E! red carpet fashion correspondent Kelly Osbourne was the first ceremony attendee to arrive in this royal color when she arrived in a Gilles Mendel designed custom J. Mendel gown. The berry colored trumpet gown with asymmetric straps was a deep shade of wine-meets-deep mulberry and I adored it. It was a great style of Kelly but also a fabulous shade against her porcelain skin.
Our host for tonight and our favorite on-screen coach Jane Lynch wore her first look of the night when she walked the red carpet. The “Glee” star choose a custom David Meister aubergine chiffon with ruched bodice. It was a simple gown, but a much more elegant choice than I’m use to seeing on Jane. I really loved how she accessorized the gown with a slew of Lorraine Schwartz multicolored stone embellished bangles in various sizes which she matched to her diamond shaped earrings.
Julia Stiles also went the purple-route but chose a lighter shade of lilac in the form of a lace strapless gown from Georges Hobeika‘s fall 2011 haute couture collection. The dress was pretty but it didn’t hold my attention at all, I just kind of skipped over it…until now.
Another nice effort was from red carpet newbie Annie Ilonzeh who is a star of the upcoming ABC re-vamp of “Charlie’s Angels”. I had seen previews of the show but didn’t realize I had seen Annie previously on the soap opera “General Hospital” until tonight. Annie selected a very pretty eggplant gown by Romona Keveza but I didn’t like anything else. She’s a pretty girl with a great set of curls, so I just don’t understand the need of taming them with that headband.
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