Ooh, my favorite!

Met Gala 2012
May 8, 2012, 9:41 am
Filed under: Beauty, Fashion

For me, the Met Gala is about the ULTIMATE dress. The one gorgeous, extravagant, daring, and innovative frock that you couldn’t wear anywhere else. Oddly enough it seems there are fewer dresses that meet these criteria each year, but there are still plenty that I would enjoy seeing at other red carpet events.

Regardless, I thought I’d collect some of the elements that could possibly end up working their way into now or seasons to come. Here are just a few examples that stood out.



Lots of gold and glitz, but the only one I truly enjoyed was Carey Mulligan. It’s so interesting and still so lovely. She looks great, and I adore the heavy eyeliner with the nude lips. Outside of Carey, and going against everything I just listed as Met-worthy, I’d have to go with Michelle Dockery’s gold and black number; however, I would have styled it with a bold necklace (turquoise perhaps?), a clutch and maybe more of a lively hair-do. I love the gloves though.

Everything else here is gaudy and dated.

Carey Mulligan in Prada / Scarlett Johansson in Dolce & Gabbana / Michelle Dockery in Ralph Lauren / Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe / Jessica Paré in L’Wren Scott / Bianca Brandolini D’Adda in Dolce & Gabbana / Leighton Meester in Marchesa and Harry Winston



I love the range of orange to yellow. Nothing incredible but still a couple of lovely dresses. Solange in yellow might be my favorite, and while Kristen Bell looks great the dress is almost prom-like. And now to Kirsten. Am I supposed to appreciate its intent and styling? I would love it in a movie (kind of Joan Crawford-esque, isn’t it?), but I’m so confused to see it on the red carpet.

Kristen Wiig in Stella McCartney and Fred Leighton Jewels / Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte and Van Cleef & Arpels / Katherine McPhee in Elie Saab / Kristen Bell in Tommy Hilfiger and Van Cleef & Arpels / Emma Roberts in Escada / January Jones in Versace / Solange Knowles in Rachel Roy

Currant lips

I’m most excited about this category and it might just be because I have a super dark lipstick that I’ve had forever and have been waiting to wear again. I’m sure this look won’t be a sweeping favorite but I like the darker take and think I’ll be able to try this out in the fall. As for the dresses, Camilla looks lovely, and ranks right up there with Carey. (Jessica and Lana both look lovely and also fit in the Gilded category.)

Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren / Jessica Alba in Michael Kors / Amber Valetta in Prada /Kate Bosworth in Prada / Lana Del Rey in Altuzarra/ Jessica Chastain in Louis Vuitton and Harry Winston

 There are a million more dresses and trend possibilities so check them out. Outside of these you should check out Gwyneth and Beyonce. 

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I LOVE Carey Mulligan’s dress!

Bug @ Bugwear

Comment by Bug

Isn’t it great?! She was able to pull it off beautifully. If only there were more risk-takers at the gala.

Comment by Natira

These are always my favorite posts!! I love them! Thanks :)

Comment by Mari

Really? I’m glad to hear that. I wasn’t sure if they were interesting to anyone and was thinking about giving them up.

Comment by Natira

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