What I loved most about the night was the simplicity of what most celebrities were wearing. There was so much understated chic that it made me feel as if Hollywood actually does have a sense of what's going on in the world right now. Most of the celebrities opted for minimal jewelry and dresses with simple, elegant cuts that weren't over-the-top but respectful and still feminine. I still feel like I got my fashion fix, but I felt that there were more real-world looks on the red carpet than ever before.
No one did this better than Anne Hathaway (see below. loved that sapphire ball gown). Second to Anne was Kate Winslet, who was stunningly elegant in her black strapless gown (with what looks to be a velvet belt) by Yves St. Laurent. Plus who didn't love her acceptance speech?