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The Boldest Looks From The MET Gala 2016

The first Monday of May in New York is quite the big deal; A-list celebrities flock to the MET museum on 5th avenue and walk the annual MET gala red carpet in custom-made creations by the world’s most coveted designers. 2016’s gala was no different than others; on the contrary, with a theme entitled ““Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”, we witnessed a sea of mirrored gowns that surely transported us to the future. Here’s a closer look at last night’s boldest looks:

Emma Stone debuted her darker locks in a striking white Prada gown with a gunmetal harness. The actress completed her look with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Smokey eyes.

 

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Kendall Jenner was her usual stunning supermodel self in a custom multi-colored Atelier Versace dress. Jenner accentuated her look with white heels and a high ponytail.

 

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Kendall’s bestie- Gigi Hadid- also wowed in a gunmetal chiffon custom-made Tommy Hilfiger gown with an attached halter neckline. The model brought her best accessory, boyfriend Zayn Malik who turned heads in his metal armed custom Versace suit.

 

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Blake Lively usually knocks it out of the park with her MET gala ensembles, however, last night was a different story. The pregnant actress does not impress in her pink Burberry dress with red flower embellishments; from her hair to her over-the-top Lorraine Schwartz danglers, here’s hoping that Blake’s fashion choices evolve as her second pregnancy unfolds.

 

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Taylor Swift can’t seem to get enough of her new look; the singer sticks to her beach hair and wine lips for the MET’s red carpet event and dons a reptile print Louis Vuitton side cut-out halter dress. It’s safe to say that T.Swift can do so much better than this.

 

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In possibly one of the worst looks of the night, Madonna chooses to cover her nipples in black tape and show us her butt in a sheer black ensemble and over 400 carats of Neil Lane jewels. It’s time to act your age Madge.

 

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Naomi Watts knows how good she looks in metallics: the Aussie actress stuns in a strapless mirrored Burberry dress with embellished flowers and Fred Leighton jewels.

 

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Another red carpet, another shapeless matching getup for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

 

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I’m usually not a fan of Kristen Stewart, but the actress surely impressed at this year’s MET gala. For her walk down the carpet, Stewart chose a laced silk Chanel dress with equally stunning sparkly boots. The actress ups her game with striking silver shadow and a blonde updo.

 

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A usual MET gala favorite, Sarah Jessica Parker fails in this custom Monse ensemble and mis-matched heels from her own line, SJP.

 

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Lady Gaga goes back to her early red carpet days in a flawlessly structured Atelier Versace onesie and matching metallic bolero with sublime detailing. Her lace-up platform boots should have stayed at home though.

 

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Emma Watson pushes her style in a pant/skirt combo by Calvin Klein Collection. The British actress completes her outfit with a simple black and white bustier and old glamorous waves.

 

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Karolina Kurkova stuns in her gray Marchesa dress that comes loaded with flower appliques and get this, the gown is embedded with IBM Watson technology (LED lights) that reacts to social media in real-time!

 

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Kim Kardashian said that she felt like a “robot” in her metallic mirrored Balmain gown, but I doubt that a even a robot would want to wear this skin-tight over the top look.

 

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Rachel McAdams is simply lovely in her Valentino dress which featured heavy gold details and script embroidery all over the skirt. The actress completed her look with dark lips and a pair of Jimmy Choos.

 

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Too much dress and way too many feathers; Rita Ora fails to inspire us with her custom Vera Wang gown.

 

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What could be better than Kate Bosworth’s sublime Dolce and Gabbana armored bodice dress? Her matching crown, that’s what.

 

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Katy Perry takes costume galas very seriously it seems. The singer goes all out with an elaborate (that word could be an understatement) Prada gown accentuated with a Tamagotchi (boyfriend Orlando Bloom also wore one) toy and a fierce updo.

 

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Cindy Crawford’s still got it! The ageless models sizzles in a liquid silver Balmain dress with structured sheer panels.

 

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Nicki Minaj looks like she’s packed, taped, and ready to be shipped out in this custom Moschino halter dress, complete with buckle details and sheer gloves and skirt. #fail.

