The Simply Luxurious Life®: Met Costume Gala – Red Carpet 2012  

May 7, 2012

Met Costume Gala – Red Carpet 2012

To many in the fashion world, as well as myself, the annual Met Costume Gala is the most fashionable and most anticipated red carpet of the year. Elsa Schiaparelli along with Miuccia Prada were honored at this year’s prestigious fashion event appropriately titled “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.”

With pops of Schiaparelli’s most coveted color – pink – showing up in so many of the celebrities and muses (Coco Rocha’s hair and ensemble, Sarah Jessica Parker’s Valentino full-coverage dress, and Karlie Kloss’s Jason Wu gown), the evening was abuzz with energy on this sumptuous May evening in New York City.

Anna Wintour arrived first, donning an updated Prada design of Elsa Schiaparelli's famously known lobster dress (the first time Wintour hasn’t worn Chanel to the Met Gala in six years). With Wintour’s arrival, the flood gates were opened and the designers, accompanied by their muses, as well as musicians, actors, models and celebrities and all in total just over 800 invited guests made their way up the lengthy red staircase to view this year’s exhibit.

Below are my picks for best dressed and most fascinating designs of the evening:

Gisele Bundchen in Givenchy

Katherine McPhee in Elie Saab

Caroline Trentini in Olivier Theyskens

Dianne Argon in Carolina Herrera

Lea Michele in Diane von Furstenberg

Eva Mendes in Prada

Claire Danes in J. Mendel

Rosie Huntington-Whitely in Burberry

Tory Burch in Tory Burch

Paula Patton in Vera Wang

Chanel Iman in Tom Ford

Allison Williams in Ralph Lauren

Amber Valletta in Prada

Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe

Carey Mulligan in Prada

Amber Heard in Zac Posen

Jessica Alba in Michael Kors

Christina Ricci in Thakoon

Renee Zellweger in Emilio Pucci

Joan Smalls in Balmain

Diane Kruger in Prada

Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada

Hilary Swank in Michael Kors

Marina Rust

Jenna Lyons

Emma Roberts in Escada

Rachel Zoe

Scarlet Johansson in Dolce & Gabbana

Jessica Pare in L’Wren Scott

Beyonce in Givenchy

Kate Blanchett in Alexander McQueen

Jessica Stam in Dior

Solange Knowles in Rachel Roy

Jessica Biel in Prada

Anna Wintour in Prada

All images via Getty, Vogue and fashionologie

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At May 7, 2012 at 9:14 PM , Blogger Azrakun said...

beautiful.. fairy tale..

At May 8, 2012 at 4:07 AM , Blogger The enchanted home said...

Fun....but Leah Michelle? Huh, so dont' get it or her taste in clothes give her immense resources. And Jessica Biehl another big miss in my book, other than that..super glamorous and what fun to see!

At May 8, 2012 at 4:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love scarlett johansson's dress, she looks stunning!

At May 8, 2012 at 7:44 AM , Blogger Jeanie said...

Thanks for sharing - a lot of lovely gowns. Coming from a sewing background, I will just (dare) to comment that the hem on Jessica Biel's dress could have been done better. Yikes, there I said it.

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