American Vogue editor Anna Wintour braved the rain in a strappy gold dress by Prada
British star Thandie Newton accepted the gong for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Crash, wearing a pink satin gown with a tulle bow by Christian Lacroix and black Jimmy Choo sandals
Mischa Barton wore a floor-length pastel dress by London label Marchesa, with Bulgari jewellery and Jimmy Choo shoes.
Diane Kruger chose a black empire line gown by Dior.
Heath Ledger and fiancée Michelle Williams (in YSL Rive Gauche), arrived at the awards to celebrate the success of their film Brokeback Mountain. Despite the film's four awards, including Best Film, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger lost out on the Best Actor gong to Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote
Charlize Theron wore a navy Lanvin gown and De Grisogono diamonds