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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5 Comments:

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

beautiful.. fairy tale..

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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.

 
At May 8, 2012 at 9:50 AM , Blogger Maria at inredningsvis.se said...

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