Every year, I can’t wait for the MET Gala because it’s my absolute favourite red carpet! The stars look beautiful, the dresses are stunning and the fashion is usually more forward than on any other event! After spending all night preparing this post, here is my full round-up, including the most important trends and of course, my best and worst dressed. In other words, ALL the looks worth seeing are right here!
After a punk theme in 2013 that was really hard to channel on the red carpet, the 2014 Met Gala was all about beautiful couture gowns, in honor of Charles James, who is considered to be America’s greatest couturier. Full ball gowns are not always my favourite red carpet looks, but last night they were definitely the best thing to wear. That’s why there are a few pretty big dresses in my top 5!
1- Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta
Love the black & white, love the train with the name of the couturier, love the hair… yup I love everything!
2-Emma Stone in Thakoon
How can we not fall for this perfectly feminine 2 piece? The 2 shades of pink are adorable on her. Emma Stone is really on a roll right now!
3-Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera
Emmy Rossum is one of my favourites when it comes to gowns and she didn’t disappoint me last night. The print of this Carolina Herrera dress just makes us dream of spring.
4-Arizona Muse in Ralph & Russo
Wow! Charles James would be really proud! That’s all I have to say…
5-Beyonce in Givenchy
After her disaster at last year’s Met Gala, Beyonce looked stunning with this sheer all beaded Givenchy number. Not exactly on-theme but beautiful!
And a special mention to Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa
My first reaction was that the print on this architectural gown was a bit too much… but Karolina Kurkova wears it so well that in the end, I like it!
+ a few other good dresses… Starting with Dakota Johnson in Jason Wu
THE TRENDS OF THE NIGHT
Spring colours were really the prettiest thing on the red carpet.
In full bloom
If you’ve seen my wedding dress, you’ll understand why I LOVE these dresses! Sooo lovely!
I mentioned it before, this was the best night to wear full ball gowns and I’m so glad these stars went for it!
I’m always ambiguous about red on the red carpet, but last night Laetitia Casta, Monica Bellucci and Lake Bell proved me wrong.
Pretty in pink
Sometimes the palest shades can be the biggest standouts…
Classic black & white
The ultimate proof that we can’t go wrong in black and white!
Even if cropped tops are now “accepted” on the red carpet, I thought that Cara Delevingne and Gabrielle Union showed a little too much skin. Anne Hathaway on the other hand, looked perfect.
Not all shades of silver are equal…. that’s why I love Diane Kruger, like Nicole Richie and Amy Adams, but am not crazy about Chrissy Teigen and Lily Aldridge.
Ultra feminine details
I’m not saying I love all these looks, but I do like the intricate details, especially in Margot Robbie’s Prada dress.
If Oscar de la Renta was the most popular designer on last night’s red carpet, Zac Posen was a close second… and we didn’t need a label to recognize his creations!
After seeing a little too much transparency on the red carpet, these stars decided to keep the sheer on the bottom… and I’m not crazy about it either… especially on Kristen Stewart.
I usually love white on the red carpet, but to me, only Victoria Beckham made a good choice. If I can be honest Naomi and Rihanna looked a little trashy.
Not crazy about Kristen Wiig and Brie Larson’s choices, but I LOVE Erykah Badu and Janelle Monae’s original looks!
(Too?) short & sweet
I’m not saying I don’t like short dresses, actually these three looks are very cute, but it was really too casual for last night.
Green gone wrong
Nothing to add, green was just a bad idea last night!
1- Kate Upton in Dolce & Gabbana
Kate Upton is beautiful but last night, she really didn’t help herself or her figure with this Dolce & Gabbana disaster. Hate the neckline, hate the corset belt and hate the black lace over the sheer bodice. She pretty much looks like a brothel owner.
2- Lala Anthony in Cushnie et Ochs
I don’t know where to start because everything about this dress is wrong… the colour, the cut-out and the decolleté!
3- Katie Holmes in Marchesa
We hadn’t seen Katie Holmes on the red carpet for a long time and I wouldn’t have minded waiting longer… This yellow Marchesa dress looks like a bad wedding cake.
4- Rita Ora in Donna Karan Atelier
I understand that she wanted to have a ballerina inspired look… but the shoes + the “whatever it is” on her arm is really too much. Plus the make-up is really too harsh for what she was going for!
5- Sandra Lee in Dara Lamb
Sandra Lee actually took the theme too far… even Charles James would say “this is a big gown”!
And… OMG I can’t believe I’m actually saying this… but, Lupita Nyongo in Prada
I’ve been a big fan of anything Lupita Nyongo wears for the past year, but this dress just doesn’t work. I especially hate the headband.
The other not so great dresses of the night… starting with Lena Dunham in Giambattista Valli
So, who was your best (and worst) dressed of the night. I want to know!
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