But of course, for me, the best part of the night (other than my fun Voxer conversation with my friend Mary Carole in Mexico) was the fashion.
A majority of my favorites were blush colored or flesh toned gowns. There was a sea of pale pinks, delicate whites and soft nudes for which I fell hard. Claire Danes in Armani Privé took my breath away. Her faux bob, bold red lips and understated accessories created an ethereal red carpet look. While Rose Byrne's pale pink Calvin Klein column was perfectly modern and chic. The midriff cut out was edgy and sexy and cool.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Monique Lhuillier was a shimmering beauty. She was incredibly statuesque and by the end of the night she was holding a statue of her own. January Jones didn't seem all that psyched about her custom designed Givenchy gown during her interview on the red carpet. But the more I look at it, the more I love it. I'm also crazy about her hair and understated make up.
Kristen Connolly and Kate Mara brought some graphic excitement to the carpet. Connolly's Nicholas Oakwell buff chevron gown was vintage, sexy and unexpected. To me it was reminiscent of the fabulous Gatsby costumes from Baz Luhrmann's 2013 film. Meanwhile, Mara's J. Mendel seemed almost futuristic. And, I loved seeing long sleeves on the carpet. I'm always up for a new silhouette.
Confession: I did not like the "best dressed woman in the world's" dress at first. I didn't love it on the red carpet. I didn't love it on stage. I didn't love it until I saw this profile shot. And then I got it. I'm sorry I doubted you, Kerry Washington. Your Marchesa was a stunner.
But not every dress I loved last night had a muted color palate. Two were seriously saturated.
Michelle Dockery's Prada was incredible. It was utterly elegant. The minimal lines of the dress are perfectly counterbalanced by the bold color combination of the fabric. I love her teal earrings, jeweled bag and strappy shoes. She was a stand out.
But my very favorite look of the night was worn by Kaley Cuoco. This oxblood Vera Wang makes my heart flutter. Of course it doesn't hurt that the tulle skirt is tutu-ish. Lord knows I'm a sucker for a tutu. But what I really love is that the uber fluffy skirt is pared with a sheer corseted top. The mix of structure and flounce is refreshing. It's kind of hard and kind of soft and thoroughly feminine in every way. Cuoco looked fantastic.
All in all it was stellar start to the red carpet season!
Now it's YOUR turn!
Who were your favorites on last night's red carpet?