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Lanvin Dresses Charlize Theron, Judy Greer at the Palm Springs Film Festival Gala

The chic French label designer by Alber Elbaz adorns the actresses in two very different cocktail looks.

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The label spread sheet by luxury house at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala showed a variety of designer choices: Prabal Gurung, Elie Saab, David Meister, Alexander McQueen - with Lanvin and Prada both scoring two actresses apiece. Both Charlize Theron and The Descendant's Judy Greer were the lucky ladies to snag Lanvin.

It's practically a foolproof French label for cocktail clothes, since designer Alber Elbaz rarely creates a bad looking dress. 

Theron's Lanvin was a kneelength sheath with slightly wide shoulders for a sleevless dress - the shape was a bit reminiscent of an inverted triangle - but it suited her height and long legs. She wore her hair back with chic diamond drop earrings on the long side - yes, longer earrings on awards show red carpets are really making a comeback. But they only work with a very sleek pulled back hairstyle. Big hair and long earrings don't mix. In fact, they conflict.

And Greer wore a blue-ish green-ish Lanvin cocktail dress in an entirely different silhouette - very rounded and origami like at the bust and hips. It was a much softer and more retro look, whereas Charlize's dress was quite architectural.

Are we likely to see any Lanvin gowns at the Golden Globes? Yes, particularly if Julianne Moore is a presenter, she's a big fan of the brand. But since Lanvin's gowns have very little structure and are always flowey and soft, it's a toss up. The last few years of Golden Globe gowns have featured much more structured and embellished looks. 

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