Vanity Fair Oscars 2013 Party Red Carpet Rundown

Posted on February 26, 2013

We’re winding down our 2013 Oscars coverage darlings. What do you say we all go out with a bang of judgmentalism?


Allison Williams in Valentino

 Pretty. It’s maybe a little too plain for an Oscar party, but she works these sorts of stark, socialite looks well. It’s her thing.



Amber Heard in Atelier Versace

 Amber, on the other hand, likes herself a lot of dress. Or at least, a lot to look at. We’re not crazy about it. It’s too busy and too oily-shiny.



Amy Poehler in Hervé L. Leroux

We love the color on her, but that bodice has a stumpifying effect on her figure. Also, her hair’s a mess, her earrings don’t go, and she’s wearing dyed-to-match satin-y bridesmaid shoes. Oh, Amy.



Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli Couture

 We’re prepared to be the cheese that stands alone on this one, but we love it. It’s crazy and mod and different. After weeks of looking at stuffy awards season gowns, this is a breath of fresh air.

He looks good too, but the jacket’s just a skosh tight.



Elizabeth Banks in Alexander McQueen

 Praise JESUS. COLOR. We didn’t realize how starved we were for it until we saw this dress. Love it. She looks amazing.



Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier

“Yes, America. I, Ginnifer-with-a-G-and-an-extra-I Goodwin, am here to give you all FACE and POISE and FASHION. Notice how my aggressive posing has forced you – FORCED YOU – to take in my Payless shoes, old Christmas wrapping dress, silent screen star makeup and oil spill hair with AWE and WONDER.

You are quite welcome.”



Hailee Steinfeld in Valentino


On the one hand, we suppose it’s age-appropriate in that Kool-Aid hair, scribbling-on-her-jeans-with-a-pen, angry 14-year-old pseudo goth way, but it’s kinda fug, from where we’re sitting.



Hilary Swank in Valentino

 We want to know if she and Sally Field got into a fight.



Julie Bowen in Max Azria Atelier

 We’d like it a lot more without that crap dancing across her hips.



Juliette Lewis in Vionnet

 Are we nuts for loving this? Yes, it looks like a bedsheet a little bit, but it’s pretty and has a little drama to it.



Kate Beckinsale in Monique Lhuillier

 It’s certainly an exuberant dress. We can practically hear the fireworks. But we’re not sure she can work a skirt shaped like that. Not when her hair is shaped the same way, that’s for sure.



Kate Bosworth in Giambattista Valli Couture

 Scared now.


Kristin Chenoweth in Giorgio Armani

Bringing it, diva style.

We’re impressed that the proportions on this are so right. She’s tiny, so a big, dramatic detail like that doesn’t always work.



Marisa Tomei in Valentino

We like the idea of it more than the reality. Beaded pajamas at an Oscar party? FABULOUS. Greige, see-through beaded pajamas? Not so much.


Natalie Portman in Christian Dior

 Interesting and beautiful.

She looks like a LOAD of laughs right now.



Olivia Munn in Atelier Versace

 It’s a little strippertastic, but what the hell, it’s the Vanity Fair party, right? We’re just not crazy about the pink.


Rashida Jones in Vivienne Westwood




Rose Byrne in Lanvin

It’s like we always say: If you’re gonna wear a white dress to the Oscars, at least make it an interesting one.

We never say that. Not really.



Selena Gomez in Atelier Versace

 Pretty enough. We like that it’s romantic but has that Versace edge to it. Just wish it wasn’t so washed out.



Vanessa Hudgens in Moschino

 The melty boobs are freaking us out.



Zoe Saldana in Givenchy

 Wow. We’ve seen Miss Zoe in a lot of different outfits over the years; some of which we loved, some of which we didn’t like at all. But this is the first time we’ve seen her in something we actively hated. This looks like cheap lingerie.


Zoeey Deschanel in Valentino

We really want to be supportive here, because this represents a seismic shift in Zooey’s red carpet style. On the other hand, the dress is colorless and her sad clown posing is making us VERY irritated right now.


[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • RMJ

    It may be standard, but it’s the first time  Rashida Jones has really lived up to her tropical fish beauty at an event. She’s stunning and her hair is perfect here.

    • MilaXX

       She looked pretty good at the Independant Spirit Awards as well.

    • PaulaBerman

      I love her on Parks & Rec, but on the red carpet she always frumps out bad. She looks decent this time, but I wish for once she’d look amazing, because we know she can. Look at that face.

      • She is so pretty; she just needs the right stylist. She is getting there…

        • I think she must exist in a kind of celebrity limbo: not quite big enough for (i.e., to be able to afford) the top stylists, but big enough to really need one.  Because you’re right: raw-materials-wise, there’s a lot to work with there in terms of her looks, so it’s surprising she so often doesn’t get it quite right on the red carpet.

          • M

            Her father is Quincy Jones, so I don’t think I can buy her not being able to afford a stylist.  She is SO PRETTY I just wish she could get it right.

          • I always get the feeling that she doesn’t care, and that’s okay by me.

    •  I love her, but why does her hair always look so flat and lifeless?  Like, always.

      • s k

        It looks like she has fine, thin hair (as many of us unfortunates do), but awesomely does not use extensions, etc. to bulk it up.  It’s refreshing to see someone with real hair. Could it have been better styled, etc.?  Maybe… but as long as it’s shiny and clean (right, Kristen Stewart?) I don’t mind the natural texture. 

        • I sympathize, being fine-haired myself.  But there are non-invasive solutions, like volumizers and velcro rollers.  Surely she could make use of those once in awhile.

          Her other alternative would be to go short.  I bet she could rock a pixie cut.