 

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I’m having a schizophrenic reaction to Miranda Kerr’s Louis Vuitton two piece outfit. On the one hand, it’s way too colorful and the mismatched ruffle is just tacky, but on the other hand, if anyone can get away with wearing this look,  it would be this Aussie model.

 

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Note to Brie Larson: this is what you wear to a high profile red carpet event from now on. The Oscar winner makes up for her Academy Awards look by slipping into a breath-taking cut-out Proenza Schouler mirrored halter dress. Simply stunning!

 

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Kate Hudson disappoints in this super busy Atelier Versace white gown with a tiered and sculpted bodice and long train. The actress redeems herself (kind-of) thanks to her 8 million dollar Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

 

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Solange Knowles is playful in this #Lemonade pleated dress with an inverted neckline and thigh-high matching boots. Classic Solange and on point with the color to support big sis Beyoncé.

 

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Alicia Vikander has too much going on thanks to her Louis Vuitton dress. The design house’s latest muse groups patent, sequins, and patchwork all in one LV mini and yet, the disaster seems to come in the form of Vikander’s unfortunate red hiking boots.

 

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Dolce and Gabbana’s #ItaliaIsLove can easily be changed to #ZoeIsLove, for Saldana is the epitome of glitz and glamour in a flawless Dolce and Gabbana multi-colored feather trained extravagant gown.

 

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As if Beyoncé needed more press this week! Queen B was the talk of the MET thanks to her latex or Slaytex- as many called it- gown by Givenchy. The puff sleeve nude beaded gown sent the BeyHive (and the Twitterverse) into a frenzy and expressed a lack of care that Jay Z couldn’t make it. This was Beyoncé in all her glory and she emerged a winner, as usual.

 

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The Top 10 Weirdest Looks From The 2015 Met Gala

Just like every year, Hollywood’s finest flock to New York’s MET for the annual MET Ball. Contrary to last year – when we didn’t witness any ground-breaking fashion moments, this year’s invitees religiously embraced the China: Through the Looking Glass theme as stars such as Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Sofia Vergara and others wowed in their custom designer wear. I’m sure you were bombarded with the best looks online all day yesterday, but what you probably haven’t seen are the downright outrageously weird outfits. Here’s a closer look:

Wearing head to-toe Prada, Olivia Wilde looked like she was ready to celebrate the Chinese New Year in this V-neck column studded purple gown. At first look, the gown seems interesting, but then Olivia had to go and ruin it by adding these opera gloves (also studded) and matching clutch (that was also studded too).

 

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Miley Cyrus‘ body is drowning somewhere in this Alexander Wang black dress with excessive side cutouts. As if this gown isn’t bad enough, she had to go and dye her hair ice blue. Personally, I would have preferred the mesh dress nipple-pasty wearing Miley instead of THIS.

 

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This is what happens when you take a theme TOO seriously! Katy Perry looks nothing like herself in- what I can only imagine- is a Pokemon? inspired Moschino gown.

 

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Solange Knowles usually never manages to steal big sis’ Beyoncé’s thunder, but in this case she has. Solange chose a custom-made Giles mini dress which was as weird as it was awesome!

 

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FKA Twigs sure loves mosaics. Robert Pattinson’s new fiancé strutted her stuff in a Christopher Kane multi-colored “Lovers Mosaic Design”. And have you heard? The internet found the penis on her dress. Can you?

 

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I’m not sure if Kerry Washington‘s bubble gum pink Prada gown belonged at the Met Ball. From the floral details, to the bow embellished shoulder straps, and not forgetting the green Mary Janes, Washington looks better suited to be handing out candy at the Disney Store.

 

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Instead of going all out for an elaborate Chinese inspired gown, Cara Delevigne let her body do the talking – literally. The British model paired her Stella McCartney jumpsuit- featuring a bra top and skinny pants, with countless floral body tattoos. Way to bend the rules Cara!

