Met Costume Gala

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The 20 Worst Met Costume Gala Gowns

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Last night, the most rich and famous and fashionable showed up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the annual Costume Institute Ball. Last night’s theme was “Punk: Chaos to Couture” and let’s just say amid all the couture, there was certainly a lot of chaos…and a lot of gross.

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Kim Kardashian Will Never Set Foot In The Met Gala, Or On A Vogue Cover, Thanks To Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour Won't Allow Kim Kardashian Into Met Gala

We’re hoping you went through our extensive Met Gala coverage yesterday. If you did, then two things will start occurring to you as we delve into this deliciously dissing post. The first was this: Someone as hot as Kate Upton had to pay her way to get into the Met event, offering up a check of $25,000 to Vogue Editrix and Gala chairperson Anna Wintour. The second point that should also be hitting you is … where was Kim Kardashian? This may seem disconnected from the first train of thought, but it’s not, because Kim is everywhere, all the time, so her absence at this A-list to beat all A-list events in surprising. Besides, if Kate Upton could buy her way in, you know that Kim would’ve tried. This is the Oscars of Fashion after all. And Kimmy’s boyfriend, Kanye West, was attending as well.

Sadly, her dreams of attending future Met Galas have been shattered thanks to this bit of gossip unearthed by RadarOnline. According to sources in the know, Kim will never be allowed to step foot into the event because, “Anna hates Kim. Why would she be invited to the event? It is all the biggest stars in the world and Kim doesn’t fit that bill at all.” Burn! And no, Kim can’t pull a Kate Upton and throw down some cash. The source added, “The Met Gala is $25,000 a ticket, but Kim can’t even buy her way in. Anna Wintour does NOT want her there!”

Kim must’ve known about this edict, because there is no way in hell that she didn’t send out feelers months before the event. Being frosted out may be a horrible thing, but the Kardashians aren’t anything if not krafty. To show that she was far too busy to attend the bash anyway, Kim made sure she was photographed all over L.A. running errands. “Kim and her camp will deny that she wasn’t invited by saying that she had business in L.A., but that is a lie. She would have done anything to be there with all the A-listers, ” the chatty source clarifies. Do note that when Anna Wintour nixes you, you’re nixed for good, so the Kimster shouldn’t even hope for any Vogue coverage, as the sources shoved in the final nail in KK’s coffin, saying, “Anna Wintour would allow Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue over her dead body. As long as Anna in charge you will NOT see Kim on Vogue.” D.E.N.I.E.D!

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Carmelo And La La Anthony Reveal Who’s The Bigger Diva At Met Costume Gala

Who would’ve thought it takes Carmelo Anthony longer to get ready than his always well-put-together wife La La? These two, blowing up stereotypes all over the place. One of the cutest basketball couples ever stopped by the annual Met Costume Gala last night looking amazing in blue and black. La La’s custom-made Zac Posen gown was the perfect royal blue, and it accentuated her curves in all the right places. Carmelo was spiffy in his black Rag & Bone tux, paired with wide frame hipster glasses.

When VH1 News asked who took the longest, La La revealed, “He always takes longer than I do, absolutely,” she said. “When it comes to getting dressed, he is so slow.”

What takes the NY Knick so long? “I don’t know. I procrastinate,” he said. “I got to play the music, I got to take my time. I don’t like to be rushed.”
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Did Kate Upton’s $25,000 Met Gala Investment Pay Off?

We’re already on record as loving Kate Upton’s entry into the gold trend at last night’s Met Costume Institute Gala. The Michael Kors gown looks like liquid on the Sports Illustrated cover model. But today the girl is getting a lot of flak from critics for her overall look at the event, particularly because she apparently paid her own way — $25,000 — to attend, according to the New York Post, presumably so she could start making her mark in fashion. Or because she really believes in the museum’s mission?