    • BP180

      She’s at the top of my list of celebs I want to shake while screaming “YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN!  NOW DRESS LIKE IT!” Face and hair look great to me, dress looks like a frump.

      • Her and Morena Baccarin. They are so crazily stunning, why do they always get it so wrong?

    •  Exactly – she so often looks bad that this is a WERQ graded on a curve!

  • MsALVA

    Um, is that Gabby Douglas (the USA gold medalist gymnast) tripping on the stairs in the background of Amber Heard’s photo? 

    • Mismarker

      Coming here to type the exact same query! Sure looks like her to me.  You’d think she would be more coordinated!

      • werika

         Yes it is! It’s not always poise and perfection you know? So cute.

      • I’m sure she’d be super coordinated if she weren’t in heels.  Or maybe that should be a new Olympic competition?  Conquering stairs in heels and a ballgown.  Jennifer Lawrence would have gotten a low score from the Russian judge.

      • TAGinMO

        I actually kind of love the idea of an Olympic gymnast who can do double-backs on the balance beam and stick the landing off the uneven bars, but turns into Gerald Ford when doing normal things like walking down the street or a flight of stairs.

        And acrobat-savant, if you will.

        • BKagainwiththesweatpants


      • VioletFem


      • patticake1601

         Looks like it hurt too! Poor thing.

      •  Barefoot in a leotard she would have nailed it. In heels after someone’s been slipping her champers…

    • Wow.  Totally missed that first time through.  Sure looks like her!

    • LLuL

       Very controlled trip. Feet and knees still together. I’m not sure what the start value is on such a fall, but I’d give her a ten. On second thought, she sort of looks like she’s dropped something and is looking for it? Maybe an earring? I think I see it.

    • formerlyAnon

      Could be. My concern is that it looks like a very hard fall. 

      Of course, if it IS Ms. Douglas, she’s probably more likely to come through uninjured than the average young woman.

      *Off to google “Gabby Douglas Oscar party injury.”*

      DEFINITELY is her, she was photographed in that dress, with that clutch.

      No word on a fall or injury.

    • VioletFem

      This is the weirdest photobomb.

      • SublimatedRage

        I prefer to think of it as “inadvertent action shot”

    • BazoDee

      With alternating light and dark steps – I’m surprised everyone didn’t trip!

    • MaryAtRealityTea

      awww… oh no! I feel so bad for her! As a teenager that is a mortifying moment, but you know that’s one hell of an embarrassing moments story to drop at cocktail parties when you’re 30 and realize it’s completely hysterical that you wiped out at an Oscar’s party after winning a gold medal in gymnastics. 

    • BeeBeauNYC

       Good catch! I bet she wished you were also there to catch her! Poor thing. It does not look pretty from the photo, and how odd that photo was the one that was published.

    • It was the first thing I saw – poor thing!  Immortalised mid-fall.

    • FridaStaire

      Thank god you noticed too! Did anyone help her?

  • valerie saenz

    What the HELL is going on behind Amber Heard (photo #2) ???? Is that woman falling or praying?

    • It’s Gabby Douglas, and it looks like she fell! HARD.

      •  Maybe she’s practicing her new floor routine?

  • clatie

    Since when does Olivia munn rate an invitation to the oscars AND a wardrobe change? JESUS

    • PaulaBerman

      Who is she? I mean, I feel like I should know, but I don’t, and she always looks so smug.

      • MK03

        To me, she looks like she’s going to fuck the next thing that crosses her path. A man, a woman, a lamppost, whatever.

      • BP180

        She was the sort-of-girlfriend from Magic Mike, and she used to be on the Daily Show.

      • oldbobbydraper

        she is that girl who would deep throat hot dogs on that g4 show and the one who leaked her own sext messages to chris pine.

        i still don’t understand why she was at the oscars or got two dresses for the night. i mean REALLY don’t understand.

        • clatie

          YES.  Thank you.

        • PaulaBerman

          OK, I didn’t know any of that. I just knew I didn’t like her face for some reason. Then I googled the sexts to Chris Pine and was like 0_o  Whoa. Can’t answer why she was at the Oscars, unless it was for the little known category “Best Bearding.” Eww.

        • WTF?  I can totally deep throat a hot dog and I’ve been sexting Chris Pine for years now — where’s my invite to the VF Oscar party?

        • RebeccaKW

          She was also in 3 episodes, I think, of New Girl.  She played a stripper who dated one of the room mates.  I don’t see how any of these things translate into an Oscar invite, though.

    • MaryAtRealityTea

       I was wondering the same exact thing about Vanessa Hudgens! 

    • decormaven

      This gal must have the hardest-working publicist in Hollywood. She should have stuck with her awards gown. That red & gold would have popped at this event.

    • Yeah, I don’t get it, either.

  • FIRST thing I noticed!

    ETA: That was supposed to be in response to Valerie Saenz!

  • charlotte

    Rose Byrne’s puppy died. Again. Zooey and Natalie are grieving with her. Let’s all pause for a moment, in loving memory of a truly special dog.

    •  It was Zooey’s fault. She was walking it using a crepe-paper leash. Now she’s lost her bestie, that sweatheart dog, *and* a really groovy roll of crepe paper. The prom committee is not going to be happy.

    • moja31

       And the lady behind Selena Gomez is wearing its fur tacked on to the bottom of her skirt.

    • decormaven

      There was another photo of Rose at the VF event where she was smiling. A smile makes all the difference. I wish she would deploy it more often.

    • I thought Natalie Portman *was* Rode Byrne at first.  Look at how similar they look! Uncanny.

