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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

2010 Met Costume Gala Review...

The Costume Institute Benefit Gala took place at the Met on Monday night.  It is always a breath of fresh air, as it's nice to see some folks from the fashion industry, in addition to all the television and movie (I mean "film") stars you typically see at every awards show. 

This year I think my "love" list is shorter than my "hate" list.   

For the ones I loved...
Camilla Belle looks absolutely stunning in strapless red with a sweetheart neckline.
Camilla Belle with Jason Wu

This dress is so simple, but we think Diane Kruger looks so chic in Calvin Klein.  And her figure is amazing!  How does she keep that train perfectly white?!
Diane Kruger in Calvin Klein

Both MoS girls love Guiliana R.  I don't even want to think about how many pre-baby Saturdays I spent getting sucked into a Guiliana and Bill marathon...  Her dress here is such a fun color, and the flower appliques add the perfect bit of volume.  This look is a lesson in perfecct proportions. 
Guiliana Rancic

Iman does such a good job showing off her curves in an elegant way.  Christina Hendricks (below) needs to take a lesson from her...
Iman

Brooke Shields seems like she never gets older.  She is in fantastic shape, and her Michael Kors gold sheath is beautiful.
Brooke

Is Kristin Davis channeling the Jennifer Garner pouty lips here?  Regardless, she looks so toned- we heard she has really been working out alot for her new SATC movie.  Fun fact- her parents live around the corner from my inlaws.  I always hope for a KDavis siting around the holidays, but so far, no luck!
Kristin Davis

A dress I loved that some folks hated...  I think Naomi Watts's one-shoulder number is so elegant and eye-catching.  We are loving the return of one-shoulder gowns and happy to see something other than strapless.  This is so Jackie O, no?
Naomi Watts

Patrick Robinson was definitely one of the best dressed boys to hit the red carpet.  You can't beat a classic tux.  Did you hear that, Justin Timberlake? 
Patrick Robinson

We have a weakness for men in dinner jackets, especially those named Tom Ford.  He looks fabulous.  Like  Patrick above, he recognizes that a classic white tuxedo shirt looks best.  Stay tuned for a post next week about men's fashion.  We'll be having a Q and A session with our favorite male fashion expert (and no, it's not my husband!).
Tom Ford

Anne Hathaway's gold lace and tulle is breathtaking.  It's the perfect color with her porcelain skin and dark hair.
Anne Hathaway in Valentino

We are absolutely in love with this J.Lo look as well.  Jenny from the Block has come so far!
J Lo in Zuhair Murad

And now, for those we don't love so much...
Joan, we love your curves, but enough is enough.  And those dark lips make you look much older than you are (we learned that from Clinton and Stacy).
 
Christina Hendricks in L'Wren Scot

Padma is so beautiful, and we love her post-baby curves.  But this dress does not flatter them whatsoever- it's like forcing a square peg in a round hole.  Not to mention, it looks incredibly uncomfortable.
Padma Lakshmi in Roberto Cavalli

Elizabeth Banks in Gucci- lose the tights or the mesh lace top, and we have a winner.  But both is too much.
Gucci

Mary Camden, we aren't loving the loosey degrade hair or the loosey white gown.  We've seen you do so much better.  You can do "soft" without tendrils.
Jessica Biel

Sisterhood of the forgotten pants.  This dress is just too short!
Blake Lively in Marchesa

SJP, we have stood by you when so many others criticized, but this just is not your best look.  Show off that teeny waist!
SJP in Halston Heritage

Kirsten, case in point of why the fug girls love you.  3/4 of your look is good, but from the ankles down is a different story.
Kirsten Dunst

Katy Perry's Amazing Technicolor Dreamdress- no words are necessary.
Katy Perry

I can't see this dress without singing the "Hefty Hefty Hefty" song from the trashbag commercial.  It even has the "cinchsack" tie at the bottom.  And the color variation makes it look like it's made with patented forceflex technologies...
Maggie G in Louis Vuitton

The first of the mullet dresses...  Business up front, party in the back!  Maybe she's hoping Harvey will cast her if she wears this dress.
Eva Longoria in Marchesa

Big hair plus big bossoms plus a big poofy skirt are not a good combo on Ms. Winfrey.  By the way, Oscar, you've still got it!
Oprah with ODLR

Ralph might take pride in symbolizing quintessential American style, but dungarees to a gala?  Come on!  (by the way, new "housewife" Sonja reminds us of Ricky L).
Ralph Lauren

We love us some Tina Fey, but rompers look good on my little boy, not on grown women.
Tina Fey in YSL

Coco is probably turning over in her grave right about now...
Twilight Girl in Chanel

This dress just looks cheap, and we feel quite certain it is not.
Rosario Dawson in Giambatista Valli

Another mullet dress...  Monday in the front, Friday in the back.
Siena Miller

What were your favorites or least favorites?

8 comments:

Betsy said...

Fabulous round-up, MoS! I completely agree about Naomi Watts' dress--love the unique neckline and the color is just perfect.

Julie said...

I agree with all but the Blake Lively and SJP comments. I thought they looked great. While I couldn't pull off a dress that short (on Blake), I thought she looked amazing.

traci zeller designs said...

You girls totally nailed it! Love the fashion recap ... there really were some fantastic looks. I thought Naomi Watts looked great!

Pemberley said...

Ok right on the money with everyone except maybe SJP. I laughed pretty hard while reading this. What's with the big pouf/parrot on the shoulder for some? Why don't these women have a picture taken of them from a distance on a RED CARPET, any red carpet for the love of pete! Agree on both points regarding the Laurens - enough with the jeans and the mocha tan!

Elizabeth said...

You nailed all the "loves" including Naomi Watts. So gorgeous and glam!

Though I like J.Lo's dress, that messy hair and make up need to be taken down about 8 notches.

Also, if I had legs like Blake Lively you better believe I'd be rocking that short dress.

sanctuaryhome said...

If there was ever a girl that didn't need shirring over her bust line, it was Christina Hendricks, it draws attention and gives the illusion of more volume. The rest of her ensemble is a mess, too.
Padma is a classic case of a lady that has always been able to wear anything and doesn't know what to do when her body has a few "imperfections".
So, so disappointed in Ralph, not only are jeans in bad taste, those are really bad looking jeans, bad wash, bad fit.
I love Patrick Robinson rocking the classic tux with a super cool fro.
Great recap, thanks!

sanctuaryhome said...

If there was ever a girl that didn't need shirring over her bust line, it was Christina Hendricks, it draws attention and gives the illusion of more volume. The rest of her ensemble is a mess, too.
Padma is a classic case of a lady that has always been able to wear anything and doesn't know what to do when her body has a few "imperfections".
So, so disappointed in Ralph, not only are jeans in bad taste, those are really bad looking jeans, bad wash, bad fit.
I love Patrick Robinson rocking the classic tux with a super cool fro.
Great recap, thanks!

Tonia {Chic Modern Vintage} said...

You were on point with most. The ones that looked a mess who really cares? Really?

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