And who can blame him for the snarky aside? Lopez’ Zuhair Murad gown was so low-cut, it rivaled her famously pasted-into-place palm print Versace gown worn at the 2000 Grammy awards.
Kate Hudson took a page out of J Lo’s book, wearing a striking white Versace gown with severe silver cutouts on each side of her torso and, well, nothing at all down the front of her body.
Jessica Chastain looked uncharacteristically sexy in a pleated black with bronze undertone halter-neck gown also by Versace. The extreme V-neckline on her gown hit to about the same point on her torso as Hudson’s did, reminding the world that Donatella does not play around when it comes to keeping people talking about her designs on the red carpet. (It was also a Versace gown — or lack there of — that made Angelina Jolie‘s leg and upper thigh so famous.)
New moms Sienna Miller, clad in Miu Miu, and Rosamund Pike in custom Vera Wang, didn’t shy away from showing off the goods. Both wore plunging necklines. Pike (a very new mom — her second child was born just one month ago) was dressed in a white gown with side cutouts along her obliques and a totally exposed back.
Despite the ubiquity of deep V’s, there was one star that eschewed the skin-baring trend and made her opinion known after the show.
“Maybe stop with the low-cut, down to the navel thing,” The Good Wife actress and Golden Globe nominee Julianna Margulies said to E! News host Terrence Jenkins when he asked what she thought about the dresses she spotted at this year’s awards.