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The Met Gala was this week, and I expressed to my roommates how excited I was to see what everyone wore.  They couldn’t understand why I was so excited.  

“But it’s better than the Oscars!” I say.  And I truly believe this, because in my opinion the actors and actresses on the Oscar red carpet are too concerned with being put on someone’s worst dressed list and not so much interested in making a great fashion statement.  Not so with the Met Gala.  Mainly because the Met Gala is attended not only by actors and actresses, but also by people in the art and fashion world, and so are more likely to make some sort of high-fashion statement.  And they did not fail to disappoint.  Here are a few of my faves (and not so faves):

Amber Valetta in Atelier Versace

She just looks great, and not just because she’s a supermodel.  I love the color especially, and the shiny fabric.  And just the way it fits her.  She’s also taken a little chance with the poufy cape-thing, but it totally works.

Christina Ricci in Givenchy Haute Couture

I’m not usually a huge fan of red-pink combos, but this really works.  The sheer fabric and the artful geometric red shapes poking through are genius.

Clive Owen in Armani

He’s just yummy.

Ellen Barkin in Diane Von Furstenburg

I just hope that I look this stunning when I’m older.  Heck, I wish I could look like this now.  It’s a little on the safe side for me, but she looks fantastic so that doesn’t bother me.

Eva Amurri in Louis Vuitton

The fit on this dress is all wrong.  She looks like she’s too squeezed in up top.  OW!  Doesn’t that hurt?  It also looks a little too 80’s prom for my taste.

Hilary Rhoda

She would have been way too boring if it weren’t for the accessories, i.e. the necklace.  That necklace makes the whole outfit, and the somewhat blank canvas of the rest of the outfit the perfect frame for it.

Jennifer Connolly in Balenciaga

I both love and hate certain parts of this outfit.  Love the dress, Nicolas Ghesquiere is a genius.  But don’t like the shoes (too pointy and witch-like), and don’t like the matching necklace/bracelets combo (too many accessories).  She should have just let the cool dress do the talking.

Kate Bosworth in Chanel Haute Couture

This might be my favorite dress of the night.  I love that she is wearing something short, and I love the shoes with the dress.  The dress itself is AMAZING, though it doesn’t really look like Chanel to me, maybe more Pucci, but I still love it.  Don’t like her eye makeup matching her shoes though.  A little too much blue overkill.

Kate Moss and Stella McCartney in Stella McCartney

Kate looks so put together and classic, which is a little different than her usual rock-and-roll disheveled chic (which I also love).  Stella also looks great, I sometimes think the whole one-shoulder toga dress thing is played out, but this dress is saved by it’s interesting draping and awesome color.

Kathryn Neale Schafer 

Way too much going on with the dress–I think it might be Marchesa and I’ve never been a fan of that line’s over-the-top detailing.  The appliques, the draped sleeves, too much.  Plus those leather boot/legging things are just weird.  Ick.

Lou Doillon in Marni (with Consuelo Castiglioni)

Lou is one of my personal style icons, she can do no wrong as far as I’m concerned.  She could put on a paper sack and look awesome.  Love how she accessorized with the cool leather cropped jacket.  She always adds a bit of cool personal style to any outfit.

Melania Trump in Vera Wang

She looks like a deranged hot pink Barbie Doll.  Sugar Daddy Barbie.  Enough said.  

Mischa Barton in Missoni 

Mischa got a lot of flack for this dress, which is understandable.  I don’t think it was as bad as most people said though.  The sleeves are horrible and the bodice has too much beading and stuff going on, but at least she took a risk.

Molly Sims in Versace

This color rocks on her.  I’m a sucker for a low-back dress too.  The turquoise earrings look great with it too.  Another one of my best for the night, though I wish I could see what the front looks like.

Naomi Watts

I’m torn on this one–I like the cool pleating and the star brooch, but I’m so over every blond actress trying to channel Marilyn Monroe.

Plum Sykes in Pucci

I think this dress is fantastic on her.  Normally the print and the sleeves and the volume would be too much, but on her it looks fantastic.  Could do without the satiny pink clutch though.

The Rodarte Contingent

I just love Rodarte’s really artsy designs.  They are so creative and their dresses really are works of art in themselves.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Burberry

I think this is my favorite look of the night.  I don’t really know who this girl is, but she looks great in the dress, the ombre effect is so cool, and the bag matches the blue in the dress really well.  And she didn’t try to overload herself with accessories, she let the cool dress take center stage.  Perfect.

Sarah SIlverman in Dolce and Gabbana

This dress does nothing for her at all.  I’ve never been a fan of the 50’s housewife look, and this makes her look really thick in the middle.  The polka-dots are bad on this skirt too.  Ordinarily I might like the striped half-gloves, but these don’t work here.

Giselle Bundchen (in Versace) with Tom Brady

Normally I might think this dress is a little too hoochy/Versace/sex on wheels, but it’s Giselle and come on, even Tom Brady can’t keep his eyes off her she looks so fantastic in it.

Zac Posen and Kate Mara in Zac Posen

I love her dress (I guess I’m on a yellow kick), but he looks bad.  Maybe he was going for a Superman vibe (the theme of the Gala was superheroes) but together they look like a box of Crayolas gone wrong.


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