2010 Met Costume Gala

The 2010 Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute Gala took place on Monday night. In case you haven’t heard about it, it’s somewhat like the equivalent of the fashionista prom. Each year for the past several, Vogue partners with the Museum for this amazing night of red carpet hoopla and spectacle. This year Gap was a co-sponsor and Oprah was the co-host along with Oscar de la Renta.

I’m not sure if it’s just me or if there are celebrities coming out the woodwork for this one. Let’s just say it rivals the red carpet at the Oscars. And just as with the Oscars, there are plenty of fashion faux pas. (plural…yes plural)

Of course I had my favorites, and a few not so favorites, which we will save for later this week. As always there are the usual suspects. Sarah Jessica Parker never fails to charm at these events, the girl just gets it, it’s almost as if she understands that we need an icon, we want someone to oogle over in the fashion department and she is always happy to please. Of course she sported the line to which she is now delightfully aligned as creative Halston Heritage her dress was sheer champagne bliss. And that headpiece..love!

Jennifer Lopez another name not willing to settle for mediocre wore a Zuhair Murad fairytale confection in a lovely pastel. As true to her form these days she stepped out in complete perfection, keeping jewels to a minimum to show off the detail of her gown.

Anne Hathaway went with Valentino and kept the fairytale going with layer of tulle. I am sure her stylist Rachel Zoe would have been at home going bananas had she not made her own appearance of the red carpet in a vintage yellow frock.

Gwen Stefani did her L.A.M.B. line proud wearing a gorgeous gown of her own creation. It looked like liquid metal and hugged in all the right places…beautiful!

Diane Kruger went for total and complete minimalism with a white long sleeve Calvin Klein dress, and I must say she rocked the look like nobody’s business. There were plenty of white gowns that were off the charts, Kirsten Dunst wore what many are calling the weird and wonderful collaboration between Rodarte and Gap… it was an interesting dress but I am not sure about the fit on this one…hmm

And I adored Naomi Watts Stella McCartney dress in fuchsia with a big bow on top… at first I wasn’t sure but the more I looked the more I liked!

Stay tuned for more favorites and a few girls gone wrong red carpet style!

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