May 4, 2011

2011 Met Gala Round-Up

Posted by Catherine Kallon

Here is the final round up from the 2011 Met Gala.

Salma Hayek wore a costume Alexander McQueen peach organza rose dress. We have all questioned her McQueen choices in the past, but this type of gown is perfect for her. She accessorized with a McQueen clutch and Gucci jewels.

Margherita Missoni is her own best brand ambassador. She was glowing wearing an ombre Missoni Fall 2011 knit dress with a feathered skirt.

Sofia Vergara wore a Carolina Herrera strapless blossom print faille gown. Like Renee she’s found the perfect designer for her. So refreshing not to see her twins spilling out.

Anna Dello Russo chose a masculine military Alexander McQueen look which included a black duchesse satin tailcoat, white shirt and gold fern embroidered pants.

I love the look, she’s been doing the masculine thing a lot lately, but that Egg on her head is bordering on GaGa terrority. Ridiculous.

Hailee Steinfeld wore a nude Stella McCartney lace embroidered asymmetrical gown with a train which she paired with Nicholas Kirkwood metallic platform sandals. I love the dress, but I’m not too crazy about the hair.

Kerry Washington wore a custom-made Escada pistachio chiffon gown with spaghetti straps and a triangle cut-out at the waist.

From this picture you can just about make out the fine silver bugle beads embellishments on the bodice.

A Swarovski clutch and H. Stern jewels completed her look.

Taylor Swift was effortlessly elegant wearing a J. Mendel gown with a black lace overly and cascading organza layers. You’ll be surprised to not see a single sequin.

She decided to sparkle with Lorraine Schwartz jewels instead.

Lea Michele also wore a custom-made Escada gown with Kimberly McDonald earrings.

The red silk faille gown isn’t one of her most memorable moments. I really dislike the bodice.   Time to get Mr de la Renta back on speed-dial.

Chloe Sevigny opted for a subtle Alexander McQueen dress. I expected something more dramatic from her.

Maggie Q was radiant wearing a Tadashi Shoji Spring 2011 gown. The nude silk chiffon strapless gown with tulle floral details was accented with a satin waistband.

Rosario Dawson wore yet another Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2011 embellished gown.

The black gown was teamed with a DVF clutch Tabitha Simmons heels and Cartier jewels.

Jessica Szohr wore a Topshop Unique black velvet and tinsel bustier dress with Topshop Unique woven tassel wedges. As she doesn’t appear to like the princess ballgown look, this is perfect for her.

Alicia Keys is usually all about Armani, but on this occasion she opted for head-to-toe Givenchy.

Her bustier dress with embroidered with lace and laser cut crocodile details is paired with a matching crocodile tailcoat. The crocodile theme is completed with a matching clutch.

Leelee Sobieski wore a custom-made Vionnet ivory silk crepe de chine dress with a gold leather laser cut leaf belt.

Tamara Mellon wore a white column gown.

Thandie Newton wore a black lace trimmed halter Stella McCartney gown. Both wore Solange Azagury-Partridge jewels.

I wasn’t a fan of this Carolina Herrera dress on the runway, and it’s even worse on Christina Hendricks.

Isla Fisher and Kristen Bell both wore custom Tory Burch gowns.

Kristen wore an antique gold silk lame one shoulder gown.

Isla wore a marine blue sequin gown with a pleated silk organza bustier.

Tory Burch arrived with Kanye West who was wearing a custom Tory Burch tuxedo.

Tory is the only one not wearing her own designs. She opted for a vintage 1970’s black and ivory lace Jean Patou gown with David Webb earrings and her own vintage rings.

Elizabeth Banks wore a shimmering gold sequin Tommy Hilfiger one shoulder gown with a Judith Leiber ‘Figure Eight’ clutch.

Evan Rachel Wood wore a Gucci Première plum silk georgette sleeveless evening gown with plunging neckline and sparkling embroidery details.

Emma Roberts wore a Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2011 white silk crepe column gown with black paillette detail which she teamed with a black crocodile Michael Kors envelope clutch.

I wasn’t a fan of Fergie in this Marchesa platinum embroidered illusion column gown with a flared tulle skirt.

Too bridal for my tastes.

Thanks for all your comments on my Met Gala coverage and thank you to those who were patient and didn’t start your comment with “Why haven’t you featured?”

