Laura Dern was the first to wear this grey two-toned halterneck gown from the Catherine Malandrino Resort 2009 collection when she attended the 14th Annual Critics Choice Awards 2009 on January 8th, 2009.
The chiffon dress had an empire waistline which was embellished with multicolored sequins. Laura accessorized with a bit of jewelry (a flower ring and gold bangles), a taupe snakeskin box clutch and a pair of black strappy sandals.
Two weeks later and we have Alicia Witt wearing the same dress to the RIAA and Feeding America Inauguration Charity Ball on January 20th, 2009.
The redhaired beauty wore her hair in a loose curly updo and completed her look with a sparkling gold box clutch and black strappy heels.
First off, I think I would’ve liked the dress much better without the odd-looking cummerbund. Otherwise it’s a beautiful dress which works great on both actresses because of their statuesque bodies. However, if I had to choose a winner, I’d go with Alicia because her look is more polished than Laura’s.
This is the dress as it appeared on the “runway“.
Catherine Malandrino Resort 2009