Wednesday, May 7, 2014

What They Wore: Our Favorite Looks From The Met Gala 2014

Happily, there never seems to be a a lack of events in Hollywood and New York for us to Ooo and Aah over. Last weekend the Hollywood Elite (and a few C-listers tbh) got dolled up in their finery to hobble down the red carpet and get their photos taken at the annual Met Gala. This year's theme is "Charles James: Beyond Fashion", and if you aren't familiar with that name, you can read more about "America's First Couturier" here

Here I have compiled a collection of my favorite gowns from the red carpet. 

Designer Jason Wu with Dakota Johnson
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Here's another, just because.

Dakota Johnson
Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Eveningwear in Navy seems to exude class. Add some volume to the skirt right at the hip, some train action, and a sparkly delicate top and you've got a winning combination. I'm thinking do this in Ivory or Blush and I'll get married in it. 

Unlucky-in-love-but-can-sure-write-a-song-about-it Taylor Swift
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Blush pink is definitely her color, but probably so is red, blue, green, yellow, brown, well... anything really. I love the feminine scoop of the neckline and the way this silhouette flatters her 6 foot frame... not to mention the beautiful bow in the back and the train. Beaded and embroidered satin silk organza never hurt anyone, except my heart knowing this gown will never fit me! Here's a close up of the embroidery and beadwork...

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Model Liu Wen
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The peaks at the neckline conjure up memories of a certain Vivian Westwood dress in a certain Sex and the City movie, which I loved then and still do now. Charles James (for whom this Met Gala is themed) was known for his highly structured aesthetic, so it's no surprise that many of these dresses offer a bit of 3D interest and excellent pattern cutting and construction. 

Emmy Rossum
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I was surprised I liked this look so much if I'm honest, but canary yellow and purple go so well together here (not just in my garden). While the silhouette is a bit Snoozefest2014, this print elevates it to the next level. 

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
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These two look as happy and in love as ever standing next to each other in nude and navy, sparkles and velvet, peas in pod. 

Model Arizona Muse
Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images
Let me just say this. If I could wear something like this every day doing everyday things, I would. This reminds me of the costume presentation scene in To Catch a Thief (worth watching just for that!... and Cary Grant), but without all the sparkles and masks. 

Favorite cheerleader Hayden Panettiere
Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images
A rather huge, yet subtle floral print on a silk taffeta pink and purple ball gown makes me happy. Wedding dress, perhaps? 

Charlize Theron
Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Charlize doing her thing in black and white with red carpet all over. I love the draped jacket over her shoulders for real, but I'm not sold on the ear cuff. 

Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
This unexpected little number made it to the top of my list. Balmain-esque (maybe it is) piecing and hardware makes me a little jealous I don't have a leather jacket anymore. There's a lot going on here; gold metal, leopard printed calfhair, black leather, belt thing. Simple makeup and hair really was the ticket to pulling this off. Could have lost the earrings? 

Designer Olivier Theyskens and Felicity Jones
Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Standard tux. Gorgeous dress. The piecing of the satin gives this gown a ton of visual interest without going over the top. Feminine sweetheart neckline with a bit of a bustle at the back and a sweep train make this the winning black number from the evening. 

Janelle Monae
Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Capes are coming, watch out. While at Bridal Market this year we started to see little hints of them around the bridal and accessory booths. The shoes however, have got to go... with a different outfit.

Cobie Smulders
Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
Simple ivory, low-cut, sheath silhouette, figure hugging top... then BOOM. Can't get enough of gold leaf right now. That reminds me - I need to go to the craft store and get some gold leaf for the side table I'm refinishing like this (post about that later).

Isabelle Huppert and Naomi Watts
Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Sequins, beads, petals, paillettes, feathers, scales, illusion neckline, tulle, silk... just throw it all together and you'll get this incredible duo. Okay, maybe there aren't any feathers or scales, but it looks like it. I adore this menswear-inspired-but-keepin-it-ladylike suit covered in sequins (or beads), and Naomi went a little wild with her dare I say Black-Swan-meets-Bjork-Swan? 

Tell me what you think! Did I miss anyone? Did I get one of these wrong?

Let me know below, I'd love to hear your opinion...

xxoo Suz

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