The theme for last night's second annual amfAR Inspiration Gala was supposed to be "Black Tie/Hot Metal," but Ke$Ha showed up, so it was more "Black Tie/Hot Mess."
I'm sort of tired of picking on Ke$ha, so I'm just gonna focus on the positive here: I kinda like her bracelet glove. And at least the dark part of her pantyhose isn't showing.
In recent weeks we've learned that Judith Light is something of a New York City socialite, showing up at important events looking fantastic. Last night was no different. Beth Ostrosky Stern manages to pull off a very busy pattern, while Katie Lee is suffering from that disaster that happens when a sheer overlay makes everything just seem saggy, which infamously happened to Gwyneth Paltrow a few years ago.
The best part of Scissor Sisters' Ana Matronic's outfit is her awesome bionic circuitry tattoo.
Last night's honoree James Franco and Lance Bass looked classic and chic in their tuxes while Rufus Wainwright wore a bunch of different colored things and a butterfly brooch. He actually reminds me of when Patty Duke won her first Emmy in 1970 and she freaked out before the ceremony and instead of wearing her gown, wore a button up shirt and some kind of sweater pantsuit which she then tied a red shoe string around as a belt. (It's impossible to find a picture of it, I'm sorry. But you should read Call Me Anna.)
I know that the white coat thing is supposed to look classy but I always think it just makes men look like waiters. Meanwhile, fashion insider Patrick McDonald gets Best Dressed because he wanted it the most.
Only models like Alek Wek can do this modern-day flapper thing without looking like a roll of paper towels. Jennifer Hudson is actually playing to her curves, wearing her body instead of that dress. Looks fantastic. And haven't we seen Heidi Klum in this kind of dress like a million times since 2003?
These three ladies all went with short and sweet and I love every single look. Olivia Palermo looks like if Scarlett O'Hara made a dress out of curtains from Pee-wee's Playhouse. Shontelle is wearing Ikea chairs, but ironically it looks like she'd have difficulty sitting. And Kate Lundquist is wearing a girly interpretation of a tuxedo.
Look at these three slits. Socialite Fabiola Beracasa works a monotone lime green. Nyasha Zimucha is that bitch-ass judge who picks on little girls in kiddie pageants on that WE reality show Little Miss Perfect and frankly, she looks way too pageant for this event. And then there's Courtney Love: Visible areolas aside, I think she looks gorgeous in a turn-of-the-century virgin vampire kind of way.