2011 CFDA Awards Red Carpet

Posted on June 07, 2011

Darlings, if the Met Gala is fashion’s prom night, then we suppose the CFDAs are more like a school awards banquet, except everyone’s afraid to move too much or eat anything because they’re all dressed in thousands of dollars of borrowed clothes. Ah fashion world, you’re so deliciously bizarre. Let’s run down the looks, kittens:

Amber Heard in Cynthia Rowley

Cute. We don’t love the hem or the shoes paired with it. Mustard yellow with beige is one of those color combinations that actually sounds bad without having to see it.

Anderson Cooper in Ralph Lauren

Perfection. That hairstyle makes him look a little older, though. Not a crime; just an observation.

Ashley Greene in Michael Kors

The dress is cute, although it gives off a pretty casual vibe. We really don’t like the shoes.

Ashley Olsen in The Row and Mary Kate Olsen in a Chanel jacket and The Row skirt

We’ll give them credit for having clearly definable styles. Unfortunately, those styles are (on the left) “70-year-old former movie star” and (on the right) “70-year-old socialite.”

Brad Goreski in Simon Spurr

BRAVO, sir. BRA. VO.

Chloe Sevigny in Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony

Ohmigod, you guys! We think Chloe may have returned as “Sage” this time! Looks like she’s undercover as a bitchy, nymphomaniac fashion editor, so mum’s the word.


LOVE that shade of bronzey gold. HATE every one of her accessories.

Jessica Alba in Diane von Furstenberg

We love that color combination and we love the gold accents, but we don’t think that peachy top goes with her skin tone.

Joy Bryant in Rachel Roy

Pretty basic.

Judith Light

Stunning dress in a gorgeous color. She looks great. Love the cuff.

Kathy Griffin

Oh, Kathy. You look really great, but you’re wearing way too many bangles. It honestly looks a little silly.

Katie Cassidy in Behnaz Sarafpour

It’s pretty and fresh-looking, but the skirt’s a bit figure skater. And we will never stop declaring that “nude” platform pumps are the devil’s shoe.

Kerry Washington in Calvin Klein

Very pretty and minimalist chic. It also looks enviably comfortable. We bet a lot of women in more restrictive getups were giving her the stinkeye all night.

Kirsten Dunst in Patrik Ervell

She always falters with the hair. The outfit looks great (although the pants are a skosh too tight), but that top knot does nothing for it.

Leelee Sobieski in Adam Kimmel

Love it in a “Charlie commercial” kind of way, but we really think it needs a belt to keep the front from looking as sloppy as it does. Those shoes were an inspired choice.

Linda Gray in Pamella Roland

We miss drunk Sue Ellen and her eyebrow acting. This is classic and pretty. Nothing earth-shattering, but she looks good and the color suits her.

Liv Tyler in Proenza Schouler

She can get pretty cracky in her fashion choices, but this is the best she’s looked in a long time. LOVE the colors on her and the black accessories paired with it. A very put together look that suits her.

Lucy Liu in Monique Lhuillier

Nice to see someone bring a little diva drama to the proceedings. It’s not the most original look in the world, but she does look spectacular.

Marcia Cross in Pamella Roland

FABULOUS. She really should have followed the Ann-Margret thing to its logical conclusion and gone for big hair and lots of purple and green eyeshadow.

Miranda Kerr in Michael Kors

Girl is working the SHIT out of this look. Not one wrong move made. She’s serving fierceness.

Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein

The problem with the Calvin Klein aesthetic is that there’s a fine line separating “chic minimalism” from “depressed person.” She looks like she won the “decorate your hospital gown” contest at the inpatient facility.

Sofia Coppola in Marc Jacobs

Conventional, but pretty.

Come to think of it, almost everybody played it pretty safe, didn’t they? Then again, there aren’t many real disasters either.

Whitney Port in Pamella Roland

Yup. Safe and conservative. No one wanted to risk pissing off the fashion gods and no stylist wanted to be known among all their peers as the one who fucked it up for the CFDAs. Still, no complaints. For the most part, everyone looked chic and the outfits looked surprisingly well thought out. Well done, ladies.

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