Labor Day, opting for an impeccably fitted, curve-hugging silk number with show-stopping origami bow and double-tiered train. Fun Fact She chose her 73-carat diamond Cartier choker because ”it just feels like old Hollywood…and I wanted to be part of that.”
Designer Alberta Ferretti Gem Stone Perhaps taking a cue from OutKast’s green-is-the-new-black, Hollywood’s freshest face added a vibrant stroke of emerald to a sea of pastels and nudes. The meticulously pleated frock paired with retro makeup and hairdo strikes the perfect balance between old school and new. Fun Fact The diamonds — including a 30-carat cluster necklace from De Beers — are worth a cool million.
Designer Chanel Haute Couture Nic at Night Karl Lagerfeld designed this celadon silk gown with tulle hemline for Kidman, perfectly enhancing her delicate beauty. Bonus points for the soft, upswept curls. As for her Golden Globes flapper fiasco, all is forgiven. Fun Fact The Bulgari necklace contains 195 carats of green diamonds.
Designer Marc Bouwer The White Stuff Few can pull off edgy, sexy, and glamorous. The luscious white satin gown with plunging halter and back showcased plenty of skin but still screamed elegance (take note, Britney, Christina, etc.). Fun Fact Jolie’s 85-carat Athena necklace is worth $10 million.
Designer vintage Givenchy Little Wonder Pulling off a pouffy ball gown at 5’5” is a challenge. But Morton’s slate-gray-and-yellow dress, fearlessly accessorized with 19th-century turquoise jewels (from Fred Leighton), is a masterful blend of bold and delicate. Fun Fact The gown is from Givenchy’s first collection, in 1951.
Designer Giorgio Armani Golden Girl Sumptuous silk and satin in a champagne color enhances her healthy glow, and the strategic ruching (anchored by a vintage-inspired crystal brooch) is voluptuous in a Rita Hayworth sort of way. Fun Fact Armani custom-designed the frock for his longtime pal.
Designer Ralph Lauren Something’s Gotta Go Menswear-inspired ensembles made Keaton a fashion trendsetter…three decades ago! We won’t go into the bowler. Fun Fact Lauren custom-made the whole thing for Keaton: ”She had a very clear vision of how she wanted to look — a spiffy, dandy, stylish English lord.”
Designer Christian Lacroix Kill Frill We thought the statuesque and impeccable Thurman could pull off anything, but we hadn’t considered bedroom curtains. Fun Fact Hey, there’s not enough going on! Let’s add a 70-carat diamond necklace, rose-cut diamond-and-pearl brooch, 40-carat diamond bracelet, and gold clutch!