Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Bang on vs Oh so wrong: Met Ball 2010

Last night, the annual Costume Institute Gala was held at Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hosted by Vogue editor, Anna Wintour, I always find this red carpet a hell of a lot more interesting than the Oscars.

Here's my take on who was bang on and who was oh so wrong.

Bang On
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Oh Charlotte. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Head-to-toe Balenciaga. Killer pins. Understated hair and makeup. To have but one of these would be heaven!

Jennifer Lopez
I never thought I'd say this, but - well played J.Lo! You knocked it out of the park with your nod to old Hollywood glamour and smouldering smoky eye makeup.

Chanel Iman
This is probably my favourite look from the evening. Chanel took a risk with her Michael Kors jumpsuit, but it payed off. Big time.

Carey Mulligan
I have mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand Carey looks a little under dressed for a red carpet, but at the same time I love how sweet her look is. Is it a case of right outfit, wrong occasion?

Alexa Chung
Take a 3.1 Phillip Lim tuxedo add a dark red lip and you have Alexa's winning Diane Keaton-esque combination. Then again, I'm hardly surprised as I'm yet to see Alexa put a fashion foot wrong.

Oh So Wrong

Katy Perry
A dress containing LED lights? Mildly amusing in theory. Hideous in reality. I'm surprised she didn't accessorise with glo sticks.

Kristen Stewart
I'd look grumpy if I was wearing that ensemble as well. Oh hang on, you always look like that.

Christina Hendricks
The phrase 'mutton dressed as lamb' comes to mind....

Ralph & Ricky Lauren
Oh Ricky. Would you mind having a word with Alexa so you can find out where you went wrong with this look.
Ps: Your shoes make your feet look like trotters.

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  1. Oh Christina, what a disappointing outfit! She usually looks fabulous. Too much cleavage, even for her.

  2. Agree with you on the Carey Mulligan - such a great outfit, but not quite the oomph needed for a red carpet appearance


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