It was a parade of stunning faces, fabulous dresses, and beautiful feet clad in the most gorgeous pairs of shoes at the Estee Lauder “Modern Muse” fragrance launch party held at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City on September 12. It was a star-studded event where beautiful people — from statuesque models to A-list celebrities — converged.
Here are seven stunning women who we think stood out the most and were among the best dressed of the night:
1. Hilary Rhoda in Prabal Gurung (Full Story)
Hilary Rhoda was the definition of perfection in a Prabal Gurung ivory cutout dress that showed off a hint of creamy skin. The gold detail on this sexy one-shoulder number matched the Jimmy Choo black-and-gold sandals that she wore to complete her look.
Hilary Rhoda looking stunning in a sexy ivory cutout dress from the Prabal Gurung Fall 2013 collection and Jimmy Choo “Besso” sandals at the “Modern Muse” launch party in New York on September 12, 2013
Jimmy Choo Black-and-Gold “Besso” Textured and Mirrored-Leather Sandals, $795
2. Drew Barrymore in Marc Jacobs (Full Story)
Drew Barrymore charmed everyone in a Marc Jacobs Broderie ‘Anglaise’ dress, a vintage Chanel jacket, and Marc Jacobs peep-toe snakeskin sandals.
Drew Barrymore looking positively sweet and adorable in a lovely white frock from Marc Jacobs and a pair of Marc Jacobs high-heeled snakeskin sandals at the “Modern Muse” launch party in New York on September 12, 2013
Marc Jacobs has a pair of peep-toe sandals with a similar style from his FA13 collection called the python patchwork sandals:
Marc Jacobs Python Patchwork Sandals, 120 mm, $1,890
3. Joan Smalls in Prabal Gurung
Joan Smalls was lovely in lavender as she stepped out in a strapless dress from the Spring 2014 collection of Prabal Gurung. The gorgeous model paired her dress with gray double-buckled-strap pumps from a collaboration between Prabal Gurung and Casadei.
Joan Smalls in a pretty lavender dress fresh from the recently debuted spring 2014 collection of Prabal Gurung and a pair of gray almond-toe pumps from Prabal Gurung for Casadei at the “Modern Muse” launch party in New York on September 12, 2013
Prabal Gurung for Casadei Gray Double-Buckled-Strap Almond-Toe Pumps, $1,800
Prabal Gurung for Casadei Black Double-Buckled-Strap Almond-Toe Pumps, $1,800
Prabal Gurung for Casadei Olive Green Double-Buckled-Strap Almond-Toe Pumps, $1,800
4. Michelle Dockery in Vionet
Michelle Dockery dressed to impress in a Vionet nude bateau top and an asymmetrical wrap skirt. She completed her sophisticated look with a pair of Paul Andrew “Zenadia” bronze leather pumps from the designer’s Fall 2013 collection.
Michelle Dockery looking chic and on trend in a lovely Vionet nude top, a color-blocked asymmetrical wrap skirt, and Paul Andrew “Zenadia” bronze pumps at the “Modern Muse” launch party in New York on September 12, 2013
These gorgeous Paul Andrew “Zenadia” suede pumps have leather soles, covered heels, and peaked, low-cut sides. They are also available in deep purple and black:
Paul Andrew “Zenadia” Suede Peaked-Vamp Pointed-Toe Pumps in Deep Purple, $695
Paul Andrew “Zenadia” Suede Peaked-Vamp Pointed-Toe Pumps in Black, $695
5. Maggie Gyllenhaal in Long-Sleeved Dress
Maggie Gyllenhaal played the role of a bohemian babe really well in an incredibly sheer brown long-sleeved dress with a blue paisley print. She was clad in the same Christian Louboutin “Geo” pumps that Sandra Bullock recently wore for the premiere of her new film at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Maggie Gyllenhaal in a pair of Christian Louboutin “Geo” pumps and a ’70s-inspired sheer brown dress with long sleeves and an intricate pattern at the “Modern Muse” launch party in New York on September 12, 2013
Christian Louboutin “Geo 100” Suede Pumps in Blue, $710
Christian Louboutin “Geo 100” Suede Pumps in Black, $710
Since both the blue and black versions are currently sold out, why not try other variations of the Christian Loubotin “Geo” pumps to spice up your ensemble?
Christian Louboutin “Geo” Pumps in Black Patent Leather, $725
Christian Louboutin “Geo” Pumps in Gray Patent Leather, $725
6. Julianne Hough in Emilio Pucci
Julianne Hough looked girly and pretty in a white dotted Swiss dress with long sleeves and an exposed white skirt from Emilio Pucci. She completed her outfit with a pair of gold sandals from Casadei. We couldn’t find her gold sandals online, but they sure emphasized her toned legs and helped make her look even more enchanting than she already is.
Julianne Hough embracing her girly side in a long-sleeved sheer white dress from Emilio Pucci and Casadei gold sandals at the “Modern Muse” launch party in New York on September 12, 2013
7. Tao Okamoto in Pink-and-White Dress
Tao Okamoto brought life to the party as she stepped out in bold colors. The model and actress stood out in a sea of monochromatic modern muses with her pink-and-white dress and high-heeled green mules.
Tao Okamoto playing with bold colors and prints in a pink-and-white dress and embellished mules at the “Modern Muse” launch party in New York on September 12, 2013
We couldn’t identify her shoes, but here are some alternatives for a fun and playful look:
Jenni Kayne Suede Mule Heels in Seafoam, $190.50
Rebecca Minkoff “Dasa” Cutout Mules in Brick, $345
Oscar de la Renta Yellow “Mina” Embellished Satin Mules, $328.50
Oscar de la Renta Pink Strappy Mules, $675
There was a multitude of gorgeous women in fabulous shoes at the Estee Lauder “Modern Muse” fragrance launch party. Do you agree with our favorites of the night? Whose look did you like best?
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