The Met Ball this week is one of the biggest celebrations in fashion all year. for $25,000 per ticket celebrities and the uber-rich come out dressed to the nines in haute couture ensembles by the worlds leading designers. This year, the clear trend was ORANGE. Usually this underutilized color would be an exciting fresh addition to the red carpet, but unfortunately instead of enjoying the burst of color I just ended up thirsty for a cup of orange juice. BUT it’s still a color that isn’t normally seen and it’s perfect for summer so let’s take a look at all the juicy shades of the evening…
Left: Emma Roberts in Escada. Right: Carey Mulligan in Prada
Left: Kathrine McPhee in Elie Saab. Right: Kristen Bell in Tommy Hilfiger
Left: Kristen Wig in Stella McCartney. Right: Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte.
Left: Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhullier. Right: Eva Mendes in Prada.
As for my best dressed list, there were some truly gorgeous dresses that deserve special notice.
Met Ball 2012 Best Dressed!
#1: Nina Dobrev in Donna Karen Atelier- STUNNING! She looks like a modern day goddess in this organic gold and black one-shouldered body skimming dress with a dramatic train melting onto the red carpet.
#1: Nina Dobrev in Donna Karen Atelier
#2: Camila Belle in Ralph Lauren Collection- I honestly still have no idea what this girl has acted in or what else she does for a living or how she was able to attend in the first place which really bugs me, BUT her dress is really incredible. Full on 1930′s inspired glamour. Vintage hair, dark lips, and a silvery sheer dress in an art deco pattern cut perfectly for her figure. I LOVE!
#2: Camila Belle in Ralph Lauren Collection
#3: Rihanna in Tom Ford- Black is always a popular color choice and this year’s red carpet was no exception. However Rihanna’s outfit was the best black dress of the night in my opinion. Her figure is so perfect and this dress shows it off while still being sophisticated (which she’s been lacking lately). The material looks like it’s lizard adding just enough attitude along with the peek of skin on the back.
#3: Rihanna in Tom Ford
#4: Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada- While everyone else wore full length gowns this little pink dress really stood out. Simple silk fabric and geometric cutouts places all the attention on how gorgeous Gwyneth Paltrow really is. It does everything to compliment her looks and nothing to detract from them.
#4: Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada
#5: Candice Sanepoel in Rag & Bone- Well she’s a model so duh she’s gonna look good in anything but I really liked the look of this dress. Sort of bad ass rebel meets runway sheek. The bright royal blue is a great color and the back cut outs and high slits add extra envy from us normal girls.
#5: Candice Sanepoel in Rag & Bone
#6: Renee Zellweger in Emilio Pucci- I’m usually not a fan of her fashion choices, especially since her bones sticking out everywhere grosses me out. However, I really liked this dress, the shape and detailing in the fabric along with the long sleeves made it stand out while covering up her skeletal figure so I don’t get sick to my stomach. The sheer fabric works well with her slim frame, not overpowering her like I think her former fashion choices have.
#6: Renee Zellweger in Emilio Pucci
#7: Leslie Mann in Nina Ricci- She’s such a little lady that she can get stuck in the same perdicament as Ms. Zellweger but this gown makes her look so ethereal! The light pink shade compliments her fair skin and blond hair while fluffy layers of sheer fabric don’t weigh her down and actually add shape to her figure. So pretty!
#7: Leslie Mann in Nina Ricci
#8: Beyonce in Givenchy- A bold choice (as often Beyonce does) but she always pulls it off. I mean, she just had a baby a few months ago and she’s wearing a sheer body hugging dress! Strategically embroidered lace and sleeves keep things PG and add full on glam and I love the burst of purple (and feathers) on the train!
#8: Beyonce in Givenchy