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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Met Gala Pt. 1

The biggest night in fashion took place Monday night in New York City at this year's Met Gala! For those who may not know: The Costume Institute Gala (aka Met Gala) takes place each year at the Metropolitan Museum's opening of the new fashion exhibit. Celebrities are typically escorted by designers and wear designs specifically made for the Gala's theme. This year's theme was "PUNK: Chaos to Couture." Another reason the event is the most prominent night in fashion is because it is hosted by Vogue magazine, and the brilliant (famed and feared) editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, personally approves each and every name on the guest list. Thus, it is a tremendous honor to be invited to the event!

 It was extremely difficult to narrow down which looks to feature, and even after narrowing the pile I still have to divide them into two posts! This is a fashion night with lots of risks taken and bold choices made, but there were some to me that were ridiculous and some risks that I thought were nailed (and my choices may surprise you!). So here we go ;)

(All photos courtesy of www.stylebistro.com)
 I thought Anne Hathaway looked beyond amazing in her vintage Valentino gown that was pulled from the 1992 archives. This sheer dress shows off a lot of side-boob and oozes sex appeal! And the bleached hair for the event MADE this look for me. #sorrynotsorry

 Rooney Mara is wearing Givenchy Couture with a plunging neckline and fishtail, and she looks divine. The selling point for me is the dark lips. So on point.

 Nina Dobrev teamed up with Monique L'huillier for this piece, and it is receiving mixed reviews. I believe what is most shocking about it is that it is not what was expected to be produced from neither Nina nor Monique. However, I like it. I think it's different, a risk, and a bold punk choice that I find works!

 It feels like an eternity has passed since Blake Lively has graced the red carpet, and I have missed her! I always love the fashion choices she makes, and the Met Gala was no different. Blake is wearing Gucci and I love the coloring, fit, and detailing of this gown!

 The Met Gala saw numerous cutout dresses, and Miranda Kerr did it right in her Michael Kors dress. I love the hair and makeup, and damn if her body wasn't just made for this gown!

 In an evening filled with mostly black or white designs, Amber Heard was a refreshing pop of color in this red Emilio Pucci dress. The lace and the sheer cutouts around the neckline are absolutely lovely. Side note, I miss her blonde hair!

 Taylor Swift was a very refreshing surprise to me. We do not often see her in black or with her hair pulled out of her face, and I love that she did both for this event! I had to do a double take before I realized it was her, and she looks amazing in this J. Mendel gown. This isn't the first time she's worn J. Mendel this season, and I think this designer works so well with her. She looks sexy, elegant, and mature. Knockout ;)

Those are all the designs for today, but make sure to come back Friday for Part 2 of my Met Gala coverage!