Rachel McAdams, Jude Law, Ashley Greene And More Premiere ‘Sherlock Holmes’ In NYC: Red Carpet Recap

Solving head-scratching mysteries is all in a day’s work for Jolly Ol’ England’s most infamous crime-fighting duo. But one quandary that didn’t require much sleuthing was the dress code at last evening’s “Sherlock Holmes” premiere. Elementary, my dear Crushers, black and white were the order of the night at the film’s New York City debut.

Well, not everyone opted for ebony or ivory. Sherlock himself, Robert Downey Jr., channeled a modern-day incarnation of the sleuth in a dapper brown tweed suit and pink tie, while his right-hand man Jude Law opted for an all-black ensemble accented with just a touch of burgundy by his pocket square. Costar Rachel McAdams also rocked the midnight shade in a Jasmini Di Milo bustier top and high-waisted trousers, which seemed a touch casual for the big event. We liked her gray asymmetrical Andrew GN gown from the film’s London premiere much better.

Forget Team Edward or Team Jacob. “New Moon” star Ashley Greene supported Team White last night with her ivory strapless dress as did Eva Mendes who coupled her white lace dress with black tights and a shiny gray blazer. And “Gossip Girl” star Jessica Szohr cut a hip yet sophisticated form in her black tights topped with a sequined black mini and striped top.

The Upper East Side was out in force last night as Jessica’s costar Blake Lively showed a lot of skin (too much for the chilly New York evening if you ask us!) in a lacy black Dolce & Gabbana minidress while boyfriend Penn Badgley appeared worthy of a role in “Hangover 2″ with his week’s worth of scruff (though we dig the suit). And looking as though he’d be right at home in Holmes’ study swirling a glass of brandy and puffing a pipe was Sebastian Stan in a handsome gray vest and high-collared coat.

Click on any of the photos above to see more from the “Sherlock” premiere, including director Guy Ritchie and Bruce Willis.

What do you think of the stars’ “Sherlock Holmes” style? Who was the best dressed? And the worst?