  • StephanieLovesTLo

    Loved, loved, loved Bridget von Hammersmark’s dress!

  • Love love love Elizabeth Banks’ dress.  she looks fabulous!!

    • Alyssa

      I love it as well!

  • Indigo54

    Oh Zoe!  How could you?  I’m heartbroken.

  • MilaXX

    Favs are Elizabeth Banks, Juliette Lewis and Diane Kruger.  They did pretty good are Selena Gomez, Rashida Jones, Kristin Chenowith, Hilary Swank. They need the sticks removed out their butts are Rose Byrne and Natalie Portman. ‘Honey No’ goes to Zoe Saldana, Halle Steinfeld.  Zooey Deschanel was ‘chile please!’ Everyone else was “meh”.

    BTW- what is the person behind Amber Heard doing?

    • BP180

      I scrolled down to see Diane is wearing a short dress, and shouted out loud “Diane, you spicy minx!”  LOVE IT.

    • formerlyAnon

      It’s Gabby Douglas (dress matches a pre-party photo), apparently tripping down the stairs.CollapseHope she’s okay. That looks dangerous, even for a gymnast.

    • decormaven

      To me, that’s the best Juliette Lewis has looked in a long time.

      • Spicytomato1

        Agreed. She looks amazing.

    • Spicytomato1

      I am in agreement with everything you said except Hailee Steinfeld. Not sure why but I kinds like her look, it’s such a departure for her.

  • werika

    Ginnifer Goodwin needs to get over herself when on the red carpet. She seems perfectly normal in interviews, but the moment she poses it’s like her bot switch goes on.

    WTH is happening to Kate Bosworth? She’s disappearing into nothingness.

    I think Allison Williams should try Balenciaga or Valli for a change. She’s young and hip and can pull of short dresses. Instead she opts for tea time at The Savoy.

    • formerlyAnon

      It’s Gabby Douglas (dress matches a pre-party photo), apparently tripping down the stairs.

      Hope she’s okay. That looks dangerous, even for a gymnast.

    • editrixie

      I have some seriously skinny friends, and my sister was always borderline terrifying-skinny, and I hate body shaming in general for ANY kind of shape, but I’m really concerned for Kate Bosworth (and I don’t even really know who she is other than someone I see in fashion blogs). She and Angie both are kind of making me suck in a deep, “oh no” breath every time I see them get skinnier and skinnier…I really hope she’s OK, but she does not look it.

  • Vickiefantastico

    For the first time ever in a multiple-dress post, I agree with everything you said. And by the way, I am in complete agreement with Diane Kruger and Juliette Lewis’s dresses. They were wonderful!

    • MaryAtRealityTea

      Juliette looks so good! I haven’t seen her look this clean, fresh, and polished in years. She looks so much younger. I am so proud of her. And Diane is amazing. 

  • drdirection

    It would suck to sit at Zoeey and Natalie’s table

    • Vlasta Bubinka

      I totally don’t get why Natalie looks like she’s about to launch into “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.” I mean she’s at a party where stripper shoes abound and can look at Zoe Saldana in the bizarre love triangle fusion of Ma Ingalls’ third season wardrobe, Hefty trashbags, and Daniel Franco’s lingerie collection from PR season2. How could you not be plotzing all over yourself as the Bolly adds to the ambiance???

      • Lisa_Cop

        Maybe she is sad about leaving Hollywood? Her non-talented husband has been appointed (“fallen up” as we say about non-talents)Artistic Director of the Paris Opera Ballet beginning in 2014. Portman and their son are moving to Paris with him. I know I will not be sad to never see any of them again.

        • Vlasta Bubinka

          I don’t know anything about him except that he’s a dancer. So he probably has a nice ass.
          Paris+ fine man butt= win.

      • 3boysful

         That’s EXACTLY what her expression reads!  (But I think she often looks lie that.)

  • PrunellaV

    Zooey, Flo Welch would like her dress back now, please.

    • twocee

      Even Flo wouldn’t wear that monstrosity

    • Bakerlooline

      My prom date from 1979 wants that dress back.

  • TAGinMO

    Deschanel looks like her dress is made out of her own dead skin. Ick.

    And TLo, you’re not nuts IMO, because Juliette Lewis’s dress is one of my favorites in this group, and possibly my straight-up fave. Also, her makeup is AMAZING. I have never considered her a great beauty, because her face is sort of unusual and she has always played sort of quirky roles, but she looks glamorous and gorgeous here without seeming overdone. Well done, makeup artist!

    • kimmeister

      It is definitely the most elegant I have ever seen Juliette Lewis look.  She is nearly unrecognizable!

  • a_liking

    jeez, Zooey looks like one of those demon-possessed girls from a horror movie. horrible.

    • Imasewsure

      How about Zooey and Ginny Goodwin in a remake of Baby Jane… they are both nuts and they could save a fortune on wardrobe since they each come with their own ridiculous togs

  • teensmom99

    Juliette Lewis should have a sit down with Ginnifer Goodwin and explain to her how edgy is done well.  And Rashida Jones finally looks like the beautiful woman she is even if it’s not the most exciting.  This is more than baby steps.

  • PaulaBerman

    Two things: can we have an “Of course!” for Zoey Deschanel when she pulls this hipster emo moue of ennui. Yeah, we get that you are super cute. Can it.

    And can I ask if anyone else finds something about Olivia Munn just irritating as hell? She bugs me and I don’t know why. I can accept that it is just me if it turns out that’s what’s going on.

    • Dunno, but I do find it irritating that she seems to have no concern for how poor her skin looks – powder, jeez! – and how much her outfit makes her look like a stripper, and hang the Vanity Fair party aspect, but her dress looks just as cheap-lingerie as Zoe’s, and that’s bad.

