The Jewelry Insider

April 15, 2009

The HBO film of the iconic documentary, Grey Gardens, had its premiere in New York yesterday, and the stars came out to celebrate in grand old Hollywood style.

Drew Barrymore has never looked more lovely in a crystal studded champagne Alberta Ferretti gown that was “inspired by Jean Harlow and Clara Bow and Carole Lombard,” according to the star, herself.

She accessorized with a fur stole, a netted hair piece and a bejeweled Roger Vivier clutch with ex boyfriend, Justin Long, completing the look. It’s good to see them arm and arm again.

Co-star Jessica Lange appeared on the red carpet still healing from a terrible fall she took from the porch of her cabin that broke her collar bone (among others apparently).

Asked how she could get along on the red carpet, she joked, “I’m barely moving, but I am stumbling along.”

She certainly didn’t stumble in the fashion department, looking wistful and stunning in a grey cap sleeved J. Mendel dress with gold and gemstone drop earrings to match.

And costar Jeanne Tripplehorn, who plays Jackie O in the film, was preppy perfection in a polka dot Carolina Herrera dress with diamond circle earrings to complete the look.

Based on the groundbreaking 1975 documentary, Grey Gardens follows reclusive mother and daughter “Big Edie” Bouvier Beale (Lange) and “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale (Barrymore) and their everyday existence living in squalor and isolation in a decaying, 28-room East Hampton mansion.

If you thought Michelle Obama knew how to wear a brooch, you’ve never seen Little Edie in action. I can only hope the period costumes are as spectacular as the source material. Mental illness, raccoons and blue blood never worked so well under one decaying roof.

Grey Gardens debuts on Saturday on HBO.

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