Danielle’s Celebrity Fashion Line-Up: The 2011 Met Costume Institute Gala
The Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the most exciting nights in fashion went down just a few hours ago. This year’s exhibition is an ode to late designer Alexander McQueen and is called “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty”.
Since I’m off my carb-high, I’m going to be much nicer than I was in my last lineup and will only highlight the best dressed.
This Salma Hayek is one HOT woman. I adore this nude Alexander McQueen! Love the one shoulder detailing and all the tulle. Plus the beige tone reminds one of nakedness which is always good I think.
Taylor Swift showed out in this J. Mendel gown which includes all the details I love (yet doesn’t show in my wardrobe–can’t remember the last time I even wore a skirt) like lace inserts, a “faux” one shoulder design (the other strap is actually a nude color that matches Taylor’s skin perfectly), and combining beige and black.
Perfection! I bet it’s all Covergirl stuff, too.
I was going to pass on Renee Zellweger’s Carolina Herrera dress because it looks all doily-ish, but then I saw the back…
…and yessss! That deep V in the back detailing is on fire! *note to self: lose back fat*
Mia Wasikowska combined my other love of lace appliqué and princess hems in this gorgeous gown. I’m not sure who the designer is but brava!
Lala Anthony looks amazing in this soft peach dress with one-shoulder draping and a…….petticoat? Either way I’m totally digging it. Isn’t that light grey ribbon belt also just so precious? I’m also thankful we can’t see her tattoos in this shot. No shade against tattoos but not every one looks great with them and evening attire.
Jessica Alba‘s metallic Ralph Lauren dress is just everything! Perfect choice for an expecting starlet–it both sizzles on the red carpet and can double as a bassinet. That’s how you get your money’s worth, ladies!
Just when you thought it was safe…BAM! Here comes Diane Kruger in Jason Wu with a slit up to THERE. She is serving up a fierce storm of fever up in here. Up in here.
I love Colin Firth. Loved him even more after seeing “The King’s Speech” this year. I’ve always thought he was handsome and think he is even more now in this suit. I also had no clue he was married. I was hoping this woman was like a super stylish publicist or something but nope. It’s his wife Livia Giuggioli. Even her name is sexy *sigh*
You won this round, Livia, but I’ll be back! Avenge me!
*heart skips a beat*
Blake Lively was so right in coloring her hair this auburn shade. It’s like the perfect companion for this Chanel gown. Love, love, love the draping and of course the detailing on this very revealing body suit part. Near nakedness is almost always good I think.
Iman tore it down in this hot solid gold sequined jumpsuit with plunging neckline like only Iman can. The knockout finished the look with glowing skin, blonde tresses, and smoky makeup.
I almost didn’t co-sign with Christina Ricci‘s Zac Posen gown. But then I got a side view…
Um, yes, please!
I love it when a funny girl can be fashionable, too. Amy Poehler worked it out in J. Mendel.
Did you know Kanye West and I used to date? Because we totally did. He just wanted to keep our relationship under wraps because he wanted to protect me from the paparazzi. He’s such a sweetheart. And even after the first restraining order he placed against me, I still kept it a secret because he was just so special.
I actually get fashion inspiration from many of his outfits and I dig this one but that pin on the jacket has got to go. Reminds me of the one that came with my uniform skirt in high school freshman year that they don’t tell you you’re not supposed to actually wear unless you like being stuffed in your locker.
OK—I know I said earlier there would be no shade, but please let me have these few. PLEASE? I promise I’m not a mean-spirited person. I’m as sweet as pie.
Damn, now I want pie. *sigh*
Oh, Anna. If it weren’t for the fact that you smiled at me when you came backstage right before Altuzarra’s Fall 2011 show to be all Anna Wintour and get first looks of the collection last fashion week, I’d—ok—I lost my train of thought. Anyway, yeah, I’m just not into this Chanel Couture gown. Just not.
I swore I liked Stella McCartney in this dress of her own design, but cropping can do wonders (I should know…lol). She looks all ethereal and Gemma Ward-like. Then you get to the full pic…
…and it’s just weird. And not a good Lady Gaga kind of weird. Just flat out weird. Which is the weirdest form of weird you can be.
I do love Zoe Saldana‘s yellow Calvin Klein dress, really I do. But I want to see exaggeration at the Met Costume Institute Gala! Sorry, Zoe.
Somebody tap Joy Bryant on the shoulder and say “Neighbor…“.
Because this hot a$$ Missoni dress….
I mean, it’s not summer weather here in NYC but look at what everyone else is wearing! Joy’s probably all like “But it’s Missoni!” not if it’s U-G-L-Y. Sowwy, Joy. Love you. Mean it.
Jennifer Lopez‘ look here reminds me of my first time I swore I was killing a makeup look. I was like 22/23 and had just gotten into cosmetics and just knew it looked good. Man, that mess was a HAM.
Look at her eyes. She’s giving that signature J. Lo sizzling stare. Not feeling the Gucci dress. Sowwy.
Without trying to sound like I’m hating because I love Jennifer Hudson like a properly cooked table of food, but feel J. Hud’s look would have been better suited had her fun bags been sitting nicely atop this gown. The color is amazing on her. And I wish she would refrain from these type of wigs that have this obvious hairline.
And finally Naomi Campbell. I feel because I’m sitting safely in my apartment in Queens tucked away from any evilness that can come to me giving this opinion, that I can freely say that this McQueen look on Ms. Campbell is turrrrble. It reminds me of something my mom might have put me in for dress up day in like the first grade and then everyone would make fun of me because we were foreign and what not and the jokes would never end. Even the hairstyle reminds me of some embarrassing mama The Style and Beauty Doctor-approved mess. Except my ‘do would also include two cornrows on the side and the bow in my hair would be more gargantuan. And I’d have a dried tear on my cheek for getting told off by my mother for dissing her “fashions”. SIGH.
Well those are my two cents. What did you think of the looks at the Met Gala?
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