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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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Famous little black dress with a twist!

This past weekend I tried on an amazing black Theory dress.  It was a perfectly fitted staple to add to my closet, already adorning a perfect accessory a thin, black and gold belt. (A good one too, unlike the fake cheap ones added to dresses just to give you an idea of how to accessorize the dress.)

Trying on this dress, I thought about my wardrobe and how I have failed to invest in that perfect LBD (little black dress).  Wondering why I had always passed on such a classic piece in the past definitely made me think about why the LBD even became known as a “staple.”  Why have so many woman (especially stars like Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie) continued to dawn this look time after time?  I think the most obvious answer to the proceeding question lies in our star-struck gazes while viewing the photos below.  Each designer these actresses are wearing has taken the perfect LBD, a “staple,” and so creatively given it a fun, quirky and tastefully (might I add) an unusual twist, that many designers in the past have not.

Who doesn't love Blake Lively in this bad-gal number by D&G?

Leave it to Leighton Meester to find the edgiest LBD around, but like I said earlier definitely a fun twist compared to your everyday, black dress. A risk that designer Christopher Kane chose to make, unlike many others.

When does Michael Kors ever make a bad design? This dress is a perfect combination of bringing out the more classic side of an edgy piece. And what better actress to rock this look than Fergie, a woman with some edge who gets in touch with her classic sense of style for a red carpet event.

Emile de Ravin showing off her gorgeous gams in a more sexier number than normal designed by Oscar de la Renta.

Gemma Arterton wears sheer cutouts gracefully, by Gucci

Another Oscar de la Renta gown, this time showing more of his classier Audrey Hepburn designs worn by Kristin Davis.

Alexa Davalos proves that a one-shouldered gown can still be 100% classic, especially when designed by Ralph Lauren, a man who exudes timelessness in all of his collections.

Who would have thought Angelina Jolie would start a trend after rocking a strapless, black, leather-cocktail dress and making it seem timeless. Similar looks are continuously dawned on the Red Carpet, like this Thomas Wylde dress on Miley Cyrus.

Jennifer Aniston is the queen or sporting the famous LBD, but very rarely does she wear one with such a twist like this sequined, skirted Valentino micro-mini.

I can easily see myself rocking a shorter depiction of this Rachel Roy dress worn by Kate Hudson at any club downtown!

Kate Winslet in another beautiful piece dawning sexy, lace cut-outs.

Love the one-shouldered, grecian look to this dress. It flatters Mila Kunis beautifully!

Love the one-shouldered, Grecian look to this dress. It flatters Mila Kunis beautifully!

After seeing how the celebrities above have all chosen to wear such beautiful black numbers on the red carpet over any other color, I believe it is safe me to assume that for any event, any day, any time it is safe to say that one can never go wrong with an LBD.  Seeing the beautiful effect that the above dresses has had on all the stars yet again proves to me that a black dress whether long or short, one-shouldered or strapless, leather or silk, sequined or lace, belted or gathered, has and will remain a “staple” because it is an option that never fails. Usually more times than not, this is the time stars can skip out on the fear of being worst dressed.

That is why one should always own that perfect go to black dress and/or that famous LBD with a twist, because when in doubt go for the black dress.  If I am afraid of my dress to appearing boring then I will add fun colored pump or different colored jewelry to spice things up and drawn one’s attention in.