How do stars know which events are compulsory? Like, how do they hear about an "Evening of Cocktails and Shopping to Benefit the Children's Defense Fund" and know everyone will be there, looking fabulous? Maybe there's some secret cabal of mind-melding managers...
SRosario Dawson makes simple neutrals stunning.
SAnother great take on neutrals from Taraji P. Henson.
SEmma Roberts demonstrates the proper mixing of denims. Bravo, young lady! Canada thanks you for the positive representation.
SScarlett Johansson just begs for a pun on her name, looks fabulous.
SEllen Pompeo refuses to let the jumpsuit die, despite the challenges of going to the bathroom.
SChristina Hendricks' bag gets the star treatment.
SGarcelle Beauvais has me wanting to wear shorts. But then I'd remember I wasn't her and was also cold and just take them off, so. Anyway.
SJennifer Garner goes totally classic.
SDitto Michelle Monaghan: some of these ladies are clearly here for some serious shopping.
SSophia Bush, also a fan of the DVF-esque wraps. (A working girl's friend!)
SAlexis Bledel goes totally graphic — it's like she doesn't want anyone looking at her face!
SCamilla Belle, one of the great controlled risk-takers of our time.
SI like when the dress code's all over the map. Like, Joy Bryant is totally casual, while some people are dressed for a cocktail reception. Yet, they all look so good.
SAlyssa Milano's in full-on glam Earth Mother mode!
SThe flawless Zoe Saldana brings a welcome hit of interest to an otherwise safe red carpet.