The Daily Mail asked, “Where did her natural beauty go?” in its story, slamming her darkened eyebrows and slicked-back bun for making her look like she’s “playing dress-up.” And The Sun said she looked “shiny and frumpy.” Frumpy … compared to the “Cat Daddy” video? Bloggers got in on the game too, with DIYFashion saying, “Kate failed to wow the crowd when she hit last night’s fashion affair in a face full of heavy, aging makeup complete with an unflattering gold sequin Michael Kors gown.”

We’re not sure what to think — it’s nice to see the girl take some risks and try different looks beyond sex kitten and wide-eyed, corruptible girl-next-door. And we kind of like that she shows the tiniest bit of belly roundness too. So, it’s your turn to weigh in.

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The Brights Trend Continues On The Met Gala Red Carpet

Brights, Orange, Yellow Gowns At The Met Gala

We love the brights trend and we love the women who dare to wear the shades even more. The Met Gala had its fair share of examples and some of the stars scored top marks and made it to the best-dressed list. Like Solange Knowles in a sunshine, peplum Rachel Roy gown. Or Emma Roberts who also wore a semi-peplum Escada number, only in a color that comes between orange and yellow. Katherine McPhee was also part of our best-dressed roll call, wearing a stunning Elie Saab tangerine column.

Some celebrities also made it to out fashion-forward list, wearing ensembles that are risky and not cut-and-dry. January Jones was on the list wearing a neon yellow, futuristic looking Versace gown. Taking the time capsule way back, was Kirsten Dunst who wore a pumpkin colored Rodarte number that looked like it was from the ’40′s. Sadly, landing up on our worst-dressed list was Eva Mendes who wore a terrific punchy shade of orange, but the Prada peplum gown itself was downright frumpy on her. Rounding up this brights post are Ginnifer Goodwin and Kristen Bell, both wearing tangerine. Ginnifer wore a lovely cap-sleeved Monique Lhuillier, while Kristen chose a Tommy Hilfiger halter-necked version which she rocked. See for yourselves!

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Who Were The Best-Dressed Ladies At The Met Gala?

This is going to be a long list, folks, so get some popcorn ready. There was so much material to choose from, from this year’s Met Gala that we drove ourselves into a tizzy. We weren’t ever fans of, say, peplum (gowns with an overskirt), but Solange Knowles‘ sunshine-yellow Rachel Roy number made us fans. Keeping up the bright trend was Katharine McPhee whose low-cut, unforgiving tangerine Elie Saab column was stunning. Emma Roberts wore a brighter shade of orange, and also incorporated peplum in her gorgeous Escada strapless gown. Moving toward red territory was a surprise entry: Chelsea Clinton. She wowed us in a cherry, lace-overlay strapless gown, and she totally needs to reveal who the designer is.

Other fab outfits were worn by Ashley Greene who picked a dreamy, Grecian Donna Karan gown and Amy Adams, who also wore white Giambattista Valli, with a cheeky gold bow detail at the waist. It was completely old Hollywood glamour. Another one of our red carpet favorites choosing that vibe was Amber Heard, a knockout in a dusty rose Zac Posen fishtail. The Glee gals represented and chose completely different looks. Dianna Agron went for elegant, romantic glamour in an emerald green Carolina Herrera gown. while Lea Michele picked a sexy, slashed navy blue Diane von Furtsenberg dress.

Our picks for best-dressed also include supermodel Jessica Stam wearing a pastel blue, almost gladiator-esque John Galliano for Christian Dior Haute Couture dress number with gold detailing, and Hilary Swank in a burgundy, halter-necked Michael Kors gown. There are a total of 16 looks to choose from in our gallery below, so check them all out, and tell us whose gown you like best.

