Met Gala 2011 — Hits && Misses.

Last night was the 63rd annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Also known as the Met Gala for short, this event always boasts exciting themes and feels like the Oscars of the fashion world. The event this year was the kick-off to the new exhibit honoring the late Alexander “Lee” Mcqueen. We’ve been talking about McQueen all weekend since Kate Middleton married Prince William in a gown designed by Sarah Burton, the new creative director for the line. The exhibition celebrates Mcqueen’s work from 1992 at Central Saint Martins to his final runway collection presented after his death last February. Alexander Mcqueen: Savage Beauty will be on display at the Met until July 31st.

There were so many great looks, I wish I could show them all.
Here are my top hits and misses of the night.

Hit. Zoe SaldaƱa.
[in Calvin Klein]

On a night when most people were going for over-the-top, Zoe went simple and couldn’t be more perfect. Her sorbet dress is refreshing amongst the sea of crazy. (you’ll see below)

Miss. Rihanna.
[in Stella McCartney]

Surprise, surprise…I’m not feeling Rihanna’s look. I like the hair and earrings…just change the dress.

Hit. Diane Kruger.
[in Jason Wu]

When is Diane ever a miss on the red carpet? Never.
That leg she’s giving is so fierce and I love the red lip with the hair swept to the side.

MISS. Andre Leon Talley.
[in a huge purple cape]

I don’t really have any words. I love ALT as much as the next but no….

Hit. Ginnifer Goodwin.
[in Topshop]

Who knew Topshop looked so good?? I love color and silhouette of this dress.
Ginnifer is working it though with her hair, accessories, and makeup.
I love the shoes.!

Miss. Fergie.
[in Marchesa]
Not sure what look Fergie is going for here…but it’s not working.
The color and the fit are really killing this look.

Hit. Ashley Olsen.
[in vintage Christian Dior Haute Couture]

Didn’t see Ashley’s arrival picture until today and it couldn’t be better.
This vintage Dior is so stunning on her.

Miss. Chrissy Teigen.
[in Chris March from Project Runway]

Not sure why John Legend would let his girlfriend go out in this…I think this is a fail on so many levels.


Do you agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts!