16 OCTOBER 2002
Superstars from the worlds of fashion, film and music donned their most spectacular designer duds for Tuesday night’s VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. From the moment that the show’s presenter, Will And Grace star Debra Messing, took to the stage in a dramatic Alexander McQueen ball gown, it was clear that the gathering of stylish celebs – from Jennifer Lopez to Donatella Versace – were out to strut their sartorial stuff.
While most influential artist winner JLo went the demure route with a schoolgirl look complete with beret, supermodel style for the evening seems to have consisted of super-short skirts. Heidi Klum showed off her pins in a multicoloured minidress and Naomi Campbell chose a leg-baring number from Jean-Paul Gaultier. Of course, model of the year winner Karolina Kurkova – featured in our Fashion Take ‘Ova special – nearly stole the show in her ultra-short shorts.
Other stars putting on the glitz for the evening were Aussie actresses Cate Blanchett and Naomi Watts in Yves Saint Laurent, a leather-clad Pink and screen stars Heather Graham and Christina Ricci in basic black.
And it wasn’t just the girls who were dressed to impress. Actor Hugh Grant picked up his leading man trophy wearing his trademark open-collared shirt and dark suit – a look matched by Tom Ford, who took home the designer of the year gong. Rap star P Diddy cut a dashing figure in pinstripes and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, winner of the rockstyle award, was his usual unusual self in a skeleton-emblazoned t-shirt and fedora hat.