Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Best Dressed at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute is one of the most fashionable places on Earth. Home to a vast collection of clothing, costumes and accessories representing five continents and seven centuries, this is the epicenter of fashion and style....and also the location of my next closet. 

Last night's annual Met Gala (a.k.a the Fashion Oscars) welcomed yet again the beautiful and elite from film, fashion and beyond. The red carpet saw a few fashion don'ts like Beyonce's hideous Givenchy haute couture embroidered gown with purple ombré train. This was more like a fashion do-not-wear-ever. The dress was so ostentatious that it's not worth the first photo spot in my fabulous post. As for my favorite gowns and accessories of the evening, here's a look at my top 10.

1. Kristen Bell
Tangerine, keyhole-cutout Tommy Hilfiger gown, a golden Judith Leiber clutch, Jimmy Choos and Van Cleef & Arpels gems

2. Jessica Alba 
 One-shoulder, draped lamé Michael Kors gown, Brian Atwood platforms, Roger Vivier clutch and  Wilfredo Rosado jewelry

3. Lea Michele
Diane von Furstenberg gown, Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Christian Louboutin sandals

4. Gwyneth Paltrow
Prada dress embellished with paillettes on the pockets, Prada heels and Anna Hu hoops

5. Hilary Swank
Michael Kors burgundy turtleneck gown, golden clutch and sandals (all by the designer)

6. Emma Roberts 
Escada gown in marigold, Christian Louboutin heels and Daniel Swarovski clutch

7. Camilla Belle 
Ivory tulle-and-beaded dress and champagne-hued sandals (Ralph Lauren Collection)

8. Nina Dobrev
Donna Karan Atelier gown, H. Stern jewels, Jimmy Choos and Judith Leiber clutch

9. Julieanne Hough
Raspberry mermaid gown with black detail at the bust paired with Jimmy Choos

10. Kristen Wiig
Tangerine lace gown and two-tone platform pumps (Stella McCartney)
  
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Fashion-do-not-wear-ever

Fashion-do-not-wear-ever
   

Who were your picks for best and worst dressed at the Met Gala?

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