Black Friday Is Almost Here!
The Inventory team is rounding up deals you don’t want to miss, now through Cyber Monday. Click here to browse!

The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala

The Art of Elysium, a nonprofit foundation that provides artistic workshops to children with serious illnesses, held it's 10th annual gala last night, and the celebrities came out in full force to show their support.

Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

It appears that there were two style themes going on this evening: one was prom, as evidenced by Marisa Tomei's gown.


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

The second theme was Golden Girls, perhaps best represented by Juliette Lewis' ensemble.


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala

Though the event was for a good cause, the fashions were, in general, pretty bad. Even Dita Von Teese made a rare misstep with this super costume-y gown. I know that Dita is usually in costume-type mode, but it's typically a nod to an era, as opposed to something that looks like it may have come in a plastic bag at iParty, you know?


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

Nicole Richie apparently also came in costume, stealing a dress from Goldie Hawn's closet.


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

And here, Ashley Olsen shows us what Miss Havisham looked like just as she was stood up at the altar.


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

Granted, I have no fashion sense whatsoever, so I could be totally wrong on all of these assessments. For the most part, I was just confused by many of the choices, like this dress worn by Bryce Dallas Howard.


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

And I'm not very sure what Ali Larter is going for here, either. What do you think?


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

Rachel Bilson's dress also left me a bit confused. I think it's pretty adorable, though I'm not sold on the strings hanging off the dress. I'm going to leave it up to you guys to decide whether these outfits are marvelous or mortifying, so feel free to make the call in the comments.


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

Camilla Belle is actually dressed like a bell.


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

Katy Perry and Russell Brand are pretty adorable together, aren't they?


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

As are Topher Grace and Amy Smart, though I don't think they're together together, are they?


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

Here, Frodo Baggins is psyched to learn that the Grey Havens are filled with free booze and gorgeous women.


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

When I saw Adam Lambert, the first thing I thought of was this.


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

I'm also not quite sure what to make of Rashida Jones' dress. Thoughts?


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

This shade of purple popped up on both Laila Ali...


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

and Brittany Snow.


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

Kate Bosworth played it relatively safe in an ice blue gown...


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

and Kirsten Dunst did the same in a little black dress.


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

I think I might have liked this dress a bit more if Kat Von D didn't seem to hate wearing it so much in this particular picture.


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

Luckily, Jennie Garth didn't show up to the ball wearing the same dress as Shannen Doherty, as we all know the chaos that can bring.


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

Anna Paquin's dress was sort of punk rock prom.


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

And finally, Ed Westwick shows us that it's physically impossible for him to not make Chuck Bass faces on the red carpet.


Illustration for article titled The Stars Confuse And Amuse At The Art Of Elysium Gala
Advertisement

See what I mean?

[All Images Via Getty.]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

greyeminence
GreyEminence

Woah, Brittany Snow and Kate Bosworth are so tanned they're practically golden-brown.

I LOVE the jewel-toned purple colour of Brittany's dress, but I think the length makes it seem frumpy. And she looks uncomfortable in it.