    • cowper

       “moue of ennui”–nice!

  • nellcote

    ‘Zoe Saldana in Givenchy”  I don’t believe they would put their name to anything so ugly.  Looks like a jr high home ec project!

    • ankali

       It was not Zoe’s night; neither of her dresses were worthy of her clothes-wearing talent, but this one is just awful.

  • Thanks, Ms. Deschanel, for the actual laughing out loud moment.  I usually ooh and ahh, gasp and grimace while reading these award show fashion wrap-ups, but I didn’t expect an honest to goodness belly laugh.  The crazy dress, the ridiculous posture and especially the annoyed expression are hysterical.  I think they should ALL pose like this.  It would be much more entertaining!

  • imperfectlaura

    I didn’t realize how absent of color Oscars night was until scrolling through this.  Overall, I wasn’t really impressed with this awards season.  There has definitely been better in the recent past.

  • nellcote

    “Marisa Tomei in Valentino”  See thru jammies?  Homage to Streisand?

  • MiriamMc75

    Standard, true. But Rashida usually looks like crap so I feel a special mention should have been made on this, the rare occurrence where she doesn’t. I think she looks great here. Prettiest I’ve ever seen her.

  • I bet you Zooey is wearing tights under there.

    Love Diane Kruger’s dress.

  • Judy_J

    Zooey Deschanel made me laugh out loud.  Life of the party, eh, Zooey?  Get that girl a drink, stat!  When I saw Hilary Swank, I immediately thought she’d stolen the dress right off Sally Field’s back, except that Hilary is what, 10 inches taller than Sally?

    • Lisa_Cop

      Seen Swank IRL. She’s not that tall- between 5’5″ and 5’7″ I estimate.

  • Matt Bailer


  • ringthing

    Ginnifer Goodwin looks like a mime.

  • luluransom

    Diane Kruger looks amazeballs. Love.

  • kategs

    Is it just me or is the flash really whitening out their faces? 

  • Allison and Amber totally have this Samantha/Serena good-witch bad-witch vibe going on, don’t they?

    • zenobar

       I was thinking the same thing, but about Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens. 

  • pattyw

    I can’t believe my fingers are about to type this, but Juliette Lewis, WOW. She looks fantastic. Heading outside now because I’m pretty sure if I look in the sky, pigs are flying.

  • tessasouthworth

    If you were to cut off the photo of Kruger-Jackson at the neck and asked me who I thought it was, I would have said Megan and Don Draper! Only Diane Kruger could pull of a look like this, and though it’s not my usual cup of tea, I am loving it (and HIM) on her!

    Um, instead of writing “Rose Byrne in Lanvin,” didn’t you mean to say ” in Danskin?” Actually, I’m torn on this one. While I love the simple elegance of the line, it does look a bit on the informal side. The belt just confuses me. Is it beaded or made of elastic or something else entirely.

    I hope this isn’t considered as excessively body-snarking, but poor Kate Bosworth looks as if we should be sending Sally Struthers contributions in her name. It truly makes me wonder if she has been ill.

    • Airkisses

       I can’t hate on Rose Byrne because I am never NOT struck by how gorgeous her face is. I like the dress, though more interesting shoes would’ve brought up the whole look.

    • sweetestsith

       I love that Diane Kruger looks ready to have fun! Most of these ladies look super dressed up, black tie party stuff. Diane looks read to drink and dance and smile, it makes me happy. She looks great to boot, as does the hubby (boyfriend?).

  • MK03


  • SewingSiren

    Zooey’s sister didn’t let her sit in the front seat.

  • M

    Zooey is sad because she couldn’t wear black tights with this dress.

    • crash1212

      Who says? I’ll bet she snuck a pair on when the stylist wasn’t looking.

  • You are not alone in loving Diane Kruger’s look. The Fug Girls and I are gaga for it. Head to toe cocktail glamour. Plus nice arm candy.

  • VioletFem

    The caption under Ginnifer Goodwin had me laughing out loud before I finished reading it!

  • crash1212

    Personal best for Rashida Jones.

    • ankali

       Completely agree.

  • ankali

    Pop quiz: You have never seen Juliette Lewis look so…

    a) Hygienic
    b) Sane
    c) Not flammable
    d) All of the above

    • editrixie

      RIGHT? Yes, D. It’s weird. Maybe the last Silkwood shower they gave her took.

  • Unkempt

    Gentlemen, thank you for a wonderful day!

  • kruger: love it! its the most fashion-y look here, if that makes any sense.

    steinfeld: oh no. the bodice may work on someone like gaga. the skirt looks like something BP should be taking responsibility for, and cannot be salvaged.

    lewis: again, agree! its pretty! particularly with that hair colour.

    bosworth: its a pretty dress. why is she looking so ghastly?

    portman: oh wow. elegant.

    saldana: oh no, the red carpet heroine has failed us! this shit is ugly as fuck!

    deschanel: the pose is affected, but i actually love this look. its dreamy and beautiful.

  • formerlyAnon

    Hope Gabby Douglas was okay (girl falling down stairs behind Amber Heard).

    Highs & lows & head shakes:

    Allison Williams: looks like she feels comfortably, fabulous and queenly. Not a bad way to attend a party.

    Amy Poehler: Not flattering but gosh, I look at her face and want to hang with her. She looks fun.

    Diane Kruger: I like. I think I’d love if the front were two inches longer. Or her hair/makeup were more literally mod.

    Elizabeth Banks: Hovering awkwardly between retro and up-to-the-minute. Nice color.

