Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Divas and Darlings - The Met Gala 2012

Red Carpet Fashion
The Met Gala 2012

The most exciting fashion event of the year has cast it's spell upon us once again, where the VIP guests were dressed to the nines in the finest designer wear. This year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art pays tribute to 'Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: Impossible Conversations'. Warning: an overload of pictures to follow of all the glamourous gowns from the star-studded evening. Click on each picture for a closer view.

Golden Girls
Nina Dobrev dazzled in a black and gold sequin sprayed gown by Donna Karan, with elaborate train. Jessica Alba was coated in gold lamé, wearing a stunning one-shouldered Michael Kors dress and side-swept waves. Jessica Paré sparkled in a gilded L'Wren Scott gown. 

Blush Romance
Rashida Jones donned a lovely off-the-shoulder floral print gown by Tory BurchLily Collins looked demure in a nude lace and tulle Valentino dress. Sarah Jessica Parker also opted to wear a Valentino gown, hers prettily printed with pink roses. Leslie Mann stayed on the sweet side, in a frilly shell-pink Nina Ricci frock. Jessica Biel decided on a tea-length, plunge neck Prada dress, specked with apple green jewels.

Gem Tones
Glee's Dianna Agron looked beautiful in a lush green Carolina Herrera gown with deep v-neck and belted waist. Hilary Swank kept things chic in a ruby red halter-neck Michael Kors gown. Marion Cotillard illustrated the dark romance of Dior in a strapless mulberry gown with sheer skirt. Mia Wasikowska displayed her graceful style in a wine red Prada dress with black embellished collar and belt. Actress Greta Gerwig was the guest of designer Prabal Gurung, who bestowed her with a fluid emerald green gown.

Purple Palette
Amber Heard was alluring in an amethyst duchess satin gown by Zac Posen. Paula Patton chose a lilac strapless Vera Wang dress with cross panelling on the bodice. Gwyneth Paltrow showed off her toned pins in pastel purple Prada. I expected more from her. Dakota Fanning looked angelic in a lavender Louis Vuitton gown with textured skirt.

Chic Metallic
Karolina Kurkova was dressed in molten gold by Rachel Zoe, she added a turban for that head-turning effect. Camilla Belle sizzled in a silver figure-hugging Ralph Lauren gown. Lana Del Rey brought about an air of mystery to her Altuzarra sequined gown, shrouding it with a long black cape. Cameron Diaz chose a slinky shimmer dress from Stella McCartney.

Basic Black 
Mary-Kate Olsen looked sophisticated in a custom-made ensemble by The RowRihanna showed off her amazing figure in a sleek long-sleeved Tom Ford gown. Poppy Delevingne was one of few celebrities to wear Chanel, her black gown was taped with strips of white. Linda Evangelista remains ageless and elegant in a black Prada dress, with on-trend peplum. Rosie-Huntington Whitely represented Burberry in a form-fitting shimmer striped gown.

January Jones was striking in a sculpted Versace number with metal inserts on the bustier. Model Constance Jablonski looked incredible, draped in a sapphire and jade silk ensemble by Haider Akermann. Emma Roberts struck a pose in an apricot Escada gown, with trendy peplum waist. Diane Kruger was decked in a dramatic violet Prada gown with feathered hem. Solange Knowles wore a vivid yellow Rachel Roy peplum dress.

All About Orange
Ginnifer Goodwin put on a vivid tangerine silk-chiffon gown by Monique Lhuillier. Kirsten Dunst went for the unconventional in a burnt orange Rodarte ensemble. Eva Mendes was another star to wear the peplum trend, her sunset dress with gem-studded bodice by Prada. Kristen Bell settled for a minimalistic look in a halter-neck column gown by Tommy Hilfiger. Katherine McPhee looked gorgeous in a plunge-neck saffron dress by Elie Saab.

