Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Red Carpet Recap: 2012 MET Ball

Let's talk about the good, the meh, and the crazy, shall we?

Ultimate Favorite, Hands Down, goes to Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren:

Homeslice is serving up some old Hollywood style GLAM.

Seriously. I DIE for that makeup. That dark burgandy lip just killed me dead. Crazy bananas good. And speaking of bananas...

Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe. And NEXT to Rachel Zoe (who is NOT in my favey faves of the night, sadly). Listen, I don't love Karolina's crazy head gear, but that dress is supah fly TNT.

Pamela Love in I don't know WHO (anyone? anyone???) but I Pamela LOVE this look - the pattern, those cutouts, those cuffs???? Perfection.

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I always loves me a metallic dress, and there were plenty to love at the MET, but this Michael Kors on Jessica Alba is gorge gorge gorge.

Rooney Mara is a little bit weird, and I think that's exactly why she can carry off this drop dead sick Givenchy haute couture by Riccardo Tisci. Normally I'm not a fan of the see-through stuff, but it works on her. As usual, her hair and makeup are perfect.

Love the color-blocking on Constance Jablonski, Haider Ackerman. That sounds like a legal firm - Constance Jablonski, Haider & Ackerman. At least she's got a fall-back career if that modeling one doesn't work out for her.

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God bless, Kristin Wiig is FINALLY wearing a color. You know, it's not even my favorite dress, but just the fact that she is not wearing the same color as her skin puts it automatically in my favorites. Stella McCartney.

I LOVE a backless column dress, and this Michael Kors on Liu Wen is no exception.

Source: wwd.com via Shannan on Pinterest

Rhianna in Tom Ford. I feel like I should love this more than I do, but something about it seems stiff to me. Oh well, at least we can all be thankful that she's not slapping her lady parts a la SNL last weekend.

Kate Bosworth in Prada. Feathers, gorgeous jewelry, and perfect makeup - there is that dark burgandy lip again. Do I need to find some of this for fall? Cuz I can do that.

Solange Knowles in Rachel Roy. DYING for that clutch with this dress. 

January Jones in Atelier Versace. Look, I cannot STAND January Jones. I have the same visceral reaction to her that I do to Katherine Heigel. I can, however, appreciate a purty yellow dress when I see one. It looks like yellow is still a thing, isn't it?

The Meh
I hate to put Cate Blanchett in the Meh column, because unlike January Jones, I have a girl crush of epic proportions on her. Despite the fact that her makeup looks gorgeous and hair is just so, this Alexander McQueen is just somehow...off...to me. Like maybe the feathers on it are making her look bigger than she is. I still love you, Cate. Call me????

Gwennie, Gwennie, Gwennie...I dunno...this dress....not so good. Yeesh. It's like a home ec prom dress gone awry. Shouldn't Prada be turning out more high-end looking dresses?

Like Rooney Mara, Christina Ricci can get away with the odd dress, and while this Thakoon IS odd, and I do, in fact, LIKE the black lace bottom of it, and even a bit of the nude ruffle at the top, the explosion of ruffle that threatens to overtake the room like a virus is a bit much for moi.

The Cray Cray
Elizabeth Banks, you have been knocking it outta the park lately, but this Mary Katrantzou just went off the rails.If it were sans the caplet, and the pregnant peplum, it may be workable, cuz I can appreciate the skirt on the bottom, but altogether? It's less than the sum of its parts.

MKO in The Row. First of all - was she in a windstorm on her way to the event? I had no idea there was such severe weather in the area. Secondly - ENOUGH with the geriatric sartorial statements, mmm-kay, MK? It's just ill-fitting and unflattering.

I don't know who this woman is or why she is undressing at the MET Ball, but it's all fun and games until a hipbone puts an eye out.

KStew - I feel really badly for you. Realllllly I dooooo. In the Nicolas Ghesquiere, you can't tell me she didn't show up, see everyone else, go "Oh shit," and then immediately got her photo taken. This is just...so bad on so many levels. From a distance, those shoes look like 1983 called, and they want their anklets back to wear with their OWN damn pumps, thank you very much. Just....no....



April G said...

Holy crap, Jessica Alba looked FANTASTIC. And I'm so jealous that she can wear gold.

Anonymous said...

i think pamela love wore sophie theallet http://www.elle.com/Runway/Ready-to-Wear/Spring-2012-RTW/SOPHIE-THEALLET/SOPHIE-THEALLET