    Ginnifer Goodwin: I like the old time film star hair and make up. The dress is nice but not quite right for the head.

    Hailee Steinfeld: Mildly gothy age appropriate. But at their prices, you’d think Valentino could’ve made her happy AND look good.

    Hilary Swank: Whose the guy in the background? Can we match him to his date by the clutch he’s holding? Oh, Hilary? Whatev.

    Juliette Lewis: Oh YES! Like it.

    Kate Beckinsale: It was a GORGEOUS sketch and sounded like a great idea. No one was brave enough or objective enough to speak up when she tried it on.

    Kate Bosworth: Body dysmorphia? Or naturally runs to skinny, hasn’t been well, and has accepted her legs?

    Kristen Chenowith: A tour de force.

    Marisa Tomei: Better in a real color, but for HER it’s great.

    Natalie Portman: Nice. So sculptural as posed it’s almost wearing her.

    Olivia Munn: Needs to quit shopping with Stacy Kiebler.

    Selena Gomez: This would have been a TRIUMPH in a color. Maybe it was, in person.

    Zoe Saldana: NO. You left out ugly. Cheap, UGLY, lingerie.

    Zoey Deschanel: Her expression came on when she noticed on a trip to the lady’s room how very “35-year-old-4th grade teacher on picture day” her hair is. Dress is inexplicable, like much of her wardrobe.

  • Poor Gabby…

  • BazoDee

    Mmmm Josh Jackson looks fine in that slim pants tux. And Diane looks fab too!!

  • merciblahblah

    You just don’t get enough Juliette Lewis on the red carpet these days. Love. Huh. AND her dress. I’m going to just say it – she is crazy fabulous.

  • editrixie

    Huh. I actually love Ginnifer Goodwin’s dress — color, print, everything. Don’t like the person it’s on much, though, with that posing shit. But the dress? Color! Yay!

  • Carly Warnock

    Very much a fan of Diane Kruger’s look as well.

    Kate Bosworth looks terrible, I hope she gets some help. I am worried for her 🙁

  • KayEmWhy

    Hillary Vs Sally = Hillary wins! The skirt is younger and fresher. Kate Bosworth, Oh my is she well?

    • MaryMitch

      When your knees are wider than your thighs, you’re too skinny. Actresses are thin enough, but that was startling.

    • MissAnnieRN

      I’m with TLo – scared for her.  She does not look well.

  • Is Natalie’s dress left over from two years ago? I suppose an empire waist makes any woman look pregnant.

    Hailee Steinfeld looks like a goth version of a Downton Abbey maid.

    Am I imagining it or is the hemming visible on Vanessa Hudgens’ dress? I would guess she’s not “important” enough to have designers custom make gowns for her but she can’t be the only short actress who gets handed clothes by designers and they manage to pull things off better than she normally does. 

  • GTrain

    Thank goodness someone told Kristen Chenowith to take her hair down. 
    Natalie Portman looks gorgeous but is apparently still taking herself waaay too seriously.

    • twocee

      Yeah, I have an irrational dislike for Portman because she never seems to be able to take the stick out of her a**.  You’re young, gorgeous, super-freaking-rich, and you get to go to Oscar parties.  Smile a little!

  • jonnyf8

    Is that Joaquin Phoenix in back of Hilary Swank?  It’s an OK dress but kind of a great picture.

  • Trisha26

    Diane and Joshua look stunning! I love Kate Beckinsale’s dress. And, I think that’s the best I’ve ever seen Juliette Lewis look – great dress and hair.

  • DinahR

    Is Zoey’s hair cut or is that just a faux bob? 

  • SewingSiren

    Let’s see..
    I kinda like 
    Twiggy/ Diane Krueger
    Mime/ Ginniefer Goodwin
    Goth/ Hailee Steinfeld
    Fireworks/ Kate Beckinsale
    Like a Virgin/ Selena Gomez
    Aw man I have to ride in the back seat, damn I’m gonna tell mom! /Zooey Deschanel

  • That poor dear falling down the stairs behind Amber Heard…

    I LOVE Juliette’s dress!

    Kristin should have worn that dress on the red carpet instead of that prom dress that she wore.

  • SewingSiren

    Natalie Portman looks exactly like Saint Sebastian. Exactly.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Juliette Lewis: ” Are we nuts for loving this?” NO! It’s very cool.

    I think LOVE Kate Beckinsale’s dress, but on someone else. But who? The Audreybot, maybe? Grace Kelly? Yes, that’s it: Grace Kelly.

    Rose Byrne: WOW!

    Kate Bosworth’s would be lovely if it was long.

    I would “j’adore” Diane Kruger’s look if only it was a skooch longer. Actually, I do j’adore it, but think it needs a little longer hem, proportion-wise. But brava to her for going with this.

    • MaryAtRealityTea

      I like Kate Bosworth’s dress a lot too. It’s fresh and pretty. I just don’t like what’s going on around it, specifically the hair and the uber bold purplish lip. Also, her little legs look so skinny I’m worried for her. And I say this with concern, not snark. 

  • butterflysunita

    I actually think Marisa Tomei looks fabulous.  And not just because I love that she wore beaded pajamas.  

    • MaryAtRealityTea

      Me too – and I guess I love greige, cause I sorta dug the color. 

    • twocee

       Her face and hair are fantastic.  I don’t love the beaded pajamas, but she looks great.

    • oohsparkley!

      I thought she looked great too, even though I was hoping it was a dress and not pants (pj’s).

  • DeTrop

    Yes to Diane Kruger – Juliette Lewis – Kate Beckinsale – Kristen Chenoweth – Marisa Tomei & Natalie Portman.

