Who Wore What :: 2012 Met Gala

Last night, it was that time of year again.

Unlike past events, however, the Costume Institute Gala seemed to have no single “it” trend that dominated the red carpet. Everything from sequins to jewel tones to elaborate (and I do mean¬†elaborate) trains to pastels and traditional black popped up.

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Who Wore What :: Met Gala 2010

The Met Gala reawakened my fashion senses tonight.

Formally known as the Costume Institute Gala Benefit, the event saw what seemed like every celebrity known to man streaming through The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Trend-wise, the red carpet screamed nude and ethereal. Black seemed totally unpopular, while bold colors like that of Thandie Newton’s gown were striking.

The event celebrates the opening of the ‘American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity’ exhibition at the Museum.

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Anna Wintour

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Bar Refaeli

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Blake Lively

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Brooke Shields

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Diane Kruger

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Emma Roberts

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Giuliana Rancic

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Gwen Stefani

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Iman

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Janet Jackson

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Jennifer Lopez

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Jessica Alba

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Jessica Biel

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Rihanna Makes Comeback at Met Ball, Other Stars Shine

Sure, we love history.

But all fashionistas must admit that, more than sculptures and framed artifacts, we loooove the looks that pop up at the Museum’s Costume Institute Gala, more widely known as the Met Ball.

Apart from short dresses being the order of the night, a few other things caught my attention — for one reason or another.

  1. Rihanna’s red carpet comeback in a superfly tux and cropped pants
  2. Justin Timberlake’s readers
  3. A very preggers Heidi Klum wearing J. Mendel, according to Reuters
  4. Anna Wintour’s patterned ensemble
  5. Victoria Beckham’s polka dot number and her shooooeeesss!
  6. Ciara’s form-fitting, back-baring black on ivory gown
  7. Bar Refaeli’s ruffly metallic, shimmery short dress
  8. Ashley Olsen’s incredibly unflattering gown
  9. Madonna’s costume
  10. Did I mention Rihanna’s red carpet comeback?! :-)

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Rihanna
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Heidi Klum
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Anna Wintour
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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
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Gisele Bundchen
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Victoria Beckham
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Ciara
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Bar Refaeli
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Ashley Olsen
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Madonna
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