2009 Whitney Contemporaries Art Party And Auction

Ali Larter looks very sexy in her white printed Herve Leger Fall 2009 mini dress with a plunging neckline and padded shoulders.

Ali tried to diffuse the uber sexiness of this dress by adding a stunning statement necklace by Erickson Beamon with a large orange pendent.

Love the dress, hate the heels.

They’re so clunky for this dress, plus I would have preferred a taupe strappy sandal.

A Nancy Gonzalez gold clutch completed her look.

Alexis Bledel also wore a plunging neckline Herve Leger Fall 2009 bandage dress. Hers was in chocolate brown with shimmering gold panels.

Alexis always seems quite shy so I’m really shocked that she’s wearing such a sexy piece and without the runway blazer.

She completed her look with a sparkling Judith Leiber clutch and pewter Giuseppe Zanotti heels.

Lake Bell opted for a futuristic look wearing a red BCBG Max Azria Resort 2010 dress with grey embroidered details which is a cross between Star Trek and Spidergirl.

She wore her dress with silver sandals and a lemon Herve Leger Spring 2009 clutch.

The dress will grow on me, but the shoes and the clutch. No.

I really wish Maggie Grace hadn’t held her clutch so close to her skirt because I love the tulip shape on the skirt of this teal blue Christian Siriano Fall 2009 asymmetrical dress.

I’m glad Maggie opted for something we haven’t seen from Christian Siriano, as I’m so tired of seeing the same dresses in various colours.

Maggie is looking fantastic lately which makes me ask the question. Does she have a new stylist?

Her look was complete with Christian Louboutin Carnaval heels with a leafy embellishment at the rear.

Hilary Rhoda looked sexy but sweet wearing a pale blue Max Azria Spring 2009 plunging draped toga dress.

Silver sandals were the perfect complement.

The red carpet always lights up when Camilla Belle graces it with her presence.

Wearing a green one-shouldered Max Azria Resort 2010 dress with ruffles cascading from the shoulder the actress looked simply gorgeous with seemingly not much effort.

Amber Tamblyn wore a black and white Alice + Olivia fan dress, which I blogged about recently, saying it looked very much like the Gianfranco Ferré dress Anne Hathaway wore to the Critics Choice Awards.

I would have really liked this look if it wasn’t for the tights.

Yes I know I go on about disliking tights so much, but it’s a real bug-bear of mine. You all must have something that you really dislike too.

Max Azria’s BFF Melissa George was of course at this MaxAriza event.

The actress wore a white haltered Herve Leger Resort 2010 bandage dress with matching heels, a gold clutch and a gold stack of Samantha Wills bangles.

As much as I want to say I don’t like it, Melissa really makes it work surprisingly.

Selita Ebanks is such a pretty woman so I’m dumbfounded as to why she opted for so much make-up.

It really takes so much away from her natural beauty.

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Max Azria Fall 2009

Maz Azria’s Fall 2009 was a dark, yet romantic collection.

The fluid draped dresses were toughed up with turtlenecks, Gothic lace, leather gloves and cut-outs. Some pieces had the Balmain-esqe shoulder padding we had seen earlier at the

The design duo presented lace bodysuits, suede leggings, mini dresses, long billowing gowns and leather jackets.

The collection had a Lara Croft type feel to it, with all the turtleneck bodysuits, which tells me that Angelina Jolie may have been their inspiration for this collection.

Black dominated the colour palette, but mustard, white, cream, plum and forest green were also presented.

Here are a few of my pictures.

Rachel Bilson wore a raspberry pink Max Azria Spring 2009 one-shouldered dress, which was a gorgeous colour on her. I could have done without the tights, but it’s cold in New York so I will let her off.

Alicia Keys arrived wearing a black coat, with her Armani Privé Fall 2007 heels which she wore later in the night to the Armani 5th Avenue store opening.

Aisha Tyler is so incredibly tall, she’s taller than me, and I am 5ft 11in.

She is also even more beautiful in real life. TV doesn’t do her enough justice.

She braved the cold and went sans tights to wear this tropical summery Max Azria Resort 2009 dress, with beige peep-toe lace-up booties.

I’m not crazy about the belt though.

Keisha Whitaker wore a gorgeous cap sleeved Max Azria Spring 2009 taupe coloured dress, which looks divine against her skin. She wore her dress with ruby pumps, and her hair swept to one side.

Joy Bryant was of course there.

Tinsley Mortimer quite bizarrely arrived wearing a hot pink Alexander McQueen Spring 2008 draped dress with a black waist belt. She wore her dress with YSL heels and Chanel purse.

I really dislike her bangs.

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Live Blogging From Max Azria

The show just ended and it was amazing. Quite dark and Gothic-esqe, with Balmain-inspired square shoulders like at Herve Leger. Turtle necks and lace featured heavily..

In the front row was Coco Rocha. She is still a red head and she was wearing this seasons colour electric blue.

Rachel Bilson looked stunning wearing a one-sleeved Max Aria coral dress.

Others in the front row included – surprisingly – Armani favourite Alicia Keys.

Joy Bryant, Keisha Whitaker in a taupe dress and the gorgeous Aisha Taylor is a gorgeous summery dress.

Onto the next show. I’ll write more later.

Excuse typos, writing from my crackberry.

Angelina Jolie’s Backwards Max Azria SAG Awards Gown

I was sent a message from a reader who said I was wrong to say that Angelina Jolie’s dress was backwards to how it was presented on the runway.

I’m sorry to say it, but I still do believe I’m right.

The dress has the same kimono style sleeves, the same deep-plunge, the same gathered elasticated waisted line, the two flaps on either side of the plunge, and the same detail on the skirt.

Angelina was never going to wear a dress with such a deep plunge, so wearing it back to front was her compromise.

These two dresses, which I was told were the same, are not the same in my opinion. Not even close.

I don’t even think the materials are the same. The sleeves are definitely not the same, and this runway dress does not have an elasticated waist.

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Judge for yourself.

UPDATE: Thanks to DolceLorenzo, who watched Fashion Wrap Up were Jennifer Rade – Angelina’s stylist – confirmed that she did wear the dress back to front.

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