09.05.12 Best Dressed

Who Was Your Best Dressed At The 2012 Met Gala?

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Models @ The Met Gala 2012

Models @ The Met Gala 2012

Bethenny Frankel's Torn by Ronny Kobo Tara Pleated Dress

Bethenny Frankel’s Torn by Ronny Kobo Tara Pleated Dress

132 Responses to Who Was Your Best Dressed At The 2012 Met Gala?

  1. Joy May 9, 2012 at 11:20 #

    Karolina Kurkova wins no question. I had a few other favorites too. Rooney Mara was my second favorite. I thought others tried to do Givenchy, but she was the only one who wore it so beautifully. I loved Cate Blanchett in my favorite designer of all times. Loved Carey Mulligan so much but wasn’t sure it was enough for the Gala.

    Such a fun event! Can’t wait till next year. 😉

  2. Tina May 9, 2012 at 11:17 #

    why is everyone wearing dark lipstic, it is heduos , please make it stop

  3. Eileen May 9, 2012 at 11:08 #

    Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe. Hands down. You look at the collage of pictures and she just stands out from the rest! Even for me someone who so hates Rachel Zoe, I couldnt help voting for the truth.

  4. Tina May 9, 2012 at 10:57 #

    Sofia Vergara , I do not know why she is not on the list

  5. Paddy M May 9, 2012 at 10:48 #

    One of my favourites was Bianca Brandolini D’Adda in Dolce and Gabbana – did you see her, FC?

  6. Zineb May 9, 2012 at 10:35 #

    Even though I would’ve LOVED to know what you thought about these interesting looks: M-K.Olsen in The Row, Constance Jablonski in Ackerman, Arizona Muse in Erdem, Chanel Iman in Tom Ford, The Clarins girls n Thierry Mugler, Rosario Dawson in Calvin K, Astrid frisbey in Chanel Couture … Hats off for your coverage FC! Fantastic job! Yesterday you got me hooked on your blog all day long! It was a great day for fashion and I really enjoyed the readers’ mobilization for the event 😉

  7. patata May 9, 2012 at 10:31 #

    loved rihanna, anja rubik, and jessica alba

  8. antoneLLina May 9, 2012 at 10:16 #

    where is gwynie??? 🙁

  9. Sofa May 9, 2012 at 10:14 #

    and I forgot Candice Swanepoel!

  10. Sofa May 9, 2012 at 10:05 #

    where is Dianna Agron? Beyonce? Rihanna? they looked fantastic!

  11. Yeliz May 9, 2012 at 09:51 #

    I voted for Diane Kruger. I was so looking forward to see her at the Met Gala and she didn’t dissapointed me. She looked flawless.

    And this is the rest of my Top 10:

    2.Katharine Phee
    3.Nina Dobrev
    4.Claire Danes
    5.Ashley Greene
    6.January Jones
    7.Christina Ricci
    8.Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
    9.Solange Knowles
    10.Emily Blunt

    FC I waited for this post to say thank you. I really appreciate your hard work every time you post here but since two days you’re just working on this blog without getting enough sleep. Thank you for this amazing coverage. You truly deserve a best fashion blog award! Now just go rest or do what you want but please go out and enjoy the life outside even if it’s raining in London. I can even understand it when you don’t feature anyone until Friday. 😀

    Have a great day xx

  12. Juliana May 9, 2012 at 09:49 #

    I miss Dianna Agron here!

  13. bluebird May 9, 2012 at 09:42 #

    BALENCIAGA’S DRESS for KRISTEN STEWART is heinous! it’s a big joke! poor Kristen.

  14. b May 9, 2012 at 09:38 #

    Thank you so much for the cover FC. I was refreshing your site every 2 seconds like a mad person! LOL You’re the best!

    My vote goes to my girl Gwyneth Paltrow though


  15. Beta May 9, 2012 at 09:14 #

    FC thanks for the 12 pages of amazing coverage!! I had a great time checking it out 🙂

    • admmgz May 9, 2012 at 16:25 #


  16. Rahel May 9, 2012 at 09:01 #

    Did you feature Karlie Kloss in her pink dress? I can’t find her on your site.

    • Fashion Critic May 9, 2012 at 09:03 #

      Yes. Model post

      • Rahel May 9, 2012 at 09:12 #

        Thanks. 🙂

  17. Lynnette Lai May 9, 2012 at 08:17 #

    I am not super crazy about all the outfits this year, I liked last years better but there are a few standouts! I can’t decide!! It is too hard. Btw Fashion Critic, I am in love with all your favourites atm!! I want each and every one! 🙂

  18. Rosalie May 9, 2012 at 08:08 #

    karolina kurkova, no contest.

    2.camilla belle
    4.nina dobrev
    5.kate bosworth

    seems like every other publication has beyonce as the best dressed!

    • Beta May 9, 2012 at 10:52 #

      beyonce? really? I guess there are many different tastes… I love your selection!

  19. Ms Wong May 9, 2012 at 08:01 #

    No dianna agron? Or Ashley Green here? Or gasp Emma Stone?

    The above are some of my favs along with Karolina and Nina D

    The Met Gala is such a treat!! 🙂

  20. Greta Larkins May 9, 2012 at 07:34 #

    Ah! No Florence!

  21. Jess2 May 9, 2012 at 07:30 #

    Catherine, thank you so much for your completely amazing coverage of the Met Gala. You were outstanding once again and I really appreciate your effort as Im sure we all do. I hope you got some rest or will have some now. I also hope you had a great time guest blogging for Net-A-Porter 🙂 lots of love, Jess.

    • Fashion Critic May 9, 2012 at 08:54 #

      Thank u xxx

  22. Ilmie May 9, 2012 at 07:12 #

    Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe, she look amazing divine.

  23. Pène May 9, 2012 at 07:04 #

    I would Replace Diane Kruger with Jessica Stam. Then vote. Not seeing how Diane is in this poll. Baby bump or not is a bad outfit on a beautiful lady

  24. alex May 9, 2012 at 07:01 #

    I really loved Brit Marling’s look from the Met Gala. Had such a soft, princess-y vibe.

  25. Amanda May 9, 2012 at 06:54 #

    I think you should have included the lady who wore the jewel tone Haider Ackermann number which was splendid and Lea Michelle in her sparkly Diane von Furstenberg dress. Sorry to say your poll doesn’t depict the best dressed of the night, far from it.

    • Fashion Critic May 9, 2012 at 08:57 #

      Amanda, there are 14 pages of looks featuring more people than most publications.

      I had 3 hours sleep over two days. I tried to feature everyone, but it is not possible. After looking at over 2000 pics you tend to miss things when exhausted

    • Lauren May 9, 2012 at 11:20 #

      Amanda, really? What a mean spirited thing to say

      • Fashion Critic May 9, 2012 at 11:27 #

        Lauren, Amanda has no idea what goes into making a blog. The fact that she didn’t even share her ‘better list’ proves her comment didn’t need dwelling over.

        • Amanda May 9, 2012 at 15:02 #

          Dear FC, I’m really Sorry for my mean spirited comment. After all the work you put in your posts and your blog on the whole, I realize I shouldn’t have come down on you so heavily.

          I guess where we clash is in our respective taste picks. Some of the ladies that I would select are simpler dressed yet elegant. It’s really not your fault who you picked for your poll from the night, the turnout of outfits this time was very disappointing.

          Here is my list:

          Nancy O’Dell in Zac Posen.

          Constance Jablonski in Haider Ackermann

          Lea Michele in Diane von Furstenberg

          China Chow in vintage Jean Paul Gaultier.

          Karlie Kloss in Jason Wu

          Tamara Mellon

          Sarah Brown in Antonio Berardi

          I can only imagine all the hard work it takes to run a fashion blog with the constant updating and making a living out of it, and quite frankly, I salute you! I visit your blog daily as a form of habit, and I really wouldn’t like to upset you and cause bad vibrations so please forgive me and thank you for your hard work. In your place I would have given up blogging in no time, so I praise you for your dedication and drive.

