Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Met Gala 2012

Rachel Zoe in Rachel Zoe

I don't normally post on celebrity events. There are so many people out there doing it much, much better than myself. 

But I was insanely inspired by the colour and beauty of these gowns—I love the union of fashion and art and wanted to share 
with those of you who might've missed the coverage of the Met Gala. 

Anna Wintour wearing Prada
Jessica Alba in Michael Kors

Eva Mendes in Prada

Caroline Trentini in custom Theyskens by Theory
Ivanka Trump in Peter Pilotto

Cutest Couple EVER? Jessica Biel in Prada & Justin Timberlake 

Emily Blunt in Calvin Klein & John Krasinski
Amy Fine Collins in Alice + Olivia

Cameron Diaz in Stella McCartney
Giovanna Battaglia

Emma Stone in Escada

Diane Kruger in Prada
Sofia Vergara in Marchesa

Milla Jovovich in Prada

Hailee Steinfeld in Miu Miu

Victoria Justice in McQ by Alexander McQueen

Alexis Bryan Morgan

Renee Zellweger in Emilio Pucci

This post isn't about running out and buying designer gowns (for those who can afford it), but to inspire and encourage readers to examine the images, study the photos to see how they can inspire and be interpreted in your daily wardrobe. 
Florals, Brocade, Metallic, Vintage Style, the trends here (and on runway) easily translate to everyday clothing and likely to items that are already in your wardrobe!

1. Do you have a favourite gown?
2. What DREAM Designer would you wear if you were going to the MET BALL and $$$ were no object?
3. Do any of these looks inspire you in your daily wardrobe?

My answers:
1. I love Rachel Zoe's fringe vintage-inspired (1st photo)
2. Lanvin, Marchesa or Alexander McQueen.
3. The second to last photo has inspired me to look for a vintage-inspired floral wrap with a light background.

All photos by Getty Image.
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  1. I love so many dresses form here I can;t pick but I love Rachel Zoe, Sofia Vergara and Cameron Diaz dresses.
    I love Marchesa and I am a big admirer of Valentino ( the original designer ) and E Saab
    Jessica Biel's dress is very inspirational a touch of vintage love it!

    Very cool post!

    1. It's really hard to pick isn't it?? I change my mind every day! OH!! I cannot believe I forgot Elie Saab in my own dream list....excellent choice!!

  2. i really like renee's dress! i would definitely wear something like this, if i had a chance!

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    1. Yes it was stunning. So many amazing gowns. Thanks for stopping by Andie! x

  3. I actually really enjoy discovering that kind of posts :) though I have to admit some (or quite many) combinations hurt my eyes pretty bad :P

    anyway, answers to your questions:
    1. I honestly don't.. gown are not my cup of tea.
    2. definitely something from Elie Saab.
    3. no, because I already have metallics, florals, lots of colours etc in my wardrobe :)

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    1. Ha Ha!! Sorry for the eye-hurt!! Good call on Elie Saab--still can't believe I left him out of my choices! Thanks for stopping by. x

  4. I love these posts---there are dresses here I hadn't seen yet. I love so many of them---really appreciate the "old Hollywood" Anna's wrap and LOVE the last dress! If I could wear any designer, I'd look at YSL, Marchesa, or something vintage...Chanel, Valentino.

    1. I agree the "Old Hollywood" style is unbeatable. Good choices, thanks so much, I love reading your input!! x

  5. Some gorgeous looks at the Met Gala this year, but I think I loved last years looks more. I was sad not to see more Lebanese designers on the red carpet - Zuhair Murad, Basil Soda and Elie Saab.
    Onto your cool Q's.
    1. My favourite gown has to be Ashley Greene's, she was flawless.
    2. I would love to wear a dress by Marchesa or Jenny Packham
    3. The bright colours have inspired me

    1. I wonder if people were more daring because last year they honoured Alexander McQueen (if memory serves)? That's a good point tho Sam! Ashley did look fabulous, I struggled with NOT putting both her and Solange up, but the post was getting so long!! ha ha and go figure....those are the two that people mentioned! Love your picks. Thank you so much for your comment. xo

  6. Emily Blunt looked amazing in that dress, and her smile is always perfect. My favorite look of the evening was Solange Knowles, she was perfect in yellow.

    1. She does have a flawless smile doesn't she? And you are right....I really struggled over NOT including the photo of Solange because that dress was nothing short of AMAZING!!! Thanks girlie for stopping by!! x

    2. You know I always drop by, I love your blog.
      And thank you for you kind words, they mean a lot to me.

  7. The dresses are marvelous and designed by good designers...
    It looks gorgeous and stunning on them...
    Renee Zellweger wore a nice backless long dress.. I love dresses which is long and touches the ground...

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  8. Great look! love the Renee's dress!


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  10. like renee's dress, It's so nice ! Gorgeous looks at the Met Gala this year! xx

  11. wow... all of the girls there are gorgeous... i like hailee's dress!

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  12. My favourite is 1rst photo too!
    The dress is really beautiful!

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  13. I love Jessica Alba dress. Cool post!

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  14. I really like how you've approached this article: it's true, most of us arent going to run out and purchase a thousand dollar gown, but the textures and Colours and cuts are all inspirational. I would most likely wear an Ellie Saab gown if I were to attend; I love the flowing fabrics and draping of them. I look forward to incorporating vintage lace into my wardrobe this season?

    Great post!


  15. great images, love your blog title! very apt to this post!


  16. great post!
    Tnx for your comment
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    would you do the same?

  17. If you ask me...this was THE year for the Met Gala, I loved almost every gown! They just took my breath away. I would never know who to pick if I got to go...but it would be a dream :)

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