    (Ms. Portman should smile when she looks this good or people will think she’s unhappy).

    • Lisa_Cop

      I have a feeling she unhappy; tant pis.

  • I know it’s not the Vanity Fair party, but I was hoping you’d have something to say about Shelly O’s dress.  Did the White House release any stills of her that were full-length?  I thought she looked fantastic from the shoulder shot on TV.

    As for these fine ladies–Zooey is awful, Zoe is awful, I like Rose, Natalie, and Kristin, Juliet is great, I like Kate’s fireworks dress, but Elizabeth Banks for the WIN, clearly.

  • Amy

    Elizabeth Banks and Diane Kruger. I want your!!!

  • elemspbee

    Diane Kruger and Juliet Lewis: luv luv luv.

  • Juliette Lewis wins in my mind because she has never looked this polished and elegant in her life, absolutely fantastic.

    Rose Byrne, Diane Kruger, La Chenoweth are all bringing it. My wish for Amy Poehler is a few posing lessons; she’s smart, she can learn to tap dance like the rest of them.

  • Imasewsure

    I gasped in a good way when I scrolled down to Diane Kruger’s dress. Perfect for the event and out there in a good way. Loved Juliet Lewis and can support the support for Zoey D (although we all know there are tights somewhere under that dress)

  • Imasewsure

    Oh and I also loved Marisa’s beaded PJs… maybe kind of colorless but I love it on her

  • moja31

    I think this might be the best Juliette Lewis has ever looked, at least in the last 5 years.

  • Emily Giovanni

    I think Hilary Swank is wearing Rihanna’s dress. or at least something close. I don’t know why she would do that when Rihanna completely SHUT IT DOWN in her version.

  • JP

    My thoughts:

    1. Someone hold Kate Bosworth down and make her eat. And not vomit it right up. JFC, I want to check her into the Mayo Clinic or something!

    2. Love Diane Kruger’s look!

    3. Before I read your comments and saw Zoe, I thought, “cheap nightgown!”

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    Diane…. YESSSS! And I so want to see Megan rocking this on Mad Men. 

  • What is going on in the background of Amber Heard’s picture?  Looks like a major faceplant is about to happen.

  • Elizabeth Silverstein

    Pacey! I love Diane’s dress.

    I think Julliet and Marissa look swell too. 

  • Zooey looks sad that someone took away her black tights.

  • Personal best for Juliette Lewis!

  • kikisayshi

    Kristen Chenowith is hands-down the best dressed of this bunch. Love her!

  • quiltrx

    Random thoughts…
    Juliette, you go girl.  You look beautiful.
    Marisa Tomei–props for being different even if it didn’t 100% work.  And your hair is GORGEOUS.
    I think you guys let Diane Kruger get away with too much.  I’m pretty sure she flashed someone her cooter by the end of the night.

    And thank you, darling uncles, for finally putting to rest my nagging suspicion that Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens were the same person. 🙂

  • CrazyAuntie

    I wish Rose Byrne’s gown was a pant suit.

  • Thank you, Juliette Lewis, for wearing a dress that has an interesting shape and no train. NO MORE TRAINS. I am totally sick of seeing everybody’s booty throwing up twelve yards of fabric. 

  • Rand Ortega

    TLo: “We want to know if she and Sally Field got into a fight.”
    If they did, they both lost because they both wore that hiddy dress.
    Love Marisa Tomei’s pants suit. It’s totally her when she’s on point: Chic, effortless, appropriate.
    What’s w/ all of these gyno slits (is that a pleonasm?)? Even Angelina’s slit wasn’t that high.

  • Zippypie

    Diane Kruger is the only one who brought bangin’ style to the carpet.  That is a fabulous ensemble from head to toe.

    Everyone else ranged from meh to not-another-fucking-beige-neutral-piece-of-crap to stop-it-with-the-black-and-white-already to WTF (I’m talking to you, Julie Bowen’s hair!).

  • pulpytomato

    Love Diane Kruger and Elizabeth Banks. Banks does bright colors really well. I’m already looking forward to her rounds for the next Hunger Games movie. She was gorgeously cracked out last time.

  • j_anson

    Love Juliette Lewis, LOVE Elizabeth Banks (if I ever have my 15 minutes of fame, I want her stylist). Olivia Munn and Zooey Deschanel can go away now, please.


  • Hailee Steinfeld’s dress almost made me tear up and not in a good way. Crap.. now I know how my grandmother felt during my goth phase..

    • roadtrip1000

      Looks like she’s going through a goth-sister-wife phase.

  • Anniebet

    Sorry to be so, um…bitchy, but – Ginnifer (with a G and an extra i) Goodwin, TLo hit you right between the eyes. Time to read your reviews and slink back home and phone up a new stylist, hairdresser, and a posing coach. Or try out for a football team with those shoulders.

    Kate Bosworth looks tired, painfully thin (those knees!), and uncomfortable.
    Loved some of the others, but Diane Kruger always steps daintily to the top of the heap, although Kristin Chenoweth was outstanding as well. 

  • the_valkyrie

    Wow a lot of stars wore Valentino!

  • Dagney

    Ginnifer Goodwin must have a stylist that hates her.

  • kathrineb

    The woman in the background of the second photograph made me laugh.

  • I actually think Marissa Tomei looks really pretty here…

  • Regarding Juliette Lewis:  “Are we nuts for loving this? Yes, it looks like a bedsheet a little bit, but it’s pretty and has a little drama to it.”

    As a plus, Ms Lewis appears to have brushed her hair.  That’s something that she often forgets to do.

