May 06, 2014 02:35
Were you, like us, counting down the days to the Met Ball? There’s a reason why they call it the Fashion Oscars – it’s the most highly anticipated style event of the year! From the over-the-top ball gowns to the elaborate accessories and jewellery that brings the bling, we kept our eye on the red carpet to deliver you the most glamorous looks. Which muse paired up with which designer and who pulled out all the stops?
Click through our gallery for ample amounts of style inspiration for your next fancy-pants formal event!
Sarah Jessica Parker, event co-chair and forever-Carrie-Bradshaw-in-our-eyes, arrived in a customised black and white Oscar de La Renta number with white gloves and her hair swept into an elegant up-do. The ball gown looked conventional – albeit super glamorous – when captured from the front. And then she turned around to reveal ‘Oscar de la Renta’ emblazoned in red letters on the back.
The night’s host, fashion bible editor Anna Wintour wore a textured Chanel haute couture frock over grey mesh with metallic heels. Though this definitely isn’t the safest choice, Anna manages to make it work!
Gisele Bundchen looked a vision in Balenciaga, wearing a custom, skin-tight, velvet and silk gown with plunging neckline and emerald earrings. The best accessory? That tuxedo-clad hubby of hers, Tom Brady, hanging off her arm.
As the new face of Thierry Mugler’s Angel fragrance, it made sense for Georgia May Jagger to choose to wear him for the Met Ball. And what a holy union the two make. Easily our fave from the night.
Model Liu Wen brought old-world glamour to the evening in a theatrical, sculptural, seafoam green number by Zac Posen. Arizona Muse also chose Zac Posen and looked equally as stunning in scarlet.
As per usual, actress Lupita Nyong’o blew everyone else out of the water with her choice of red carpet frock. Never afraid of taking a fashion risk, she wore a feathered and beaded creation by Prada over a brown slip. Could that be the most underrated colour combo of the season? We love the across-the-forehead headband, too! This girl can do no wrong.
Though Perez Hilton came down heavy on Margot Robbie’s Prada number (“Her skirt looked like those plastic covers people use to protect their computer keyboards.” Ouch!), we thought she looked amazing. We especially loved the jewel embellishments and mirror embroidery on her power blue, high ruffle-neck top!
Joan Smalls went elegant and understated in a Vera Wang strapless nude tulle dress with sheer skirt. The most noteworthy element of her look was in fact her gothic glam purple lip, which we now can’t wait to try for ourselves!
There was a lot of talk surrounding the dress code, ‘White Tie and Decorations’, and how it would be interpreted, but Karlie Kloss definitely got the memo. She looked absolutely majestic in a black and gold brocade gown by Oscar de la Renta with matching black leather
Emmy Rossum embraced the spring spirit in this vivid, floral number by Carolina Herrara. The actress looked radiant and, together with Katie Holmes in Marchesa and Olivia Munn in Diane von Furstenberg, has us raving over bright yellow eveningwear!
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