Into The Blue
Brooklyn Decker slipped into a serene blue dress by Tory Burch. Caroline Trentini wore an innovative denim gown with embroidered lace top by Olivier Theyskens. Jessica Stam was captivating in an ice blue gown with intricately embellished bodice and peplum waist by Christian Dior. Heidi Klum was lacy in a dusky blue Escada dress. Lea Michele looked polished in a navy blue sequined gown by Diane von Furstenberg. Bee Shaffer was a picture of poise in a printed sapphire gown by Erdem.

White Haute
Supermodel Anya Rubik dared to wear this provocative slashed and thigh-baring number by Anthony Vaccarello. One of my best dressed, Ashley Greene was ravishing in a Grecian draped gown by Donna Karan. Queen Bee Anna Wintour paid her respects to both Prada and Schiaparelli in a white column gown with gold lobster motif and fur capelet. Rachel Zoe was fringed top-to-toe in one of her own designs. Amy Adams chose a tasteful Giambattista Valli gown with black and metallic bow detailing.

Ornate in Ebony
Cate Blanchett chose an extravagant gown with massive feathered skirt by Alexander McQueenRooney Mara wore a sheer lace one-shouldered gown by GivenchyBeyonce stole the limelight in this sultry see-through embellished look dipped in purple feathers, by Givenchy. Gisele was all-the-bomshell in a black sequined dress, also by Givenchy. Renee Zellweger was elegant in a black long gown with sheer panelling by Emilio Pucci.

Higher Hemlines
Comedianne Kristen Wiig put on some bright colour in a neon orange lace frock by Stella McCartneyKristen Stewart went for a futuristic rock-chic and colour-blocked look by BalenciagaEmma Stone was enchanting in a cherry red Lanvin dress, adorned with plastic flower appliqués. Carey Mulligan sparkled in a two-tone metallic Prada dress which is covered in dozens of paillettes. Victoria Justice picked out a playful, multi-hued flower-daubed McQ by Alexander McQueen dress with black lace underlay.

The Risk Takers
Coco Rocha played it anything but safe with a pink-dipped hairdo and flamboyant canary yellow pantsuit with cerise bustier by vintage Givenchy. Florence Welch was cocooned in voluminous Alexander McQueen confection. Elizabeth Banks opted for an intrepid Mary Katrantrou dress with digitally stamped print, high neck and peplum waist. I was disappointed by Alexa Chung's outfit, mainly because that inner white shirt seemed very out of place. Christina Ricci was dressed in an overworked black and blush gown by Thakoon.

FairyTale Dresses
Leighton Meester wore a caramel and gold embroidered gown with elaborate tiered tulle skirt by MarchesaScarlet Johansson wowed in a nude Dolce & Gabbana gown with bejeweled bodice and flaired tulle skirt. Sofia Vergara was wrapped in an exquisite silver embellished Marchesa dress with ruffled peplum design. Brit Marling put on an ethereal Valentino gown with sheer print overlay and high buttoned neck.

Who is your best and worst dressed from the Met Gala 2012?


Marie Martell said...

Hey Sam! Soooo many beautiful gowns! Love all the metallic and yellow gowns, Gwen and Paula looked FAB! I'm was sad that J.Lo wasn't there :( Have a great week!

xo Marie

Rahul Bhatia said...

Lovely ladies in drop dead gorgeous attires !

Paris said...

So much inspiration!! I am obsessed with Jessica Alba's one shoulder metallic gown and Lea Michele's sparkly cobalt blue dress!! Stunning!



LifeStyle Journal said...

If I have the chance to choose one dress for me I would choose Gisele's amazing dress.
Karolina Kurkova and Beyonce look like godness from a fairy tale!!! They look like divas.

Anna said...

Nina Dobrev - WOW WOW WOW - it was the first one but my favourite by a long shot. They all always look beautiful (yes even in the crazy dresses I think if they're having fun and rocking it with confidence they're beautiful!) .. I adore orange at the moment too so loved that panel of dresses.

Anna xo


Ember Drake said...

Nina Dobrev and Ginnifer Goodwin look absolutely stunning!

And I also really like Emma Stone's shorter quirky dress - she looks as cute as always!



Helena Resende said...