Credit: Getty

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126 Responses to 2011 Met Gala Round-Up

  1. Guest April 10, 2019 at 2:07 am #

    Bravo for a job well done!
    I’ve enjoyed your coverage tremendously. 🙂

  2. Guest April 10, 2019 at 2:07 am #

    Evan Rachael Wood stood out for me in this group…..thanks so much F.C. for your, as always, fabulous coverage, you always go the distance for us all and I so appreciate the priviledge of peeking into all this glamour from afar!

  3. Guest April 10, 2019 at 2:07 am #

    LOL, she seems a very tacky old bride. Terrible.

  4. Guest April 10, 2019 at 2:07 am #

    Hate the boob window.

  5. Guest April 10, 2019 at 2:07 am #

    She looks like an upcoming porn star getting married…. Awful

  6. Tatiana May 16, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    Taylor Swift looks meh as usual. I don’t get her gown.

  7. mikeijames May 6, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    i wish kanye woudl’ve given us one of those feral alexamder mcqueen menswear looks from when the designer still helmed the house. something in leopard print would have stolen the show….

  8. Cristina May 5, 2011 at 5:32 am #

    Can someone please get Christina Hendricks a stylist? (Or if she has one, fire them!) She is such a beautiful woman and it kills me to see her get it so wrong again and again and again. 🙁

  9. molly May 4, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    Out of this bunch, Taylor is my favorite. She always looks nice, but the same. Im glad she took more of a risk. I couldnt believe that she is wearing JMendel. I thought it was Valentino. And I love Hailee. She has such a great sense of fashion and that dress is so perfect on her.

  10. mawd mergy May 4, 2011 at 11:03 pm #

    thanks for the coverage

  11. Megan May 4, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    Missoni and Evan Rachel wood are the best here.I live Anna but the egg is crazy and completely ruins it for me.

  12. mochababe73 May 4, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    Patience is definitely a virtue. I went on Pop Sugar, and they had 320 pictures so I can just imagine.
    I really liked Christina Hendricks’ dress.
    Poor Fergie looked like a bridal football player.
    Isn’t Tamara Mellon’s gown a Versace? I swear that I have seen that gown on someone in red.
    Alicia Keys hasn’t looked this good in eons.
    Didn’t recognize Jessica Szohr at all.
    Out of all in this group, I would have to say that I like Margherita’s dress. Fits my girl aesthetic.

  13. hally May 4, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    the tory burch dresses on kristin and isla looked so cheap to me, and tory looked good, which finally made sense when i read that its not of her own design. if she won’t wear her own dress maybe tory should leave the couture to other designers and stick to flats and resort wear!

  14. hally May 4, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

    i loved salma, hailee, Taylor and emma.

    salma just looked great, hailee is always so sweet yet fashionable, taylor really surprised me with a darker and more adventurous look, and emma was sleek, sexy, and didn’t age herself this time (which shes been doing too often if you ask me)

  15. Hannah May 4, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    Of this bunch I really like dSalma nd Taylor, who I usually am not a big fan of. I’m glad she went more fashion than she normally does, and did so without lookign ridiculous. Also, I think Tamara Mellon is wearing th esame Versace gown Karen Elson wore a while back. Thanks for all your coverage, it was a joy to read.

  16. Jennesia May 4, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    Kerry W. looks perfect in Escada that color is divine on her complexion. Salma H. gorgeous, and such a great choice and lastly I loved Leelee S. choice and being cinched in the waist with that gold belt definitely helped.

  17. Leti May 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    Wow, what a blockbuster effort. Thank you again, FC!

    I think Kerry Washington looks beautiful, but the dress is a little unremarkable for this event. Wish she saved it for another even.

    It’s good to see Taylor step out of her comfort zone a bit. I was looking forward to seeing what FC thought of it.

    Alicia looks great, too, but I think that look with the jacket is a little bit matronly. Like, this would be rocking on Helen Mirren.

    Lastly, Fergie. By far, my worst dressed of the night. This looks not only bridal, but straight out of the 80’s (and NOT in a good way).

  18. NineteenEightyFour May 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    OK. I had looked and then just recounted my favourites that burned in my head without scrolling back – In no particular order – Evan Rachel (great colour), Maggie Q (Great details and put together look), love Diane Kruger (faultless!), Kerry Washington (great colour), Emma Stone (young and fresh), Like Taylor’s and Salma’s – elegant and very sweet. From the other features, I kinda dig Miranda Kerr’s white flounce!, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Madonna actually looked great… and well… I could drown in dress lust just from the ladies that walked the red carpet. That’s all. Disliked majorly – Fergie, Christina Hendricks, Anna Della Russo

  19. Mariana May 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    I think this is the best coverage you have ever made from a red carpet event. And since you are competing against with yourself, it shouldn’t have been easy! I think that the fact that you were there helped a lot!! Congrats on all the latest achievement. This show why you are the best!!!