  • I’m sorry but I really love Marisa Tomei’s greige pjs. 

    • shelley514

      I do too!  She looks sexy and age appropriate and effortless.

      •  She has her own sense of style, that’s for sure!

  • I love Juliett’s look, attitude and I want to hang with her!

  • Woah, you guys, most importantly, is that poor woman in the photo behind Amber Heard in mid-faceplant? I’m scared for her!

  • shelley514

    Ginnifer Godwin’s hair and make up are hideous.  But I like the dress.

  • shelley514

    His Hilary Swank wearng the same dress that Rihanna wore to the Grammys?  It looks just like it but no where near as good on Hilary as on Rihanna.  Hilary should have gone with something else, that’s just not her dress.

  • RescueMe23

    Seriously is Zoe’s head to heavy for her neck?  She poses like that constantly.  Ms. Bosworth – can I offer you a cheeseburger?  And, I too love Juliette Lewis’ dress

  • JulieTy

    Zoe’s tacked on ruffled hem panel reminds me of my 1973 prom dress. Not in a good way.

  • Jecca2244

    In the second photo had someone just fallen?

    • alyce1213

      Holy shit, she’s in the act of falling.  Her left knee hasn’t even hit the floor.  That must’ve hurt.

  • Can I BE Diane Kruger? Just for, like, a day? 

  • Laylalola

    Zooey’s posing drives me right up the wall and looks more ridiculous the older she looks (her hairstyle here isn’t tween but 40something).

  • f_yeah_marie

    I think I sprained my eyeball-rolling muscles when I saw Ginnifer Goodwin.  On a positive note, I love the term “greige” and will now use it all the time to describe the mix of those colors.  Thanks, T and Lo!

  • notterriblybitter

    Why does Zoey Deschanel ALWAYS tilt her head to the right? She really should see a doctor about that or maybe go for some physical therapy. 

    • sweetestsith

        It makes her look like a broken doll, and imho it’s a bit creepy.

    • Corsetmaker

      She should stand next to Eddie Redmayne then they could prop each other up.

      • formerlyAnon

        I would hope Eddie’s cute girlfriend (who was dressed better than this) would save him from the clutches of the Droopy Twee Horror Doll.

  • CheriCPat

    Marissa Tomei for the win!  Yes, it would be prettier in a deeper tone, but regardless, wow!  Beautiful shape, unusual without being a swan around her neck, appropriate and she looks like she can actually move and breathe and all those annoying things people have to do.  The fact that it could be a ten doesn’t make it less of a nine!

  • sweetestsith

    I don’t think Amy Poehler’s dress is awful, but the styling really really lets her down. Strappy gold shoes, blingy/interesting coppery earrings (some kind of tigers eye stones or something?), and a clutch in metallic shades would have helped. I’m at a loss with the hair.

  • Dot

    That image of Zoey at the end gave me the lols I needed this morning. Did she really cut her hair and grow her bangs out? That dress would be amazing in an actual color.

  • ClevelandburbsBeth

    Olivia Munn looks like her lungs fell down and landed on the outside of her dress.

  • twocee

    I wonder what the logic was of taking the pictures with the steps in the background, knowing people would be coming and going on them.  Was VF hoping for photo-bombs?  Cause they definitely got some.

  • appliquer

    Diane Kruger and Juliette Lewis (never thought I’d include her in a praise) for the win out of this group!

  • kimmeister

    THAT’S Amber Heard?  Why does her face look like it has been crossed with Chloe Sevigny’s?
    Kudos to Elizabeth Banks, not only for color, but also for successful deployment of print on a gown!
    I like Ginnifer’s dress, although it does look like a PR Candy Store challenge.
    What I can see of Rashida’s bracelet looks beautiful.
    I do not like the bodice on Selena’s dress – it looks like her boobs are cupped in bags.

  • marilyn

    I don’t agree about Ginnifer Goodwin.  I like her dress, hair and makeup.  The dress is a good color, and it makes her figure look good.  It looks put together and attractive on her.  However, I do REALLY hate the shoes.  What was she thinking?   And she was almost perfect.

    •  I just have 1 question: are they really from Payless? (Ginnifer’s shoes) Because if so, I need some.
          It’s OK.  I won’t be wearing them with any red carpet looks.

  • stubbornthoughts

    Diane Kruger, TEACH ME YOUR WAYS.

  • Jennifer Coleman

    I like Diane Kruger’s dress, too. 
    Hailee Steinfield needs a hand spank for wearing that dress.
    That Hilary Swank photo with the head-tilt guy in the background is HILARIOUS.
    I like Juliette Lewis’ dress, too. It’s sweetly strange.
    I bet no one stood close to Kate Beckinsale all night, fearing she’d go off like an M-80.
    I love Marisa Tomei’s jumpsuit!
    Selena Gomez’ boob shelf bodice makes me uncomfortable.
    C’mon, you know Vanessa Hudgens has a doobie in that clutch all ready to go.
    Zoe Saldana’s dress is do offensive to me, I almost burst into tears. Maybe that’s why the Zooey is so inconsolable. Somebody give her a cookie!

  • Is the Valentino that Alison Williams is wearing the dress that Anne Hathaway was supposedly going to wear to the Oscars?  They look remarkably similar.

  • amaranth16

    Say what you will about Rashida’s dress – she looks comfortable for maybe the first time ever in one of these posed venues. And her hair is fab.

  • GURL DOWN as Kathy Griffin would say!

    You’d think for an Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas would have better balance!

  • Oh Lord.. Zooeeeeeeey – STOP IT.

  • Diane Kruger looked fabulous.

  • As to Hilary Swank ” We want to know if she and Sally Field got into a fight.”    They did. And Rihanna won it.

