Christian Louboutin was a prevalent choice among the stars. Naomi Watts picked gray satin peep-toes to complement her beaded strapless frock, while Kerry Washington went exotic with pumps in white python under a feminine-yet-edgy peplum gown. “Mad Men” actress Jessica Pare wore streamlined single-sole black satin pumps, while cast mate Elisabeth Moss (in a knee-length dress with sequined skirt) chose a pointy-toe silhouette in black patent. Julianna Margulies used a strategically placed slit in her long gown to show off a pair of Louboutin’s black booties with intricate cutouts.
Awards-season staple Brian Atwood also made a strong showing, appearing on the feet of Jennifer Garner, whose custom-dyed platform sandal peeked out from the hemline of a gold strapless dress. The cameras also caught a glimpse of the same style in black beneath Kelly Osbourne’s trailing art deco-inspired dress, and Busy Phillips walked the red carpet in a pair of the designer’s black sandals, too. Morgan Saylor of “Homeland,” one of the few actresses to don a shorter gown, stood out in a pair of classic satin pumps.
Meanwhile, Charlotte Olympia also had a strong showing on the red carpet. Sofia Vergara, Jessica Chastain and Julianne Moore all sported styles from the rising British design talent.
Julie Bowen, Jaimie Alexander and Julia Stiles all wore Jerome C. Rousseau stileto platform sandals in black and silver under their long gowns.
Jimmy Choo also stood out when Anne Hathaway, who took the award for female actor in a supporting role for her performance in “Les Misérables,” walked the carpet in a pair of custom vegan peep-toe stilettos from the brand. Jennifer Lawrence, Lea Michele and several other stars also sported Choo under their dresses.