Dress Rehearsal

Anna Paquin and Co. Kick Off Awards Show Season


Dita Von Teese, in Jean Paul Gaultier, with Liz Goldwyn   
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The Golden Globes are still a week away, but that didn't stop Audi and Best Actress double nominee Anna Paquin from hosting a poolside soirée to celebrate the awards show at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood last night—or the likes of Shiva Rose, Eva Amurri, Liz Goldwyn, and Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant from turning out for sliders and Champagne. "I get excited about awards season because I look for any excuse to overdress," said Dita Von Teese, who trotted out a corseted Jean Paul Gaultier floor-length number for the occasion. Paquin, who wore Gianfranco Ferré, was looking forward to the next few weeks for a different reason. "Nothing is as scary as doing the awards show circuit when you're 11," said the actress, who is nominated for True Blood and The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler. "This time around I can drink."

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