Cooks Can't Stand The Heat At Julie And Julia NYC PremiereS

Julie and Julia's NYC premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre brought out not just Meryl and Amy, but Babs, Ray-Ray, Gayle, and... Katie Lee Joel? Anyway, all of them looked hot. Temperature-wise, that is.

Cooks Can't Stand The Heat At Julie And Julia NYC PremiereS

Ok, so hopefully in combo with the lead photo, you can see the asymmetrical action on Amy Adams' glam gown. (It's off the shoulder on the other side.)


Cooks Can't Stand The Heat At Julie And Julia NYC PremiereS

It's like Jaslene Gonzalez doesn't even care that I'm over the tummy-peep trend and its accompanying 10th grade-geometry-worthy tan lines! (Yeah, I know you smarter kids took Geometry earlier, but I was in the slow math group.)


Cooks Can't Stand The Heat At Julie And Julia NYC PremiereS

Katie Lee (Joel?) is looking a lot more comfortable in her skin on the red carpet these days. It's too bad this coincides with everyone kind of turning on her for vague reasons that, at least in my case, have less to do with Billy Joel than with her career as a celebrity chef and restauranteur.


Cooks Can't Stand The Heat At Julie And Julia NYC PremiereS

Okay, I friggin' adore writer and former French Vogue editor Joan Juliet Buck, so it's no shock that this beggar-princess-Arabian-Nights ensemble should totally make my day. I mean, can you see Wintour or her coterie in anything this bizarre? (ALT's caftans excepted, of course.)


Cooks Can't Stand The Heat At Julie And Julia NYC PremiereS

Okay, there's something I'm not loving in the mix of low-key glitz and glitz-glitz in Claire Robinson's getup, but this is one of the few frocks that I can actually imagine wearing in yesterday's gruesome stickiness.


Cooks Can't Stand The Heat At Julie And Julia NYC PremiereS

Many of us may know Frances Sternhagen best as Bunny MacDougal, but she's also a distinguished stage actress. And someone whose unabashedly white hair and equally unabashed hot-weather-comfort dress I am finding delightfully no-fuss.


Cooks Can't Stand The Heat At Julie And Julia NYC PremiereS

Patricia Clarkson, obviously, looks crisp, cucumber-cool and like a total class act.


Cooks Can't Stand The Heat At Julie And Julia NYC PremiereS

Chris Messina is, looks, extremely handsome. The end.


Cooks Can't Stand The Heat At Julie And Julia NYC PremiereS

Jillian Bach models the "tearaway" bodice, a trend only available to those women with svelte chests. The rest of us would give "bodice-ripper" a new meaning.


Cooks Can't Stand The Heat At Julie And Julia NYC PremiereS

What say you about Gayle King's racing stripes? I, personally, hate 'em, but it takes all kinds, as a man once said, to make a world.


Cooks Can't Stand The Heat At Julie And Julia NYC PremiereS

Meryl Streep does no-nonsense, wear-anywhere.


Cooks Can't Stand The Heat At Julie And Julia NYC PremiereS

Rachel Roy sports the extremely expensive I-Have-"Celebrity Skin"-in-my-walkman distressed jeans trend I'm really hoping is about to end.


Cooks Can't Stand The Heat At Julie And Julia NYC PremiereS

Why is Barbara Walters wearing a coat? Because she didn't want to sport head-to-toe ecru?


Cooks Can't Stand The Heat At Julie And Julia NYC PremiereS

Come on, even Rachael Ray's harshest critics would be hard-pressed to find much to criticize in this super-safe LBD.


Cooks Can't Stand The Heat At Julie And Julia NYC PremiereS

Julie Powell, meanwhile, follows suit. As you know, I have a particular sympathy for the writers at these celeb-filled events; it must be a bit of an ordeal, albeit exciting.


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