  • I love Kristin Chenoweth’s dress and whole look, but she is on my irrational hate list (I learned that one from the BKs) since hopping around like a bird & chirping with a high pitched voice during her interviews on the RC pre-Oscars.

    • snarkykitten

       aw but she comes off as so genuine and awesome. She’s one of the few celebs I love

  • That might be a personal best for Elizabeth Banks. A+, girl.

    And Zooey, really, if you don’t want to be there, I can go in your place.

    •  Banks’ high hair is scaring me.

  • librarygrrl64

    You, indeed, stand alone on Kruger. I love the pattern, but I think the length is too short for the volume of the outfit. It looks unbalanced, especially with all of that slender leg showing. Like a black and white flamingo.

    LOVE Juliette Lewis’ gown! LOVE!!!!!

    Spot-on with your critique of Saldana. Looks like Kmart lingerie. Bleh.

  • guest2visits

    Even more beautiful dresses.. my favorites here are Selena’s, Diane’s and Allison’s. But there were many others so gorgeous.
    I would like Kate B’s so much but the beautiful dress and beautiful face are just not important next to the worrisome thinness.
    Hailee’s and Zoe’s were both solid miss’s – and they both shared the same slick looking fabrics!

  • Zooey: of course; Zoe: kinky sister wife; Rashida, Juliette (where you been, girl?), Diane: all fabulous, but Diane wins with the perfect dress AND the perfect accessory!

  • Joyce VG

    Juliette Lewis for the WIN!

  • Lizzie Banks FTW!  Wonder if Zooey is wearing black tights under that dress?

  • snarkykitten

    Itty Bitty!! Come back to the small screen 😀

  • DominoEstella

    ZOOEY – Love the dress, hate the hair.

  • libraangel

    I can’t take much more of these rundowns, but here goes: Allison – bridesmaid to JenL’s bride; Amber – reptilian; Amy – too tight darling, at your age. Yes, I said it.; Diane – why are giant ants crawling on her dress?; Elizabeth – beautiful except for the flowers; Hilary – Is that a water stain on her dress? Maybe Sally did throw wine at her; Julie – agree T&L: hip crap; Juliette – Is it Spring gardening time already?; Kate Beck – migraine flashes; Kate Bos – Her legs are what is scary – anorexic? and then wear a short skirt?; Kristin – Thank God – finally looks good; Marisa – tried to do something different at least; Natalie – looks beautiful, ethereal – like a statue; Olivia – swirls make her look fatter; Rashida – pretty!; Rose – Blah!; Selena – Why didn’t you cover your Spanx-corset, dear?; Vanessa – Didn’t see the boob-thing til you mentioned it, T&L, and it is indeed frightening; Ginnifer – alien fairy – sorry, guys – alien pixie; Hailee – My, my Haven’t we grown up!; Zoe – cheap satin; Zooey – Lost in Space
    WOW I’m all worn out!

  • texashistorian

    Are you sure Zoeey Deschanel (do you know how many times I had to look up the spelling!) is not Katy Perry?

    Just kidding. Rashida Jones is awesome, but that’s just because she’s Rashida.

  • PeaceBang

    I hope you’ll treat us to another look at that Zoe Saldana nightmare when the Worst of 2013 roster comes due. Hiddy Beyond Hiddy. I love Diane Kruger’s weird little frock and Juliette Lewis’s beautiful toga-bedsheet and applaud the success of K Chenoweth’ gown’s bold proportions. She looks amazing. I’m really worried about Miss Bosworth. And I think Marisa Tomei is rocking the s*** out of those greige pj’s.

  • Derek_anny

     I really like the idea of Hailee’s Edwardian-ish Goth-ish look.  The execution fails, though.
    Marisa Tomei should send that to Florence Welch.
    Now that you mention it, Olivia Munn has really gotta get a gimmick.
    Zoe’s dress isn’t cheap lingerie. It’s cheap curtains turned into lingerie.
    I think Zoeey would get a pass if that bag was the same blue as the flowers.

  • That last picture is exactly why I can’t stand Zooey Deschanel. I like her sister much better.

    • Nancy Dunn

      Me,,too. Emily seems like a normal human being. Zooey seems like all sorts of phony.

  • SO with you on the Zoe Saldana critique. WHAT IS THAT. She has shattered my delusion that she looks great in everything. That dress is a mess.

  • H2olovngrl

    Someone at Valentino is going to get a vicious talking to.

  • If Zooey doesn’t stop the pouty posing, people are going to stop giving her couture to wear. Who wants that as their muse?

  • carolclark12

    I was sitting too close to my computer when the Zoe Saldana picture scrolled up.  I actually jumped back from the monitor.  That looks like itchy lace, and the kind of cheap polyester that will catch on every little rough patch of skin on your body.  Yes, I’ve had cheap lingerie in my life.

  • Diane Kruger looks great. So does Elizabeth Banks – GORGEOUS dress! Natalie Portman looks good, but would it kill her to crack a smile every once in a while? Poor Hailee… we all make such serious sartorial mistakes when we’re that age. LOVE Marisa Tomei’s sequined jumpsuit! Vanessa Hudgens always looks a little… cheap. Zoe Saldana is a rare miss for her, and I really want to know what has Zooey Deschanel so incredibly depressed. 

  • julnyes

    This might be the first time I have ever liked Diane Kruger’s style choices.

  • Frank Lithium

    Ms. Byrne looks pretty spectacular.

  • Did anyone else see the person falling down the stairs in the second picture with Amber Heard?

  • ccm800

    Zoey haz sadz cause no tights.