There was lots of bold color at last night's Bent on Learning benefit. Gossip Girl actress Kelly Rutherford and models Hilary Rhoda and Molly Sims all opted for statement colors on the red carpet. Hilary probably has my favorite look of this group, managing to look more chic than "garden party." Rutherford's silhouette seemed a bit off, and the overall look perhaps a bit too casual for the event. You're not doing yoga, Kelly, you're celebrating it.

Keep reading for more looks, including the celebrity face of Bent on Learning, Gwyneth Paltrow.


Not only has Gwyneth Paltrow, center, become sort of the unofficial face of the Bent on Learning charity, this year she was honored for her work in promoting yoga as a means for physical fitness and teaching emotional wellbeing and preservation in schools throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Her look was a bit boring, but designer Stacey Bendet of event sponsors Alice + Olivia, left, and actress Krystin Ritter, right, really glammed up the evening.

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