The Metropolitan Museum Costume Gala has a reputation for attracting some wild looks (well, it’s a costume ball after-all!), but this year had some downright sleek and stunning looks. Actresses, fashion mavens, singers and celebs attended this year’s event to honor late designer Alexander McQueen. Our hands-down favorite goes to Gossip Girl star Blake Lively in her gorgeous with a soft gray pailette-embroidered Chanel Haute Couture gown (or sari of sorts). Lively accessorized her looks with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and cream Christian Louboutin strappy heels. The famous blonde had recently dyed her hair light red, but she looked just beautiful in this fantastic frock. The gowns pictured above were also some of our favorites, even though they were pretty tame for the Met Gala. German actress Diane Kruger (pictured, top left) who is known for her daring fashion choices, wore this black-skirted Jason Wu gown with a silver embellished top that took 500 hours of hand embroidery, according to People. Kruger also carried a Jimmy Choo bag and donned Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry. The hottest mom on television, Sofia Vergara (pictured, top middle) of Modern Family, showed off her curves in a black, white and green Carolina Herrera gown with Japanese flowers decorating the front. Model (and Mrs. Andy Roddick, pictured, top right) Brooklyn Decker wore a hot pink Michael Kors long-sleeved gown and mirrored platform sandals from the same line. Maybe a little simple (or too damn bright) for the sophisticated New York gathering (it looks a little like Malibu Barbie’s big night out), but she’s young enough (only 24 – dear lord!) to pull it off. The better-dressed half of the Olsen twins, Ashley (pictured, bottom left), wore an off-the-shoulder vintage black Dior Couture gown with cream puffy-sleeves and metallic Christian Louboutin pumps. Olsen got criticized for the look, but we think that must have been one of the few glamorous dresses that survived the horrid 1980s. Freida Pinto (pictured, bottom middle) also got flack for her “black tie” look. The Indian actress donned a white silk Chanel Haute Couture gown with a masculine Chopard watch and Chanel clutch. But she looked beautiful as always, and as former cater waiters/bartenders, our editors had a soft spot for this shout-out to the staff! And the most famous niece in Hollywood, Emma Roberts (pictured, bottom right) had on a white silk, cut-out Michael Kors column gown and Chopard diamond drop earrings on. She’s looking quite grown-up these days! Who was the worst-dressed? Mary-Kate Olsen and Kirsten Dunst finally killed “hippie chic” with their hideous looks. Fergie and Naomi Campbell looked like they were covered in toilet paper. But our biggest criticism of the event? Again with the NUDE!! Blech! Salma Hayek, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Maggie Q, Kate Hudson, Taylor Swift, Naomi Watts, Jessica Alba, Ashley Greene, Renee Zellweger, and even teenager Dakota Fanning – young stars, old stars, new stars – and many well-dressed celebs all in beige! The color is not flattering on anyone, so we don’t know why this trend has taken hold. Hell, even some of the dresses we liked had nude and cream-colored accents, but to look like a human body-stocking on the red carpet is just strange. Then again, every dress we liked other than Brooklyn Decker’s seemed to be black and white… guess we’re not diverse, either! People, it’s a costume gala – try to be a little more adventurous next year!
May 17, 2011
Not the NY Mets of Queens, These are the Queens of the NY Met!
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