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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


Images via: www.vanityfair.com and www.stylebistro.com

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