The good, the bad, and the rinsers!
Who wore what?
So last week was the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (aka: the Met Ball), which is known as the Fashion World’s equivalent of the Oscar Awards. As I know you love a bit of red carpet glamour as much as I do, I’ve picked out a few of my favourite looks to share with you.
Gwyneth Paltrow: Simple and chic in a short ice blue Prada dress, Gwyneth shows that sometimes less is definitely more. I would definitely show more leg if I had pins like that!!!
Cameron Diaz: The fact that it was made from organic silk by Stella McCartney in collaboration with the Green Carpet challenge, makes the dress all the more desirable. Either that or the fact that it is floor length fits in all the right places, classic and covered in a million tiny beads. One word – fabulous.
Emma Stone: Emma seems to be somewhat of a style icon for me recently. I love this cute custom designed red Lanvin dress, it’s a perfect colour and the shape and length of the full skirt is very 1950′s. I absolutely love that it’s covered in perspex flowers, almost like poppies.
Solange Knowles: I love the bold yellow colour of Solange’s Rachel Roy dress, it looks fab against her dark skin tone. The simplicity of the column dress with subtle peplum detail is great when wearing such a bright colour. I love her hairstyle and matching funky accessories too!
Karolina Kurkova: Karolina simply shimmers in this glamourous floor length Rachel Zoe gown. I love the sequin fabric (which is similar to the sequin I use) and the high neck and structured shoulders.
Christina Ricci: Looking stunning in an elegant Thakoon black lave and nude pencil dress. My favourite detail of course is the giant bow!
Sarah Jessica Parker: An unusual choice for the usually flawless SJP, I’m afraid she looks like she has raided a charity shop wearing this Valentino dress. For me, the shape, the fabric and the colour are all wrong.
Florence Welch: Ok, so in theory I should love this by Alexander McQueen, the big sleeves, tiers and fabric are all things that alone would be fantastic. However, together on one dress is just a little too overwhelming. Add to that, the fussy ring and matching shoes and the look is somewhat scary.
Elizabeth Banks: The futuristic shape together with the geometric prints, on this Mary Katrantzou dress is a bit too much. I do love Mary K’s clothes, but I much prefer her bright romantic print clashing. This is a little too drab!
Marc Jacobs: Oh dear! In contrast to the sharp suits and tuxedos favoured by the other male guests this is just awful! Some critics say he stole the show with his Comme de Garçons attire – maybe that was his intention, but I can’t help but feel a little embarrassed for Mr Jacobs.