Vogue's Anna Wintour, whose name now adorns the Institute, wore a striking Chanel (right), while Kristen Stewart in hers looked a tad pitiful; Beyonce looked hot, hot, hot (while hubbie just seemed a bit puzzled); event co-host Sarah Jessica Parker looked passable from the front but a bit like Cruella DeVille from the back, where her dress was festooned with the signature of the gown's designer, Oscar de la Renta. Gay fashion gurus Tom and Lorenzo commented as follows: "Sarah Jessica flung open her closet doors and exclaimed 'This year, I’m going to go as AN INSANE DRAG QUEEN!'” From the many close-ups on their website, I'd have to agree.
Katie Holmes was a big ole buttercup in Marchesa and Maggie Gyllenhaal looked like she was going in for soothsaying, while Kristen Wiig cleaned up very nicely in basic black Balenciaga.
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