Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party Red Carpet Rundown

Posted on March 05, 2014

It’s Elton Johns BIG GAY TACKORAMA, darlings! It’s like Christmas morning for bitches like us! Let’s judge!


Britney Spears in Michael Costello

Former Project Runway crier alum Michael Costello has been getting his gowns on the backs of some major pop star ladies. Kudos to him. This looks appropiately glitzy for the Elton John party and for Brit.

Don’t like her as a redhead, though.


Colton Haynes

 Adorable, but the shoes are kind of silly. Pepe Le Pew loafers.



Kelly Osbourne in Romona Keveza

 Girl, That’s Not Your Dress. Didn’t like this look at all on her. It’s a nice enough dress but it made her look dowdy.



Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka




Kelly Rowland in Ark&Co 

Kinda … not as fabulous as we’d hoped.



Sarah Hyland

 Cute, but too stiff and a little twee for the occasion.



Ashley Greene in Dsquared2

 Someone got lost on the way to a “Most Powerful Women in Hollywood” luncheon, it seems.



Joe Jonas

 The jacket’s cute, but it’s too small on you, son.



Vanessa Hudgens in Philosophy

 She brought a tank of saltwater with her in case she got dehydrated.



Whoopi Goldberg

Lady, you’re crazy.



Jason Landau and Cheyenne Jackson

Adorbs, Part 2: Hem those pants.



Anna Paquin in Alexander McQueen

Not really loving the dress on her and that’s totally “I don’t feel like being here” hair.



Chace Crawford

Whatever happened to Chace Crawford?

The tux looks like a rental.



Laura Prepon




Heidi Klum in Versace

 She seems kind of over it. “Fine. Here are my tits in Versace. We done here?”





[Photo Credit: INFphoto.com]

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  • Danielle

    Anna Pacquin AND Laura Prepon in the same room? Be still my fangirl heart.

  • Haley Buchanan

    The real question is whether Whoopi is still wearing the witchy socks and the ruby slippers.

    • colleenjanel

      No, she apparently put on some ugly crocs-looking clogs with some ugly monster painted on.

      • sugarkane105

        Bahaha I love it.

      • Haley Buchanan

        Of course. Oh, Whoopi…

        • Kayceed

          Or Whoopsi? 🙂

      • Mismarker

        Cray cray.

    • Kayceed

      Julia Roberts’ disastrous white-shirt-under black-ensemble from a few weeks ago popped into my mind when I saw Whoopi and I can’t stop snickering. Didn’t work then, doesn’t work now.

      • RL McGruder

        Should have read downthread – came here to say just that!

      • Meg0GayGuys6

        I hope Julia looked at this and thought “Ohhhhhh *that’s* what I looked like??”

      • jabes

        Did anyone else see the photos of Miss J Alexander at the Oscars Governor’s Ball? He was working the same outfit better than Whoopi or Julia (although if Julia hadn’t done it first, I would have thought it completely wacko).

    • RL McGruder

      I keep wondering if she’s going Julia at the Golden Globes, but is just…sloppy with it.

    • Jacob Bowen

      She is at the GAYEST event of the night, it would’ve been SO appropriate!

    • merciblahblah

      Whoopi’s look so personally offended my sensibilities that it pissed me off.

  • colleenjanel

    Ladies, it’s really not necessary to squeeze the shit out of your tits. Go easy on the girls! I’m looking at you, Vanessa and Frau Klum!

  • @Biting Panda

    Yikes. There are a lot of rode hard and put away wet looks going on here. I would dress soooooo much better if I were going to Big Gay Christmas Morning. I guess we know why most of these attendees fall where they do on the celebrity status ladder.

  • TAGinMO

    Now there’s a couple of sandwiches I wanna be in. Mercy.

  • sugarkane105

    That’s the best I’ve ever seen Laura Prepon look.

    • ampg

      Really? I think she looks ten years older than her actual age. That’s a spot-on “well-maintained mid-forties” look.

      • sugarkane105

        Ha, guess I haven’t seen much of her on the red carpet.

      • marlie

        I was thinking “mother of the bride.” Especially since I know of a bride’s mother who wore THAT dress, just in a different color.

    • Kitten Mittons

      The hair color is growing on me, though I always loved her red hair, too. I think the brunette suits her more than the blonde she’s tried before.

  • Sobaika

    Why is every look so boring???

    • Jessica Freeman

      Seriously. Mostly everyone in this line up looks like they do not want to be there.

      • kmk05

        Too true, or look like they’ve spent a lot of time basking in crazy-what-are-you-thinking before getting dressed.

