The Costume Insitute Gala MET Ball is a highly anticipated event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC and hosted anuually, this year by Ophrah & Patrick Robinson of The Gap & Vogue US's Anna Wintour. Anyone who is anybody is there & it's bascially an opportunity to be seen & for designers to showcase their most beautiful gowns. And who better to wear them than models? These girls get it right on the catwalk and off.
Models Alessandra Ambrosio in Versace & Dree Hemingway in Calvin Klein. Karolina Kurkova in Joseph Altuzarra & Lily Donaldson in Marc Jacobs. Jamie Bochert in Rodarte for Gap & Karlie Kloss in Donna Karan. Amber Valletta in RM by Roland Mouret & Doutzen Kroes looking like a princess in Zac Posen. Whilst Coco Rocha also in Zac Posen blew my mind.
Young Hollywood Emma Watson looked like a total goddess in Burberry whilst Taylor Swift worked a more innocent twist on white floor length in Ralph Lauren. Emma Roberts looked chic & cute in a backless Marni dress & Lily Collins in Chanel. Would you look at those pearl heels? Blake Lively looking down right delectable in Marchesa & the beautiful Camilla Belle in Jason Wu. Red is such a good colour for her.
Everyone Else French girlcrush Chalotte Gainsbourg looked quirky & colourful in Balenciaga & Zoe Kazan wore a cute cut-out Peter Som dress. Kate Bosworth looked beautiful as always in backless Valentino & Kirsten Dunst went for whiter than white in Rodarte for Gap. Stylist Rachel Zoe looked good in yellow velvet Marc Jacobs. Maggie Gyllenhaal looked all woman in Louis Vuitton & Anne Hathway sparkled in Valentino. But Jennifer Lopez busted out the big gown & looked out of this world in Zuhair Murad.
Of course as with any event some people caught my eye for all the wrong reasons so here are a few re-styles by yours truly; Rachel Bilson originally wore Louis Vuitton and while the dress was nice I just thought it made her look a little short. I'd have liked to see her in Marchesa with YSL heels. My current ultimate girlcrush Carey Mulligan looked short & frumpy in Miu Miu. I think she'd have looked much more stunning in Marchesa with Miu Miu heels or Erdem with Balenciaga heels. Tomboy & Twilight leading lady Kristen Stewart got it wrong again in a black Chanel. She has good legs but they looked anything but with the asymetric cut & sheer panel you'd never guess. I'd rather have her in Haider Ackerman & Burberry platforms or Qasimi with a muted red lip please. And finally the gorgeous Marion Cotillard wore a body-con, floor skimming bejewelled Christian Dior gown but I didn't think it really did much for her body. For show stopping sparkle & a more flattering cut I'd have chosen Marchesa or Alexander McQueen.
What would you wear to the MET Ball?
I think I'd go for this Marchesa number. I'm a big lover of Marchesa.
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