We’re not going to lie to you guys – we were glued to Vogue‘s livestream of the Met Gala, waiting with excitement for Kristen Stewart‘s arrival. And as usual, the actress did not disappoint. We’ve watched Kristen grow into a fashion icon over the past few years, and tonight’s bold Balenciaga proved just how far she’s come. She’s the face of the fashion house’s new fragrance, and tonight she accompanied their creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, to the event. Her dress and shoes are from their fall 2012 collection and we think they both suit her red carpet style perfectly – edgy and show-stopping but still young, fresh and most importantly, her. And the hair – oh, can we please talk about her hair for a second? Tousled to perfection, effortless, and completely sexy. Well played, Ms. Stewart! Well played.
Rihanna was one of the last stars to arrive at the Met Gala tonight, and boy did she not disappoint. We’re used to Riri rocking wild outfits, but this look was chic and refined. The black Tom Ford gown hugged her body in every right way, the neck line was simple and classic and the conservative long sleeves tossed attention to the sexy cut of the back. She kept her hair up and simple and her heels sky-high. We always expect the unexpected with Rihanna, and this move was no different. Her look tonight was timeless and glamorous but still totally her own.
The annual Met Costume Gala Ball is known as being the Oscars of the fashion world, at least in terms of A-List star wattage. We’ve got more sartorial analysis of tonight’s big night en route, but we wanted to these pictures of VH1 Celebrity style icons like Kristen Stewart, Rihanna (see more of RiRi here!), Beyoncé, and Emma Stone up for you to digest as quickly as possible. We’ve also got some incredible looks from the likes of the always divisive Gwyneth Paltrow, the radiant Florence Welch, and the comeback of January Jones (who, IRL, shares nothing in common with “Fat Betty”). Dig in now, but save some room because we’ve got more to come!
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Awards season seems like eons ago, doesn’t it? It’s been so long since we’ve seen some of our famous celebrities shine and fail miserably on the red carpet. Thank the culture gods that the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit Gala is tonight! We can’t freaking wait to see all the ruffles and neon and feathers and weird poofy things everyone will wear in the name of high fashion. This year’s event is to celebrate the “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” exhibit, so we expect to see plenty of homages to the former, an Italian designer from the 1920s to the ’50s, and yes, a whole lot of Prada. While we wait for the festivities to begin (and they’ll be live-streamed on MetMuseum.org) let’s look back at some of our fave celebrity getups from 2010 and 2011. We saw daring styles on Kristen Stewart, classy looks on Gwyneth Paltrow and Emma Watson, over-the-top show-stoppers from Katy Perry and Rihanna, and some unusual risks from the likes of Kristen Bell and more. Enjoy the gallery and then come back here for more photos, video and interviews from tonight’s event.
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