  26. vicky May 9, 2012 at 06:10 #

    THANK YOU FC! Amazing work! 🙂
    Don’t understand how, but you must have been blogging for over 24 hours!

    This event is the biggest in my fashion calendar, beating the award season!
    (Cannes is at the top as well but that’s several days of fashion heaven)

    *can/should you vote more than once…*

    • Fashion Critic May 9, 2012 at 09:01 #

      Thank Vicky…I’m exhausted but I loved every second

  27. Dhppy May 9, 2012 at 05:58 #

    Oh, decisions decisions. This will take some deliberation. I also liked Laura Carmichael in Emilia Wickstead, though that outfit desperately called for some serious statement jewelry.

    • Dhppy May 9, 2012 at 21:50 #

      Top 5: 1) Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren 2) Renee Zellweger in Emilio Pucci 3) Linda Fargo (coat) Naeem Khan 4) (tie) Katharine McPhee in Elie Saab/ Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier 5) Claire Danes in J. Mendel

      The rest of the Top 12 or so in no order: Leslie Mann, Marion Cottiard, Jessica Stam, Florence Welch, Gisele Bundchen, Laura Carmichael, and Karolina Kurkova (sans turban)

      Thanks FC! You do so much work and we gleefully reap the benefits.

      • Fashion Critic May 9, 2012 at 22:06 #

        you’re welcome x

  28. Chiliam May 9, 2012 at 05:50 #

    Where`s Dianna Agron? Her dress deserves to be on this poll.
    So many beauty dresses in this amazing night, it`s so hard to choose. I may go with Karolina or Rosie.

  29. bm May 9, 2012 at 05:48 #

    Thanks so much for this 12 pages coverage from MET Gala this year.
    And I’m happy with your picked, but i’m missing Jessica Alba and Ashley Greene in the pool.

  30. Riley May 9, 2012 at 05:18 #

    I voted for Katherine because she needed my vote. Nina is going to win.

  31. jen May 9, 2012 at 05:11 #

    wow, i cant believe vergara didnt make the cut

  32. Anna May 9, 2012 at 05:08 #

    No Rihanna in Tom Ford? 🙁

    In her absence, I cast my vote for Diane Kruger.

    Thanks again for your hard work FC!

  33. Eliza May 9, 2012 at 05:07 #

    It was a three way tie for my favorite: Christina Ricci, Anna Wintour (loved the nod to Schiaparelli), and Carey Mulligan. Since the first two didn’t make the poll, it made my vote easy this time.

  34. easyBlake May 9, 2012 at 05:03 #

    I actually liked quite a few of the gowns at this year’s Met. Unfortunately, none of my personal favs made the cut and the current winning entry reminds me of Celine Dion – so I’ll be voting Katherine McPhee. Thanks FC for the awesome (& extensive) coverage, another job well done!

  35. Agathe May 9, 2012 at 05:02 #

    My vote goes to Michael Kors for the 2 beautiful gowns he gave us… Too bad they’re not included in your selection, but I guess it was a tough choice.

  36. chuy@disney ball gowns May 9, 2012 at 04:59 #

    I had a hard time in choosing who is the best. For me they are all best with their dressed, they looked very gorgeous and fantastic. I really enjoy these post, love it!

  37. Jeremy May 9, 2012 at 04:56 #

    Karolina Kurkova 100%.

    There were some gorgeous contenders. I actually loved Gwyneth Paltrow, as well, and I’m surprised she’s not here. But nobody. NOBODY. could hold a candle to KK in that gold number. she was like the walking definition of “supermodel goddess”

  38. Lo May 9, 2012 at 04:49 #

    No Dianna Agron? Easily my best dressed right there

    • Quinn May 9, 2012 at 10:56 #

      mine too! i would switch renee or bee shaffer for diana!

    • MoxieSue May 9, 2012 at 20:19 #


    • Holly May 10, 2012 at 22:14 #

      Definately! Lovely lovely dress, great cut and colour, and her hair and make up were gorgeous too 😀

    • jkrau May 30, 2012 at 05:33 #

      Yes Dianna Agron! She was wonderful!

  39. Jamie Sanford May 9, 2012 at 04:19 #

    Dianna Agron! She is missing.

    Otherwise, Nina Dobrev.

  40. Grace May 9, 2012 at 03:57 #

    So sad to see Kirsten Dunst omitted from this list. She has my vote, but I guess I’ll have to choose an alternate.

  41. shap_half May 9, 2012 at 03:52 #

    Wow! The ladies did not disappoint at the gala. So many amazing looks! They really turned it out and showed why the Met Gala is fashion’s Oscars (and fashion-wise why it’s soooo much better than the Oscars).

  42. Tracey May 9, 2012 at 03:23 #

    I chose Nina fobrev but I would like to write in vote Christina Ricci.

  43. TL May 9, 2012 at 03:22 #

    Why…why can we only pick one? since there are so many gorgeous ladies. Anyway, my vote goes to the stunning Karoline Kurkova

  44. M May 9, 2012 at 03:04 #

    Ultimate fav was gwyneth paltrow… She totally blew me away. Another one that caught my eye was emma roberts… Loved both of them…

  45. Christine May 9, 2012 at 03:04 #

    Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe. No Question. No Doubt. She rocked it!!!

  46. katie May 9, 2012 at 02:47 #

    I would love to say I’m a fashionista, I do love fashion and see all the celeb looks on this blog. But this showcase might mean I’m not a fashionista at all, maybe my taste is too conservative and common. Let’s just say I dislike all the looks, they look either plain horrible or sleezy (I don’t enjoy seeing too much cleevage hanging out). There were so many beautiful dresses and looks, still you choose these distasful, atrocious looks? Seriously?! I must not know nothing about fashion at all… my idea of fashion is beauty. None of those dresses up there are beautiful. If being a fashion lover means having disgusting taste, then I’m out. Au revoir, fashionistas!

    • J May 9, 2012 at 12:48 #

      I agree with you mostly. I don’t get how Elizabeth Banks made it on the list with that monstrosity, but I guess it’s all in the eye of the beholder. At least Gwyneth’s side-boob didn’t make it on here, but Dianne Kruger’s is. lol Of the ones here, I like Nina’s look, but I’d love to write-in Ashley Greene’s Donna Karan.

    • Kaz May 9, 2012 at 12:54 #

      Awwww, Katie, love, you’re taking it a bit too seriously!!

      I voted for January Jones. I thought she was head-to-toe perfection, back to her stellar best. Necklace naysayers should have a look at the close ups.

      Honourable mentions for Sofia Vergara, Kate Bosworth, Nina Dobrev, Jessica Alba and Emily Blunt. Such beautiful ladies all.

      Fashion fails to Gwyneth and Anja – side boob and exposed hip bone do not make for Met magic.

      And the biggest prize of all to our dear FC for bringing this to us in her inimitable style once again!


      • Fashion Critic May 9, 2012 at 13:33 #

        thanks. Glad you enjoyed it xx

  47. TeaAtTwo May 9, 2012 at 02:44 #

    Lot’s of great looks but it was Karolina who was centre stage for me.

  48. Lucy May 9, 2012 at 02:40 #

    Cate Blanchett is the best. Always stunning. I loved her black and her hair and make up ! Gorgeous.

  49. Hisadora May 9, 2012 at 02:38 #

    TOP 5
    Karolina K, Rosie H. W., Katherine McPhee, Nina Dobrev and Diane Kruger!!!

  50. Rory May 9, 2012 at 02:28 #

    FC you’re amazing, keep up the great work!

    • Fashion Critic May 9, 2012 at 09:12 #

      Thanks…will do

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