 

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Justin Beiber makes his return to the red carpet at the MET in a gold embellished suit jacket and black collarless shirt. Enough said.

 

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While Chloe Sevigny is known for her interesting? fashion choices, this time she took things to a whole new level. Her JW Anderson ensemble is just TOO busy, starting with the white bodice, to the forest skirt, and finishing with the red heels and “coiffed” blond hair.

 

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Even if you can get over the disastrous 80s inspired red Balamain gown, long fringed earrings, and shimmery gold belt, you can’t but notice how much Kris Jenner resembles Adam Lambert in this shot!

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All images are courtesy of People.com

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Best Dressed at the 2014 MET Gala

The MET Gala took place last night in New York City. This year’s theme was Charles James: Beyond Fashion.

In case you’re not aware, Charles James was a technologically advanced couturier who rose to fame in the 1950s. Originally British, James was known as the architect of fashion; some of his designs were so structured that they could stand on their own. All these attributes led Charles James to become extremely popular to the extent that he was dubbed “America’s first Couturier”.

But enough history for now! Let’s get to the Best Dressed at last night’s gala!

Blake Lively 

She’s backkk! Ever since Blake Lively said “I Do” to Ryan Reynolds, she’s shown a more mature style on the red carpet, wearing understated outfits and covering up her assets. But last night, Blake brought the glamour back to the red carpet and stunned in a sparkly Gucci Première gown. From her soft waves to her jewels, Blake was absolutely flawless!

 

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Gisele Bundchen

No surprise here! Gisele continues her winning streak at the MET for yet another year by wearing a breath taking black gown by Balenciaga. The Brazilian model kept everything else simple and simply accessorized with a pair of Fred Leighton emerald earrings.

 

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Victoria Beckham

Both Mr. and Mrs. Beckham wowed New York City last night! Posh wore a beautiful white column dress from her own Victoria Beckham collection while David matched his wife’s ensemble perfectly in a black and white Ralph Lauren Black Label suit.

 

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Naomi Watts

We all know that this Australian beauty can do no wrong on the red carpet! Watts waltzed onto the red carpet in this Givenchy partly sheer stunner. The actress made sure to let the dress make a statement by keeping her accessories and hairstyle fairly simple.

 

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Beyoncé

Beyoncé sure knows how to bring glamour to the MET. Mrs. Carter made a fashion statement in her Givenchy Couture gown that was measured to fit her body perfectly! Queen B accessorized with a matching beaded black head piece and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

 

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Reese Witherspoon

With so many pink hued gowns on the red carpet, it was hard to pick a favorite! There’s no denying that Reese Witherspoon looked like a winner in this Stella McCartney fushia gown. It’s also so refreshing to see Reese look this stunning, especially after her train wreck ensemble at the Golden Globes earlier this year.

 

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Kim Kardashian 

Hate her or love her, this must be said: Kim Kardashian looked amazing at last night’s event. The reality star ditched her much loved skin tight- curve hugging- over plunging outfits in favor of this navy Lanvin creation. For once in a really really long time, Kim looks classy and understated! Kim also gets bonus points for changing her strappy sandals at the last minute in favor of these black stunners! Here’s hoping she keeps this up for her wedding, rumored to be taking place next week in Paris.

 

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What do you think of my best dressed list? Who was your favorite?

 

 

All images are courtesy of Eonline, Vogue, and the Daily Mail

Whether she's in Versace or Givenchy, Giselle is hands down the queen of the MET Gala Red Carpet time and time again. I cannot wait to see what she wears tomorrow!

Memorable Looks from the MET Gala

Following last year’s Punk: Chaos to Couture themed MET Gala, New York City is putting the final preparations in place for 2014’s Charles James: Beyond Fashion theme that will take place tomorrow night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Let’s take a walk down memory lane and check out the most memorable looks from the past few years!

 

Whether she's in Versace or Givenchy, Giselle is hands down the queen of the MET Gala Red Carpet time and time again. I cannot wait to see what she wears tomorrow!
Whether she’s in Versace or Givenchy, Giselle is hands down the queen of the MET Gala Red Carpet time and time again. I cannot wait to see what she wears tomorrow!

