If you are reading this, you’ve probably seen my best & worst dressed @ the 2013 MET Costume Institute Gala. In this post, you will find all the trends that I noticed on the red carpet… and there were a lot! This time I wanted to do things differently, so for each trend, I will showcase the best execution and then you’ll be able to see the rest of the looks in a gallery!
Let’s start with a boho-punk trend that was perfectly executed by Mary-Kate Olsen (in vintage Chanel) and Florence Welch in an amazing Givenchy fringed velvet dress! I really love how this dress works well with the the theme of the night, without being too obvious!
TREND: PUNK DONE RIGHT
Other than Sarah Jessica Parker, there were only a few celebrities that got the punk theme right, including the ultimate it-girl, Cara Delevigne! I love her studded, but still sooo chic Burberry dress… and her hair is pretty cool too!
TREND: TRYING TOO HARD
Unfortunately, most of the stars that integrated punk in their looks really pushed the envelope! A Moschino studded leather jacket + blue extensions… c’mon Lily Collins!
Baroque was also a popular trend on the red carpet… and a good way to fit with the theme, without going completely punk! I’m really not sure about the giant cross earrings and the crown (?!?), but I do love Katy Perry’s Dolce & Gabbana dress!
Morrocco, Nepal and India seemed to be very popular on the red carpet last night! I love this Marchesa sari-inspired dress on Nora Zehetner.
From animal to artsy, prints were really big last night! And my favourite was definitely this vintage kaleidoscopic Givenchy print on the beautiful Amanda Seyfried.
In a very black red carpet… the stars wearing colours really stood out of the crowd. I especially love Cameron Diaz in this electric blue Stella McCartney cape dress!
TREND: BUSTIER DRESSES
Nothing new about this trend, but it’s still worth mentioning… even just to show you Jennifer Lawrence’s Christian Dior embroidered dress!
TREND: BLACK & WHITE
Nobody did the black & white trend better than Gwen Stefani in Maison Martin Margiela. I just love it!!
Now cut-outs were EVERYWHERE last night! And the best example of the trend has to be cutie Emma Watson in this Prabal Gurung (very) sexy number!
Impossible to be on such a big red carpet without having at least 5 stars dressed in red! My favourite was the gorgeous Zhang Ziyi in red lace by Jason Wu!
TREND: TOO PRETTY
Never thought I would label some looks as too pretty on a red carpet, but with the punk theme, I wanted a bit more edge… that doesn’t mean the looks were bad (how adorable is this Donna Karan Atelier dress on Hailee Steinfeld?), just not the best choices for the night!
TREND: LACE & TRANSPARENCY
A lot of stars went for transparency & lace, usually in black… and no one did it better than Diane Kruger in Chanel Couture. It’s still very pretty, but the black makes it sexier!
I am so surprised to see my dear Michelle Williams in this category, but the mullet bustier Saint Laurent dress is just NOT exciting. And she wasn’t the only one to choose a boring look…
Of course, the red carpet offered a few white looks… starting with Katie Holmes who wore a Greek Goddess inspired gown by Calvin Klein!
TREND: DRESS + PANTS
The dress over pant look had to be one of the newest trends we saw last night at the MET Gala. Jessica Paré was one of the few to try it… she rocked an electric blue & black version by Jason Wu! Do you like it?
I was especially happy to see that last trend on the red carpet, because that’s exactly what I wore when I covered Gala Artis a few weeks ago… had you seen it?
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