U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice attends the 2008 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
What can I say? I've been one of Condi's harshest critics, but last night at the Glamour thingy, she looked... sensational. Condi! Wow! Here's a little more info:
Coming so close on the heels of the election, the ceremony's typically motley mix of politicians and entertainers felt particularly pronounced. Fergie, wearing white and silver Michael Kors, gushed that she wanted to meet honoree Hillary Clinton: "I'm putting that out there."
Honoree Tyra Banks, sporting sleek black Gucci, said she was nervous about the company she was keeping. "I heard they don't have a teleprompter, so I'm like, 'OK, I'm going to just have to go off the cuff in front of Hillary Clinton and (fellow honoree) Condoleezza Rice.' "
Banks shouldn't have feared. Rice revealed that though she hasn't exactly had the time to take in America's Next Top Model over the past eight years (Banks says, however, that presenter Michael Bloomberg is supposed to be a fan), she was excited to meet the model turned media mogul.
Nicole Kidman, in town to promote her new film, Australia, paraded a L'Wren Scott cream sheath down the red carpet. Of her Women of the Year award, she said: "It's such a privilege. I feel a little overwhelmed."
Rice, resplendent in a chocolate and gold Oscar de la Renta gown, had kind words about her fellow A-list political honoree, Clinton: "I'm very fond of her, and I think she's a great lady."
Rice, who's looking forward to her own kind of change come Jan. 20 — heading back to Stanford, writing a book or two — said of another A-list political woman, Michelle Obama: "She looks wonderful in everything she wears." Her fashion advice to the future first lady? "It's OK to wear red once in a while."
Resplendent is right:
And the hair! OMG, the hair:
I'll have to monitor this fabulous hairdo development carefully over the next few days. That looks like an honest-to-goodness new style! I like it; it's, like, 80% less helmetty. Gosh! She's ready to star in a revival of Peter Pan! I have to sit down.
EDIT: I really don't like having to do this, but I'm afraid I have to show how awful Hillary looked, particularly when standing next to the adorable Ugly Betty pixy: