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Katharine McPhee In Elie Saab – 2012 Met Gala

Katharine McPhee added a touch of Elie magic to the red carpet at the 2012 Met Gala, held in New York City on Monday evening.

The ‘Smash’ actress looked sensational donning this coral hue.

Her gorgeous curves are caressed by this fully embroidered Elie Saab Spring 2012 gown with a deep square neckline which is accented by a matching belt.

A wavy updo, gold jewels and a bronze Christian Louboutin minaudière completed her statuesque red-carpet look.

Is it me or does she look super tall in this gown?

Need I say one of my favourites of the night? No? OK then.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

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44 Responses to Katharine McPhee In Elie Saab – 2012 Met Gala

  1. msd May 8, 2012 at 12:49 #

    She looks smashing.

    Sorry, I’ll get my coat …

    • Fashion Critic May 8, 2012 at 12:53 #

      LOL…nice one 😉

    • Jess2 May 9, 2012 at 08:23 #


  2. CTgirl May 8, 2012 at 12:51 #

    This gown is perfect for her body. I love the clean lines and the color. Total win.

  3. Mahima May 8, 2012 at 12:51 #

    My favourite by far. So in love with this look. She looks taller and better than the model.

  4. Tom Kolovos May 8, 2012 at 12:52 #


  5. mandy May 8, 2012 at 12:55 #

    Ok. Sorry Karolina. Katherine is now my best dressed !! How stunning is she? Orange is indeed the new black !!!

  6. Andreea May 8, 2012 at 13:03 #

    Simple and stunning ! One of my favourites.

  7. Shaina May 8, 2012 at 13:06 #

    She looks fantastic! The color is amazing on her.

  8. JamilaMaz May 8, 2012 at 13:19 #

    Has there ever been a more perfect fit ever? She’s one of my faves for sure!

  9. Emmeline May 8, 2012 at 13:33 #

    So glad to see someone wearing Elie Saab! Katharine definitely did the dress justice. The color and fit are fantastic.

  10. Alina May 8, 2012 at 13:37 #

    Her best look ever.

  11. vicky May 8, 2012 at 13:42 #

    This made my evening!

  12. dee May 8, 2012 at 14:07 #


  13. Shruti May 8, 2012 at 14:08 #

    She’s gorgeous. She does the dress justice and vice versa. Beautiful.

  14. Wong Hiao Hiao May 8, 2012 at 14:13 #


  15. Nat May 8, 2012 at 14:24 #

    She looks AMAZING.
    The dress is stunning, pure Elie magic, and it’s just perfect on her. I like it better on her rather than on the runway.
    One of the best dressed of the event (and BDOTW contender), for sure.

  16. Lee ann May 8, 2012 at 14:25 #

    Stunning but if I have to nit pick-the silly gold band on her wrist doesn’t add anything

  17. Colleen May 8, 2012 at 14:31 #

    My eyes nearly popped out of their sockets. Gorgeous!

  18. bm May 8, 2012 at 14:46 #

    She killed the runway model (Karmen Pedaru, sorry).
    What a perfect body.

  19. Christine May 8, 2012 at 15:03 #

    Her body is banging in this dress. One of my favorites from this collection :) BDOTW

  20. CreoleLady May 8, 2012 at 15:05 #

    Love, not the least because the gold and bronze accessories work wonderfully with orange.

  21. Lee May 8, 2012 at 15:16 #

    Stunning dress! She looks amazing. LOVE Elie Saab!

  22. Riley May 8, 2012 at 15:29 #

    No one could wear this better than Catherine, as she looks AMAZING. Definitely BDOTW.

    She is definitely top five at the Met Gala. She is too beautiful for words here. Amazing. This is how you find a gown to flatter your body!

    She really has excellent style.

  23. Lisa May 8, 2012 at 15:56 #

    One of the best dressed of the night

  24. Mol May 8, 2012 at 16:15 #

    Stunningly perfect fit which always gets my attention, and then add on the perfect color and you get a perfect winner!

  25. bee7 May 8, 2012 at 16:17 #


  26. Zineb May 8, 2012 at 16:28 #

    Karolina was my best dressed, now it’s Katherine ! It’s a shame she was the only celebrity to represent the phenomenal designer

  27. Riley May 8, 2012 at 16:42 #

    Sometimes I think it’s unfair when people wear Elie Saab, his designs are so beautiful it makes everyone else look boring in comparison. Love the dress and everything else (bar the hair, she coulda tried harder)

  28. Nia May 8, 2012 at 16:48 #

    Now I’m torn between her and Ginnifer as my best dressed so far! I still think I will go with Ginnifer, but this really is stunning and transforms her figure into another dimension.

  29. christine May 8, 2012 at 16:55 #

    is it strange that my eyes are tearing up?

  30. lily May 8, 2012 at 17:14 #

    O W M Y G O D!! she looks drop dead gorgeous in it.. I’m always obsessed with her n finally with Smash she make a great comeback.. Please keep your eye on her FC..

  31. Jones19 May 8, 2012 at 18:29 #

    She doesn’t look as skinny as she does on Smash..that’s a good thing. Amazing!

  32. Yeliz May 8, 2012 at 18:45 #

    It’s very unlikely that I wouldn’t love a Elie Saab look when it’s worn only by one celebrity in the night of 1000 dresses.
    I waited so long to see this gown on the red carpet and it was worth the wait. Katharine looks breathtaking! Head-to-toe perfection. She is my second best dressed so far.

  33. Hisadora May 8, 2012 at 19:00 #

    Perfect… simply perfect!!!

  34. tiffany nicole May 8, 2012 at 19:28 #

    so you leave me to say it… the hair is a fail! What is that? Baby wisps? Bird’s nest? Everything else is spectacular.

  35. serenissima7 May 8, 2012 at 19:37 #

    stunning. possibly BDOTW

  36. Tina May 8, 2012 at 23:24 #

    Ohhh she looks lovely and just oozes sex appeal! The cut of the dress is very flattering, and I love that sparkly tangerine colour! Defs one of my favourites at the Met.

  37. RoRo May 8, 2012 at 23:42 #

    wonderfully beautiful! great color! body is en pointe! that is it! i am in love with the whole look for the evening. the gala was not for the staged-costume look but elegant and sophisticated! she did well!!

  38. EmmaWoodhouse May 9, 2012 at 00:04 #

    The hair is a bit messy, but I have to say I was disappointed by the dress. When I heard she was wearing Elie Saab I was thinking the Fan Bing Bing type…this dress is too revealing for me. I’m not a fan of plunging necklines and I was hoping for a princessy moment.

  39. Dhppy May 9, 2012 at 03:52 #

    This is a gasper! Her breasts are beautifully supported and displayed without getting trashy. The color is charming. When I saw it on the livestream, I loved it immediately, then when I found it was Elie Saab, I smacked my forehead and said “of course”.

  40. Jess2 May 9, 2012 at 08:33 #

    She is flawless, this look is perfect from head to toe, definitely one of my favourites!! The fit is perfect and suits her body type and the colour is gorgeous on her. She is so stunning

    I had no idea who Katharine was before I saw Smash but I quickly fell in love with her.

  41. Felicia May 9, 2012 at 11:08 #

    Best dressed nom for sure! PERFECTION!!!

  42. Parvati May 9, 2012 at 12:28 #


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