By LAURA SCHREFFLER
White and bright: Sofia Vergara and Claire Danes arrive at Vanity Fair's Oscar party in West Hollywood tonight
Though tonight's Oscar ceremony is a necessity for those nominated, some celebrities would much rather head to the parties.
Stars like Claire Danes and Sofia Vergara opted for the latter tonight as they made bold, stylish entrances at the most exclusive party of the season.
The Homeland actress was certainly eye-catching as she strolled into Vanity Fair's bash at the Sunset Tower in a brightly coloured cerise gown.
The lace, rose-printed panel tapered into a corset top, which then flared into a massive, taffeta skirt.
Power couple: Tom Cruise arrived with wife Katie Holmes
The 32-year-old actress kept her hair back in a simple bun and kept her accessories to a minimum.
Meanwhile. sexy Columbian star Vergara was her usual va-va-voom self.
Picture perfect pair: Victoria and David Beckham arrived at the festivities
Glamour girls: January Jones, Emily Mortimer and Elizabeth Banks stunned at the VF party
The stunners: Victoria Beckham, Leslie Mann and Minnie Driver all attend the monster bash
The 39-year-old actress made the most of her curves in a body-hugging white column dress with a sheer front panel.
The frock's plunging top put the Modern Family actress' best assets fully on display.
Unlike Danes, she wasn't shy about piling on the jewellery, opting for huge chandelier earrings, a plethora of diamond bracelets, a cocktail ring, and a jewel-toned clutch.
Snow white and the golden girl: Lily Collins and Gwyneth Paltrow wow at the party
Family moment: Kirk and Michael Douglas attended the party together