Another day, another red carpet on which Cate Blanchett looks fabulous. In fact, the shocks at "Set In Style: The Jewelry Of Van Cleef & Arpels" Opening Gala came from quite another quarter: the weirdly awful duds sported by some of the other bold-face guests.
Elegance, thy name is Blanchett. Balenciaga's in there too, though.
A lot of these women possess a skill most of us will never need: dressing to show off diamonds. Exhibit A: Du Juan .
The ever-chic Marisa Berenson .
Kelly Rutherford , worthy of a Van der Woodsen.
Meanwhile, Vera Wang lets her gown do the shining — and get used to metallics, they're gonna be Big for a while.
Carolyn Murphy .
Muffie Potter Aston , meanwhile, actually dresses to match her bling . Not to mention her name.
Susan Fales-Hill .
Then things got...unfortunate. Lisa Marie Falcone was going for Old Hollywood...but the effect is more old Roman blind.
Julie Macko , meanwhile, is ready for a stint with the Na'vi.
Piper Perabo appears to be hiding behind the sinister haunted forest that is her incredibly busy frock.
Dr. Lisa Airan is a prominent dermatologist. None of which explains this. Could anything, save an unwise commitment to a highly experimental music video?