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

Adorbs.

 

 

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

S’alright.

 

 

Heidi Klum in Versace

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

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: INFphoto.com]

    • 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.

    • http://www.momforless.com/ Crystal

      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.

        • http://www.GiftedCollector.com/ The Gifted Collector

          And it’s white underwear!

      • 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.

        • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

          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?
        Speechless.
        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

          Yes.
          Me too.
          Yes.

        • 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

      NPH RULES !

    • 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.

    • http://vispreeve.tumblr.com/ Den Milano

      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.

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

      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.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      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.

        • e jerry powell

          EXACTLY.

    • 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 !