See which stars are stealing the spotlight on fashion’s biggest, boldest night
The World’s Most Beautiful Woman easily hangs on to her title in a majorly sheer Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci embroidered gown with a jaw-dropping purple ombré train.
“I just want to wear things that are me in different ways,” the actress says of her dressing philosophy – as evidenced by her pale lilac Prada dress embellished with paillettes on the pockets, Prada shoes and major Anna Hu hoops.
“It’s a waterproof dress,” Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz (Emma’s date for the night) said of the actress’s ultragirlie floral mini, covered with about 3,000 plastic flowers and red crystals and worn with black pumps, also by the line.
Dolce & Gabbana’s beautiful face dazzles in a one-of-a-kind, pearl-embroidered, off-the-shoulder gown with a fit-to-flare silhouette, Christian Louboutin heels and very simple accessories.
She may not consider herself a fashion icon, but the face of DKNY is doing a good job of convincing everyone she is in her ethereal, custom-designed, Donna Karan Atelier snow-white gown with sequin beading, plus Casadei heels.
Going for a golden goddess look with a one-shoulder, draped lamé Michael Kors gown, plum lips and elegant Wilfredo Rosado jewelry, Jessica shimmers on the red carpet.
The Glee gal returns to a favored silhouette: a high-slit, plunging-neckline Diane von Furstenberg gown in navy, paired with a tassel necklace and other diamond jewels by Lorraine Schwartz, plus matching silvery-blue accessories (including Christian Louboutin sandals).
She seems to be over her tear-inducing haircut! The star is all smiles as she rocks her shorter do against the supersexy draped back of her Stella McCartney beaded organic silk gown, worn with a perforated metal clutch, also by the designer.
JESSICA BIEL & JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
On the arm of her soon-to-be hubby, the actress opts for a tea-length blush sheath, coordinating shoes and clutch (“that Mrs. Prada picked for me,” she said), plus $2 million of Lorraine Schwartz gems. Justin makes fine arm candy in a Cartier watch and a tux by Tom Ford, about whom he says, “He’s a beautiful man, and he makes beautiful suits.”
We think Blair Waldorf would approve of this ethereal embroidered tulle Marchesa confection, which Leighton accents with tons of Harry Winston gems, Tabitha Simmons sandals and an embellished clutch.
Model mom Heidi shows off her stems in a navy Escada mini with a long lace overlay and Christian Louboutin heels – plus plenty of Lorraine Schwartz jewels to make up for her newly ringless finger.
“The dressing part was easy, the nails took forever!” Rihanna said of her textured black high-neck column (worn with Christian Louboutin pumps) and seriously dramatic talons.
Taking another of those fashion risks she’s known for, Diane makes a sweeping entrance in a feathered violet gown worn with a bright bag (both by Prada) and a long pendant necklace.
TOM BRADY & GISELE BÜNDCHEN
Though it’s hard to draw attention away from his bombshell wife – especially when she’s wearing a slit-to-there beaded Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown with killer sandals and David Yurman jewelry – the football player manages to grab (some of) the spotlight with his asymmetrical do.
“Usually these dresses are made for supermodels, so I have to trick them a little bit!” the Modern Family star giggles about her silver embroidered Marchesa gown, worn with Casadei pumps and Harry Winston jewels.
Balenciaga’s newest face wears Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière – a color-block leather dress – with multistrap white sandals and loose locks.
“I like to lean toward the avant-garde,” said the Mad Men actress, who offsets her superhero-esque, sculptural lemon Versace gown with a vintage diamond-and turquoise necklace and golden clutch (both by Cartier) and coral lips.
One of many stars who chose to ruffle feathers – on their dresses, of course – during the evening, Cate makes a striking entrance in a floaty trumpet-hem black Alexander McQueen gown worn with Van Cleef & Arpels jewels and a black minaudière.
Leaving beau Ryan Gosling at home, the actress joins the many stars who opted for peplum at the event – though her ensemble easily stands out, thanks to whimsical embroidery and a two-tone clutch (all by Prada).
EMILY BLUNT & JOHN KRASINSKI
The couple that wears Calvin Klein together, stays together: The adorable duo coordinates with creations by the designer – she in a sleek backless salmon gown and silver accessories (including Neil Lane baubles, a Christian Louboutin clutch and Jimmy Choo sandals), he in a slim-fitting suit and skinny tie.
The star wears a striking, shining Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci halter gown and shoes by the line, finishing the look with a satin clutch and drop earrings.
Was the North Pole her style inspiration? That’s our guess based on the white-edged scarlet skirt suit belted with a dramatic golden buckle and accented with a Van Cleef & Arpels watch, plus Neil Lane ruby hair clips, earrings and ring.
Mixing elegant ombré with a superdaring sheer skirt, the French beauty is boldly sexy and sophisticated in Dior Haute Couture – and she wisely keeps the rest of her look, including a diamond Chopard watch, simple.
“It’s so comfortable, it’s unbelievable!” the actress raves of her sheer-paneled Emilio Pucci gown with a dramatic organza train, which she wears with massive diamond chandelier earrings.
Looking like she’s ready for the Metropolitan Museum to turn into a disco, Malin sports long, straight blonde locks to go with her fluid gunmetal gown, Christian Louboutin heels, winged-out eyeliner and chunky bangles.
In a super-dramatic Donna Karan gown with burnout-beaded detailing and shimmering H. Stern jewels, the Vampire Diaries star kills it on the red carpet.
Somehow managing to look simultaneously black tie and beachy, Kristen glows in a tangerine, keyhole-cutout Tommy Hilfiger halter accessorized with a golden clutch, Jimmy Choo sandals and Van Cleef & Arpels gems.
“It chose me! I am lucky to be here tonight with them,” the actress says of the selection process behind her lilac Louis Vuitton gown.
Also in Prada for the designer’s big night, the model/actress gets fringe benefits from her scarlet-and-black gown, playing peekaboo behind the long slit skirt.
Attending with Michael Kors, the actress cuts a sleek silhouette in a burgundy turtleneck gown, golden clutch and sandals (all by the designer) and polishes off the look with loose waves and golden gems.