      • The Versatile Chef

        They didn’t get invited to the VF party. Pouting ensued.

    • EveEve

      One word: stylists.
      Seriously, it’s as though the stylists are more concerned that their clients not get on some “worst dressed” lists than they are about making a real impact. They just don’t want to take the risk.

      • demidaemon

        PREACH! I think I’ve said this about five hundred times since the snoozefest that was the Oscars RC.

  • Laura Prepon: Girl, that’s not your hair color.

    • Nexli B

      I had to read her name to know that was her. She’s so good as a redhead, she shouldn’t mess with that.

  • NMMagpie

    I have this irrational dislike for Michael Costello. Whenever he describes his silhouettes as being “feminine” that always means deeply plunging necklines only with some strappy business attached. One. Note.

    • Carleenml

      I don’t like or dislike him but this dress…you can basically see her underwear (?) — in a way that is ‘not-supposed-to-see-the-underwear’ — it’s so ugly.

    • Imasewsure

      Agreed… never got the love for his work. One note that is not a new note….

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      Total one way monkey.

  • sienna elm

    Brit looks like she’s sucking in her tummy and holding her breath for the picture. Just…waiting…for…them…to…finish…Phhhhhewwwww.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    None of this seems event appropriate. Shouldn’t Elton John AIDS Foundation Party equal something like The Blond’s Formal Collection?

  • Nikko Viquiera

    Why is Vanessa Hudgens channeling a poor man’s version of Sofia Vergara?Why is Whoopi melting? Why are the gays so cute? Why is Britney a red-head now? And why is Michael Costello, of all contestants, getting a career bump (although I’m happy for him!)? So many questions, so little time.

    Also, you’re on fire today TLO! Thanks!

    • lobsterlen

      Also why does Vanessa Hudgens look so old here? On top of channeling Sofia Vergara she looks like she could be her mother. Whoever did her makeup should fired.

      • marlie

        VHudge always looks like she applied today’s makeup on top of yesterday’s.

    • Laura Renee

      Seconding specifically the thanks to TLo for all the gifts today!

    • barbarienne

      My totally-pulled-out-of-my-ass theory on why Brit is now a redhead: Because she’s trying to recreate her image, both for the outside world and for herself.

      Old Britney is a blonde. Blonde Lolita schoolgirl. Blonde sexpot. Blonde white-trash. Blonde washed-out and washed-up. New Britney is trying to be someone different.

      It’s incredible what a difference in hair color can do for how someone sees themself. This is the first picture of her in a long time where she doesn’t have that completely fake, desperate smile. She doesn’t look thrilled to be here, but her smile seems more “obligatory for the cameras” than “HELP ME PLEASE.”

      Is red her best color? I dunno, but I like it. It’s a million times better than the blonde she used to have, and I can completely understand that “subdued golden brown” might not be far enough away from “stripped out bleach blonde” to create a new image.

      • Kitten Mittons

        She definitely needed a change, so I’m in favor of it on that front. Not sure that it’s exactly the right shade for her, but still a step in the right direction, as far as I’m concerned.
        You’re totally right about how a haircut/change can alter your view of yourself. I hope that’s the case for her.

        • Kent Roby

          I just hope she feels better as a redhead than she did when she shaved her head, bless her heart.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Bless her head*

    • demidaemon

      He has been getting a weird amount of screen time on Shahs of Sunset (reality TV show about LA Persians), and I guess he’s doing some good brand management? I don’t know.

  • Cloveradams

    Heidi is full-in Bride of Darth Vader in that unnerving frock.

  • Janet B

    Love Colton’s jacket.
    I like Britney with darker hair, but not this hair.
    Love Kelly R’s hair, hate Kelly O’s hair.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Definitely do not like Brit with dark hair.
    I loved Colton’s look till I got to the shoes. Always a bridge too far with him.
    Kelly apparently lost her dress and decided to dress up some of her lingerie. It didn’t work girl, we know what happened.
    Neil and David FTW.

    • 3boysful

      Did not even recognize Brit. I thought from the thumbnail it was some adult film star.

      • Sarah

        That may be a self-fulfilling prophecy at some point in the future.

      • marlie

        True story: my first thought was that that was a hair color that only a porn star or stripper would have.

  • lobsterlen

    Why do so many of them look miserable?

    • Jessica Freeman

      This is the “we didn’t get invited to the Oscars” Oscar party. Except Whoopi, I believe.

      • And “we didn’t get invited to the Vanity Fair party”.

  • Kent Roby

    I think Colton looks perfect, including the shoes.

