Tuesday, May 08, 2012

My Take on The Met Gala 2012

Last year's exhibit, featuring the works of gone-too-soon visionary Alexander McQueen, was a smash hit.  'Savage Beauty' went on to break records. Its success commenced with a red carpet event that gathered designer feathery frocks and shiny dresses worn by a good mix of celebrities and citizens of the fashion industry.

This time around, the spotlight is on Miuccia Prada and the late Elsa Schiaparelli. To launch the exhibit, The Met is once again illuminated not only by bright lights but also by glitters, satin and mirrors as donned by Hollywood's and fashion's illustrious attendees.


Sofia Vergara does peplum right in this dress. She looks gorgeous. Gwyneth Paltrow is insanely sexy in this short Prada number showing off her gams. More on the risque side is Christina Ricci who is becoming one to watch out for on the red carpet. Say what you want about her in that Thakoon dress, I like it.

Debra Messing looks simple but still very stunning in a shimmering, chest-baring dress. Vogue's Sally Singer looks very interesting in a good way despite limiting color to her lips putting more emphasis on texture and structure. Claire Danes, who is usually in tight, long, shiny dresses shakes it up with J. Mendel seemingly channeling the mod era with her hair and makeup. Finally, Diane Kruger looks absolutely ravishing in this bright purple Prada gown adorned with feathers around the hem. With her casual elegance vibe, she's like this year's Jenna Lyons.


The silhouette, the color; I think everything about Cameron Diaz's Stella McCartney dress we've seen before so I find it boring. I don't know who this lady is swimming in that much fabric but that dress would be more appropriate for someone like Helen Mirren. What happened to Jaime King? She looks like she's suffering from extreme hair-loss and that red dress is far from the success of what Ginnifer Goodwin wore last year which was also from Topshop. Leighton Meester on the other hand looked like she's been hanging out with Snooki almost blending into the color of her Marchesa dress. Not good.


Ladies and gentlemen, Anja Rubik and Anja Rubik's pelvic bone--who needs to meet Angelina Jolie's leg. That Anthony Vaccarello dress is insane. M.I.A, sans the dirty finger this time, looks very young and cute but perhaps a little too casual in Stella McCartney. Somebody hand Bianca Brandolini D'Adda (Thanks Google!) an award for wearing the most sequins and having the balls to wear what seems to be the brightest number that night. From a sequin-overload Dolce and Gabbana dress to a mirror-happy Miu Miu ensemble. Chloe Sevigny provided the crazy at the Met red carpet this year and I'm not complaining.


Meanwhile, both Kate Bosworth and especially Karolina Korkova usually hit it right on the red carpet but they lose several points in my book for appearing like the second coming of two very memorable looks from the past. Kate looks like the twin of Sienna Miller on the cover of the Vogue September issue from a few years ago; from the feathered dress, to the bold lips and the hair. Karolina, on the other hand, wearing an ensemble from Rachel Zoe's clothing line, is very reminiscent of  Kate Moss at 2009's gala from the turban to the low back. Coincidence? Perhaps. Nonetheless, it begs the question 'Who wore it better?'

Photos: nymag.com


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