If there’s one place vampires, werewolves and humans can co-exist peacefully, it’s surely the red carpet. Love triangles, team alliances and centuries-old pacts were put aside last night to celebrate the long-awaited premiere of “New Moon” at LA’s Westwood village theater. (Did you read our live blog throughout the night?) Though fans lined up for hours to get a glimpse of their favorite “Twilight” stars, we’ve got a fashion rundown you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home—sans earplugs.
A lot has changed for the Saga’s stars since last year’s premiere, including their wardrobe. Kristen Stewart eschewed her mini-dress of yore, opting instead for a floor-grazing, gray-stitched gown by Oscar De La Renta. But in signature Kristen-fashion she funked it up by adding a few bangles, smokey eyes and a messy, half up-do. Kristen’s onscreen love Robert Pattinson looked every inch the movie star in a black Gucci suit, with a soft yet still-slightly tousled haircut and his token stubble.
But let’s not forget the third leg (or should we say tail?) of this love triangle, Taylor Lautner, who looked way more mature than his tender 17 years (remember ladies: 17!) in a blue Calvin Klein suit and sparkly skinny tie. We’re having a hard time deciding whether we like him better this way or in his signature leather jacket ensemble we’ve come to love.
The sisters Cullen were also fashion forces to be reckoned with, with Ashley Greene making her fashionista character Alice proud in a long, firey red Prabal Gurung gown (which, according to the MTV staffers on hand, “required an extra person to help her walk the carpet”). Though costar Nikki Reed opted for less fabric she looked just as mesmerizing in a baby blue Burberry mini dress cinched at the waist by a bold black belt that played nicely off of her Christian Louboutin heels.
Fellow coven members Kellan Lutz and Jackson Rathbone kept it simple in black, with Jackson opting for a classy tuxedo jacket while Kellan went more casual in Armani with an open- collared button-down sans tie. Patriarchs Elizabeth Reaser and Peter Facinelli also cut a fine form with Elizabeth slinking onto the carpet in a white, curve-hugging Herve Leger dress and Peter punching up his basic black with a purple striped button-down.
In one of the more questionable showings of the night, Anna Kendrick seemed to channel a bit of Blanche Devereaux in a black, one- shouldered sequined dress that can only be described as the “Golden Girls” meets Liza Minnelli. Thankfully, real-life homecoming princess Dakota Fanning
redeemed the little black dress, looking seriously stunning in her Valentino lace frock.
Fresh off of Oprah’s couch, authoress Stephenie Meyer made her presence known, outshining her gray Carolina Herrera with a pair of ruby red puckers. Perhaps she was gifted with a vampire’s good- luck kiss before the big event? Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg was a bronze beauty in her rouched gown, while unexpected Twihard Joan Jett made an appearance to support Kristen, who plays the iconic rocker in the upcoming “Runaways” biopic. And what else would a musical legend wear to the premiere of a vampire romance? A black suit, of course.
Click through our entire image gallery (70 total!!) from last night’s big premiere to see Edi Gathegi, Jamie Campbell Bower, Emma Roberts and more. Plus a few of the cast members from our favorite musical TV show, “Glee” (like Lea Michele in a very sexy black mini dress) also made an appearance!