Former Models Steal the Show at 50th Sports Illustrated Anniversary Celebration

Sports Illustrated celebrated its 50th anniversary at Dolby Theatre in Beverly Hills yesterday, and for the momentous occasion, several of the magazine’s famous cover girls over the decades were there to attend. Sure, Kate Upton and her contemporaries were there, but the ones who really caught our eye were the hotties from the past, such as Rebecca Romijn, Christie Brinkley, Rachel Hunter, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Marissa Miller, and Petra Nemcova. You could say these ladies gave their younger counterparts a run for their money because they dazzled on the red carpet.

1. Christie Brinkley in Sergio Rossi (?)

Christie Brinkley was the most stunning Sports Illustrated alum at the event. Not only did she look much younger than 59, but she sizzled in a pair of gold-detailed t-strap sandals that reminded us a lot of a pair from Sergio Rossi. Christie’s shoes were exquisite, but we could not quite understand why she wore them with stockings.

Christie Brinkley sizzling in black and gold at the 50th anniversary celebration of Sports Illustrated at Dolby Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 14, 2014

Christie Brinkley showing off her feet in gold-detailed t-strap sandals

Christie Brinkley showing off her feet in gold-detailed t-strap sandalsChristie Brinkley sizzling in black and gold at the 50th anniversary celebration of Sports Illustrated at Dolby Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 14, 2014

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2. Rachel Hunter in Nicholas Kirkwood

Rachel Hunter, also known as Rod Stewart’s ex-wife and probably famous for her role as the hot momma in the music video “Stacy’s Mom,” wore a long black gown for the occasion. She teamed the dress with lace Nicholas Kirkwood heels. We can’t find her shoes online, but a similar pair crafted from mesh and pearls is available for the picking at Ssense.

Rachel Hunter looking elegant in a long black gown and Nicholas Kirkwood heels at the 50th anniversary celebration of Sports Illustrated at Dolby Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 14, 2014

Rachel Hunter wearing lace Nicholas Kirkwood heelsRachel Hunter looking elegant in a long black gown and Nicholas Kirkwood heels at the 50th anniversary celebration of Sports Illustrated at Dolby Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 14, 2014

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3. Tyra Banks in Gianvito Rossi (?)

Tyra Banks reminded us of the models in those GUESS ads when she stepped on the red carpet in a lace-detailed number complete with big hair yesterday night. Smokey-eye makeup and a pair of cuffed pointy pumps punctuated her look.

While we don’t have the official info yet, Tyra’s ankle-wrap heels remind us a lot of the pair from Gianvito Rossi. They do look very similar, right?

Tyra Banks channeling sexy and sensual in a lace dress, big bouncy hair, and a pair of ankle cuff pumps at the 50th anniversary celebration of Sports Illustrated at Dolby Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 14, 2014

Tyra Banks rocking cuffed pointy pumpsTyra Banks channeling sexy and sensual in a lace dress, big bouncy hair, and a pair of ankle cuff pumps at the 50th anniversary celebration of Sports Illustrated at Dolby Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 14, 2014

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4. Rebecca Romijn in Christian Louboutin

Yes, Rebecca Romijn, the former Mrs. John Stamos and also known to many as “Mystique” from the ‘X-Men’ movies, was many times a Sports Illustrated model. For the occasion, she rocked a dazzling dress and finished the frock with silver metallic pointy pumps from Christian Louboutin.

Rebecca Romijn dazzling in a sequined frock and metallic pointy-toe pumps at the 50th anniversary celebration of Sports Illustrated at Dolby Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 14, 2014

Rebecca Romijn wearing silver metallic pointy pumps from Christian LouboutinRebecca Romijn dazzling in a sequined frock and metallic pointy-toe pumps at the 50th anniversary celebration of Sports Illustrated at Dolby Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 14, 2014

5. Marissa Miller in Christian Louboutin

Another lady who graced the event in a sparkly number was Marissa Miller. The former model wore a bronze sequined shift dress and finished the outfit with nude “Lady Peep” pumps from Christian Louboutin. We couldn’t find the exact pair online, but if you want something similar, Louboutin’s “Very Prive” pumps are just as classic.

Marissa Miller wearing Christian Louboutin Lady Peep pumps in nude patent to the 50th anniversary celebration of Sports Illustrated at Dolby Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 14, 2014

Marissa Miller wearing Christian Louboutin Lady Peep pumps in nude patentMarissa Miller wearing Christian Louboutin “Lady Peep” pumps in nude patent to the 50th anniversary celebration of Sports Illustrated at Dolby Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 14, 2014

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6. Heidi Klum in Classic Red Pointy Pumps

Heidi Klum arrived at the event in head-to-toe red. She rocked a red leather coat-dress and topped off the sassy piece with matching red pointy pumps. The look was simple but downright sexy. How do you like Heidi’s style?

Heidi Klum wearing red from head to toe at the 50th anniversary celebration of Sports Illustrated at Dolby Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 14, 2014

Heidi Klum wearing red pointy pumpsHeidi Klum wearing red from head to toe at the 50th anniversary celebration of Sports Illustrated at Dolby Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 14, 2014

7. Petra Nemcova in Manolo Blahnik (?)

The last looker to earn our nod was Petra Nemcova. For the occasion, she slipped into a colorful strapless number but kept the rest of her extras simple by opting for a gray box clutch and textured silver pointy pumps.

Correct us if we’re wrong, but Petra’s pumps look a lot like the mesh-detailed pair from Manolo Blahnik. Could our hunch be right?

Petra keeping it colorful yet classic by slipping into a short printed number punctuated with simple accessories such as a silver clutch and metallic pointy pumps at the 50th anniversary celebration of Sports Illustrated at Dolby Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 14, 2014

Petra wearing metallic pointy pumpsPetra keeping it colorful yet classic by slipping into a short printed number punctuated with simple accessories such as a silver clutch and metallic pointy pumps at the 50th anniversary celebration of Sports Illustrated at Dolby Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 14, 2014

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