Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: Angelina in Elie Saab and Brad in VersaceThe 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala occurred tonight, Saturday January 7th, at the Palm Springs Convention Center, in Palm Springs, California, naturally. The Awards Gala brought out lots of A-List Hollywood stars (it was sponsored by Cartier and I'm sure they got some nice Goodie Bags, a nice free stay in Palm Springs and lots, lots more...as incentives to show up!).
Blouson and Cane: Angelina Jolie and Brad PittAngelina Jolie showed up with her handsome husband, Brad Pitt. The 48-year-old actor was being honored at the ceremony with the Desert Palm Achievement Award for his work in both Moneyball and The Tree of Life. His pal and Moneyball co-star, Jonah Hill presented him with the award. Brad was walking with a cane and revealed to reporters that he injured himself when he wiped out on a ski slope while holding one of his twins. Miss Angelina, in case you were wondering wore a beige/putty fan-pleated blouson (she LOVES that silhouette!!) jumpsuit from Lebanese-born and Paris-and-Beirut based fashion designer Elie Saab. Pitt wore a Versace suit...and that cane. George Clooney and Stacy Keibler: Yes, another A-List Hollywood Couple showed up to the 23rd Annual Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala--with his semi-new girlfriend! The 50-year-old actor received the Chairman’s Award for his work in both The Descendants and The Ides of March. His statuesque (and gorgeous) girlfriend, actress, model and pro-Wrestler(!) Stacy Keibler, wore a black Alexander McQueen sleeveless and plunging-neck dress with shoulder-padded detail. Clooney's tuxedo suit was by Versace--just like Brad Pitt's (did the Versace PR team sponsor these two boys??) Hot in Black: Actress Charlize Theron wore a HOT, HOT, HOT LBD--Little Black Dress--in the form of this Lanvin Spring 2012 by Alber Elbaz. Interestingly enough it was very close in its shoulder emphasizing design, as Stacy Keibler's (I'm sure Charlize and Stacy were "bumpin" shoulders!). PS: It's ALL about these STRONG SHOULDER dresses ladies!!! The black crepe sheath dress also featured an original cut-out as seen above. Call it, the New SLIT! LOVE. Also: notice her heels: The Stacked PUMP is about to be GONE. It's all about this delicate late 70's Disco Strappy heel... Diva in Black: Black was a popular color at this 23rd Annual Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala. Actress Glenn Glose wore a black gown with a sweetheart neckline, fitted bust, godet panels at the skirt and elbow-length tight-fitting sleeves. I think she looks elegant and refined. Although I am not a huge fan of the sheer panels. Often these slightly sheer dresses look very different "in person" as opposed to seen in photos because the flash from the photographers cameras can be extremely harsh. I always advice everyone to take a flash photograph BEFORE you leave the house! You'll be surprised what the camera can reveal! We don't want any VPL (visible panty lines)!! Michelle Williams: The 31-year-old actress received the Desert Palm Achievement Award for her work in the film My Week With Marilyn, which was presented by her co-star Kenneth Branagh. She wore an above-the-knee muted gold satin and sequined cocktail dress from Prada. Again, this dress, also continued the "Shoulder Emphasis" silhouette with its impeccably beaded shoulder-covering torso detail. Oh, and what a surprise: no Super Stacked Heel...instead, a delicate slightly stacked gold strappy shoe. Good job Michelle.