It's going to be okay. After the train-wreck that was the Golden Globes, the stars all showed, chastened and sheepish and back in form for Saturday's SAGs. Christina, Marion, Penelope...it's so nice to have you back!
Ladies in red were, once again, big for '10, and no one was a more powerful classic bombshell than Christina Hendricks in Carolina Herrera.
Rutina Wesley's simple gown, a perfect foil for a girl's best friend. (Sorry.)
Carey Mulligan does it again, in Lanvin. Vying with Gabby Sidibe for red carpet rookie of the year.
If we honor her for nothing else, can we give Gabourey Sidibe the credit for single-handedly bringing back sleeves? Like, two, functional sleeves? This is Pamela Rolland.
That said, as long as the trend won't die, there's a lot to like about Michelle Monaghan's Calvin Klein.
I wasn't feeling Kate Hudson's sharp white at the GGs, but this soft, backless Emilio Pucci jersey is another matter entirely. (Although what's with all the white, I don't know.)
Tina Fey, back in snappy, sexy retro form in cocktail-length Ferragamo. Too casual? I think she pulls it off.
Christina Applegate's romantic Roberto Cavalli was one of the evening's prettiest.
Thank God, Penelope Cruz reclaims the standard in curve-hugging L'Wren Scott. Her best ever? Maybe not - but hey, the Oscars are coming!
How gorgeous is Diane Kruger's Jason Wu? And that's a tricky color!
Speaking of awesome color: Lea Michele's lovely Catherine Malandrino.
Anna Kendrick, in azalea-hued Alberta Ferretti.
Mariska Hargitay just misses bridesmaid, but still looks stunning in deep pink.
Another win for this palette: Jessalyn Gilsig.
If anyone can rock a print, it's Meryl Streep. This charmer's Balenciaga.
Okay, yes, Marion Cotillard skews a little Ice Capades. And this Elie Saab may be controversial. But how stunning is she? I think it's all about the attitude.
Another risky choice I'm absolutely adoring: Drew's whimsical Monique Lhuillier
Sandra Bullock's Alexander McQueen is pure - almost over-the-top - glam.
As a rule, I don't love the whole flesh-netting thing. But Vera Farmiga (and J. Mendel!) give it a lovely, retro spin.
Helen Mirren rocks more sparkle than usual - and, yes, I do mean rocks.
Holly Hunter is flawlessly elegant in Alberta Ferretti.
I love Olivia Williams. I also love how her demure presentation contrasts with her disco-fab gown.
Mo'Nique, winner onstage and off in cream.
Jane Krakowski is old-Hollywood-ready in Alberta Ferreti.
People of the world: this is how to do embellishment. Thanks, Kyra. (And Vera Wang.)
Has Jenna Fischer ever looked better? Maybe this Pamela Rolland could be more youthful, but I call this a success!
As for Mindy Kaling, this BCBG really works on her petite frame.