Sounds bridal? Trust us, it wasn’t. While Ange’s dress boasted a crimson peak at the bust, Jessica Chastain’s Givenchy couture gown came encrusted with pearls and a high neck and Charlize’s number boasted a va-va-voom thigh-high slit.
Meanwhile, a host of stars’ neautral-hued gowns were embellished with sequins; Nicole Richie in Julien Macdonald, Diane Lane in Reem Acra, Elle Macpherson in Zac Posen, Kate Beckinsale in Roberto Cavalli; or out-size rocks as with Heidi Klum’s Lorraine Schwartz statement necklace.
Starlets who bucked the trend included Glee’s Dianna Agron in scarlet Giles, Reese Witherspoon in a beyond-sexy Zac Posen gown and the statuesque Rooney Mara who worked another edgy black number, this time by Givenchy.
By Maria Milano