Mysterious Phenomena At Natural History Dance

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So, what exactly was the dress code at last night's 2009 American Museum of Natural History's Museum dance? Some stars — Milla, Alba — looked flawlessly glam. Others wore robot costumes. I'm confused!

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The Good:

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Milla Jovovich. Wine velvet. Nuff said. Okay, not quite: Damn her!


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A little color-blocky, but it's fun to see Jessica Alba going in a more modern direction.


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For some, fur is an automatic fail. I'm more sanguine when the stole — like Barbara's last name — appears inherited. The simple gown's a nice foil to the glam.


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Okay, maybe controversial: I happen to think Anne V's YSL-style ecru onesie is a bold gamble that pays off in chic.


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So basically, Waris Ahluwalia seem to be a full-time scenester who hangs out looking awesome, sometimes makes jewelry and shows up in the occasional Wes Anderson film. I know, sucks. Rachel Chandler looks rad, too.

The Bad:

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I was already sorta tired of the bandage dress. And that was before Julia Restoin Roitfeld showed up in one made of green seat belts.


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Besides...everything else....isn't Lauren Santo Domingo's getup a bit casual?


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As stated above, I admire a gambler. And Miami Vice power jacket with sparkly nude leggings is nothing if not bold. But as Fabiola Beracasa should know, you gotta know when to hold 'em.


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It's a sad state of affairs when I am so used to the sight of these shoes that when I see Tinsley Mortimer I think, "well...maybe..." Then I realized what I had become; a silent witness! No more!


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Byrdie Bell's distressed (in every sense of the word) floral actually made my computer crash. Twice.


The ....?

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Terence Koh and Jen Brill are either too wonderful for human comprehension or just dressed really horribly. But which???

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Dear Museum of Natural History,

If you're having these enormous gala fundraisers, how about using some of that money to allow us plebians to get into your new exhibits for free rather than charging us once to get in the Museum and then for every exhibit under 20 years old? This could also be fixed if you paid your president $627,000/year PLUS apartment PLUS maids/driver/etc.