In addition to the Hollywood Film Awards, last night saw Elle‘s annual Women in Hollywood bash–which was similarly star studded. In fact, it seemed that all the famous people who weren’t on the Hollywood Film Awards red carpet turned up at the Elle party. Check out Reese Witherspoon, Marion Cotillard, Melissa McCarthy and way more on the red carpet–as well as the return of Lea Michele.
Let’s start with the all-white contingent. You saw it on the Spring 2014 runways like crazy (as you often do in Spring). Actress Caitlin Fitzgerald switched it up, though, and added dusty rose pumps.
Brie Larson, who was great on United States of Tara, did all white. We can never love a square toe, sadly.
Joy Bryant made the all-white thing look pretty damn easy, though.
She (and her stylist) also recognized that the best accessory for such an ensemble is remarkably beautiful skin.
Kat Graham‘s statement necklace was crazy.
Glee‘s Naya Rivera wore a really strange jumpsuit.
Despite the eccentric waist panel, we’re into Ashley Madekwe‘s look. Mainly because she found the perfect lipstick for it.
Lea Michele, who has kept an understandably low profile in the wake of boyfriend Cory Monteith‘s death, slicked her hair back and wore an abdomen-focused dress.
We don’t understand Whitney Cummings‘ accessories.
And while we don’t quite get Shailene Woodley‘s dress, her hair and makeup were as great as can be.
Reese Witherspoon’s Calvin Klein dress photographed red sometimes and tangerine others. She kept things pretty simple otherwise.
Rachel Zoe really went for it with the eyeliner.
While Melissa McCarthy really went for it with the hairspray.
Marion Cotillard wore a strange shiny bubble of a dress!
We want Laura Dern‘s dress to hit the floor, but she looked quite elegant all the same.
While Lake Bell‘s dress is unusual, it sure fits her well.
Jessica Pare found a terrific color for herself and is subsequently beaming about it.
Eva Amurri, also in a great color.
Swimfan Erika Christensen wore floral.
Emmy Rossum in a red cocktail dress and a high ponytail.
Chelsea Handler wore a pantsuit with a fashionably frayed shirt.
And Busy Philipps, glowing as usual, wore a front slit dress–but well-placed pockets can save just about anything.
Naomie Harris wore the strangest Calvin Klein dress that we’re also strangely into.
So. Who gets Best Dressed?
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