Met Gala '14

The Met Ball/Gala was last night in NYC. It is an annual ball that celebrates the annual opening of the Metropolitan Museum's fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute. And who else to host the high fashion red carpet other than Vogue magazine. Anna Wintour, long standing editor in chief of Vogue, was bestowed the honor of having a wing of the MET named after her. A beautiful, fantastic and well deserved honor. The theme this year was a tribute to Charles James, America's best-known couturier, although sadly, not many remember the man, let alone know who he was. I'll admit, until today, I did not know who he was either.

For this year I felt the fashion reflected time's past, circa 1990s. The dress fabric choices were for the most part, satin-like. Spaghetti straps or strapless, with either full skirts or body hugging. The hair was for the most part slicked back, pulled into chignons, low ponytails and tight buns. Many stars were sans necklace and/or minimal jewelry.The makeup ranged from nude lip with accentuated eyes to bold red lips with subtle eye makeup; some stars opted for a combo.

As I browsed the already released images of the red carpet, I saw a few stars I did not recognize at first glance: Kristen Wig in Balenciaga, Rita Ora in Dona Karan Atelier and Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel:
They were definitely beautiful and their choices in fashion, hair and makeup surprised me.

Below, my favorites of the night:
 Threw in Frank Ocean because he, Jay and Bey paid homage to Givenchy. Though I'm not thrilled about the neck detailing around her neck, I thought Chritsy Teigen looked amazing, showing off her svelte figure in a form fitting Ralph Lauren dress, alongside her ever dapper husband, John Legend. My favorite duo of all time Mary-Kate and Ashley. Their look may not make others' best dressed list but they're not trying to be everyone's cup of tea and I love that about their style. Ashley Olsen donned a vintage dress by Ferre, Mary-Kate Olsen wore a vintage dress by Chanel (obsessed).

Rihanna's attire by Stella McCartney showed off her tight abs- and it's more clothing than what she usually wears (Lui Magazine anyone). Rachel McAdams wore a light peachy dress by Ralph Lauren. Her entire look was simple but I say for her, simple is better- she's naturally gorgeous and doesn't need much to turn heads! Emma Stone showed off her gams and toned arms in a Thakoon two piece. I'm obsessed with the color combination. Selena Gomez stunned (stunned!) in a deep purple DVF dress with a plunging neckline. She's all grown up... and can do much better the Justin... just throwing that in there. Diane Kruger beautiful in a lilac Jason Wu for Hugo Boss dress; Amber Heard was Johnny's best accessory, Giambattista Valli Haute Couture 4 silk gown, with all-over embroidery.

Red, white and black, with some nude, I love these looks. From left to right- Dita Von Teese beside the designer of her ensemble, Zac Posen, at only 17 years of age, young Hailee Steinfeld has already made a name for herself in fashion. Here she is in a Prabal Gurung dress. SARAH JESSICA PARKER. Sarah. Jessica. Parker. Usually I am not fond of her fashion choices but here she is in my beloved Dominican designer, Oscar de la Renta. The black and white dress with Oscar's signature in red is just impeccable... Oh how I wish... Janelle Monae in an exquisite cape and pants combo by Tadashi.

Cant wait to go to witness the exhibit first hand!
http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2014/charles-james-beyond-fashion

Stay classy and always sassy.

XoXo,

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  1. Totally agree with you on Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone. So simple, yet so gorgeous!

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