“Sex and the City 2” Premiere Fashion

The fashion may have been a bit subdued at last night's red carpet premiere at Radio City Music Call, but colorful dresses were out in force. We break down the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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NEW YORK - MAY 24: Sarah Jessica Parker attends the premiere of "Sex and the City 2" at Radio City Music Hall on May 24, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Sarah Jessica Parker
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The biggest star of the evening -- Sarah Jessica Parker -- of course had the most show-stopping dress: A bright yellow asymmetrical dress from Valentino's couture collection. While it lacked the fairy-tale quality that most fans were hoping for from "Carrie," it certainly was eye-catching.
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Co-star Kristin Davis also opted for a highly-saturated hue that fit with her character, Charlotte's personality: a bright pink strapless gown.
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Of all the SATC2 co-stars, Kim Cattrall was, surprisingly, the only one to really bring a serious glam quotient in this gilded, sparkling Naeem Khan gown.
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While Cynthia Nixon's Carolina Herrera gown may have been flattering and elegant, we were hoping for something a big more, considering the flashy-glam quotient of the movie. The glittering pin helps, but overall, she looks more like she's going for Oscar elegance then SATC glamour.
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On the other hand, Liza Minnelli really went for the glitz with her two-piece ensemble, but frankly we wish she'd opted for something a bit less curve-hugging and, well, slightly transparent.
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Ashanti's S&M-inspired dress may have been fashion-forward, but it didn't exactly telegraph the warm, spring night during which the event took place.
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Melania Trump also opted for color in this pitch-perfect ruffled strapless gown, gamely paired with nude pumps.
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Michelle Trachtenberg's scarlet strapless Marchesa frock was similarly bright and colorful, but her severe hairstyle and dark pumps brought the whole look down a notch.
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Whitney Port was going for a high-style look with this Carrie Bradshaw-inspired tutu-ish dress, but something about the high bun paired with the dress (along with the bright red lipstick) seems seriously off. The booties, however, are quite chic.
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Designer Patricia Field was characteristically eclectic on the red carpet, sporting a high side-pony and a blousy dress that nearly matches her hair.
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Jennifer Love Hewitt went slim and slinky for the premiere -- a chic look, but for the fact that she nearly disappeared among all the colorful dresses at the premiere.
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Jessica Szohr completely veered off-course from the overall vibe of the event with her '90s goth pantsuit ensemble, complete with sheer top and boots.
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Padma Lakshmi's dress, while festive, seemed more suited to a picnic garden party than a red carpet event, leaving the usually stunning actress looking somewhat under-dressed.
Similarly, while Amanda Peet's lightweight dress-and-jacket ensemble was incredibly chic, she looked more like she was venturing out to a stylish brunch with friends than a red carpet premiere.
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While something about Becki Newton's outfit has the unfortunate effect of making it look like she's not wearing pants, the tuxedo-inspired jacket was a surprising and chic choice for the event, and the shoes are pretty spectacular.
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Author Candace Bushnell -- the original Carrie Bradshaw -- was similarly subdued for the high-glam event, choosing a buttoned-up look over a sexed-up dress. Her shoes, however, did not disappoint.
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