Metropolitan Costume Institute’s Gala 2010: said to “prom night for fashionistas,” is a huge success!

As the museum in partnership, with Vogue and The Gap, opened their exhibit “American Women: Fashioning a National Identity” many well-known fashionable women from all around the world walked the red carpet looking fabulous and showing us this even was no less than Prom-worthy!  Monday night’s Met costume institute gala raised $9 million and over 725 guests attended the new exhibit. Last years gala celebrating “The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion,” raised only $5.4 million.

Although many women dawned classic, beautiful looks like I have already posted, there were  still those that chose to represent the art through their attire by wearing gowns that were more on the fun and funky side through their many intricate hand-made details and unique colors.  More of these fashionable women and their gowns on Huffington Post or E online!

Chloe Sevigny wore a Proenza Schouler dress to the met, was it a hit or miss? On the upside the color looked great on her and the detail of the hand-stitched lace was amazing, but  with the dresses open back dawning a bra, rather than skin as well as the revealing see-through front, I would have to say this dress was an overall miss.

Another star, Blake Lively, who decided to go for a more fun and funky look as well I think rocked it in a royal blue micro-mini dress by Marchesa. Her gorgeous gams looked long and lean and I loved the fact that she wore her hair all back and so simple.  With a dress that has a lot going on like hers does with its many ruffles and faux flowers the hair, accessories, makeup, it all needs to remain simplistic.  Therefore Blake Lively pulled it off and looks stunning! Other blogs have made it clear they think otherwise about Lively’s choice, but I disagree.  Yes it is true she continues to choose rather revealing and more sexy style gowns, but at the end of the day she looks great them and really plays up the gown by looking amazing in it and pairing it with minimal accessories, therefore what is the problem?

Sienna Miller is another example of a star who always tries new things when it comes to fashion and never plays it safe on the red carpet.  I think she looked beautiful in Emilio Pucci, I absolutely love black and midnight blue combine together in clothing, the color combination is so fresh for night time, yet the effortlessly beautiful stare was still not the winner of style for the night in my book.

The ladies who won me over on the red carpet could not be anybody but those who chose the combination of wearing an over the top gown that resembled old hollywood in all its elegance, as well as still being completely up-to-date with this season’s trend of flesh-tone colored fabrics covered in silk, sequins and/or rhinestones.  The ladies graced the red carpet with the perfect combination of glamour, poise and feminine accents! They were definitely the winners of the night, that is saying (Camilla Belle is still included, even though she wore red!)

Jessica Alba in Sophie Theallet

Emilie De Ravin in Valentino

Carolyn Murphy

Kate Bosworth in Valentino

Alessandra Ambrosio

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Anna Wintour in Chanel

Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior Couture

Sarah Jessica Parker in Halston Heritage

Anne Hathaway in Valentino

Gwen Stefani in L.A.M.B.

Jennifer Lopez was my #1 favorite in Zuhair Murad

Overall everyone looked beautiful and unique in the own way and by their own choice.  I am just a sucker for the crystal or shiny nude gowns right now.

Even “Access Hollywood” agrees with me:


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