 

Blake Lively knows how to show off her amazing body! Here she is in 2009 in a stunning blue Versace gown showing off all her best assets!
Blake Lively knows how to show off her amazing body! Here she is in 2009 in a stunning blue Versace gown showing off all her best assets!

 

Simply a piece of art! Doutzen Kroes wore this powder blue Zac Posen elaborate gown to the ball in 2010. Stunning!
Simply a piece of art! Doutzen Kroes wore this powder blue Zac Posen elaborate gown to the ball in 2010. Stunning!

 

When Queen B stepped onto the red carpet in 2012, she took everyone's breath away! Who other than Beyoncé can pull this Givenchy sheer black lace look together!
When Queen B stepped onto the red carpet in 2012, she took everyone’s breath away! Who other than Beyoncé can pull this Givenchy sheer black lace look together!

 

 

Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren is absolute perfection. A stunning gown and blood wine lips made the young actress all the rage back in 2012!
Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren is absolute perfection. A stunning gown and red wine lips made the young actress all the rage back in 2012!

 

This German fashionista can do no wrong! Diane Kruger is gorgeous in purple Prada at the 2012 Met Gala!
This German fashionista can do no wrong! Diane Kruger is gorgeous in purple Prada at the 2012 Met Gala!

 

Sara Jessica Parker walked 2006's red carpet with Alexander McQueen wearing one of his creations. The two surely made Scotland proud!
Sara Jessica Parker walked 2006’s red carpet with Alexander McQueen wearing one of his creations. The two surely made Scotland proud!

 

Wearing one of her go-to designers, Jennifer Lopez looked like an ethereal princess in Zuhair Murad at the gala in 2010!
Wearing one of her go-to designers, Jennifer Lopez looked like an ethereal princess in Zuhair Murad at the gala in 2010!

 

Ladies of Hollywood, listen up! You have endless choices when picking your outfit for tomorrow night. In case you cannot make up your mind for one reason or another, I’d really rather you show up naked, than turn the first couch you see into a dress!

 

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Red Carpet | Best Dressed at the MET Gala

Fashion’s A List came out to celebrate the Met Gala in New York City, with the theme being “Punk: Chaos to Couture”. Let me tell you that there was A LOT of chaos in terms of fashion choices, but for now, let’s just focus on the jaw dropping gowns that made the Best Dressed list!

While Gwen Stefani‘s gown wasn’t as punk as I thought she would want it to be, the rocker was beautiful in a black bow bandeau top and white column skirt custom made by Maison Martin Margiela. Stefani sealed the look with her signature blond locks and red lips!

 

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Gisele always gets it right at the MET, but this time around her choice didn’t quite knock things out of the park. The supermodel still reflected the punk theme in her Anthony Vaccarello black mini with structured details and tons of black diamonds.

 

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Looks like the single life has been treating Katie Holmes well! The actress chose a stunning yet understated Calvin Klein white halter for the MET Gala and accessorized with $2.5 million Lorraine Schwartz earrings!

 

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Jessica Alba is always one to impress at the MET Gala. This year, Alba went for a gun metal Tory Burch gown with fun ab-revealing cutouts. Adding a major punk touch to her look was a spiked Christian Louboutin clutch and spiked earrings!

 

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Hate it or love it, we all know that if there is one person in the world who can pull off a Michael Kors skin tight animal-print gown, it would be Jennifer Lopez! (Same goes for the hairstyle!)

 

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We all know that Rooney Mara loves her Givenchy so who else would she choose to design her gown for the MET Ball? Mara slipped into a white lace Haute Couture gown by the designer with major zipper detailing. She completed her look with Fred Leighton jewels and dark lips.

 

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Leave it to Sara Jessica Parker to go wild for statement accessories! The Sex and the City alum compliments her voluminous Giles Deacon gown with a more than fabulous headpiece by Philip Treacy, that even Kate Middleton would be envy!

