Drew Barrymore and her “Whip It” gang dumped the skates and ditched the elbow pads for the premiere of their coming-of-age roller-derby flick last night in L.A. (That isn’t to say there weren’t a few Hurl Scout-clad gals rolling around the red carpet at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Nice touch, Miss Barrymore.)
Drew captured a bit of her alter ego’s rocker chick vibe (Smashley Simpson would be proud!) in her form-fitting L’Wren Scott dress, accented nicely by red peep-toe pumps. It’s not surprising the 34-year-old Hollywood vet’s directorial debut brought out some big hitters, including her godfather and “E.T.” director Steven Spielberg.
Also opting for black were Drew’s fellow roller-derby divas Ellen Page and Juliette Lewis. Ellen did it right with her classy Alexander Wang Slim Grommet dress while Juliette’s sparkly Hefty bag paired with oval-festooned tights were a definite wrong. And looking quite dapper was costar Landon Pigg with his fuchsia bow tie (which matched the lining of his jacket!) and orange suede shoes.
Following Landon’s example and infusing their outfits with color were “Whip It” women Eve and Alia Shawkat. Eve’s burgundy Dolce & Gabbana dress and upswept ’do gave her a goth-meets-Moulin Rouge look while Alia’s strapless orange number and pink floral head piece sadly did her no favors. Though she still gets brownie points for being oh-so-adorable in the flick. Zoe Belle’s sexy black mini certainly fit her like a glove, but we’re not sure we get what’s going on in the chest area.
Also out for a night at the movies were “House” star Olivia Wilde looking a bit more casual in an orange frock topped with a jean jacket and “Zombieland” actress Amber Heard in a black, pocketed jumpsuit. And are you loving “90210” star Shenae Grimes’ black and ivory deep V dress as much as we are?
Drew’s maybe-boyfriend Justin Long walked the red carpet to support his on-again-off-again love, with a slicked-back ’do, shiny gray suit jacket and black skinny jeans. Just what we’d expect a Mac to wear on a night out. “True Blood” actor Sam Trammell was also working the skinny jeans look, though he topped his off with a flannel (how Sam Merlotte of him) and a leather jacket. And we’re not sure what director Quentin Tarantino was thinking with his naked lady jacket, but perhaps with a title like “Whip It” he assumed this was a very different sort of movie.
What do you think of the stars’ premiere style?