Remember when Sundance was just this small little film festival in a small quaint little mountain town? It didn't attract a ton of attention and some pretty spectacular films came out of it. Well amazing movies are still screened at Sundance but the amount of attention has certainly changed (insert T-Mobile diner, MySpace cafe, Muscle Milk lounge, etc etc here) Though I've said it before and I'll say it again, my most favorite thing about Sundance is that at heart it's still an indie film festival. And the red carpets are treated as such. There are no slinky dresses or fancy updos here - the dress code is mostly jeans, snow boots and puffy jackets. You have to hand it to the starlet who can manage to look uber cool under many many layers...
As far as I am concerned Rachel McAdams has never looked more sophisticated than she did at last night's NYC premiere of The Time Traveler's Wife (which by the way I can't wait to see!).
Sure she's channeling J.Lo in that VMA Versace dress from back in the glory days of J.Lo/Puffy, but she makes the risqué look feel chic. Maybe it's the side draping on her long sleeved Pucci dress, maybe it's the light color, or the short hair and elegant make up, or the H.Stern jewelry she paired with it, or the fact that she chose not to wear a necklace and let the plunge speak for itself.
No matter which of those many facets of the former half of McGosling's look is making it work, the only thing that matters is that it works.
But of course she did have Eric Bana and Brad Pitt to impress on that red carpet, I would have pulled out all the stops too.