    • Fashion Critic May 4, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

      Lol @ competing with myself.

      Being there does help.

      Christina dress was even more beautiful in real life.

      It gave me a greater appreciation

  20. Suz May 4, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    Thanks for featuring soooo many looks from this event, FC. It must have been quite the undertaking!

    • Fashion Critic May 4, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

      Fun though 😉

  21. Nia May 4, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    That colour on Kerry Washington looks amazing. Fergie looks ridiculous.

  22. nana May 4, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    thank you soooooooooooooooo much for this amazing coverge. Every year I feel that I attend the Met Ball through constantly checking your forum and seeing what you posted. You are among the most dedicated persistent bloggers online and that’s explains why people LOVE your blog and for many including myself your blog is the only one I check multiple times a day.

    • Fashion Critic May 4, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

      Thank Nana.

      It really is a labor of love and I’m glad you are loving what I’m doing.

      It you guys that keep me up at 3am on Met Gala or Oscar night. You keep me going 😉 x

  23. shevelle May 4, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    i am completly overwhelmed by the sheer volume of celebrities that attend! Great coverage FC, i personally would have given up half way through lol! HIgh Five FC!

    • Fashion Critic May 4, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

      thanks…it is overwhelming but fun x

  24. sweetjess98 May 4, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    i really like emma roberts and taylor swidt.
    i think this was the longest round-up, i like it.

  25. Alina May 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    Salma Hayek,Evan Rachel Wood,Tory Burch and Hailee Steinfeld look stunning.

    Thanks for your coverage!

  26. noo May 4, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    Thank you FC, perfect coverage as usual 😀 😀

    • Fashion Critic May 4, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

      you are welcome

  27. ahot May 4, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    LOL @ “thank you to those who were patient and didn’t start your comment with “Why haven’t you featured?”
    FC, your site is the First Adress to check out redcarpet style, so i think that´s the reason why people are kinda rude & can´t wait to read your report.
    Victim of your own success…. ^^

    • Fashion Critic May 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm #


      😀 you are right.

  28. ahot May 4, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    Many great dresses, but to those who really stood out (or should)
    Salma: it´s remind me of her Gucci gown @ Cannes last year. – shame , because she looks fantastic.
    Anna Dello: that egg looks like an amputated penis, gross.
    Margherita: Necklace is wrong, & the belt too
    Lea Michelle: a déjà-vu feeling
    Chloé: Shame the gown is black, we can´t make the details out
    I love Jessica´s approach, shhe really stood out
    Fergie: Fuzzy, & that hairband… i don´t get how she managed to look ugly in a marchesa gown. I get it´s hard to stand out in such an occasion but still, this must be done in a GOOD way.

  29. bibi May 4, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    Sorry I found her 🙂

  30. Sophie May 4, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    It looks like Fergie can’t move in that dress, look at those shoulders!

    i’m in love with Evan Rachel Wood’s look: perfect!

    Alicia Keys should have left this jacket at home: it ruins the beautiful dress…

  31. Catriona May 4, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    I think Fergie’s dress is the first Marchesa gown I’ve seen that I don’t like.

    Thanks for your coverage FC – it’s been a great distraction from exam revision. 🙂

    • maria May 4, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

      Totally agree. I always know the person Georgina and Keren dress will look amazing, but unfortunately not this year. Fergie really looks bad here. I think it’s because she just isn’t a Marchesa type of girl plus her body type and height are all wrong for this style of gown.

  32. Emi May 4, 2011 at 9:56 am #

    Evan Rachel Wood, Emma Roberts and Rosario Dawson are my favorites of this group. Anna Dello Russo looks OTT as usual, the egg-headpiece wasn’t necessary, really; also, since she’s a stylist/stylish, didn’t she realize that the length of the pants was so wrong? They’re too short!

  33. sooze May 4, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    sorry F.C. I just love to read your opinion, and I couldn’t wait before bed last night!

  34. ullis May 4, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    aw hailee <3 how adorable!

