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04.05.10

Met Costume Institute Gala Best & Worst Dressed

No one should be surprised by my best dressed list.

I’m sucker for old Hollywood, ball gowns, embellishments, women who walk the red carpet with bags of confidence and women who like to play dress up.

These girls got the memo and they brought the drama.

Maybe I have a thing against purple, but these were my least favourite looks from last night.

From the tights, to the gloves, to the make up to the hideous gown.  None of these look registered more than a 3 out of 10.

I was sad not to see Leighton Meester walk the red carpet, although she was spotted arriving late.

Lady Gaga would have been interesting to see in Prada, but that she pulled out of walking the red carpet.

But I’m most disappointed Victoria Beckham didn’t attend. She was spotted arriving at Heathrow this morning.

Valentino and Burberry had a successful night dressing many stars, but I was desperately missing Elie Saab.

Hopefully all the best gowns have been saved for Cannes Film Festival.

Thanks for all your comments and kind words about the Met Gala coverage and sorry the site ran slow at several points today x

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04.05.10

Models @ The Met 2010

As I’ve come to the end of the Met gala coverage, I have to include the models.

Coco Rocha shut it down last night.

She blew all the other models out of the water. Almost literally in her marine-like Zac Posen Spring 2008 gown with a train which I think was about 20 ft long.

I pity the fool who stepped on that train.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore a custom made nude tulle ruched ribbon Burberry belted gown.

Her look was paired with a Burberry clutch.

Hilary Rhoda wore a black and red satin Prabal Gurung Fall 2010 dress with pleated bodice.

I would’ve love this look more without the Cartier necklace.

Ivanka Trump jewels and Christian Louboutin Madame Butterfly booty sandals complete the look.

Now this is what you call a princess ballgown.

Doutzen Kroes’ Zac Posen gown has a voluminous tulle skirt and delicate sleeves.

She pitched this just right. Jewels, make-up, hair, everything was perfection.

Karolina Kurkova was one of my favourite models at this event wearing and white Altuzarra Spring 2010 dress with a gold superhero panel on the bodice.

Jessica Stam opted for a uber chic plum Rachel Roy Fall 2010 gown which she wore with a long gold chain with a large pendant.

I was so excited to hear that Gisele Bundchen was going to wear Versace, so I was bitterly disappointed she arrived in this wannabe rock chic Alexander Wang dress.

I don’t like this dark look on her at all.

Natasha Poly wore a Michael Kors camel silk gown.

Chanel Iman also wore Michael Kors, but opted for a gold lame jumpsuit.

Karlie Kloss looks breath-taking in Donna Karan, but I just can’t get excited about Lily Donaldson’s Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 look.  It’s not glamorous enough for my tastes.

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04.05.10

2010 Met Costume Institute Gala Quick Round Up Of The Rest

Anna Wintour the host of the Costume Institute Gala wore Chanel Couture for the second year in a row.

Bee Shaffer wore a pink taffeta Cristobal Balenciaga 1948 gown covered with embroidered black jets and sequin tulle.

She’s a living doll in this stunning gown.

Iman wore a Prada black silk draped gown with beautiful train. I’m not particularly wowed but she does look beautiful.

Fred Leighton jewels and a black Prada clutch complete the look.

Renee Zellweger wore a strapless Carolina Herrera gown.

Nice gown, but I would love to see a different silhouette from her for major events.

It not often I’m totally underwhelmed by Thandie Newton, but that’s how I felt seeing her in this purple Vivienne Westwood gown.

Tina Fey continues to do herself no favours wearing this YSL jumpsuit.

Why go to the ball and not even make a real effort?

Sergio Rossi black satin pumps, Fred Leighton jewels and a black clutch complete the look.

Amber Valletta looked stunning wearing a teal blue RM by Roland Mouret Nikiya plunging dress paired with a beautiful silver necklace and matching clutch.

Katy Perry’s Cute Circuit dress with LED lights was aimed to ensure she got enough attention. She got my attention, but sadly I wasn’t impressed by her gimmicky dress.

Brooke Shields opted for a gold Michael Kors gown with Fred Leighton jewels.

Emilie De Raven wore a Valentino Spring 2010 nude dress with bow.

Elizabeth Banks wore a Gucci Fall 2010 ostrich feather embroidered shift dress with python lace tights.

The look was paired with black platform Gucci sandals and a black Gucci clutch.

Emmy Rossum glowed wearing a Kenneth Cole dress accessorized with a House of Lavande collar necklace.

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04.05.10

2010 Met Costume Institute Gala – Melania Trump In Christian Siriano & Ivanka Trump In Atelier Versace

Both Trump ladies looked stunning at the Costume Institute Gala last night.

Melania Trump looked amazing wearing a Christian Siriano custom-made gown.

The royal blue gown has a draped bodice and a skirt full with tucks and gathers creating a cascading wave.

The dress is very sculptural, but also very romantic.

Manolo Blahnik shoes, a Rodo clutch and Harry Winston jewels completed her look.

Ivanka Trump wore an Atelier Versace gown.

Her beaded lilac gown had a silk chiffon beaded petal train which she wore with silver Versace sandals.

She of course finished her look with her own Ivanka Trump jewels.

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2010 Met Costume Institute Gala – Janet Jackson In Lanvin

Janet Jackson was the only star to walk the red carpet at the Costume Institute Gala in New York last night wearing Lanvin, despite inaccurate reports that Naomi Watts wore Lanvin too.

It seems Ms Janet and La Lopez are developing a deep rooted love for Lanvin.

Had anyone asked us who would be the top 5 wearers of the brand this year. None of us would have picked these ladies.

From the woman who started a trend for wearing one key as an earring, she carries off that one leather gloves perfectly.

Once again though I’m blinded by boobs and worried that Ms Janet will have another wardrobe malfunction, but she sure does work the hell out of this look.

Love it.

Christian Louboutin Amber strappy sandals complete the look.

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2010 Costume Institute Gala – Christina Hendricks In L’Wren Scott

Christina Hendricks is a beautiful woman, but she didn’t quite shine so brightly on the red carpet at last nights Costume Institute Gala.

Her L’Wren Scott Fall 2010 blue chiffon flowing dress is beautiful, but her hair and make-up ruin this look for me.

The make-up has a dark gothic feel to it, whilst the hair looks really frizzy.

I also find myself distracted by the feathered creature on her shoulder, who seems to have grown bigger on the red carpet.

I love a woman who proudly shows off her assets, but I think it maybe time to put the twins away and come up with something new for the red carpet.

Seeing breasts before dress is getting tiresome.

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04.05.10

2010 Met Costume Institute Gala – Kristin Davis In Archival Rochas For Decades

Kristin Davis looked stunning as she arrived at the Costume Institute Gala last night.

My first thought was, “no, not a black gown”, but I just love the details on her black satin archival Rocha for Decades corset gown.

The embroidery makes this look so interesting and gives it a sexy boudoir feel, plus her gold Fred Leighton jewels are exquisite.

A black and gold lust-worthy Judith Leiber clutch perfectly completes her look.

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