“This is Versace,” Gwyneth Paltrow told us on the black carpet at the 44th Annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville last night, rocking her va va voom, high slit, one shouldered gown with sexy side cut-outs. We asked the actress about performing on the show and if she looked to anyone for advice.
“I asked Faith (Hill) a lot of questions and Beyonce actually too and I studied Beyonce a lot and her concerts for her kind of confidence and I’m lucky that I know some singers in real life.”
Gwyneth got a standing ovation for her performance of the title track from her upcoming film “Country Strong” where she plays a fallen country singer. Faith came up again when we asked Gwyneth about her inspiration.
“I sort of looked to Faith. You know, Faith is another tall kind of blonde woman and we have sort of physical similarities, so I thought she would be a good person when I was preparing the role and researching the role to kind of, you know, not exactly base my character on her but there were some things that I borrowed from her.”
“This is a custom Sherri Hill dress,” the night’s big winner Miranda Lambert said of her chic pink gown. “I’m nervous and excited and just glad to be here. It’s a huge night for me and it’s a good way to spend your birthday.”
And what a way to celebrate her 27th birthday! Miranda took home Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year honors!
Taylor Swift dazzled in a strapless red gown with high slit by Monique Lhuillier. She won Access Hollywood’s Best Dressed Poll with 45 percent of the votes. Host Carrie Underwood, who came in second in the poll, didn’t disappoint changing eight times, wearing such designers as Ina Soltani, Pamella Roland and Georges Chakra Couture. (LeAnn Rimes came in dead last in the poll. Her grey Ports 1961 dress didn’t even get enough points to score 1 percent).
Nicole Kidman didn’t want to talk to take the spotlight away from her husband, Keith Urban, but gave us a fashion spin in her white lace cocktail dress by Dolce & Gabbana, which she paired with red strappy heels.
Julianne Hough went for high drama in a black, one shouldered organza gown with crystal embroidery by Georges Chakra Couture from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection.
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