"Best $2k I Ever Spent!" What Celebs Are Wearing To Keep Warm At Sundance 2011

by Alex Gilman · January 24, 2011

You've made it to Sundance after hitching a ride to Park City in James Franco's pickup truck, and thanks to us, you know where all the parties are. But your L.A.-standard party outfit of ripped jeans and a Misfits t-shirt isn't going to cut it in sub-freezing temperatures. So let's take a peek at what our precious, precious celebrities are wearing, and see if we can't take a few lessons on how to party in the snow.

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Don't Turn Down Body Heat

I doubt Susan Sarandon woke up in the morning and said, "I hope I get groped by a former basketball player today!" Nevertheless, it's 17 degrees right now in Park City, so the warm embrace of John Salley is more of a necessity than it might otherwise be. In fact, a number of large professional athletes will be renting out their services as traveling body warmth for the remainder of the week. Please note that although Harvey Weinstein has offered this same service for free, it may not be worth the smell.

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Embrace The Man-Scarf

Unless you're Heidi Montag hiding your major facial reconstruction from the paparazzi, there aren't really a lot of opportunities to wear a scarf in Los Angeles. As a result, it's safe to say that scarves have become a bit of a style-over-function item, worn only by the too-many-accessories crowd (see also: multiple rings, bedazzled dog tag necklaces, fedora hats). Well, it's time to get over your fear of looking like Justin Bieber, because here's a little tip from someone who grew up in New England: scarves actually serve a purpose to prevent your neck from becoming frozen solid and shattering into a million pieces. Yes, you will look like a European fashion designer if you keep it on once you're inside. But you're at a pretentious film festival, so just go with it. Maybe you'll even get hired by Kanye West.

Layer, Layer, Layer

Wes Bentley has a problem. Though he was smart enough to wear multiple layers of headgear, thus keeping heat trapped on top of his head, he was not smart enough to anticipate an embarrassing 21-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game. But Wes is an educated man (he went to Juilliard), so maybe he read somewhere that you lose a significant amount of body heat through the head. Thus, the hat stays on!

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Animal Print

At the Opera? It's a no-no. In Park City? Go nuts, Elizabeth Banks. Go nuts.

Stand Next To Sandra Bernhardt

This is less of a Park City-specific fashion tip and more of a fashion tip in general. But just trust me. It will work.

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