  • Scimommy

    Wish Jason Landau and Cheyenne Jackson’s tuxes were different col… (looks closely, turns up brightness on monitor) Oh, they are different colors. Never mind, carry on with the adorbs.

    Also, I think you should’ve given an Attagirl to Sarah Hyland for not flashing her baby heads for once.

    • Frank_821

      Well considering what happened to her poledance for her movie down in Austraila, I half-expected her to have armor on

      • Scimommy

        True, but coincidentally this also just looks better.

  • Mismarker

    Whoopi, shine on you crazy diamond.

    • Gatto Nero

      Is she wearing a white button-down shirt under a strapless gown?
      That takes all kinds of guts.

      • BayTampaBay

        Has she ever worn something..something…fashionable? If so, may I please have the link to the photo?

      • Mismarker

        Me too.

      • jw_ny

        it looks to be the same dress that Julia Roberts wore awhile ago, and was featured here. That dress, if I recall correctly, was designed that way…with the shirt attached to the gown. It suits Whoopie’s quirky style, imo, Julia looked odd in it though.

  • Ms. Schmidt

    You forgot to add “and got mugged” to ” Someone got lost on the way to a “Most Powerful Women in Hollywood” luncheon, it seems.” is there any other explanation for Ashley Greene’s missing sleeve?

  • wisenhar

    I’ll take the #2, to go, please.

  • Frank_821

    The gays do look best….there’s a redundant statement

    Imagine if NPH and the hubby has been seen at the Oscars. Would have put them all to shame…lol

    Brittany can’t handle that neckline of Costello’s typically slutty gown

    • dalgirl

      NPH could give McConaughey tips on how to do ‘shiny’ to perfection.

  • Alyssa

    Most of these people are actors/actresses! Could they not at least pretend to look happy to be there?!

  • Jenna621

    I don’t know why Brit can’t seem to muster up her stage persona for red carpet appearances…I wish she would. She’d look much less uncomfortable.

  • Mismarker

    I am no expert on tailoring but aren’t David Burtka’s pants too short? Someone confirm this or set me straight.

  • jw_ny

    I like that outfit on Whoopie…hated it on Julia.

    I can only assume by looking at Whoopie’s face that she’s looking around the room and thinkin’ “I luv ya Elton, but damn…too many Disney kids here!”

    Heidi, on the other hand thinkin “oh..cute Disney boys here! I’m single…” ..then hoiks up her tits….

    • Skippymom1

      “hoiks” – love this word and your use of it!

      • jw_ny

        credit goes to TLo…

  • Anna

    Nate Archibald is still around?
    Would only want to be seated at the Cheyenne-Jason-NPH-David table if I were attending this party.
    Not really feeling what the lady stars are wearing.

    • demidaemon

      Yeah. It seems like all the ladies will be doing is hoiking up there bodices all night. Kind of makes it difficult to have a conversation.

      • Anna

        True. Besides, the Cheyenne-Jason-NPH-David table is without a doubt, the party (and the ONLY) table. Just think of all the delicious and cocktail-fuelled snark.

        • demidaemon

          YES. Also, it would be the cutest table, too.

      • twigg

        And 99% of the male attendees shown above are gay so who are they strutting for?

  • Imasewsure

    “She brought a tank of saltwater with her in case she got dehydrated” This!!

    • random_poster

      That very comment made me laugh out loud.

    • tintashoopa

      I was drinking water as I looked at that picture and thought to myself, “she looks like a mermaid.”
      Well there is now water all over my computer screen because that line made me (literally) LOL.

  • Ashleigh


  • TwiddlyStun

    Chace Crawford forgot to shave his neck, and Hollywood therefore refused to support him any further. Whoops, nope, that’s just the way I want things to work.

  • gabbilevy

    The Harris/Burtka household must have the fiercest shoe closet around. Damn boys.

    • kimmeister

      I believe this is the first time I’ve seen men’s dress shoes with spikes.

  • KES4K

    All the good makeup artists must’ve been booked by actual Oscars attendees. There is some serious face-neck mismatch going on in a lot of those pictures…

  • Carla_Charlton

    You all must be exhausted from looking at so many red carpet clothes. I’m exhausted and I don’t have to comment on any of them — but I will. Is Whoopi Goldberg wearing the same outfit that Julia Roberts wore a couple of weeks ago? Heidi’s dress looks way too small on her, as if she’ll come right out of it if she stands up straight; Vanessa Hudgens even more so — plus there’s that big fat seam going down the front of Vanessa’s dress, which looks like a sewing mistake.

  • RussellH88

    I was hoping for more Drag Queen Tacky.

    I am disappoint.

