The Fifi Awards—held last night in NYC—are the "Oscars" of the fragrance industry. So we guess that makes Chaka Khan the Sally Kirkland of its red carpet.

Nicole Richie looked just about perfect in an empire waist baby doll dress with a train.

Martha Stewart's shift was a little too boxy.

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Black and white and right all over: Jessica Stam, Aerin Lauder, and Jane Lynch.

Ladies in red: Jill Belasco, Mariska Hargitay, and Diana Lopez.

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Michelle Monaghan's boobs are in serious danger of falling through the cutouts on the side.

With the the life-size flowers theme—covering her neck, torso, and feet—and the lace-up corset, poor Carol Alt looks like an overdressed amateur feminist burlesque dancer.

OK. So it appears as though Chaka Khan is wearing a one-piece bathing suit beneath a sheer, fancy poolside coverup. Fine, whatever. The main issue here is that arms and back are made of a fabric similar to that of tights worn by Hooters waitresses, and are maybe supposed to be convincing us that the dress is sleeveless?