Scarlett and Penelope: Two Glittering Stars. Too Much Beauty
Diamonds, sapphires, gold, Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz… Is there such a thing as too much beauty? The red carpet brigade was awe-struck this week at the LA premiere of Woody Allen’s latest film, Vicky Christina Barcelona, as the two gorgeous A-listers gave photographers the answer to their collective dreams. You have hand it to Woody – he sure knows how to pick ’em. The film is one of a select few to be filmed outside of Woody Allen’s native New York, and Oscar is already buzzing.
The ladies dazzled in a picture of contrasts. Scarlett in a long, red Monique Lhuillier gown and a Sonia Boyahian statement necklace that sparkled in a series of gold chains, pendants and lockets. Ms. Boyahian is a friend of Ms. Johansson, who also designed her engagement ring to actor, Ryan Reynolds. Penelope’s long, dark locks were perfectly complemented by a classic, black Herve Leroux gown and Chopard diamond and sapphire gems.
Ms. Cruz’s current boyfriend, Oscar-winner Javier Bardem, also stars in the film and made a dashing solo appearance on the red carpet. The press was prohibited from asking them about their relationship, but there are many reports about a wedding in their future. Perhaps a double ceremony with Scarlett and Ryan? We mere mortals can only take so much.