Gwyneth Paltrow never fails to amaze on the red carpet, so I knew the 2012 Met Gala, held in New York City on Monday evening, would be no exception.

Wearing a Prada steel blue duchesse halter neck dress, Gwynie did not disappoint.

With inverted back pleats and micro-paillettes embroidered patch pockets, a simple silhouette is given a complete makeover.

Like Kate Bosworth, Gwyneth proves that short dresses can be every bit as glamorous.

Steel blue Prada shoes with embellished heels, Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie hooped earrings, a statement ring and a satin blush Prada clutch accessorized her look.

A sleek center-parted bun provided the finishing touch.

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