Monday, May 3, 2010

The Met Costume Institute Gala 2010 ~ Red Carpet

Last night, the fashion elite (and some unworthy celebrities) descended upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC for the Annual Costume Institute Gala.

The good news is, most of the models and fashion designers looked amazing.  The other good news is, most of the other attendees looked like they were trying too hard.
This basically means I have something to blog about today.

I saw a lot of white/off-white dresses on the Red Carpet last night but only a chosen few got it right.

Best Whites

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know Vera Wang could work it in white. 
It hurts me to put Taylor Swift on my blog at all, let alone a best dressed list but her dress last night was gorgeous.  Also, her hair & makeup were spot on. 
Donna Karan.  Perfection.  Can't say much more about her. 
Tommy Hilifiger's wife, Dee Ocleppo looked marvelous in her white gown.  Simple and elegant.

Best Colour
Ok, so it's more like best pink tones but here they are anyway.
Naomi Watts suits this fuschia colour, pefectly.  Also, I don't mind that big puffy thing on her shoulder--it works. 
Thandie Newton in Vivienne Westwood = British Gorgeousness.  Thandie can do no wrong. 
Rachel Weisz in a hot pink Oscar de la Renta gown added some freshness to the sea of blacks, dark blues and fashion tragedies.  When will celebs figure out that 'When worse comes to worse, go with Oscar".  It's a no-brainer.
Carolina Herrera looked like royalty last night. 


Anna Wintour in Chanel basically means all is well with the fashion world.  She looked marvelous.
Camilla Belle was the best in Red last night.  There wasn't much red but her and this Jason Wu dress was gorgeousness.
Kate Bosworth in this glorious Valentino dress looked beautiful last night.  From head-to-toe.  Her stylist shoud take a bow.
I loved that Alexa Chung wore this Phillip Lim suit.  It's her and she knows how to pull it off.

Some other greats:
The Mighty Opes in Oscar de la Renta
Alessandra Ambrosio in Versace
SJP in Halston
Iman in Prada

It was hard to narrow The Stinkers down to four--this list should be more like 20. 
The Stinkers:

Just because it's Chloe Sevigny in Proenza Schouler, doesn't make it right.  From the hair to the dress to the footwear choice--it's all kinds of ugly. 
Kristen Stewart in Chanel: I'll let the picture do the talking.
Diane Kruger has had an amazing fashion year but hit an all-time low last night in this boring Calvin Klein dress.  It needed a plunging something or other.
As for January Jones, the dress (YSL) wouldn't be as bad if she lost the gloves and wore normal makeup.  WTF?

Most OTT
These three (Anne Hathaway, Doutzen Kroes & Coco Rocha) thought they would steal the show. 

Wrong, wrong & wronger.
I smell desperation.

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1 comment:

  1. Can't agree more with you on Chloe Sevigny. She did not look good at all.

    I loved Anne Hathaway's dress!