But it wasnt just the dresses and accessories that were a little crazy, the hair and make-up too was, at times, just plain strange. In fact, I cant ever recall a red-carpet event thats sparked so much controversy among the ELLE beauty team - there was a lot of loving and loathing going on - and not much agreeing. However, here are the things we did agree on:
Victoria Beckham, Kate Beckinsale and Cindy Crawford all seriously over did it with the fake tan.
Being too tanned means pretty make-up doesnt get a chance, but mostly tans just look out of context on the red carpet.
Their care-free/holiday association means they dress a look down, making a sophisticated gown look brash.
Rachel Weiszs dark lips and shiny, smoky eyes were a salutory reminder of that basic rule of beauty: play up one feature at a time.
Dark red lips are going to be a big trend for autumn/winter 2009, but the effect here was gothic rather than chic. And her face didnt match her body. Enough said.
Kate Bosworths make-up looked great. Kate stuck with a classic combination of matte red lips and 1940s hair, but made it look modern with slightly care-free waves and the perfect shade of red lipstick for her colouring.
The whole look came across as appropriate but fresh.
Did Kirsten Dunst forget her mascara? That pale lilac eye shadow might (might) have worked with more definition.
Teamed with undefined, pale brows and a serious lack of mascara, Kirstens eyes seemed to disappear into her face.
Kate Moss, the evenings co-host with Marc Jacobs, can officially get away with anything. Even the more conservative among us had to concede that Kate looked stunning in her 1970s style lame turban (her own design), complete with dramatic metallic cat eyes and aggressive 1980s contouring.
If you want to be the ultimate make-up mannequin this season, thats the look to go for.