That said, I love several dresses on this red carpet not because they're designer gowns but because they look great on the people wearing them. Of course there are a few "what were they thinking" dresses as well. Sometimes I wonder whether those people actually own mirrors. Or check them before they go out.
Enjoy all the outfits after the jump.
This simple curve-hugging silhouette with the sweetheart neckline and rhinestone straps works for her. The 70s-style hair, on the other hand, doesn't.
|Judith Light in Alexander McQueen|
That Farrah-Fawcett hair isn't really her best look. This dress with its neck and sleeve embellishments would be perfect if only it wasn't this particular shade of red.
|Edie Falco in Romona Keveza|
Her boobs aren't loving this dress. Look at the poor things, trying to escape to her shoulders. The dress is lovely but not on her. Even if she had done something with her hair she couldn't have made this dress look good.
|Nikki M. James in Giambattista Valli|
Boobs don't normally grow above one's armpits like this. It makes her torso look freakishly long and her legs freakishly short.
|Patina Miller in Naeem Khan|
The dress fits and it's definitely eye-catching. While it isn't exactly my style she's definitely working this dress.
Another too-long dress. I thought that these were going out of style? Maybe the people in NYC didn't get the memo on that. At least the rest of the dress looks all right. I love the pop of colour from the blue clutch.
|Marg Helgenberger in Bottega Veneta|
From a distance this dress looks awesome. Up close it's clear that the bodice is way, way, way too tight. Look at those wrinkles - they're not just from sitting down.
|Ellen Barkin in L'Wren Scott|
I gasped when I saw this dress during the award show. Aside from the fact that it fits her perfectly, I love the lace sleeves and the pleated lace forming the neckline.
|Victoria Clark in Catherine Malandrino|
What saves this dress from being a boring black dress is the bodice with the grey-trimmed ruffles. They give sort of a superhero look to this dress, don't they? There's nothing boring about that.
I think I like the dress but I can't really tell because she has that scarf-thing wrapped around her. The colour of the dress is fabulous against her skin and with her hair. The scarf thing is not at all fabulous in any way, shape, or form.
|Anika Noni Rose|
I think she had some trouble with her stick-on bra thingies because her boobs are at different heights. The dress is nice enough although I don't like the look of a white dress with black shoes.
|Alexa Ray Joel|
She's Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel's daughter and a singer in her own right - who knew? Her dress gives her some extra hips although I think that crazy top-head bun is helping to do that, too.
|Christie Brinkley in Zuhair Murad|
It's Christie "I want to be a Barbie" Brinkley! Isn't she loveable with her crazy hair and her pushed-up-to-the-limit boobs in this light blue dress?
|Brooke Shields in J. Mendel|
Not only did she flub up her lines in the intro and swear while she was presenting her award, she wore a dress that made her hips look super-wide.
What's up with all of these women pushing their boobs up to their collarbones? Had she just let her boobs stay in the right place, they wouldn't have been so unhappy and she would have looked much better.
|Lily Rabe in Prabal Gurung|
This is ok. I like the sheer sleeves although I'm not a fan of the neckline. Her hair kind of looks like it needs a good washing.
It's Guinan from Star Trek: The New Generation come to pay us a visit! Wait, what? Guinan was a character Whoopi played? But, but, but why is Whoopi dressed just like the character complete with the shapeless outfit and headpiece?
|Malaak Compton-Rock (with Chris Rock) |
Layered skirts aren't new; a short skirt layered over a longer skirt with a train - now that's new. Attractive? Not so much. I don't think this look is going to catch on anytime soon.
|Victoria Lily Shaffer (with Paul Shaffer)|
I had no idea that Paul Shaffer had a daughter; yet here she is. What a cute dress! It fits her, she looks great and well-put together. Perfect!
|Nina Arianda in Badgley Mischka|
Pretty, if a bit too close to her skin colour. With her blonde hair she's just a tall skin-coloured column. The asymmetric tiers on the skirt are nice paired with the one-shouldered bodice.
|Vanessa Redgrave in Donna Karan|
The jacket is a touch too long for her. Even so, I love how powerful this suit is on her: she's queen of all she surveys and no one can forget it.
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