Reese Witherspoon's dress by Olivier Theyskens might top the style charts, but Zac Posen's gown for Gwyneth still wins a contest of sorts. Here's a raw, unedited, unresearched, slightly mad scorecard for designers, dresses, and the Oscars. Zac, it seems, gets a Mr. Popularity award for two major dresses of the night... Armani - 2 - Cate Blanchett (four stars - intergalactic); Beyonce (four stars - when your mom stops making your clothes...) Balenciaga - 1 - Nicole Kidman (three stars - rouge encore) Calvin Klein - 1 - Emily Blunt (four stars - is she a new Sienna?) Carmen Marc Valvo - 1 - Queen Latifah (three stars - she looks better than the gown) Carolina Herrera - 1 - Jada Pinkett Smith (three stars - great dress, weird on Jada) Chanel Couture - Kirsten Dunst - (two stars - the hemline...) Christian Lacroix - 1 - Helen Mirren (four stars - regal) Escada - 1 - Naomi Watts (three stars - flouncy) Lily Et Cie - 1 - Celine Dion (four stars - it looked like Versace...) Marchesa - 1 - Jennifer Lopez (four stars - they do have some talent!) Nina Ricci - 1 - Reese Witherspoon (five stars - runway worthy) Oscar de la Renta - 2 - Jennifer Hudson (one star - takes "vamp" too literally); Jessica Biel (four stars - young, hot, and tasteful) Prada - 1 - Meryl Streep (three stars - yeah, we get it) Proenza Schouler - 1 - Maggie Gyllenhaal (four stars - well East Coast girls are hip...) Valentino - 2 - Kate Winslet (four stars - smart, easy); Anne Hathaway (three stars - the big bow...) Vera Wang - 1 - Rachel Weisz (three stars, eh) Versace - 1 - Penelope Cruz (four stars, and yes, it's the same dress that Carrie Bradshaw wore in France, in a different color) Zac Posen - 2 - Gwyneth (four stars - structure paradise), Portia Dei Rossi (four stars, first lady)
Mayor Bloomberg Talks Fashion’s Night Out While Anna Wintour, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Other CFDA Members Stand There
After living here for a while, you sometimes forget how many amazing people live and work in New York City. When we walked into City Hall for the Fashion's Night Out kick-off press conference today, we went through security with Lisa Mayock from Vena Cava. Then, we saw Anna Wintour walking ahead of us and Alex Wang suddenly appeared behind us. A few minutes later Marc Jacobs, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez walked in. After we were seated inside the press conference room, the following people (in addition to the aforementioned) surrounded the podium: Prabal Gurung, Zac Posen, Phillip Lim, Tracy Reese, Kenneth Cole, Donna Karan, Carolina Herrera, Tommy Hilfiger, Thakoon Panichgul, Marcus Wainwright from Rag & Bone, Francisco Costa, Vera Wang, Tory Burch, Steven Kolb, Linda Fargo, the Mayor...and after a few moments, we noticed tiny Mary-Kate Olsen peeking her head out behind Marc. Then, unfortunately, we died and are thus unable to report anything else about Fashion's Night Out. Just kidding - sort of.