Last week was the annual Met Ball (the Oscars of the fashion world for those who don't know about it) held in NYC. This year it was paying homage to the late Lee Alexander McQueen who passed last year. It was the opening of the new tribute exhibition of some of his most iconic, memorable looks over the years and it's the one time a year to really take it OVER THE TOP! Stella McCartney was spotlighted as the honorary designer of the year during the ceremony. She also happened to design 2 of my favorite dresses of the night!!
These were my top 5 picks from the event..
1. Christina Ricci in Zac Posen
I absolutely LOVE this dress. It's so avant garde, and she's always embodied that darker image behind all of her looks, and this just nails it to the floor! I love the cut and how extravagant the train is. This is WEDNESDAY ADAMS couture. SO IN LOVE..
2. Jennifer Lopez in Gucci
This is from the latest F/W 11' collection from the fashion house. The color is so on point! Red was the trending color for the fall season on the runways. And this runway to reality look was amazing! She is so stunning! Definitely aged gracefully over the years. She was banging at 25, but 2011 is her year!
3. Florence Welch in Yves Saint Laurent
I'm not sure what i'm more into, the fact she's wearing vintage YSL or her gorgeous strawberry locks! She's new to the world of entertainment and fashion, but being the singer of new indie rock band, Florence + the machines has gotten her more then just a "little" attention. She's the next muse of couture!
4. Madonna in Stella McCartney
WHAT CAN I SAY? Minus the fact, she's wearing Stella McCartney who was honored at the ball for her design efforts, Madonna is killing it, and she's in her 50's! She's a looker and this color is gorgeous and not easy to pull off!
5. Daphne Guiness in Alexander McQueen
A lot of critics said she looked like she killed an ostrich, but honestly..if you cant appreciate the art of couture then WHY are you at the MET BALL? I mean c'mon, not only is this a WORK OF ART, it's a TIMELESS dress. It's McQueen, and the craftmanship and hours that went into this one garment comes together beautifully. I LOVE IT.
THESE WERE MY 2 OTHER PICKS THAT ALMOST MADE IT, BUT I JUST HAD TO LET GO:
Liv Tyler in Givenchy Couture
This is a great gown, and I loved this entire collection from Givenchy! (Especially the Philip Treacy head pieces that were also made specifically for this presentation) But I thought her hair and makeup was lacking. I think a simple up do would have given a better balance to the look as a whole. It takes away from the dramatic neckline and distracts you as you look at the gown.
Rihanna in Stella McCartney
This is such a beautiful piece from Stella, but i'm sick of this ongoing look that Rihanna pulls with trying to look provocative and graceful in an expensive must have item and still show half her ass and goodies to the ENTIRE world. I have no problem with nudity, but KEEP YOUR GOODIES to yourself. Those are for private encounters, not the entire fashion council of NYC.
WHO DO YOU THINK WAS BEST DRESSED?