January Jones wore my favorite look of the night, but Big Love actress Ginnifer Goodwin was a close second in fuchsia Yves Saint Laurent. I'm loving her short haircut. When her hair was longer, she looked a little bit goodie-goodie, even in avant-garde pieces. This style makes her look like a fashion risk-taker, even when she's wearing more conservative looks. Funny how short hair can do that for a girl.
Christina Applegate's Basil Soda gown reminds me of a Christian Lacroix piece. I doubt that's the kind of feedback that the designer would like to hear, but I mean it in the best possible way. I do wish that Christina had gone with more structured undergarments, but the cut and color of the gown are beautiful. She looks positively radiant.
Mila Kunis' Monique Lhuillier gown is young and flirty, but still appropriate for the event. The color really made her stand out on the red carpet, and I adore the accessories, makeup, and hair. I'm sorry to say that I still don't really understand Kunis' appeal as an actress. She was cute on That 70s Show, but nothing else that she's done really stands out to me. But if she keeps wearing such chic playful looks, she'll probably win me over. I'm shallow that way.
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss took a break from Narcisco Rodriguez and wore a deep teal Vera Wang gown. There were a few other shades of turquoise on the red carpet, but this darker color wins out for me. I can't believe this woman is almost 50. She gives me Marisa Tomei Syndrome (a sharp and sudden jealousy inspired by women in their 40s who have the skins of 16 year-olds).
Fringe star and obscenely good-looking person Anna Torv wore a glittery Marc Bouwer dress. This color is a tricky one to pull off, as the sparkles temper the red and take the dress into a Hawaiian Punch kind of territory, but it really works with Anna's complexion. I love the plunging neckline, but the ladylike cap sleeves keep the gown from feeling overly risque.
Debra Messing laughs in the face of the naysayers that claim redheads shoudn't wear red. She positively glows in this chic tomato Michael Kors gown.
Thank goodness, Blake Lively has started to wear dresses that fit. This lipstick red Versace number looks like it was made for her, and I love the slicked back hair. It's a look that was all over New York Fashion Week.