Sandra Bullock in gold & black for amfAR event: adorable or underdone?


I feel like designers these days take the easy way out by making too many dresses that are either sleeveless or strapless. Whatever happened to the elegant sleeved gown or cocktail dress? Whatever happened to making weather-appropriate dresses for ladies, so they don’t have to add layers to something cute, just so they won’t freeze their asses off? That was my thought when I was looking through these photos of Sandra Bullock at last night’s amfAR Inspiration Gala. I would love to see Sandra’s little gold dress on its own, but I fear that it probably has spaghetti straps, so Sandra paired it with this tuxedo jacket. I don’t hate the jacket-over-cocktail-dress trend, but I’m just saying, it’s sad that there needs to be a trend for that. Designers should make more dresses with sleeves.

Sandra’s date was Kevin Huvane, an agent with CAA (and brother of Stephen Huvane, who represents Aniston and the like). Huvane purchased a Warhol at the auction event – but he bought it for Sandra’s son!

At this rate, Louis Bardo is going to become quite the art collector. During Thursday’s amFAR Inspiration Gala at the Chateau Marmont in L.A., Andy Warhol’s iconic “Peaches” print was auctioned off for $14,000. The lucky bidders happened to be Sandra Bullock’s agents, who bought the artwork as a gift for the actress’ 1-year-old son, Louis.

“I want to thank Kevin Huvane and Bryan Lourd for not being cheap f-cks and gifting my son with his first Warhol,” a radiant Bullock joked.

The 47-year-old Oscar winner, who reunited with her Speed costar Keanu Reeves for dinner in New York City on Wednesday, was on hand to honor the late Elizabeth Taylor, who helped created amfAR in 1985.

“Earlier this year, the world lost a radiant woman of courage and compassion. She lives on in every person she touched,” Bullock said of the actress and philanthropist, who passed away at age 79 in March.

“She never thought twice to put her arm around someone who was suffering, and that is the gift we have a human beings, the ability to reach out and touch another human being. Tonight we can honor this extraordinary woman and finish what she started.”

[From Us Weekly]

That was nice of her agents. Baby’s first Warhol! Must be nice. And it was great that Sandra was on hand to honor Elizabeth Taylor too! There were photos of Colin Farrell leaving the event as well – but I guess he didn’t do the red carpet. He was probably just there for Elizabeth, his dear friend (he spoke at her funeral too).





Photos courtesy of WENN.

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46 Responses to “Sandra Bullock in gold & black for amfAR event: adorable or underdone?”

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  1. ladybert62 says:

    The dress looks like it is pretty – the jacket ruins it.

    When will these 12 inch high heels (or however high they are) go away – how can anyone even walk in them – plus they make these women into unnatural giants.

  2. Boo says:

    I love Sandra, but her face is looking a wee bit tweaked in those pics.

  3. Erinn says:

    I think she looks stunning. Even with the jacket. It might be a little under done, but it’s gorgeous.

  4. theotheryael says:

    want. that dress needs to be in my wardrobe.

  5. Sweetpea says:

    I like it. Glittery, but the jacket makes it chic and understated. Classy. It would’ve been too naked without the jacket, I think.

  6. searching4grace says:

    Just for the record, how tall is an unnatural giant?

    She looks absolutely gorgeous. I’d like to grow up to be Sandra Bullock, please.

  7. bigchili says:

    I think Sandra looks great! I like the jacket with the dress – I’m afraid the dress would be way too much without it – and her hair, make-up and jewelry are perfect. But I wish she had gone with different shoes. They’re fabulous but not with that dress.

  8. Strawberrygirl says:

    She looks amazing for 47! damn, I hope I look that good. She has great legs, too! Work it, girl!

  9. Tanguerita says:

    I like the combo – I thinks she looks understated, but absolutely appropriate for the occasion. Sandra can’t do wrong in my eyes – well, apart from having married this asshole Jesse.

  10. Diane says:

    Dress is lovely. I don’t care for this particular jacket, maybe something in a different fabric. Shoes are pretty but I’m sure I would break both ankles in that high of a heel.

  11. mamaT says:

    dislike the jacket. agree that we need more dresses with sleeves dammit. pet peeve of mine for the last few years for myself.

    as for the shoes – love them and i love wearing them. they are actually more comfortable than traditional heels. I can actually dance in these shoes.

  12. Julie says:

    I believe she has done something to her lips; either way I don’t like her make up

  13. Maritza says:

    She looks elegant and beautiful even with the jacket.

  14. Mrs. Darcy says:

    I think it’s pretty, the jacket gives it a nice casual-ish feel. The shoes look tacky with it though, sparkle overload. Agree about sleeveless dresses, most designers really do only think about pre-pubescent models I think.

  15. Victoria says:

    classy, current, and beautiful. i find the heels to be gorg. i love wearing them sky high myself.

  16. K-MAC says:

    She is simply stunning, and I am loving the dress, even with the jacket she looks great!

  17. Scout says:

    Awesome! One classy woman!

