There’s no night like the Met’s Costume Institute Gala for fashion porn. To me, not even the Oscars can compete with THE fashion event that is Met Ball. Which is why, year after year, I keep hoping for more drama, more choices that aren’t exactly safe – something eye-popping, gorgeous, and not boo-ring. This year, there were so many champagne color safe gowns, some really beautiful (Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney), others (cough*Kate Hudson in Stella McCartney*cough) not so much, but all withouth exception – boring, boring, boring. And though the idea of “Best Dressed” is really a matter of preference and opinion, here are my top 5 best-dressed ladies of the night.
1. Ginnifer Goodwin in Topshop Unique
Lovely pop of color and that beautiful face with perfect makeup, and her new-ish pixie. This one was my favorite look of the night.
2. Diane Kruger in Jason Wu
You already know that I love me some Diane. And I felt that her super-high thigh-slit and those gorgeous gams of hers really made this look. So hot!
3. Margherita Missoni in Missoni
A dress that is part sorbet buffet and part Swan Lake…I’m all over it! Love her choice of accessories, and that messy bun. Such a fun, fresh, young look. Love it!
4. Anna Dello Russo in Alexander McQueen
This was rather understated for ADR, no? But I still loved her take on feminine tuxedo-dressing, egg-headpiece and all.
5. Liv Tyler in Givenchy Couture
The entire Spring 2011 Givenchy Couture collection was one of the best in a very long time, and this gown is definitely anything but boring. I love the color, the feathers, and the origami-like detailing. I wish I could wear something this beautiful one day. It’s exquisite!
Do you agree with my picks? Do you think they are hideous? Did you have some other favorites? Discuss in the comments?
Photo Credits: 1st photo – Lainey Gossip; all others – Fab Sugar