Diamonds Are Forever: Stars Play Dress-Up At Fashion Show Preview

The DIC/InStyle's 9th Annual Awards Season Diamond Fashion Show Preview at the Beverly Hills Hotel involved many diamonds, tons of stars, and some jaw-dropping sartorial choices. In other words: perfection.

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Like Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon's mini pouf kimono? Me too: it's like a uniform for the slickest bakery in the world.


Actress Kirsten Prout demonstrates the never-popular dissolute urchin look, which can also double as an Epanine costume in community productions of Les Mis.


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I like that Dianna Agron is doing vintage - and yet, she's demonstrating both the strengths and weaknesses of that choice.


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Dania Ramirez knows you have to keep awards season interesting by shaking it up: hence, this secretary costume.


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Amy Landecker demonstrates that three - no, four - wrongs don't make a right. Indeed, they make for a spectacularly bold and horrible wrong, almost triumphant.


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Loving Natalie Zea's vivid sculptural choice - and it's also convenient if one needs a quick nap.


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Minka Kelly: as pretty and girlish as a Texas belle. (Not to type-cast.)


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Taraji P. Henson's frock could look sleeker, but we get it: awards season, and everyone needs a day of rest.


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Ah! Weird matching shoe alert! Jenna Dewan, step away slowly.


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I liked Ashley Greene's frock, then I noticed the transparent bodice. And then I didn't like it anymore. Good story, though.


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Rachel Bilson can do very little wrong, sartorially-speaking. But when she does, apparently she does it at a fairy-themed Maid Cafe.


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Alfre Woodard makes a good argument for structured bodices - unless, that is, you want everyone, animal, mineral and vegetable, gazing upon your bosom. In which case, go for it.


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Lisa Edelstein demonstrates what we call "trophy wife in Vegas."


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Maria Bello, as a certain Project Runway contestant might put it, mixes gritty and pretty.




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