I will praise any woman who can wear something that looks so effortless yet polished to an event like this. Only Naomi Campbell can pull this off. I mean, feather sleeves? This is my favorite.
Arizona Muse in Ralph & Russo
Now this is a ball gown. The red lip, diamonds, and the little bow make this so special. Classic beauty. This is how you roll to the Met. It's a win.
Blake Lively in Gucci
Sexy, but not garish. Elegant, but not boring. This is perfection.
Liu Wen in Zac Posen
There is something about this that I really love. Maybe its a super model in a huge puffy ball gown, I just don't know. The color is beautiful on her and I think for this type of event, it really works. I'm also not a huge dark lip fan, but this goes perfectly with the whole look.
Marion Cotillard in Dior Haute Couture
If you're gonna to roll to the Met in a short dress, this is the one you wear. I would love to see what this dress looks like in a long gown. Not really a fan of the shoes, but I think she looks unbelievably polished. How about that lip and her hair? Amazing.
The annual Met Gala was on Monday and there is still chatter about what went down the red carpet. This is one of the few events where I get super hyped up to see what the fashion elite and Hollywood starlets wear for the big night. It wouldn't be fair to discuss the fashion without touching on the Gala for a hot second.
The Met Gala serves as an opening celebration for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's yearly Costume Institute exhibit. This year, Charles James was celebrated and although he was quite influential, he is not the most well known. He has been called "America's first couturier" and we can thank him for the the cupless bra, the puffer coat, and zippers on the back of evening gowns. You can read more about him here.
Overall, I think it was a tiny bit underwhelming. My jaw dropped a few times (Blake Lively, Arizona Muse, and Naomi Campbell), but other than that, the rest was status quo. I hope next year my invite doesn't get lost in the mail like in previous years. It would be so much more fun to see the dresses in person, right?
Which dresses did you love?