The 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards took place last night at Lincoln Center in New York City. The show saw some serious fashionista traffic, but we have to admit we expected it to be a tad more A-List. Still, can’t complain with the likes of Alessandra Ambrosio in a red-hot Prabal Gurung dress and Liv Tyler in an unusual Proenza Schouler silk printed sheath. Both ladies showed a fair amount of back! We also loved Kerry Washington‘s simple white A-Line Calvin Klein dress and Lucy Liu‘s dramatic black Monique Lhuillier gown. Miranda Kerr looked heart-stoppingly sexy in her black Michael Kors skirt and cut-out body suit. But the big winner of the night was Lady Gaga who scooped up the Fashion Icon Award, bringing her sister Natali Germanotta as her date.
Unfortunately, there were a couple of fashion fails as well. Chloe Sevigny looked like she had forgotten to do up the top of her leather ruffle eyelet blouse from her own collection. Marcia Cross wore an inexplicable Pamella Roland blue sequined halter jumpsuit and Naomi Watts looked generically pretty but very blah in her Calvin Klein gold dress. We also love us some Ashley Greene but she just wasn’t working her two-tone Michael Kors dress, like a pregnant Jessica Alba worked the same trend in DVF. Perhaps it’s because Ashley’s clunky shoes were all wrong. One look at Gerard Butler in his snug, extremely well-cut suit, and all was well again. Get the full skinny by looking at our gallery below.
If star spotting are your thing then you should have been in Malibu yesterday. Celebrities were dotted all over the place — with their kids and significant others — from the beach to parks, and it looked like the ideal way to celebrate Memorial Day. Katie Holmes and Suri had a whale of a time on the beach, as did Gavin Rossdale, Gwen Stefani and their two sons Kingston and Zuma. Also seen enjoying the surf with their kids were Marcia Cross and her daughters, and a preggers Tori Spelling. Spelling had rented a seaside home with her husband Dean McDermott.
Doing the whole beach party thing sans kids were a very pregnant January Jones and Barbra Streisand, who attended the same party. Cisco Adler and his wife also caught some sun. Checking out Malibu playgrounds and parks were Adam Sandler and his daughters (as seen in the picture above), as well as Alessandra Ambrosio and her daughter Anja. We hope you had a great long weekend too!
It would be irresponsible of us to let the public believe that being a part of this show from its inception has been anything but a blessing. We have no first-hand knowledge of what Nicollette may or may not have experienced, but we would never characterize our set as a hostile environment.It is, in fact, the opposite. The friendships and support that Marc Cherry, the cast, the crew and the producers have shared for the past six years have made this a wonderful job that we are grateful for every day.
When we think of Marcia Cross, eating a nice big plate of potatoes is possibly one of the last things we’d think of (we normally think about who’d win between her and Nicole Kidman in a Waxy Face-Off). But the impossibly slim, diet-conscious Marcia is now flogging Rooster potato brand to the Brits. Yep, the country that loves chips (OK, fries) more than life itself, coming a close second to crisps (OK, chips) is being sold them by a woman we very much doubt lets many of those carbs pass her lips. Ever.
But, hey, they wanted her so much they’ve apparently paid her $5m for this ad where Marcia storms off in a huff at being asked by her “agent” to advertise potatoes. How desperately post-modern. [Video: YouTube]