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Red carpet rundown: 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' premiere

December 8, 2008 | 10:32 pm


It's rare that you get a perfect storm of stylish celebrities, as seen at t83958325he premiere of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." Never mind the fact that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie indulged photographers, the event was black tie and so the crowd took it up a notch. The results are in:

Cate Blanchett took a chance on a sculpted metallic Alexander McQueen that managed to render her bell-shaped -- in the most elegant way -- and shinier than a penny in a fountain. I like the cut of the overlay, but the underneath flesh-toned sheath looks suspiciously like Spanx to me.

Angelina Jolie opted for a strapless column of black. Kind of like a long, tall glass of squid ink. She looks stunning, but a bit severe with the lack of color and tight chignon. Her tattoos have become her jewelry. 83958577

83958192_2Clearly, Jennifer Lopez wasn't about to take any chances on being overlooked. She went all out in a va-va-voom white gown by Roberto Cavalli that seemed to taunt, "That's right. I had twins." I suspect that J.Lo is on the prowl for a new movie role because she looks like a movie star in search of a marquee.

Tilda Swinton, never demure, opted for a diaphanous dip-dyed Rodarte dress from the L.A.-based Mulleavy sisters that looked like a Rothko in motion. Swinton should donate herself to LACMA.

Who deserved an Oscar for best dressed?

-- Monica Corcoran

Photos: Getty Images