I don’t think I have ever seen a red carpet so chock full of pitch-perfect style than last night’s Met Costume Institute Gala! Truly, there were only a few dresses I really disliked, and almost everyone looked the best I’ve seen them look in ages! A few trends were glaringly obvious: nudes and white, short hemlines for black tie and simple, sleek lines in solid colors. I would kill (okay, maybe not kill but certainly make major sacrifices) to attend this soiree! Here are my personal favorites–and the couple of dresses that I think should be lit on fire immediately.
Sienna Miller is one of the most gorgeous women alive and she totally brought her A game (and her best accessory, on again off again BF Jude Law). Her dress was edgy, sexy yet high fashion and looked HOT. The hair, makeup and accessories are all incredible as well. I kind of hate her she’s so drop dead gorgeous.
Emma Watson is so so stunning in Burberry. I cannot get over how young she is and yet so poised. Loving this fierce pose she struck too. You go on with your bad self, Hermoine.
Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lopez both killed it in sparkly nude ball gowns. OBSESSED. They both look absolutely breathtaking.
Zoe Saldana and Amber Valetta look divine in different shades of blue. The simple but sexy cuts of these solid dresses are timeless yet strikingly modern.
My husband will probably make this his desktop wallpaper and I won’t blame him- Alessandra Ambrosio is psychotically sexy and this look only enhances that.
Jessica Biel is sleek and glamorous is this slinky number- but I can’t keep my eyes off her arm candy. JT really goes with anything.
Renee always wears Carolina Herrera and who could blame her? With crazy awesome styling like this I would too! Where’s Bradley though?
Gotta love Brooke Shields in this Michael Kors concoction. Age is just a number, people.
Diane Kruger, Taylor Swift and Donna Karan all looked fantastic is bright white gowns.
Jessica Alba and Sarah Jessica Parker were super feminine in pink tinged nude colors.
Rachel Weiz and Camilla Belle proved that brunettes in bold color is a winning combination!
Short styles done right- especially on Bar Rafeli who almost blinded me with her “I am woman hear me roar” stare. Dang girl.
Ahhh, Mr. Lagerfeld. Loving the beadwork of this Chanel dress (without that train- not into short dresses with trains…)
More color and beautiful draping on Kerry Washignton and a version on Rachel Zoe that is ALMOST good (love her necklace but everything would look better if she put on a few lbs! Too loose!)
ON THE FENCE:
Giselle, we know you JUST had a baby and that it “didn’t hurt” and your husband is a super hottie– but I think this dress is trying a BIT too hard to show off how superfabulous you are. Love the casual ponytail and smokey eye makeup, but less leather and less fringe would have probably served you better.
Maggie Gyllenhaal in Louis Vuitton- I like the idea of this dress but I think it’s the material that makes it not work as well for me….or the unflattering fit about the boob area…
Chloe Sevigny always takes chances and there is something about this dress that I find spunky, different and fun- but I think if it had a lower neckline with the long sleeves or no sleeves and the high neckline I’d like it better.
Too tan. Too short. Too everything. I have not been liking what Marchesa has been putting out these days. It all looks so ice dancer to me!
I love Christina Hendricks’ va-va-voom figure but sometimes the cleavage is just TOO on display!
Kristen Stewart- ugh, so terrible. I cannot believe this is Chanel! Even having Rob on her arm would not have been able to save this look. But I would have appreciated it.
What kind of frothy prom nightmare are these numbers? Seriously?
The words “why, why, why?” escaped my lips when I saw my favorite designer Diane Von Furstenberg is THIS. Of all her amazing creations she chose this dress? Really?
Who did you think looked best?