Tuesday, May 3, 2011

All hail McQueen! The dresses at Met gala last night

And so it went last night, at the fashion industry’s biggest red carpet event, the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala. The Met Gala is known for spawning some of the most unique and daring red carpet looks of the year, and last night's festivities proved that very notion once again. Last night's theme was Savage Beauty, honoring the late Alexander McQueen.

I have to admit i totaly forgot about this event, which is more famous for us, fashion lovers, than the Oscar's red carpet extravaganza. Celebrities go all out, there are lots of them (more than at the Oscars, not only the actresses and actors... actors don't actually really count, they always wear suits or tux's aka nothing interesting...). Met Gala invites them all: actors, singers, models, socialittes, TV stars.... every known name in the show bussines.

So how did all the celebrities honoured the fabuolous McQueen? It was pomp and circumstance, but in the most respectful way. And considering McQueen was one of the most dramatic designers of our time, there’s no doubt that some of these ladies honored his visions in the most fitting fashion.From dramatic, curve-hugging silhouettes to full-on fabulous, frothy ballgowns, signatures of the designer were everywhere.

So let's take a look at the best dressed last night, which are proud and cocky about all the positive reviews they are getting today:

 Daphne Guinness’s structured feathered Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. She topped off her look with tassel earrings and sky-high silver platforms. 

 Beyonce’s gold-sequined embroidered Pucci gown. The mermaid silhouette and cutout bust detail show off her enviable curves, while simple adornments in the form of drop earrings, a sleek bun, and nude lip gloss leave all the attention to the dress.

 Madonna’s simple teal Stella McCartney. She has often been one of the Met Gala's wildest dressed stars (remember the Marc Jacobs bunny ears?), but tonight her blue silk gown with its amazing starry train was pure classic glamour. She complemented the dress by going vintage with her hair and makeup, wearing classic red lipstick, soft curls, and plenty of big diamonds. 

 Diane Kruger’s long-sleeved Jason Wu gown  with flower-encrusted bodice revealed a sexy slit that cut the most elegant line on the German actress’s figure.

Fergie looking gorgeous, and somewhat bridal... in in a silvery, embellished Marchesa.
Isn't the dress stunning?? Though it looks for me like she's not quite pulling it off... She's a tad too tacky for me to be in a dress like this. 

One of the best's of last night - Miranda Kerr. Also in Marchesa. Gorgeous dress, but Kirkwood shoes?? I am not sure if they go with it.

  The Oscars disapointee Amy Adams wore L'Wren Scott. The dress and her braided hair definetely gave me chance to give her sense of style benefit of  doubt, she was looking way better  and though the dress choice was safe, overall it looked gorgeous. The focus was definitely on the dress, but eyes were drawn to her black bag, onyx earrings and dramatic eye amped up the appeal.

 Ciara chose a regal, gradient-hued Prabal Gurung gown. A simple stack of bronze bangles accentuated the dress. She wore her hair in long, loose waves. I love gowns like this.. it's Zoe Saldana's Oscar gown 2010 meets Hilary Swank's Oscar gown 2011! Equals - gorgeous!

Chloe Sevigny showed up and nunned up the place in a high-collared black lace McQueen gown. Without jewelry or heavy makeup, it's all about the lacy texture and slight peek-a-boo effect.

 Ashley Olsen didn't wear her own design to the Met Gala, instead opting for a piece of black and cream vintage Christian Dior couture with billowing sleeves and a huge slit up the side. To make the design a little more understated, she kept her hair in a simple updo and wore natural-looking makeup.

Rihanna in  black lace Stella McCartney. With a revealing side slit, one-shoulder, and peek-a-boo effect, the gown stays true to the singer's showstopping red-carpet style. Plus the added drama of her red locks, side-swept into a long braid, while a rich plum lip color and emerald drop earrings act as accents.
The dress looks gorgeous and seems like it was specialy mad to be posing on the MET stairs in the most posh way possible.

 
Christina Ricci went for the gothic romance look via webbed Zac Posen gown with an incredible train and strategic cutouts. She kept her hair pulled back and accessorized with pendant earrings, but the star was clearly the dress, which looked like it came straight out of a Tim Burton movie.

 Ginnifer Goodwin in a low necklined, twisted, and cutout-at-the-waist kelly green dress. For some equally vibrant touches, Ginnifer accentuates her style with an intense application of turquoise shadow. A matching beaded and tassled necklace, along with navy and aqua heels. It looks like this is the look that Amy Adams wanted yo pull of at the Oscars (yes, i will be talking about it for a while... she really looked bad there), but couldn't, so Ginnifer really showed her how it should be done.

Look at her! Taylor Swift embraced the occasion opting for a gorgeous nude and black lace J. Mendel couture gown. Soft, hand-frayed organza layers feel overtly feminine, but she keeps the rest much more minimal. With hair swept off the face, she reveals just a dramatic red lip and a pair of delicate Lorraine Schwartz earrings for a look that's both romantic and striking. The Country girl is all grown up and ready to be a style icon!

Jessica Stam immediately calls to mind images of a pretty ballerina, walking the Met Gala red carpet in a gorgeous, petal-pink tulle gown. The full skirt reveals just a glimpse of her supermodel stems and a pair of strappy satin heels.One of the most gorgeous dress at the event!


Blake Lively looks gorgeous in a silver and buff Chanel gown with strategically placed appliques and a sweeping drape. Her dress pays homage to classical and renaissance style, though, Blake's famous newly red curls and glossy pink lipstick are both thoroughly modern. 

Jennifer Lopez bold Gucci gown let her toned torso show, while red lipstick picked up the rich hues of her floral wrap. Simple but substantial diamond earrings, a pink snakeskin clutch, and golden rings completed the look.

Anna Wintour? She didn't wear McQueen as it was expected, instead she chose Chanel, and her jewelery doesn't really go with the dress... Dissapointed in her... Her hair is done in its infamous bob, and her makeup is kept pretty minimal, save for a bit of rosy pink gloss.


Freida Pinto in ivory silk Chanel gown is all kinds of Old Hollywood glam, complete with Veronica Lake hair and red lips, but then there's the quirky black tie and diamond-encrusted collar. She's even wearing a watch! This is one of the most gorgeous dress for me from the Gala!

Gisele Bundchen hit the red carpet in a stunning red Alexander McQueen gown. Notice how the strapless silhouette is lean on top and flows out into beautiful layered pleats down below. Loose wavy hair, natural makeup palette complete her knockout look. Are you loving it just as muchas i do?

Head Alexander McQueen designer (and royal wedding dressmaker) Sarah Burton looked angelic at the Met Gala. She complements a flowing white gown with soft, simple hair, pretty pink blush, and plenty of diamonds. It's a decadent look for sure, especially with the beautiful cream detailing on her empire waist, but do you think it's a fitting look for the fashion world's brightest new star?


Do you have ny opinions on Met Gala? Did you liked the dresses? What's your take on theme and how the starletts acknowleded it?


1 comment:

  1. loved madonna, Goodwin and Pinto - others, you know, as always. :)

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