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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

#MetGala2014: The Best Dressed!

This is the one event of the year where what you wear is the ONLY thing that matters. Yes, the Oscars and the Globes are important to the fashion world, but at their core, they are award shows for the acting community. The Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is pure fashion at its very essence. In this case, you are what you wear, and when you show up to this event, you better look good.

Below are the list of my favorites and I tried especially hard to focus on the ones that had ball gowns seeing as that was the theme, but there were some truly beautiful looks all around. I really appreciated the ladies who took the ball gown theme to heart because some showed up in kinda of drab gowns that barely qualified as a dress. Some even wore pants-- ugh, I don't want to talk about it. Most of all, take note that this is purely objective. At an event like this, where the dresses are borderline costume, opinions and tastes tend to vary-- but keep in mind this list was made with the Costume Institute in mind. These are the ladies that were more than just beautiful--they were fashion.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta
This is the best thing to happen to 2014 yet. This is the Costume Institute Gala-- if ever to show up in an avante garde dress that's borderline costume, this is it.

Karlie Kloss in Oscar de la Renta
Black and gold is my favorite color combination of life. The brocade fabric on this gown is so rich, the silhouette a modern take on the traditional ball gown, and her elegance is as natural as it is beautiful. Also, she's a Victroria's Secret model, so she's hot.

Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa
THIS is what the met ball is all about! Rich, fantastical, avante garde looks that push the boundaries of fashion--and the ability to fit through a doorway-- in ways that are otherwise dull for a regular red carpet. THIS is how one shows up to the Costume Institute Gala.

Lupita Nyong'o in Prada
This was the best of the non-gown crowd of the evening. Lupita knew just what to wear to a ball that was all about avante garde costume-like fashion. She's like a couture Jane of the Jungle and I like it! Seriously beyond obsessed with this look from head to to toe.

Chanel Iman in Topshop
This was one of the prettiest most delicate gowns of the evening. Definitely a throwback to true glamor. The guy next to her leaves much to be desired though.

Lily Aldridge in Michael Kors
This was one of the more romantic dresses of the evening and it perfectly showcased the artistry of dressmaking and draping and overall craft. This is a dress to be reckoned with. Plus it's pretty.

Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham
So meta. This is the column dress to end all column dresses. PS I now need to go on a diet.

Honorable mentions in the best dressed department:
Dakota Johnson, Kendall Jenner

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