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Red Carpet Round-Up: More McQueen Please

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I'm no fashionista, but it's always been fun to follow the Met's Costume Institute Gala just because everyone looks so damn pretty. And this year, they of course honor Alexander McQueen. I was expecting pretty crazy outfits, just because, but it seems like most folks stayed on the safe side. I was also hoping for more McQueen (cause there sure was a lot of Stella McCartney).

Still, there were a lot of pretty dresses (much more than the awards show season) and it seemed like a lot of fun. One day, I'll try to visit the exhibitions they put at the Met for this one -- cause that's probably the nearest I'll get to the gala.

Photos courtesy of The Cut
Relative to last year, Kristen's look vastly improved this year and so did her confidence level thanks to the gorgeous Prouenza Schouler she's wearing. I'm actually really loving this red set of dresses just because they stood out despite the carpet being so red. Doutzen Krous's dress was just ginormous and lovely and of course Gisele owned the McQueen she wore. THAT is a model. If I had Diana Agron's body, I would not mind wearing that beautiful Michael Kors number either.

I'm not used to seeing Ginnifer Goodwin all glamed up just because I see her on the movie screen and she's always playing the doormat-lead girl. And so it's a wonderful treat to see her all gorgeous with that pixie cut and her custom Topshop dress. The color is wonderful. I love Vera Wang's bright yellow-green dress. If I were that skinny, I'd wear it. I'm so happy we saw different colors at the gala. The brights were so refreshing.

I'm thankful for the pastels too. Zoe Saldana was just breathtaking in her pale yellow Calvin Klein strapless dress. It's very very simple but elegant. Though it would have been fun to see Zoe go nuts since it is a McQueen themed event, it's always a nice surprise whatever she's got on. Who knew Tommy Hilfiger could come up with such a fairytale dress for Jessica Stam? She looks like a princess! And finally, Kerry Washington's cut-out Escada dress had a lovely green color.

Black will never be out of style and these girls proved it. I'm so in love with the Valentino dress Natalia Vodianova is wearing. The details are hard to pull off, but she wears it soooooo well. I also love Ashley Olsen's vintage Dior. The sleeves looked a little overwhelming at first, but it always amazes me how the Olsen twins (despite their tiny frame) pull big dresses. Also, Racquel Zimmerman's McQueen was just wow. Look at that train! Now that's drama.

These women make white look anything but bridal. I absolutely adore the yellow details of Liv Tyler's Givenchy Couture gown. Florence Welch looked so swanky in her YSL dress with that stole! I love that Hilary Rhoda can rock a short McQueen dress. Also, I love that Chanel Iman opted for a mid-calf Dolce & Gabana lace dress. The belt! The shoes! Just enough sparkle. I'm in love. And though we don't see much of Leelee Sobieski anymore, I liked her Vionnet gown with the deep v. A little retro, but she works it.

Of course, this is the MET gala so there was bound to be a set of show-stopping dresses. I know the print's kind of crazy but I love everything about Emma Stone's look from her hair to her make-up to her Lanvin dress. I wish I could literally replicate this ENTIRE outfit. Christina Ricci's Zac Posen and Shalom Harlow's Marchesa seem a little over the top, but that's the fun of this event right? People are allowed to go crazy.

I'm a sucker for nude gowns. People look much better clothed (for me at least -- or if your name is Chris Hemsworth in Thor then you do not apply to this statement), but the barely there feel of the nude gown really has an effect on me. I loved the detailing on Michelle Alves's Abed Mahfouz dress. I thought Caroline Trentini looked stunning in her Michael Kors gown. And of course, the fake back on Renee Zelweger's Carolina Herrera just proved why she and the designer always work together -- they are fabulous with each other.

And finally, it goes without saying, underneath all these pretty dresses, are pretty awesome bodies and these figure-hugging dresses are just divine on these women. I love Diane Kruger's thigh-high-slitted Jason Wu dress. The details on the top are gorgeous and that slit?! Wow. I also love Karen Elson's sequined McQueen and Evan Rachel Wood's Gucci dress. That color on her? Divine.

Did I miss anyone you really enjoyed? Who were your favorites at the Met Gala? And were you happy with this year's set of dresses? Let me know!

Even More Red-Carpet Round-Up:
2010: Kristen Seeks Her Fashion Identity
2009: Everyone is Gonna Dress Like Me, Wait and See
Tags: ashley greene, awards shows, dakota fanning, emma stone, girl crush, glee, kristen stewart, leighton meester, red carpet, style
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