In honour of Beyoncé's latest "gig" — she was named honorary chair for the annual Met Gala — we're looking back at the singer's own red-carpet gala moments. With this new title, she joins co-chairs Rooney Mara, designer Riccardo Tisci, and, of course, Vogue's Anna Wintour on the receiving line. And this year's May 6 benefit celebrates the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition, which begs the question: will Beyoncé step out in something edgier than her normal jaw-dropping gown fare? To date, she has stunned in sheer lace and feather Givenchy, ultra form-fitting gold-embroidered Emilio Pucci, and blush-toned Armani Privé. Get a 360-degree look at her Met Gala best right here.
How fab was yesterday's Met Gala red carpet? We're going to go out on a limb here and say that frock-watching superseded the Oscars. Yes. Really. Did you see Beyoncé's dress? Of course, it helps that the Met Gala is a fashion-focused soirée; this year shining a light on Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada. From the designers, to the editors, to the models, it was one impeccably dressed crowd. We're going to shine a light on the industry's most genetically blessed attendees — the model crowd. From Coco Rocha's vintage two piece, to Anja Rubik's slit to there gown, to Karolina Kurkova's head-to-toe sequins, it was the supes who stole the sartorial show.
Yesterday's Met Gala in NYC was an affair to remember with gorgeous dresses, grand entrances and happening after-parties. The event brought out so many famous faces, but things really got hot when celebrity couples hit the red carpet. Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady showed PDA on their way inside while funny couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell shared a laugh. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake made their public debut as an engaged duo, and newlyweds Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford cosied up. Click through to see all the sexy pairs!
For every glamorous gown that took the Met Gala red carpet yesterday, the dress is never complete without the decadent add-ons. We've given you the breakdown on every showstopping arrival, now we're taking a closer look at the supporting details — the baubles, bags, and shoes that completed every swoon-worthy ensemble. From Gwyneth Paltrow's sky-high Prada heels to Karolina Kurkova's glittering turban, these A-lister's accessories deserve our full attention. Click on for every sparkling, glimmering, shimmering Met Gala accoutrement.
This year's Met Gala honoured Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli — which translates to plenty of pink on the red carpet! From hot pink hair to long dark nails to tangerine lips to almost-black pouts, the night's trends are shaping up to be just as bold and unconventional as the designers being honored. Keep reading to see our round-up of the best beauty looks from the event.
THIS is a hard one, so we need your help. There were so many fantastic fashion looks on show at the 2012 Met Gala, that we can't decide which well-dressed attendee deserves the best dressed award. So... we are asking for your expert opinions! Gwyneth Paltrow floored us with her chic Prada halter, but then again Emily Blunt's Calvin Klein sheath ranked pretty high in the chic stakes, too. Beyoncé and Kate Bosworth both worked the feathered trend, in Givenchy and Prada respectively. Then there was the cutie-patootie battle between Carey Mulligan who got all avant-garde on us in a gold-silver Prada frock, and Ginnifer Goodwin whose Monique Lhuillier tangerine dream knocked us for six. Tell us who you think was the Met Gala's best dressed!
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It's time to break down the top red carpet trends from the 2012 Met Gala red carpet. Metallics might have been the big story of the night, with Karolina Kurkova stunning in a slim-fitting gown and matching turban courtesy of Rachel Zoe, Michael Kors dressing Jessica Alba like a golden goddess, and Camilla Belle looking every bit the '20s siren in Ralph Lauren. There were also plenty of plumes, from Diane Kruger's purple Prada gown to Kate Bosworth's flirty Prada dress. It continues to be the year of the peplum, while the next big trend in sexy dresses appears to be all about showing some sexy back — case in point, Rihanna. Don't forget about the orange crush, textural play and feather fetish we spotted, too! So many trends, so little time. Step inside to start your Met Gala red carpet revision.
A trend that we've been banging on about for you to try out for Winter has slipped up the fashion hierarchy, and is having a major influence on red carpet looks, in particular today's glam 2012 Met Gala offerings. Texture, and not in the faux fur variety, was all over the red rug — a myriad of guises. Rihanna wore an alligator stamped Tom Ford sheath, Leighton Meester experimented with Marchesa tulle, Rooney Mara contrasted leather with lace in Givenchy, Carey Mulligan worked a metallic fish-scaled Prada number and Cate Blanchett was feathered head-to-toe courtesy of Alexander McQueen. Take a gander at the plethora of way celebrities incorporated this tactile trend into their Met Gala looks.
We pointed out earlier the number of yellow frocks on the Met Gala's red carpet today, but out in equal force was a similarly citrus-influenced showing of orange. From almost -eds to peachy sunset shades to crayola brights, it was all coming up rather Fanta flavoured. From Ginnifer Goodwin in elegant Monique Lhuillier to Emma Roberts in a sweet belted Escada number, the stars were keen to adopt the spritzy palette. We particularly liked Eva Mendes tangerine-y dress, which played off the bold colourway with large-scale beading in contrasting hues. Step inside to see what other Met Gala stars got in on the trend.
Have your say on all of the 2012 Met Gala's red carpet looks!
We couldn't help but notice a slew of our absolute red carpet favourites today sporting dresses with feathered hemlines. Edges were hemmed in pretty plumes, adding touch-me intrigue whilst keeping things light and soft. Beyoncé made a dramatic entrance with her violet, ombre-effect Givenchy train, Diane Kruger similarly wore purple, but in a way boho-inspired Prada way. Cate Blanchett went a darker route in a noir Alexander McQueen feather-edged gown whilst Kate Bosworth put a flirty twist on the trend with her short, flapper-esque Prada shift. Step inside to see this textural trend up close.