While most of us were wrapped up in Grammys fever, a whole group of celebs were strolling the red carpet at the Berlin Film Festival. I love the fashion at big international events like this since there’s typically a lot of old-school glamour and no shortage of ball gowns. Take a look and tell me: Any of you think they compete with the best-dressed list from the Grammys?
Natalie Portman had two super-chic looks, including this tea-length beauty with rich beading on the bodice.
I adored this striking black strapless number too, so different in color and vibe, but actually pretty alike in terms of a strong, simple silhouette and a nod to the best retro style of the past.
Elizabeth Banks brought some drama with her heavily beaded, full-skirted red gown. The detail didn’t jump out at me immediately, but look closely and you’ll realize the skirt is sheer, exposing some leg for a saucy touch.
I love everything about Nicole Kidman’s Valentino Couture (and I’m 100 percent positive it’d be even dreamier in person). It looks just as light and breezy as all my favorite LWDs but done in the luxury way, making it appropriate for a formal event and not weekend errands or a neighborhood stroll.
Spanish actress Natalia de Molina rocked one of those perfectly cut, perfectly simple gowns that reminds you that beautiful dresses don’t always need a lot of fancy finishes.
This icy blue dress must move like a dream thanks to that light-as-air skirt, and I love that it’s got chunky beading on the top. Austrian actress Nora von Waldstätten cut a fantastic figure in it, partly because of the smart way the boxy faux top is layered right at her middle, showcasing the narrow part of her natural waist.