In the downtown L.A. heat, a palette of pretty metallics made more sense than a dark, weighty gown that looked as if the wearer would need a wheelbarrow to get from the limo to her seat.
"Mad Men's" Elisabeth Moss donned a bronze, Grecian-inspired, one-shoulder Reem Acra gown that had a beaded silver neckpiece. Drew Barrymore wore a blush-bronze hue -- a strapless Monique Lhuillier confection with a Raven Kauffman clutch dyed to match. Mariska Hargitay opted for a cooler metal, wearing a silver Carolina Herrera gown with a plunging V-neckline.
The skirt of Drew Barrymore's Monique Lhuillier gown seems to have been concocted in a cotton-candy machine. (Jay Clendenin, Los Angeles Times / September 21, 2009)
A pregnant Heidi Klum, with husband Seal, chose a dress by Marchesa.
Brian Vander Brug, Los Angeles Times / September 20, 2008
For those who wore bright colors, including Debra Messing in Michael Kors, red was the hue of choice.
Jay Clendenin, Los Angeles Times / September 21, 2009