Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Top 20 Best Dressed at The Costume Institute Gala 2011

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala is the superbowl of fashion. Rather than play it safe like at the Oscars, attendees take risks on their attire, which is why it's my favorite fashion event of the year. This year's exhibit is "Savage Beauty," a retrospective entirely devoted to Alexander McQueen's work, so its guests came dressed to impress in over-the top couture. Here are my picks for the event's best dressed.

1. Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen
Who wears McQueen better than eccentric heiress Daphne Guinness? That would be no one.

2. Natalia Vodianova in vintage Valentino Haute Couture (with Valentino Garavani)
The supermodel always looks divine, but I'm particularly obsessed with the fur and feather details on this gown.

3. Miranda Kerr in Marchesa.
It's seriously incredible that this woman JUST had a child. Also, I'm a sucker for anything resembling a tutu.

4. Shalom Harlow in Marchesa.
 The supermodels really brought it at this event. I wanted someone to wear this to the Oscars, but it's much more perfect for this event!

5. Hamish Bowles in Alexander McQueen and Christian Louboutin shoes (with Amar'e Stoudemire)
 The Vogue editor can do no wrong in my eyes. Loving this wacky suit on him. And did you read his profile of Amar'e awhile back? Hysterical.

6. Anna Wintour in Chanel Haute Couture.
 Gorgeous and unique, this sequined Chanel gown looks like it was made for the queen of Vogue.

7. Madonna in Stella McCartney.
 I love how this gown is both modern and vintage looking. The stars running down the back give it a quirky edge, but the train and puffed shoulders make it look very Harlowesque.

8. Diane Kruger in Jason Wu.
 Sexy, yet demure. Chic, yet attention getting. Perfection.

9. Jennifer Lopez in Gucci.
 I love this color on her, and the flowered bolero definitely makes a statement.

10. Blake Lively in Chanel Haute Couture (with Karl Lagerfeld)
 The sheer details on this gown make it unique. I kinda wish I had Blake's life. Or at least her friends.

11. Karen Elson in Alexander McQueen.
 This gold leaf creation is beyond stunning and perfect with Elson's flame red hair. Another gown with a gorgeous sheer skirt.

12. Rihanna in Stella McCartney.
 Totally over the top, but perfect for the Met Gala. I love how Rihanna's long braid gives her look more edge and matches the carpet. Her emerald earrings give it a contrasting finishing touch.

13. Rosie Huntington Whiteley in Burberry.
 Maxim's Hottest Woman in the World is so glamourous in this satin gown. Love.

14. Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen.
 Parker was a great friend to McQueen, and she truly looks fantastic in his designs. The hair, makeup and jewelry look flawless as well.

15. Hilary Rhoda in Alexander McQueen.
 The model shows off her legs in this exquisitely tailored McQueen tuxedo minidress. I love the tails on her jacket. Classic McQueen. The hair and makeup also looks super chic.

16. Arizona Muse in Altuzarra.
 I love how Arizona always looks like she jumped straight out of the pages of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. Her flapperish Altuzarra complements her signature style and I adore those fur strap heels!

17. Isabel Lucas in Louis Vuitton.
 The waist band on this gown accentuates the actress' teeny tiny waist, and her amazing headpiece makes her stand out amongst the loads of more famous celebrities.

18. Hailee Steinfeld in Stella McCartney.
For such a young star, Hailee actually gets fashion. Or her stylist does. Either way, she looks fabulous!

19. Mariacarla Boscono in Givenchy Haute Couture (with Riccardo Tisci)
I've always loved this fantastic beaded and feathered and gown, and it looks fabulous on the red carpet.

20. Tie: Janelle Monae in Chanel and Anna Dello Russo in Alexander McQueen.
Definitely a bitch stole my look moment, but I couldn't choose just one. Janelle owns the pantsuit look, but ADR is wearing an egg on her head, so it was too hard to decide. Both look equally fierce!

1 comment:

  1. I am LOVING Madonna and Blake Lively's outfits!