 

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If anyone can pull off a dress-pant combo look it would be Jessica Biel; Mrs. Justin Timberlake chose a Giambattista Valli macramé and tulle gown with matching pants. She accessorized with patent leather pumps, Fred Leighton jewels and a nose ring!

 

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She may be walking away from Victoria’s Secret, but Miranda Kerr can still find plenty of creative ways to show off her fit body. For the MET gala, Kerr wore a Michael Kors black halter gown with a coordinated bandeau bra. Adding major glamour to her look were the hundreds of carats of diamonds courtesy of Cartier!

 

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It’s refreshing to see Blake Lively learn that you don’t have to show a lot of skin to get attention on the red carpet. The former Gossip Girl star wore a stunning strapless creation by Gucci Premiere (she is the face of the brand) that had a full feather organza skirt and embellishment around the waist area. Dangling Lorraine Schartz earrings added major glam to her look!

 

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It wasn’t all perfect at the MET Gala; stay tuned for the worst dressed coming up later!

 

 

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Red Carpet | Memorable Gowns from the MET Gala!

The annual Costume Institute Gala- also known as the Met Gala- is upon us again! Fashion’s major social event takes place annually at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This year’s event will take place on May 6th, and in anticipation of the big day, here are the top 10 most memorable gowns from the Gala!

Camilla Belle hit the 2012 ceremony in a Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2012 gown. While I’m not so sure about the hot chocolate lip color, Belle’s ivory tulle beaded dress was stunning and her Ralph Lauren art- deco jewels helped her nail the look!

 

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Never the one to shy away from showing some skin, Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively slipped into this Versace gown for the 2009 Met Gala. The actress flaunted her cleavage and put her legs on full display in this chiffon teal gown. Crystal detailed Versace sandals completed her look.

 

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Diane Kruger chose this Jason Wu two toned gown for the 2011 Gala. Her dress consisted of an embellished long sleeve bodice and black skirt with a hip high slit. Side parted waves and a red lip completed her glamorous look.

 

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Fashion’s IT girl Emma Stone wore this Lanvin creation for the 2012 MET Gala in NYC. The over the knee hemline and fun details were enough to land her on the best dressed list last year. If only Emma skipped the boring black pumps and went for some killer sandals!

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Kate Beckinsale is always stunning on the red carpet, so it’s no surprise that she was just that at the 2010 event. Beckinsale wore a Marchesa tulle ball gown with a steel sparkling bodice and a full skirt. Adding even more glamour to her extravagant look? Her foot long train!

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Inspired by her role in The Princess Diaries, Anne Hathaway wore a glamorous Valentino gown for the 2010 Met Gala. The sparkling champagne color created a great contrast with her skin and the full skirt added more drama to the look.

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Zoe Saldana was a vision of simplicity and class at the 2010 Met Ball. The actress sparkled in this one sleeved navy gown courtesy of Calvin Klein. A classic updo and natural makeup completed her look!

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A few months after welcoming baby Blue, Beyonce emerged on the 2012 Met Gala red carpet in this custom made Givenchy gown. From the sheer bodice, to the playful details, and not forgetting the purple feathered train, there are few other ladies in the world who can pull off Queen B’s look!

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People magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman in the world knows that Stella McCartney‘s creations are made for the MET Ball. Gwyneth Paltrow stunned in this sequined nude gown by the British designer. Details included a thigh high slit that served as a reminder of the actress’ fabulous figure!

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If there’s anyone who keeps getting it right year after year at the MET Ball, that person is non other than supermodel Gisele Bundchen! For the 2008 event, the Brazilian beauty sizzled in a soft pink Versace gown that showed plenty of skin. Two years later, Gisele went for a fierce look in a fringed Jason Wu mini that put her curves on full display.

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The following year, Gisele was a vision of class and glamour in a voluminous Alexander McQueen scarlet gown and full skirt with raw edges. (check out her glossy hair!). She put on a skin tight Givenchy black dress with strappy in 2012 sandals proving that no one ever does it better than her at the MET Gala!

 

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