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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The MET Gala 2012 ... Fashion and Trends

As promised, the MET Gala, each year promises us a showcase of the most beautiful gowns.
Celebrities, fashionistas and fashion's favourites walk down the red carpet in the most beautiful creations by fashion designers ... here are the many trends. 

The trends:
Gold, Rose & Bronze
Jessica Alba in a Michael Kors gold lamé dress

Leighton Meester in a Marchesa autumn/winter 2012-13  tulle dress and accessorised with Harry Winston jewellery
The star of the night, Miuccia Prada shining in gold in one of her designs
 Scarlett Johansson in a Dolce & Gabbana gown with full tulle skirt with Fred 
Leighton jewels
Fergie with husband Josh in a beautiful floor-sweeping platinum embroidered gown from Marchesa Fall 2011 collection with a tulle skirt and intricate floral detailing

Shine & Sparkle
Karolina Kurkova in a Rachel Zoe sequin gown with matching turban. 
 Cameron Diaz in a Stella McCartney custom-made gown with glass beads, which was made in collaboration with the Green Carpet Challenge and is made from organic, certified silk

The Shiny Mermaid
 Carey Mulligan – one of the evening’s hosts - in a bespoke Prada two-tone sequin dress

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 Camilla Belle in a Ralph Lauren Collection spring/summer 2012 ivory tulle beaded dress and Ralph Lauren jewellery and accessories. 
 Lana Del Rey wearing a custom-made Joseph Altuzarra silver dress and cape
Gwyneth Paltrow in a Prada ice blue satin gown worn with Prada heels and Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie earrings

Feathers in purple, black and red
Beyoncé – wearing a Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci embellished gown with feather train
Diane Kruger in a Prada gown with ostrich-feather hemline
Kate Bosworth in a Prada ostrich feather dress and Prada heels
Cate Blanchett in an Alexander McQueen autumn/winter 2012-13 black feathered gown

Orange & Yellow Hues
Solange Knowles wearing a marigold yellow Rachel Roy gown

January Jones in an Atelier Versace spring/summer 2012 yellow strapless gown
Kristen Wiig in an orange full-skirted dress

Ginnifer Goodwin in a Monique Lhuillier autumn/winter 2012-13 tangerine gown

 Coral & Pink
Emily Blunt in a Calvin Klein Collection coral dress
Karlie Kloss attended the gala with Jason Wu, wearing a hot pink dress of his design

All shades of Blue with prints, lace & shine

Brooklyn Decker in a Tory Burch ice blue gown

 Caroline Sieber in a Christopher Kane pale blue jewel-embellished gown
Bee Schaffer in an Erdem autumn/winter 2012-13 electric blue printed dress 
 Arizona Muse in an Erdem blackless printed dress
 Lily Donaldson in a blue lace Erdem with the designer himself Erdem Moralioglu
Brooke Shields in a midnight blue plunging dress
 Lea Michele arrived at the Met in a Diane von Furstenberg plunging sequin gown

Black, White & Nude
The best dressed man Douglas Booth in Burberry ... so handsome
Renee Zellweger in an Emilio Pucci custom-made black dress
Both in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci 
Rooney Mara in a bespoke black asymmetric gown
Gisele Bundchen in a plunging black gown, accessorised with David Yurman jewellery

Rihanna wore a Tom Ford autumn/winter 2012-13 backless crocodile gown with Christian Louboutin heels ... Oooooh La La!
 Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn both in a Burberry 
Anna Wintour at the 2012 Met Ball in a Prada dress inspired by Elsa Schiaparelli's Lobster dress - Salvador Dalí's Lobster design
Amy Adams in a Giambattista Valli couture asymmetric gown from the spring/summer 2012 collection

Who do you think was best dressed out this lot of lovely gowns?



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