    • Jacob Bowen

      You would think that even HEIDI would turn out the super tacky for an Elton John Oscar Party?!?!

  • decormaven

    The step n repeat background here is all kinds of boring. The vibe for the VF party seemed more swanky. I know this is a fundraiser, but I would expect to see tons of sparkle where Elton’s involved. As for the fashions shown, the two adorbs couples are winning, hands down.

  • kmk05

    Like Britney as a brunette/redhead, but am not convinced that this dress is the right size.

    • MilaXX

      I am shocked as all get out that MIchael Costello seems to be the next PRalum breakout.

      • kmk05

        I’m wondering if it’s some sort of fad, or if he suddenly has secret nefarious backing. That first dress we saw on… someone… a few weeks ago had a shockingly bad finish, and this one is bizarrely sheer, so I’m not sure what’s being sold to celebrities here.

        • marlie

          It was Beyonce at the Grammys.

          • kmk05

            Yes! Thank you.

        • marlie

          I think it was Beyonce at the Grammys.

          • demidaemon

            It was. And that’s a major selling point for him, that will probably get his dresses on a bunch of other celebs, like Brit here. I would not be surprised if he’s the guy all the celebs run to when they want something that is super sexy, just edging into the Adult Film Awards RC style.

          • marlie

            Absolutely. But it’ll be the Beyonces and the Britneys of the universe. Possibly a Heidi. A-List singers, but probably not A-List actresses.

          • demidaemon

            Definitely. Unless someone’s just had a break-up and needs to show their SO what they are missing. I could see that being part of his niche.

  • leahpapa

    You guys? I just [sob] want [gulp] Cheyenne to be [sob] happy.

  • It took me a few seconds to notice that Brit’s dress isn’t lined. Now I can only see the granny panties.

    • Kitten Mittons

      I didn’t see that! Unfortunate…

  • B_C_J

    Colton Haynes’ velvet jacket is BEAUTIFUL!

  • ashtangajunkie

    How very…underwhelming. Even Heidi.

  • Denise Alden

    Whoopi, I can’t be the only one tired of your . . . appearances in clothing that is so bad, it’s as aggressive as a gut punch. I’m over it, babe. Kelly Osbourne looked like Mary Todd Lincoln leaving the theater, for chrissakes.

  • MilaXX

    I am surprised at how many ladies looks skewed old. Kelly O & Laura Pepron are 2 of the worse offenders.

  • AnaRoW

    Michael Costello’s dress needs to be fully lined although even if it were, it’s on the wrong star. Britney looks so stiff and uncomfortable, like she’s trying to force herself to stand up straight and smile but isn’t quite getting there.

    • demidaemon

      That’s kind of Britney’s usual RC demeanor. She really is not made for these kinds of gigs, but that’s the business she’s in.

      • AnaRoW

        Oh I know. It’s just really obvious in this particular dress. It requires good posture to even begin to make it work.

        • demidaemon

          Fair enough.

  • KT

    I actually think that may be the best Britney has looked in ages, though she’s killing me with all the wonky details. The weave made out of red string, the gigantic honking choker thing, the incredibly awkward pose, and WE CAN SEE YOUR BOY SHORTS, GIRL. Ugh. This could have been kind of great. Still way better than usual though, so there’s that.

    I feel like Kelly Rowland’s dress could have been really slinky and minimalist sexy, but it looks terribly made and kind of half-assed. Another couldabin. Vanessa Hudgens looks HILARIOUSLY bad, but I love that she brought the tacky to this affair.

    Weirdly more than half of these people look bored and annoyed to be there. I’m sure most of them weren’t even invited to any other Oscar parties, so try to be a little more grateful, you entitled hussies!!

    • kimmeister

      I was thinking, good on Brit for wearing a necklace, but too bad it’s so tacky.

  • skitzfiggitous

    Whoopi’s prepping us for Sister Act 3: Habits After Dark.

  • marlie

    Kudos to Michael Costello for getting Brit to wear his dress. It looks (mostly) great on her. It’s a shame she looks like she doesn’t want to be there.

    NPH and David Burtka – I want to be besties with them. And they look adorable.

    Kelly Rowland is wearing a nightgown.

    Heidi is an “of course” but it’s not as bad as usual.

    • marlie

      Although upon further inspection, I’d have to downgrade Britney’s “great” to “ok.” The sheer dress and visible boy shorts are a HUGE no-no.

      • amanda siegelson

        you know, i’m not entirely sure those are boy shorts… if you look at the dress again, there seems to be two different backings – one where there are no girl parts and one where there are – since the breast region seems to have the same backing as the “boy shorts” region.

