Thursday, May 10, 2012

Best and Worst Dressed at the 2012 Costume Institute Gala

In the Name of Fashion
There is no costume party quite so celebrated as the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala, a star-studded benefit that encourages sartorial creativity from its attendees. Take note: This what "going all out" looks like.
Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren
Classic beauty Camilla Belle looked ready to party with Howard Hughes and the grand dames of old Hollywood in her slinky beaded Ralph Lauren gown with its sheer tulle yoke. Belle's art deco earrings, shiny side-parted bun, and deep wine-hued lipstick augmented the decadent flavor of her look. The lady is a fabulous, fabulous vamp.
Carey Mulligan in Prada
Newlywed Carey Mulligan, the evening's co-host, showcased her tiny waist in a Prada frock smattered with silver and gold fish scale paillettes of different sizes. Nothing beats a classic silhouette paired with an intensely modern texture.
Beyonce Knowles in Givenchy
Not one to suffer discomforts like chilly feet lightly, Beyonce Knowles showed up to the party with her own personal shag rug ruffling around her ankles. The singer's long furry purple train distracted us almost long enough to miss all that sheer black Givenchy goodness attached to it. Hopefully she and Amy Poehler met up inside to compare walking techniques.

Coco Rocha in Vintage Givenchy
Coco Rocha nabbed her vintage Givenchy suit at auction: It once belonged to Elizabeth Taylor. Unfortunately, it was difficult to pay the suit its deserved attention, as Rocha's My Little Pony-hued hair extensions proved mighty distracting

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