Ellen Pompeo Wears a Fun Costume to Chanel’s “Night of Diamonds”

January 17th, 2008 // 11 Comments

Everybody pulled out their favorite black dress and suit for the Chanel Fine Jewelry “Night of Diamonds” dinner at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. As much as I give her shit for being too thin, I am appreciative that in the sea of sedate little black dresses, Ellen Pompeo managed to hit the red carpet with an outfit, hair and make-up that stood out from the crowd.

I love the retro-glam look from the neck up, and there is so much going on in this outfit to enjoy–a giant satin white boy slung across her shoulders, positioned right at the center of her chest, tiny little black leather gloves, with their own bows too, I believe, and a skirt that dissolves into tassles by the time it reaches her feet. In case you can’t tell if I’m being sarcastic or not, you’re not alone, because I can’t either.

But without any confusion, I can confidently say that I think Blake Lively of “Gossip Girl” looked absolutely fantastic with her hair loosely pulled-back, her star earrings and sheer-in-parts top. However, it’s Selma Blair who has my vote for best dress and hair. Kristy Turlington looks predictably beautiful, but quite frankly, if you’re a supermodel, it’s your job.

And poor Julia Stiles–I feel like she always looks like she ran out of make-up before walking out the door.

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20 more photos from Chanel Fine Jewelry’s ‘Night of Diamonds’ dinner featuring Ellen Pompeo, Christy Turlington, Helena Christensen, Julia Stiles, Blake Lively, Selma Blair, Ed Burns, Barbara Bush, Sarah Roemer, Kate Mara, and Charlotte Ronson are after the jump.

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By Lisa Timmons
  1. Zekers

    Lisa, normally I don’t say anything about typos but “…a giant satin white boy slung across her shoulders?” Maybe you want to fix that one?

  2. Zekers

    …oh, and Christy Turlington looks amazing, Selma Blair looks as though the rehab didn’t stick too well.

  3. peachpie

    lol Zekers… that one caught me a little off guard too.

    and…. one would think babs bush would have a friend brave enough to say ‘don’t wear that honey — it looks dreadful.’

  4. audrey

    LOVE Ellen’s hair! She looks like Coco Chanel herself. The outfit needs some work, though

  5. Gobacktorehab

    Selma Blair looks like she’s high as a kite. Lay off the drugs sweetie.

  6. Loob

    “Zekers said:
    Lisa, normally I don’t say anything about typos but “…a giant satin white boy slung across her shoulders?” Maybe you want to fix that one?
    Posted on January 17, 2008 03:32 PM”

    Yeah, that was hilarious! I love it! Please leave it like that! :D

  7. Hey Cupcake

    Julia Stiles has skin to kill for (not literally, of course). She just needs a little boost. I can relate… I have really pale skin, and people have been telling me to wear colorful clothes and more makeup (!?) since I was 13!.

  8. Julia

    Julia Styles looks lovely, Ellen looks a bit old, and Selma looks pretty tired. Girl needs to lay off the sauce.

  9. ?

    Why is everyone other than Kate Mara and Christy Turlington extremely ugly?

  10. katemara

    The cougars are out tonight. I love Kate Mara!!!!!!!!

  11. Mygoodness

    Why does Slema Blair look like she’s always on drugs? Go back to rehab love. It may do you well.

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