Not for Everyone

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

I hear you. You hate it. It’s weird and different and you wouldn’t wear it. Well neither would I. But there was a theme, and she did something different, my Kiki always tries something different… and I love it on her. Especially the hairpiece and the black trim and the shoes. I love it all. Full Story

Kate in Love

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

The beach photos were indeed on mark – she looks a LOT better. And Kate Bosworth looks happy. But first…about the posing. Have to tell you, she had me riveted for a while on the middle landing. As her boyfriend James Rousseau waited patiently in the wings, she stood for photographs with her legs crossed. Full Story

Mischa Middle-age

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

The most underwhelming of the evening…and a shame too. Because Mischa Barton is gorgeous. SOOO pretty. Tall and slender but not scary slender and the sweetest smile but the dress for me was neither here nor there, so much so that I almost didn’t notice until she was standing on the landing right in front of us, clearly outdone by almost everyone else. Full Story

Twins in Person

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

Feel like a loser admitting this but I was, like, on tilt waiting for them to show up. Saw Ashley first and the first thing I noticed was that she’s not a stick insect. Far from actually. Nice arms, nice round bum, nice breasts… was pleasantly surprised. And MK too. Thinner than Ashley but not alarmingly so. Full Story

Blunt in Person

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

Like many tonight, the photos don’t tell the story. None of the photos I’ve seen illustrate the exact shade of gun-metal gray of her dress, how unbelievably fit she was. And how game she is for The Game. We spoke with Emily Blunt on the carpet. Up close and personal she is sassy and funny and loose… without that awkwardness so many celebrities can’t shake on these occasions but without giving too much away either. Full Story

The Golden Queen

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

Have exhausted all the ways to describe the Gala’s co-chair Cate Blanchett but every time, she never ceases to impress. The images may not paint an adequate picture but I promise, this dress up close was a masterpiece. Every strand, every strand of that fringe was like a rope with its own history… as though preserved from an ancient rug and painstakingly cut away to fashion what was fit for a Queen. Full Story

The BitchBeating Fan goes missing

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

It’s been a long, long time since we’ve seen our old friend – the one ubiquitous fan that adorned Le Karl’s hand. That trademark accessory used to snap his disapproval, his bitchbeating weapon against the most audacious of style transgressors. Too bad the Bitchbeating Fan was absent last night…because I would have loved to see Karl Lagerfeld use it on Jessica Simpson. Full Story

Old…but not as Bent

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

Rose McGowan, in person the face doesn’t look so oddly lopsided but next to Anna Wintour who is easily 20 years older, Rose ain’t lookin’ too fresh. And it’s not a surgical comparison either. Part genetic, part karmic she has that vibe about her – how you’d imagine a socialite wife in her 40s or 50s, broken by her husband’s infidelity, eaten alive by bitterness, and preserved by too much gin… it made me sad. Full Story

Heartbreak Homo and the Homewrecker

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

Hugh Dancy is a babe in person. And my gaydar went ding ding ding. Back in the 10th grade, I would have been all over it. He’s a 15 year old’s crush, know what I mean? As for Claire – so mousy I barely noticed. Or cared. Sorry…  Full Story

The Train of the Night

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

Lucy Liu came with Zac Posen, as many celebrities arrived on the arm of the designers who dressed them. You can see him adjusting her train here - the most spectacular train, like, ever. Again, the images don’t capture it adequately. I mean the detail of every ruffle, each piece was like an individual handcrafted flower…so magnificent, like art on a body, and the way it clung to every inch of her - tonight she was the Asian of the Night. Full Story

A For Effort

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

The hardcore posing I wrote about earlier? The inordinate amount of effort and strain that goes into creating a perfect red carpet photo? Christina Ricci made that happen last night. But while it wasn’t easy and she certainly worked her muscles off, thrusting that chin forward, cocking her hips just so, the results paid off – tonight she was breathtaking. Full Story