Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Met Gala 2012

Last night marked the Met's annual gala to kick off the new exhibition in the Costume Institute (this year's exhibition, entitled Impossible Conversations, celebrates Prada and Schiaparelli). Termed the Oscar's of the fashion world, Vogue live streamed last night's red carpet arrivals and, while I personally don't think the gowns were comparable to last year's gala (the theme of last year's exhibit was, of course, Alexander McQueen, and so the red carpet for the gala was, in many senses, incredibly theatrical in a way that this year's simply wasn't) there were many stunning gowns that ran the gambit from elegant to daring with everything in between. Here are a few that stood out for me the most. 

Claire Danes - ignoring the odd facial expression here, I think this is just so delightfully retro and I love the pop of color that the clutch adds 

Amy Poehler - this is such a wonderfully witchy and dramatic dress, I love it on her 

Bianca Brandolini D'Adda - many a Byzantine empress would covet this gown 

Carey Mulligan - this is pretty much just perfection 

Cate Blanchett - so dramatic, the perfect McQueen gown 

Rihanna looking sleek and sexy in Tom Ford 

Dianna Agron - this color is amazing on her 

I was trying to find a picture that really did this gown justice, it was so sleek and edgy and sexy, I loved it 

Lea Michele - talk about being sleek and sexy! 

Lena Dunham and Hamish Bowles - so I sort of hated the first two episodes of Girls on HBO but I'm glad I stuck with the series because I'm pretty into it now and, by extension, sort of love Lena Dunham. And I adore that Hamish Bowles picked out her pumps for her, they work so well with the green dress 

Solange Knowles - I have nothing but respect for people who can pull off a gorgeous canary gown and Solange here totally nailed it

What were your favorite fashion statements from last night?

21 comments:

Yajaira said...

I like rihanna's dress - cute

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Pins, Needles & Fashion said...

I really liked Carey Mulligan's dress, I agree with you just perfection!

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Marie a la Mode said...

I loved Solange's dress, as well as Gwyneth's and Rihanna's. There were some hits but also some misses, some really bad ones!

christine said...

Lovely picks! I think I like Amy P's the best.
I wasn't a big fan of Girls at first too, until I saw the episodes a few more times...

Christine
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Laura Go said...

I totes am in love with Carey Mulligan's dress. It's sooooo purdy!

Closet Fashionista said...

So may gorgeous looks! I love Claire and Cate! And I loved Emma Stone! I haven't had a chance to look at everything yet
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Adrienne said...

I love them all, but Rhianna and Carey Mulligan's dressses are amazing!

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Elle Sees said...

i was obsessed watching this--thanks for hooking me up with the link!

Rebecca said...

I have only watched the first two episodes of Girls, so I am still undecided about it. I have the others on my DVR though.

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Amy Poehler looks so dramatic and unexpected- makes me love her even more! I saw Lea Michelle's dress got some slack on twitter but I personally think it's gorgeous!

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

P.S. also started watching Girls and thought it was so awkward (which it is) but now I'm slightly addicted...except to the creepy sex maniac- he's awful.

LyddieGal said...

as much as i love the costumey stuff, i think my favorite is the simple and elegant green gown on dianna.
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Nora Fab said...

gorgeous pictures. I wish to be there and go to this exhibition.

Nora

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Style Servings said...

Oooooh I love all the sequin gowns~!

when BABI speaks said...

I love Bianca's gown! she looks like an egyptian goddess! love it!

Babi

Honeysuckelle said...

I don't typically follow these sort of events but I love all the outfits you shared. I'm so partial to the lovely black gowns, especially Amy Poehler's, but I love all the gold as well. That yellow dress is perfection on Solange Knowles.

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Nnenna said...

I think Solange might have been my favorite because she looked amazing from head to toe! I also loved Jessica Alba, Ginnifer Goodwin, Camilla Belle and Nina Dobrev!

Amber said...

Claire Danes was a favorite of mine as well. So you didnt like the first to episodes of Girls?! I thought every episode so far has been stellar. Glad you stuck with it :)

Manita Singh said...

Def. Megan!!!

Such an awesome post with all the designs.

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Sandy Joe said...

I cannot get enough of Girls! Have you ever seen Tiny Furniture? Also by Lena Dunham. I feel like I'm living that now - I'm sure you can identify with being in a post grad delirium!

Thanks for the Met breakdown, I didn't even bother to seek it out myself!

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Vang said...

I second that on Cate B. Wow, she is fantastic. Envious.