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Tuesday 28 February 2012

The Party Where No One's Famous Because Everyone Is

So we may have declared awards season officially closed yesterday with a our Oscars' fashion round-up but as we were doing so, the party of all the Oscars' after-parties was still in full swing, The Vanity Fair Oscars Party.  

What's the collective noun for celebrities?  A constellation?  Maybe a narcissism?  Well whatever it is, that's what filed down the red carpet outside the Sunset Tower Hotel on Sunday night and swarmed into the tented ballroom on a deck atop the hotel pool.  It was that constellation of A-listers that drained 420 bottles of Moet, devoured 800 In-N-Out burgers and nibbled at miniature red velvet cupcakes iced with the names of the Oscars nominees (although lets face it, Victoria probably gave her burger to David, we ca't imagine she really does beef patties and let's not even get started on the bun...).  From Pharrell Williams to Michelle Williams and Joan Collins to Lily Collins, they were all there.  All working the room.  All holding each other's Oscars.  All showing off their new toy boys (J Lo).  All complaining about the three pairs of Spanx that they wore to the Oscars ceremony (Viola Davis).  And generally all nonchalantly pretending not to be chasing their next role. 

We thought that the fashion offerings on the Vanity Fair red carpet were actually a little more exciting than those at the awards themselves.  

We loved J Lo's ceremony Zuhair Murad but her second Murad of the day with a deeper slashed neck-line in a delicious shimmery plum was even better.  We thought Miley looked stunning in silver beaded Cavalli with Marilyn-style curls and scarlet lips but we hated the turquoise nails.  Cameron Diaz also changed for the Vanity Fair red carpet and we much preferred the zingy, citrus orange, Victoria Beckham dress she wore in the evening to the bland Gucci that she'd worn earlier in the day.  We were big fans of Kate Hudson's bright red vintage Versace but on closer inspection we weren't so keen on the body-stockinged top and the hair would have been looked more polished up in a chignon or low bun.  

Kate Bosworth was our best-dressed of the night in Prabal Gurung.  Keeping the accessories simple and sharp and the hair sleek and slicked back, she made sure that everyone's focus remained on the intricately embroidered sheer yet chic shift.  True red carpet perfection.   

On the not so hot list, we hated Claire Danes' bright pink Valentino meringue and January Jones' went dressed as a tree.  Katy Perry's Blumarine dress was pretty and along similar lines to Elie Saab gown that she wore to the Grammys but we just don't like the Marge Simpson hued hair.   

Here our our favourite photos from the party including our best and worst dressed picks (you'll note we don't name check the men's designers, we're sorry but tuxedos and ties are just not as interesting...).

Amy Adams in Vivienne Westwood

Placing bets for Oscar winners.

Chris Evans and Sandra Bullock in Marchesa.

Cameron Diaz in Victoria Beckham

 Claire Danes in Valentino

David Beckham & Tom Cruise

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford

Diane Kruger in Calvin Klein

Steve Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow & Martin Short

Joan Collins & Carole Bayer Sager

Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen & Gerard Butler

January Jones in Wes Gordon

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad Couture

 Katy Perry in Blumarine

Lily Collins in Monique Lhuillier

Michael & Kirk Douglas

Laim Hemsworth & Miley Cyrus in Roberto Cavalli

Martin Scorsese & Fran Lebowitz

Joan Collins

Kate Bosworth in Prabal Gurung

Olivia Wilde in Gucci

 Sean Combs

Jason Statham & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Antonio Beradi

Sofia Coppola & Tom Ford

 Sunset Tower Hotel - venue of the Vanity Fair Party

Sophia Vergara in Roberto Cavalli

Tom Ford

Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes in Elie Saab Couture

Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham

Kate Hudson in vintage Versace

Diane Kruger in Calvin Klein

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton, Harvey Weinstein & Busy Phillips in Dolce & Gabbana

David & Victoria Beckham.

Zoe Saldana in Marios Schwab

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