Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Met Ball Fashion 2014

Every year when the Met Ball comes around, I can't help but stalk the fashion. Each year there is a new exhibit that inspires the theme of the event (last year was punk, the year before "models as muses") and this year was Charles James: Beyond Fashion. Charles James was a British born fashion designer who is owed a lot for the look of ball gowns today. He was known as "America's First Couturier" at a time when Paris was dominating the fashion scene. His gowns often showed off a woman's figure in sexy silhouettes. His career took off in the 20's and he continued to work until his death in the late 70's. How stunning and glamorous are the gowns below??




With all of that in mind, a perfect look for this year's Met Gala would include a big, gorgeous ball gown with a figure hugging silhouette reminiscent of something that could come from the 20's-50's. So that's pretty broad, which is why we had a wide array of dresses and styles. A couple of fashion mavens who were right on theme include Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Anna Wintour's daughter, Bee Shaffer, model Liu Wen and Sarah Jessica Parker (to name a few). Below are a few of my favorites. 

Stella's Girls - Stella McCartney hit a home run with dresses/outfits for Reese Witherspoon, Rihanna, Kate Bosworth and Cara Delevigne. Although Rihanna and Cara's outfits weren't exactly on theme, they looked gorgeous.


Bee Shaffer - when you're the spawn of Anna Wintour, you're going to look fabulous and get the theme just right. The dress looks like it could have come right out of one of the vintage pictures above.


Ladies in Red

 Allison Williams

Lake Bell

Sarah Silverman

 Topshop Girls (Kendall Jenner, Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn and Toni Garn)


Nicole Richie (love her vintage glam and her purple hair)



Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen looked like they could be the models in the first picture with Charles James - loved Ashley's ensemble, didn't love Mary Kate's but I think I liked it more than most people


This dress fit Olivia Munn like a glove and she was one of the few wearing yellow


SJP in Oscar de la Renta was flawless. This dress is SO her


Navy Babes

Marion Cotillard

Dakota Johnson (love the dress, hate the gloves)

Blake Lively looked flawless


Posh and Becks

Liu Wen looked stunning - what a dress by Zac Posen

Who were your favorites??



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