  18. gee says:

    pretty pretty pretty! I agree about the sleeves though, I don’t like sleevless.

    Is she dating this guy or is it just her date?

  19. Lee says:

    I too love the jacket with the dress, which is so pretty. Having said that, I am firmly onboard with the need for sleeve options on dresses. I’ve always envied men their long sleeved formal wear, especially in the colder months.

  20. ladybert62 says:

    Hate her hair in these pictures. Looks messy and sloppy – not her usual coifed self!

  21. Stubbylove says:

    She looks friggin’ amazing – luv her.

  22. Melissa says:

    I love Sandra…but I think she looks a bit too thin.

    Love the dress and the jacket together and the shoes are really not that high when you consider the thickness of the sole of the shoe.

  23. Olivia says:

    She looks great, hair is fantastic not too coifed.
    I love the whole look, especially the black jacket, it cools down the flashy dress.
    She might look like a Christmas tree without it.
    It also works with her easy going, casual personality and with the Fall season.
    At least she doesn’t go crazy overboard like Lopez, Beyonce and the Kardashians with clothes and make-up.
    Sandra is in good shape not skin and bones or too curvy.

  24. lucy2 says:

    Like the dress – at first thought it was a bit much, but in the closer photos, it has a lot of interesting detail.
    Don’t mind a jacket with it, but maybe not black? Either way, she looks good.

  25. Judy says:

    I think she looks lovely…perfect.

  26. serena says:

    I like her get up. Nice make-up, hair and dress (the jacket made it all in my advise).
    That agent looks creepy.

  27. Nessa says:

    She is perfection here.

  28. bluhare says:

    I think she’s tweaking her face now as well. For the first time she looks like shes got filler in her lips.

    And she can’t wear clothes. Sorry, but she can’t.

  29. fwiw says:

    @gee (18): Kevin Huvane is her agent and he’s gay so no, she’s not dating him. I think agents accompany their stars to events because I see Jennifer Aniston’s agent with her often. She’s so funny … love her joke thanking them for the gift! LOL That girl has a great sense of humor.

    Love the outfit and she looks amazing except I would have loved her hair down. She’s got beautiful hair so show it off!

  30. Reece says:

    I want those shoes!

  31. Sumodo1 says:

    Simple elegance in the dress, jacket and shoes. Sandra didn’t need much jewelry with the dress. However, her eyeshadow and lipstick are poor color choices. I especially dislike the Pepto-pink lipstick you see on everyone these days. And, she looks kinda orange. Too “Snooki.”

  32. pom-pom says:

    I love the way she looks.
    Cool, classy, sexy, but not cheap and trashy.
    Lovely lady and also funny.
    She definitely wears clothes well, they don’t over power her.
    Unlike the Kardashians, YIKES!

  33. Turtle Dove says:

    She looks gorgeous.

    The problem with fashion is that they are seasons ahead, so they can sell the product. None of these women want to wear the fall clothes because they’re already out and have been worn by others. The cruise wear is being shlept and the designers are going to be showing their spring lines soon….. Stars have to be au currant, n’est-ce pas.

  34. musicalphi says:

    lovely! don’t like the shoes though. too overwhelming in combination with the dress. mixing gold and silver is tricky anyway, but this one glittery sparkly kaboom. and pink barbie lipstick doesn’t go with orange blush. still a very lovely lady!

  35. gee says:

    @fwiw: Thanks! That was extra sweet of him to get her kiddo a painting then!

  36. Kitten says:

    The woman is 47 and looks younger than me (who’s 32). She may have had work done but I honestly think this is just good genes. Maybe I’m naive?
    As an actress, I think she’s entirely overrated but holy crap, the woman is gorgeous….

  37. anonymoose says:

    good dress, terrible lipstick.

    the jacket is overwhelming the ensem.
    too long for sure.

    terrific bracelet (!), manicure, and clutch, but the shoes detract.

    sandra herself looks fab and healthy!

  38. Sumeria says:

    She looks like a woman who understands the meaning of the word class, and who is aware that she attending an event that is not about her. She should give lessons.

  39. Kim says:

    If the money wasnt going to amfAR I would be disgusted but basically it was a donation.

  40. zesty says:

    It makes me kinda sad that in today’s world somebody can toss out the F bomb at a public event(even as a joke) and still be considered classy. Sigh. Sorry Sandy. 🙁

  41. Sassy says:

    The jacket in grey silk would have been a better look. She forgot the tanning on the side of her foot. HA

  42. Callumna says:

    Looks great, I see the point on the lips but she overall looks great and the photos are unforgiving too.

    Bad lighting, no help. So she actually looks great.

  43. Dana M says:

    Wow,47! She is still stunning as ever. I saw her in person ans up close about 10 years ago here in Austin and she is truly gorgeous – even without makeup.

  44. Andie B says:

    She looks gorgeous. The shoes are fabulous, but I don’t know how anyone wears shoes that high. They would give me some height as I’m 5ft4, but I would have to be carried around in them. Walking would not be an option.

  45. mary simon says:

    the jacket looks like an afterthought.

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