Well it pleases me to say that many thrived under the pressure, with some of the attendees literally knocked my socks off, seriously they are on the other side off the room and my feet are getting cold. Unfortunately, as with any event where it's important to get it right, there were some who pushed the boundaries way to far, ending up on the boundaries of crazy town, which had be reaching for the blindfold...be prepared, at the end of this post there will be some of these epic misses, with the fashion police unable to help you, so view at your own risk.
Anyhoo, lets get to the red carpet pictures and my top ten hit in the style stakes...
Number 10 - Scarlett Johannson in Dolce & Gabbana
Number 9 - Marion Coillard in Dior Haute Couture
Number 8 - Solange Knowles in Rachel Roy
Solange was showing her sister how it was done (who was unimpressive in an overly fussy Givenchy Haute Couture gown by Riccardo Tisc) in a vibrant sunflower yellow gown with on trend pleplum detailing - I love how she has kept her make-up natural, topping off her look with her trademark afro.
Number 7 - Jessica Alba in Michael Kors
Number 6 - Elizabeth Banks in Mary Katrantzou
It's a look that is sure to divide fashion critics and fans everywhere, but I love the mis-matched patterned peplum skirt and cape style top, it is so interesting and makes Elizabeth's figure look as fantastic as it is without showing off too much skin. The minimalist Louboutin heels Cartier jewels finish the outfit to perfection.
Number 4 - Amber Heard in Zac Posen
Number 5 - Candice Swanepoel in Rag & Bone
Number 3 - Kate Bosworth in Prada
Number 2 - Carey Mulligan in Prada
Narrowly missing out on my Number 1 spot, this blinging prom dress is absolutely incredible - if I was in the market for Prada (I may as well be in the market for miracles) this little number would be right at the top of my list. I love how Carey let the dress do all the talking with muted shoes and total lack of accessories, and how about that stunning hair?
Number 1 - Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren Collection
How could any other gown be Number 1 than this ultimate stunner from Ralph Lauren, of course it helps that Camilla has a figure to die for. The plunging neckline, the metallic beading, the simple matching accessories and Old Hollywood glam hair and make-up...it all works. Love, love, love.
Of course with such fabulous-ness present on the red carpet, there has to be a trade off! Yes I'm afraid it's that time to discuss the red carpet mishaps...if you don't think you can take it, feel free to stop reading at this point...all the big babies gone? Good...let's get this over with.
Number 5 - Bianca Brandolini in Dolce & Gabbana
No that's not the sun, it's a dress that is causing more glare than the sun - I swear a few of the more anemic looking attendees were flocking around Bianca hoping to get a bit of colour in their faces...don't look for too long
Number 4 - Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte
I really want to like this look because Kirsten was brave enough not to play it safe, going for the classic red carpet gown, but every time I look at it, all I can think is 'grumpy secretary circa 1920's' complete with blah hair. On the plus side...no I can't there's nothing, I hate it!
Number 3 - Christina Ricci in Thakoon
Christina made it on to my worst dressed list as she was on the road to perfection, but then took a detour to bonkers. The black lace and nude silk is gorgeous and the Tiffany diamonds are drool worthy, but what on earth is that giant bow at the back? Its craptacular Christina, sorry...stunning face though!
Number 2 - Sarah Jessica Parker in Valentino
Sarah seemed to be flying the flag for sustainable fashion by resurrecting her prom dress from the 1980's. The wishy washy print, crumpled fabric and frumpy fit do nothing for Sarah and it is such a shame, because the girl can dress...usually!
Number 1 - Chole Sevigny in Miu Miu
Who was your best dressed of the night? And who didn't get it quite right?
Photographs courtesy of Glamour.com