Marquee Nightclub At The Cosmopolitan New Year’s Eve Opening: Whitney Port, Mark Salling, And Other Celebs Sizzle On The Red Carpet

Judging by the parade of stars spotted at the New Year’s Eve grand opening of the Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, celebs aren’t the stay-at-home-snuggled-up-in-a-blanket-on-New-Year’s-Eve bunch. Serenaded by Jay-Z, Coldplay, Kanye West and John Mayer, tons of stylish A-listers rung in 2011 at the brand-new 60,000-square-foot club dressed to impress. We’re talking everything from sequins and bow ties, to feathers and winter white. Did you expect anything less? It’s Vegas, baby!

TEXTURE ME

Rashida Jones, Taraji P. Henson, Whitney Port and Selita Ebanks at the Marquee Nightclub on Dec. 31, 2010.
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We are now convinced that the formula for a perfect party look includes two things: a patterned, ruffled, or sequined dress and a pair of HOT shoes. Actress Rashida Jones went the sequins route in a gold and black sheath, while Karate Kid’s Tariji P. Henson and reality star Whitney Port both chose turquoise ruffles. Supermodel Selita Ebanks stepped out in a figure-flattering Calvin Klein patchwork dress with an asymmetrical hemline.

READY TO WEAR

Jessica Szohr, Emmy Rossum, Kirsten Dunst and Olivia Munn at the Marquee Nightclub on Dec. 31, 2010.
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Proving that a party dress doesn’t have to be loud (bright pink, neon green, crystal ball silver) to make a statement, starlets Jessica Szohr, Emmy Rossum, Kirsten Dunst and Olivia Munn chose intricate dresses in mute colors like black, white and tan. Our fave dress details: Gossip Girl Jessica’s fringe benefits and Emmy’s double straps.

THE CLASSICS

Mark Salling, Channing Tatum, Garrett Hedlund and James Marsden at the Marquee Nightclub on December 31, 2010.
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These men in black kept things quintessential in standard (but suave) dark suits. While Dear John star Channing Tatum and Garrett Hedlund from Tron: Legacy went for the laid-back unbuttoned look, Glee’s Mark Salling and actor James Marsden teamed theirs with sleek skinny ties.

FUNKY TOWN

Aziz Ansari, Lance Bass, Kellan Lutz and John Mayer at the Marquee Nightclub on Dec. 31, 2010.
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Comedian Aziz Ansari, singer Lance Bass, and Kellan Lutz from the Twilight Saga teamed their one-of-a-kind dinner jackets with bow ties, while singer John Mayer, who surprised guests with a private concert, wore triple black on and off stage.