  35. f4fashion May 4, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    Thandie never disappoints, and the hair, dress make up combo is amazing. She blew me away with that glamorous pose!
    We usually depend on Chloe to bring the drama to the red carpet. No words can describe my disappointment.
    Only Anna Dello Russo worked the hell out of this pantsuit. LOVE the embroidered pants but what’s up with the egg on her head?!?!?!
    Taylor is looking like a doll, I love the hair and the red lips.
    Alicia please loose the jacket!
    Tory is looking very nice here. Her earrings really pops!
    It has been a looooooong night with so many posts, Thx FC for your dedication, that’s why we are huge fans of your blog.

  36. Rachel May 4, 2011 at 8:26 am #

    Chloe Sevigny hair looks granny…She and Christina Hendrick, were the worst dressed for me! My favourites were Chritina Ricci, Diane Kruger and Gisele!
    Thanks for all the coverege of the event FC! You should tell us how it was being there and seeing all these celebreties at once live! 🙂

    • Fashion Critic May 4, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

      Thank you.

      Yes I will write that up when I get home tomorrow.

      • Clover May 5, 2011 at 12:50 am #

        Wow, you were there? Amazing! I will definitely be tuning in tomorrow! Please can we have a pic of what you were wearing FC? It’s nice to live vicariously through you 😉

  37. Jarrold May 4, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    thanks for the coverage. we really appreciate it!

  38. Giada May 4, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    Salma looks lovely in this dress.

  39. gopika May 4, 2011 at 7:55 am #

    I think Tamara Mellon is wearing this Versace Spring 2011 gown…

    • Fashion Critic May 4, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

      thank you

  40. nico May 4, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    thanks for this amazing coverage.
    fyi, tamara melon’s dress is versace ss2011

    • nico May 4, 2011 at 8:11 am #

      actually, is the same dress that karen elson wore at the ny amfar gala earlier this year 🙂

    • Fashion Critic May 4, 2011 at 11:00 am #

      Thank u

  41. Chelsea May 4, 2011 at 6:46 am #

    Never have I been so impressed at how many celebrities were spot-on at one event. My jaw dropped every time I saw a new person’s gown. I can’t stop looking at all of the pictures. Gorgeous – everyone!

  42. rebecca o May 4, 2011 at 6:18 am #

    Fergie looks ridiculous.
    I love that Missoni dress. So gorgeous.

  43. mol May 4, 2011 at 6:17 am #

    Evan Rachael Wood stood out for me in this group…..thanks so much F.C. for your, as always, fabulous coverage, you always go the distance for us all and I so appreciate the priviledge of peeking into all this glamour from afar!

    • Fashion Critic May 4, 2011 at 7:18 am #

      my pleasure

  44. aiyu May 4, 2011 at 6:00 am #

    Bravo for a job well done!
    I’ve enjoyed your coverage tremendously. 🙂

  45. Rebecca May 4, 2011 at 5:50 am #

    I think Salma Hayek looks amazing–a BDOTW contender in my opinion. Along with Diane Krueger

  46. E May 4, 2011 at 5:43 am #

    My favorites are Evan, Taylor, Leelee, and Salma in that order.

  47. Danielle May 4, 2011 at 5:40 am #

    Oh I forgot to say that i like Christina Hendricks, I might be the minority on that and I love Thandie, Kerry, Sofia and Salma

  48. Danielle May 4, 2011 at 5:38 am #

    Fergie looks like my aunt after she got drunk at my cousin’s wedding reception. How and why?

    • Emi May 4, 2011 at 9:50 am #

      LOL, she seems a very tacky old bride. Terrible.

      • Pati May 4, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

        She looks like an upcoming porn star getting married…. Awful

      • molly May 4, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

        Its an amzing dress, but shes not wearing it right. This is a Cannes Film Festival dress, here it feels like a costume. To pull this off you need to a) Be taller and, sorry, but thinner b) You have to have your hair pulled back into a high bun (it would probably look best with dark hair – im picturing Olvia Wilde)

        • Emi May 5, 2011 at 8:53 am #

          Maybe you’re right, worn by someone else would look definitely better. Fergie is so tacky and I agree that this dress is for a thinner woman.

    • pam May 4, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

      Hate the boob window.

  49. Kiran Sooknandan May 4, 2011 at 5:38 am #

    You would know better than me but by the looks of it, I think Tamara Mellon is wearing Versace (the same one Karen Elson wore a little while back). Great Coverage! May I ask who your best dressed was?

  50. Raquel May 4, 2011 at 5:34 am #

    LOOOVE Sofia and Maggie Q. Best dressed of the bunch, IMO, though I really like Rachel and Emma.

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