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by (@missmuttoo)

The 10 Worst-Dressed Celebrities Who Really Failed To Impress At The Met Gala

worst dressed fashions at the Met Gala

We do love it that plenty of celebrities were fearless enough to try out really avant-garde fashions at the Met Gala. But here’s the thing: there’s a big difference between avant-garde and just plain bad. A lot of reasons why the designs failed on some of these stars was because they were ill-fitting. Eva Mendes peplum tangerine Prada gown may have looked great on her, had she paid more attention to the silhouette. She just ended up looking boxy because of the bottom half of the gown. It’s the same with Mary-Kate Olsen. She looked completely swamped because of her heavy black, long-sleeved The Row gown. Christina Ricci, also as tiny as Mary-Kate, also had the same problem. Her Thakoon dress looked like it was eating her alive. Then there was Jessica Biel whose Prada cocktail frock was not just ill-fitting, but completely boring.

Then there were some designs which were just … no. Chloe Sevigny in her Miu Miu frock, for instance. It looked like the whole thing was mad of vinyl discs sewn together. Perhaps, a black slip underneath would have rescued it. Florence Welch wore an Alexander McQueen which we can’t describe. It looks entirely made of poufs. And then there was Anja Rubik in a white-slashed Anthony Vaccarello. This is not the setting in which to reveal your hip-bone, lady! The piece de resistance was Marc Jacobs, whose entire outfit consisted of a pair of silk boxers, a long black lace sheath and buckled shoes. You’ll have to head on to the gallery to see for yourself.

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Gold Fever At The Met Gala: Our Favorite Sparkling Gowns

Gold gowns at the 2012 Met Gala

Is it our fault that we love a good sequin? No, right? Because nothing can make a better statement at an event than an embellished gown done right. Case in point, the Met Gala in New York last night was a gold rush with sparkling gowns everywhere! Whether it was Jessica Pare‘s sleek L’Wren Scott column (paired with Tiffany’s jewels and a Louboutin bag) or Kate Uptons molten metal Michael Kors, we were hooked. Right off the bat, we’re going to have to tell you who our favorite was, though. The honor goes to Jessica Alba who looked like a vintage dream with her hair done up in side-swept Marcel waves, and a gold Grecian, one-shouldered Michael Kors. That’s two winning looks for the designer already. Our second favorite has got to be newly married Carey Mulligan in a rather space-age looking Prada.

Other assorted lovelies in the metallic zone were Cameron Diaz in a minimal Stella McCartney, Scarlett Johansson in a wonderfully feminine, frothy Dolce & Gabbana and Leighton Meester in a delicate Marchesa with sheer hints. Lana del Rey was so dramatic with her dazzling Altuzarra gown and awesome black cape that we have to applaud her. Nina Dobrev hardly has bad days, does she? It’s also impossible to have a bad day when you’ve got a gorgeous face and body and are wearing a custom Donna Karen Atelier gown. Head to the gallery for all the high-octane glamor.

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by (@katespencer)

The 25 Most Fearless Fashionistas On The Met Gala Red Carpet

The Met Costume Gala is like Christmas, the Oscars and Fashion Week rolled into one, with outfits to satisfy even the most discriminating tastes. Our personal favorite looks are the ones that get people talking; love ‘em or hate ‘em, it’s always the riskiest ensembles that get the most attention. After all, what good is fashion if it doesn’t make a statement?

We’ve picked 25 of our favorite, most interesting, avant-garde-iest outfits for you to gawk over. Whether it be bright colors, interesting beading, edgy angles or quirky accessories,  these are our picks for the coolest, most cutting edge looks of fashion’s biggest night. You’ll find no basic black here! This gallery is for fearless risk-takers only.

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Beyonce Brings Her A-Game To Met Gala Red Carpet In Givenchy Gown

Okay celebrities, you can all go home now! Because if it was not yet clear that Beyonce is the queen of the world, her show-stopping Givenchy gown at the Met Gala tonight has sent a serious signal: Beyonce is the best. Hands down. Period. The End. Who runs the world? Bey does. Yes, her dress is absolutely amazing, with the see-through, shimmery lace and incredible purple train. (We will fall asleep tonight and every night of the next year dreaming about that to-die-for train. Swoon.) But not just anyone could pull off this gorgeous gown. It’s the singer’s confidence that sells it and makes it such a completely spectacular look. Let’s just hope she saves it for lil Blue to wear one day, too.

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