I like most of the looks except those with flower prints!

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Hilary and Scarlett looked amazing, but this time Kirsten Dunst is my absolute favourite, she simply looked totally different and stylish. First three dresses (metallic) I don't like at all, they are somehow too much! I don't know what you say about Kirsten, but for me - WOW! Ilina

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

And, I forgot, beautiful Eva Mendes looks so fat in this dress! And she is a stunning beauty. So, it is obvious that superpritty women are not imune to bad shaped dresses! :)

Zoe Concepción said...

I really love Cameron's and leighton's dresses, they're stunning!!!!

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I loved Heidi Klum's outfit, she wore the lace amazingly well and I'm glad she didn't go with black, the color she's wearing is stunning on her :)

Shahrzād said...

They're beautiful in Golden dress!

Punctuation Mark said...

amazing styles in here... my fave is always cate Blanchet... such a classy lady!


So many gorgeous gowns! I'm really in love with the dresses of Lea Michele and Dianna Agron. The gowns look so beautiful on them! I also liked the dress of Paula Patton, Leighton Meester and Scarlet Johansson! Gorgeous women!

ftashion said...

Thanks for sharing! Love Dakota Fanning, SJP and Lily Collin's gowns!

Ash :o)

Fictitious Fashion said...

Scarlet is a DIVA!!!!!!!! she looks stunning.. I also like Amber, leighton, jessica alba and beyonce's look :)

Thanks a lot for your sweeeeeeeeeeeeet comment Sam.. I'll surely do the DIY soon :D .. I want to see your style too.. I wonder how you do it .. but I bet you dress up quite elegantly! :)


when BABI speaks said...

these are all pretty! I love Gwyneth Paltrow's dress so much, she looks gorgeous and stunning!


Daniella said...

Oh my Gosh sweetie!!!! Amazing post,so so many wonderful dresses and so many beautiful ladies!!! I was going down the page just saying-"thats my favourite and thats my favourite" and so on and so on! The print section is beautiful and especial SJP and Rishida Jones! I also thought Heidi Klum's blue lace dress was stunning. Also MKO looked so chic and Gwyneth Paltrow looked incredible as always. Though to be fair i just could on an on about almost everyone! :)

Take care sweetie,Daniella xox

Bodil Huisman said...

Solange Knowles, Emma Stone & Leighton Meester are looking
perfect! Love their dresses and style.


Teresa said...

I'm so far behind with the MET post :( but i loved all of the peplum styles, especially the yellow ones.. hated Mary Kate Olsen :/ January, Jessica, Ashley and Brit were my favorites!!!


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Aurelia (A Pretty Life) said...

Karolina Kurkova def No1 for me. I can't say who is the worst

Giovanna said...

Love this post! My favorite look was definitely the romanticism! So etherial and pretty!


Sara Shoemaker said...

where do I even start!? I love just about every single gown here. That is my dream, to get all dressed up and go to a red carpet event. I especially love Kirsten Wiig's vintage style dress, and that completely metallic shiny one!

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

great job grouping them sam!!! my two favorites was solange and sofia vergara. my least favorites were everyone on the risk taker and higher hemline group. lol

Oda said...

I love Nina Dobrev’s dress! Great job, btw! :D

Paolita@BerryHaute said...

I've come to rely on you for my event dresses recap, beautiful round up as always,
my pick is Gisele in that stunning beaded Givenchy.

VintageDanielle said...

I enjoyed the golden and vibrate dresses. So glad you covered the fashions!

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Jayme and Mendi said...

I love the "Golden Girls"!! They look stunning!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

Great picks girl. All the lovely ladies look stunning.

<3 Marina

Bonnie said...

Nina Dobrev looked b-e-a-U-tiful. I can't stop staring at pictures of her. Ashley Greene killed it. Donna Karan outdid herself with this event.

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Kat said...

everyone looks soooo gorgeous!!! i dont think i can choose a fav look :P


Joyce said...

hmmm I think the best dressed would be Lily Collins and Emma Stone. I really like how soft and pretty Lilly Collin's dress is and Emma Stone's dress is so fun :)

Stephanie said...