        • marlie

          Weird. Either way, whatever they were doing for the lining should just extend to the whole dress. Why bother just lining/covering the naughty bits when it’s that obvious?

          • amanda siegelson

            preach it… so obvious – you wonder why people/designers don’t think of it.

    • marlie

      Although upon further inspection, I’d have to downgrade Britney’s “great” to an “ok.” The sheer dress with the visible boyshorts is a HUGE no-no.

  • Akemi

    I wish Laura Prepon would go back to red hair. :/

  • quiltrx

    Colton Haynes looks beautiful (and I can normally take or leave him) and delightfully retro. Just looking at him makes me smile, *especially* the shoes. I need an action figure of him to keep in my purse, to pull out and play with when I’m feeling down.

  • fursa_saida

    NPH and Burtka’s shoes. Both pairs. I WANT.

  • Liz

    NPH=perfection. Britney needs a bigger size, and lining for that dress.

  • Britney breaks my heart. Come here, sweetie. Put on some sweats and I will make sure no one looks at you for a year or two. We’ll eat cheese.

    • marlie

      The more I think about it (too much), I wonder why she’s there at all. Even though it’s hosted by Elton John, this is really a movie industry event, not a music one. I could see her being obligated to go if it was Grammy-related, but it’s not.

  • Alfred Cox

    Brit looks GORGE!!!! I like the hair too, its different and she seems to like it. But she’s gotta stop this super uncomfortable “oooh Im gonna faint” pose she rocks all the time.

  • Jacob Bowen

    This rundown of outfits is so disappointing! It’s like going to Pride Parade where everyone is covered up and looking depressed.

  • I can’t say I actually like Brit in that hair color, but I will say it’s preferable to the fried yellow she’s been wearing for far too long.

  • alliekat9090

    Kelly’s hair! It’s bad enough that she has run the violet thing into the ground, but her flip flopped. I actually like her and don’t object to the dress at all but her droopy hair! Minus the color, her hair looks exactly like mine did in Junior High- In 1964.

  • Michelle Gennari

    Isn’t Whoopie wearing the same dress that Julia Roberts wore to the Golden Globes????? Tube top/man shirt combo.

  • elemspbee

    oh my Ashley Greene. what a disappointment.

  • The Versatile Chef

    Remember when Elton John used to get all of the A-listers at HIS party? Graydon Carter says “Suck it, EJ”

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    LOL I misread the Heidi Klum comment as ‘Here are my many tits in Versace.’

  • nannypoo

    When I saw Vanessa Hudgens I thought it was Sophia Vergara. That is not a good thing.

  • mickiemonkey

    Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka? Spread them on toast.

  • e jerry powell

    Whoopi Goldberg is wearing Dolce&Gabbana, and don’t try to tell me she’s not.

    • bringbackbeatles

      I ‘ve seen that dress a million times, long before either of them wore it.

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  • MarinaCat

    What always bothers me about Britney is the mall, DIY looking makeup.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Heidi does look as if she was done for the night-I dont think I want to cross a cranky Frau Klum!
    I’m treasuring the image of Vanessa Hudgens and her saltwater tank!

  • Mona_Visa

    Brit is a redhead… and Laura Prepon is not. Bummer.

    Check out Neil Patrick Harris though! What a cutie. I wanna sit by that guy.

  • FridaStaire

    Now Kelly Rowland is the essence of ‘do me’…I’m happy to sign up!

  • MoHub

    Heidi is a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen.

  • Pablo

    It was kind of a b-list event right?

  • MaryMitch

    I think Sarah Hyland looks great; I love that dress.

  • JP

    Laura Prepon, what did you do to your hair????? Though I have to say, she’s more convincing as a brunette than she is as a blonde. I just wish she’d go back to red.

  • Clash D

    Actually..if you cover Kelly Osbourne’s face with your thumb, that dress doesn’t look half bad.

  • amaranth16

    Love NPH’s shoes. Also, I think Laura Prepon looks really good here, and I often find myself underwhelmed by her fashion choices. I think she could do with a cooler red, and that front seam looks a little wonky to me, but I thought she just looked really pretty, and I love the one sleeve on her.

  • Jessica Kyler

    anna pacquin may have the worst case of bitchy resting face i’ve ever seen

    • LambeeBaby

      Ugh.. I think its a sneer.

  • LambeeBaby

    Brittany always looks like she’s in a straight jacket. I really wish Kelly would dye her hair Auburn. I’m sick of the lavender and the style is spoiling an otherwise good look.

  • theweddingdresser

    Heidi Klum doing Heidi Klum…..I know I’m done here !