The Costume Institute Gala Shows Fashion At Its Best And Its Worst

Posted: May 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: welcome | Tags: , , , ,

Yes, I cannot pass up a good red carpet. So here’s the 2012 Met Ball hit list.

Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren

Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren

Camilla Belle is so perfectly stunning you can’t even hate her for it.  OMG!

Carey Mulligan in Prada via beautyisdiverse.com

Rooney Mara in Givenchy

Jessica Biel in Prada

Jessica Biel in Prada

Dianna Agron in Michael Kors

The tulle gave Dianna Agron’s dress a fullness that I can promise my husband would say was unflattering.  None the less, the overall effect was pure goddess.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada

Cate Blanchett in Alexander McQueen

Amber Valetta in Prada

Angela Lindvall in Prada

Joan Smalls in Balmain

A couple of other fun facts about the Met Ball.

1.  Stylists and celebrities seem to take the Pantone color of the year very seriously.  It was all about the tangerine tango.

Kristen Dunst in Rodarte

Eva Mendes in Prada

Jaime King in Topshop

Kristen Wiig in Stella McCartney

Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier

2.  I don’t know about you, but I have been wondering if anyone actually wears the see-through dresses all over the runways.  Apparently the answer is, if you have a celebrity body, by all means yes.

Beyonce in Givenchy

Beyonce in Givenchy

Heidi Klum in Escada

Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior

Caroline Sieber in Christopher Kane

Marc Jacobs

3.  Sometimes great style icons and great designers just don’t work.  God knows why.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Valentino

Elizabeth Banks in Mary Katrantzou

Anja Rubik in Anthony Vaccarello

Mary-Kate Olsen in The Row

Coco Rochas in Givenchy

4.  Glamour UK proclaimed Kristen Stewart “best dressed”, no not just at the Met Gala — overall.  Really?  No question she is beautiful.  Clothes hang well on her.  She has worn some really cute Balmain dresses which I would kill to be able to wear.  And yet, I can’t help but think she always winds up looking a bit like a hot mess.

Kristen Stewart in Balenciaga

5. And hey, wouldn’t you know it, there was our girl Azelia Banks performing — because it’s a fashion event and who else would you hire?

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