Nina Dobrev is my fav hands down! I love her! She's so naturally beautiful and that dress is amazing on her!


Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love the collection of colors and wow - shiny gorgeousness on Carey Mulligan (oh Gwyneth, what is that?!)

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Allison said...

Thanks for sharing this! I really loved all of the gold tones worn this year!


Marika said...

Everyone looks so perfect !
It' s impossible to choose...
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erica marie said...

So hard to choose a favorite, Gisele or Scarlet are on the top of my list.

xo erica

Nee said...

my favourite is from Nina Dobrev:) i also love the ohter gold dresses as well as the fairy tale gowns:)


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Nicole said...

Thank you for posting this! I've officially caught up with all the looks. Lana Del Rey, Gisele, Emma Watson, Renee Z and Camilla Belle are my absolute favourites! Especially Lana - that cape!
I also love Dakota Fanning. Constance looks great in Haider!


Marion looks mesmerizing. And gotta give props to Kirsten Dunst for the guts to her red retro days. It's nice to see vintage-styled dress swooning on the red carpet.


Fashion-Bridge said...

I could look through these photos hours and hours long! I just stare and keep my breath!:)))I can't even say which lady's outfit I prefer! But I definitely fell for the fairytale dresses;)




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Mariana said...

Loved the golden and metallic ones.. and Sofia Vergara of course, she is always beautiful!
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Ayya McFire said...

Such gorgeous dresses!
I 'ooh'ed and 'aah'ed over these beautiful gowns (well, most of them!).

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Absolutely Faaabulous said...

Ahhhhhh I was waiting for you to put your pics on this event (I now have my little habit to check out your site for red carpet event.. so easy to be able to check and compare so many outfit in one place ;))

I Love the golden one. Actually I will go to Cannes next week and have chosen a gold dress too ;) The ones I like less are the short ones.. come on, there are not spectacular enough ;)


Oh to Be a Muse said...

Some of these are just really cray cray, if you ask me. But I totally loved Karolina, Solange and Jessica Alba.

Wil Harris said...

This was such a great post and well researched. I wasn't really impressed with any of these dresses. Jessica Alba always looks good, she can do no wrong in our book.

Anne said...

i LOVE the way you putted al the looks into categories! x

Daphnée Kwong Waye said...

Dresses and more dresses! I'm totally in love :)
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Sootjeelina said...

They all looked gorgeous! I especially loved Coco Rocha and Lilly Collins

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Andie Willows said...

I really like kirsten dunst. mostly because it's something extra.

xoxo, andie
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Romina C. said...

Love Met Ball girls dresses they were all amazing!

x Romi

Andrea said...

Awesome post! My favorite, the blush romance section, loved all the dresses! :D

I'm a new follower, hope you follow back. :)

Skinny Moonstick said...

I love this post! One of the most amazing recaps! I am in love with Blush Romance dresses, especially the one Lily Collins wore! So pretty, classy, and girly! Thank you for putting this together!
And thank you so much for your kindness and support!
Good luck!


Elle Sees said...

Loving all the coverage!!!

Helen* said...

Love this post!! So so so great! Not too sure what my favourite dress is but i think Jessica Alba and Sophia Vergara look great, classically beautiful! :) xoxox

Miu said...

There are some very beautiful dresses!
I like Nina Dobrev's, Jessica Alba's, Jessica Biel's, Dianna Agron's, Emma Roberts', Ginnifer Goodwin's, Victoria Justice's, Alexa Chung's and Brit Marling's.

Filipa said...

My favorite was Ashley Greene.. I think it was perfect... also really beautifuls were Diana Agron and Hillary Swank...:D

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Nuar said...

CONGRATS!!! That's an exceptional summary on the MET Ball!! My dream is to see be there one day, ahh!!
So difficult to choose a winner: arbitrarily, I'd say Karolina Kurkova, Camilla Belle,Linda Evangelista, Gisele and Constance Jablonski.
María José