Mysterious Phenomena At Natural History Dance

So, what exactly was the dress code at last night's 2009 American Museum of Natural History's Museum dance? Some stars — Milla, Alba — looked flawlessly glam. Others wore robot costumes. I'm confused!


The Good:

Mysterious Phenomena At Natural History Dance

Milla Jovovich. Wine velvet. Nuff said. Okay, not quite: Damn her!


Mysterious Phenomena At Natural History Dance

A little color-blocky, but it's fun to see Jessica Alba going in a more modern direction.


Mysterious Phenomena At Natural History Dance

For some, fur is an automatic fail. I'm more sanguine when the stole — like Barbara's last name — appears inherited. The simple gown's a nice foil to the glam.


Mysterious Phenomena At Natural History Dance

Okay, maybe controversial: I happen to think Anne V's YSL-style ecru onesie is a bold gamble that pays off in chic.


Mysterious Phenomena At Natural History Dance

So basically, Waris Ahluwalia seem to be a full-time scenester who hangs out looking awesome, sometimes makes jewelry and shows up in the occasional Wes Anderson film. I know, sucks. Rachel Chandler looks rad, too.

The Bad:

Mysterious Phenomena At Natural History Dance

I was already sorta tired of the bandage dress. And that was before Julia Restoin Roitfeld showed up in one made of green seat belts.


Mysterious Phenomena At Natural History Dance

Besides...everything else....isn't Lauren Santo Domingo's getup a bit casual?


Mysterious Phenomena At Natural History Dance

As stated above, I admire a gambler. And Miami Vice power jacket with sparkly nude leggings is nothing if not bold. But as Fabiola Beracasa should know, you gotta know when to hold 'em.


Mysterious Phenomena At Natural History Dance

It's a sad state of affairs when I am so used to the sight of these shoes that when I see Tinsley Mortimer I think, "well...maybe..." Then I realized what I had become; a silent witness! No more!


Mysterious Phenomena At Natural History Dance

Byrdie Bell's distressed (in every sense of the word) floral actually made my computer crash. Twice.


The ....?

Mysterious Phenomena At Natural History Dance

Terence Koh and Jen Brill are either too wonderful for human comprehension or just dressed really horribly. But which???

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