WE BE STYLING
They turned out in force to celebrate 2004’s most memorable style makers at GQ’s Men of the Year all-star tribute. It seemed like half of Hollywood was in attendance. The eclectic crowd included actors Dustin Hoffman and Jamie Foxx, rockers Gene Simmons and Anthony Kiedis, rappers Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Snoop Dogg, sexy socialites Paris and Nicky Hilton, ex-Gucci guru Tom Ford, hipster Donovan Leitch and “Meet the Fockers” funnyman Ben Stiller.
The bash began with a fancy nouvelle feast at trendy Lucques restaurant in West Hollywood followed by an intimate after-party for 500 at Ago. Modest Mouse, Snoop Dog and Pharrell Williams provided the entertainment in what turned out to be a fashionable evening of high style.
BEST OF THE WORST
On the other end of the spectrum, blonde bombshell Nicolette Sheridan may be the queen of Prime Time, but she’s downright desperate when it comes to clothes. That blistering assessment came from flamboyant fashion critic Mr. Blackwell, who put Nicolette at the top of his annual Worst-Dressed List. True to his scathing style, Mr. B branded Nic “the tacky temptress of Wisteria Lane.”
Pop tart Lindsay Lohan, who was described as “over-hyped and underdressed,” came in second. Simpson sisters Jessica and Ashlee tied for third, demonstrating that “bad taste is positively genetic.” The sister act was followed by punk princess Courtney Love, “it girl” Paris Hilton, tennis ace Serena Williams and Malibu newcomer Britney Spears. Even Oscar winner Meryl Streep did not escape the critic’s wrath. Her wardrobe was described as “a series of unfortunate events.”
But it’s not all bad news. Blackwell selected some stellar style icons as well. Lovely Nicole Kidman made the list as well as Natalie Portman, Barbara Walters, Annette Bening, Scarlet Johansson, Gwen Stefani. Jennifer Garner and Teri Hatcher.
For better or worse, keep your eyes peeled for these Hollywood hotties. Award season is in full swing and they’ll be coming soon to a red carpet near you.
Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio and mega director Martin Scorsese have been the toast of Paris in recent weeks. The dynamic movie duo flew to the City of Lights, where they were presented with one of France’s most prestigious awards.
Scorsese was given the Legion of Honor prize while DiCaprio was named Commander of the Order of the Arts and Letters. The industry heavyweights are also longtime pals. They’ve worked together on two big-budget flicks, “Gangs of New York” and “The Aviator.”
While a French connection is no petite feat, this may be just the beginning. With “The Aviator” gaining wide acclaim, look for Scorsese and DiCaprio to be flying high come Oscar time.