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The 2014 Met Ball, or the Event where the Red Carpet is the Event


You know how for most (not me, but most) people the Oscars is the “main event” and the red carpet telecast is the “pre-show”? The Met Ball is the opposite. The Red Carpet is the main event and the “afterparty” is a beautiful gala inside a resplendent Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The annual Costume Institute gala has a theme and honoree and this year it was classic evening wear in honor of British-born couturier Charles James, who revolutionized American couture, and determined by British-born editor Anna Wintour, who revolutionized American Vogue, fashion and trend.

Here are the superlatives of the night:

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Best Model: Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa

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Best Texture: Lily Allen in Chanel

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Most Head-Turning: Sarah Silverman in Zac Posen

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Most Seemingly True to Self: Maggie Gyllenhaal in Valentino

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Best Crop Top/Most Appropriately Youthful: Emma Stone in Thakoon

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Best Brand Positioning: Victoria Beckham, own design

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Most Improved: Kim Kardashian in Lanvin

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Best “I’m Still the Biggest Star on this Carpet” Moment: Beyonce and Jay-Z in Givenchy

What do you think?  Agree, disagree?  Other favorites?

Photos from the NY Times

The 2012 Met Ball – The Good and The Bad


On Monday night Hollywood and Fashion royalty came together for the annual Vogue Met Ball.  The evening celebrated a new fashion exhibit that compares and contrasts the designs of two Italian women: Miuccia Prada and the late Elsa Schiaparelli.

If there is a Red Carpet to go big on, this is it.

Let’s get to the good first:

Awesome Old Hollywood – Milla Jovovoich in Prada

The Best Bold Color – Solange Knowles (and Rachel Roy) in Rachel Roy

Best Tribute – Coca Rocha in Elizabeth Taylor’s Givenchy

The Most Fiercely Fabulous – Rihanna in Tom Ford

The winners in the “too much” category:

Too Short or Too Long – Jessica Biel in Prada

Too Old – Cameron Diaz in Stella McCartney

Too Much Hunger Games – Elizabeth Banks in Mary Katrantzou

Too Much Beyonce (even for Beyonce?) – Beyonce in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci

All images from People.com