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Former American Idol contestant and star of the new TV show Smash Katharine McPhee is the next celeb to walk the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards 2012, and she does so in the first tea length dress of this night.

This one is by Donna Karan, and is described as a "nude chiffon & tulle silver leaf embroidered gown" by the designer.

How do you feel about cocktail gowns for big events? Is the shorter length appropriate and modern, or should stars be pulling out all the stops with floor-length styles for events like the Globes?