2010 MET Costume Institute Gala Benefit

Yesterday saw the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, host the 2010 ‘Met Ball’. We’ve been wondering who would grace the red carpet and what they would be wearing and believe me the guest list didn’t disappoint, from fairy princesses to smokey, sparkly starlets the celebs were out to impress.  None more then Katy Perry who literally illuminated the red carpet with her ‘light-up’ dress (Do we think it works the same as those light up trainers?)

Katy Perry in CuteCircuit

This years theme was ‘American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity’ and who better to host the event then the two most influential women in America, Oprah Winfrey and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. The duo joined forces with Gap creative director Patrick Robinson, who sponsored the event. Gap also teamed up with designers to create exclusive dresses for the night, which were worn by the likes of Jessica Alba, Kirsten Dunst and M.I.A, and will all available to purchase via a silent auction where all the proceeds will be donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in support of The Costume Institute Gala Benefit.

Jessica Alba in Sophie Theallet for Gap

Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte for Gap

M.I.A in Alexander Wang for Gap.

It seems there was a ‘Think big’ memo sent out to some of the celebs, including Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lopez and Anne Hathaway, as last night  ‘Fairy Princess’ prom dresses graced the red carpet, think glitter, sequins and giant jewels.

Vera Wang and Mila Kunis in Vera Wang

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

Anne Hathaway in Valentino

As with any classic, glamorous celeb studded event there was a plethora of glitter, sheer nudes, vibrant hues and Gothic gowns. However, no one did it better than Taylor Swift, Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicole Richie. All looking effortlessly chic with tousled locks, minimal make-up and designer gowns to boot. 

It’s all White

Taylor Swift in Ralph Lauren

Emma Watson in Burberry

Diane Kruger in Calvin Klein

Pure, clean and crisp, these ladies look amazing in their all white numbers. I am loving the minimal look at the moment and Taylor, Emma and Diane have perfected this. Teaming matt outfits with subtle, classic make-up, simple hair and monochrome accessories these ladies stand out from the crowd.

Barely There

Sarah Jessica Parker in Halston Heritage

Gwen Stefani in L.A.M.B

Kate Hudson in Stella McCartney

Kate Bosworth in Valentino

Nude dresses were popular this year with Gwen, Kate and…. Kate all opting for pale, but no one does it better than Sarah Jessica Parker. Her pleated, barely there Halston Heritage dress is the picture of perfection. She looks angelic with loose, wavy hair and glowing skin, she is definitely one of my favourite looks of the night.

Beautiful Brights

Blake Lively in Marchesa

Naomi Watts in Stella McCartney

Rachel Weisz in Oscar de la Renta

I always love to see celebrities take the plunge and go for an all-over bold colour to interject some usually much needed colour on the red carpet, however this year I was spoilt for choice. I feel that these ladies got it just right, I especially love the over the shoulder details on both Blake’s and Naomi’s dresses, adding an extra layer of daring. You go girls (it had to be said)!

Glitter Gothic

Clare Danes in Burberry

Kristen Stewart in Chanel

Nicole Richie in Marc Jacobs

Any red carpet would not be complete without the classic (gothic) gowns, however the celebs seemed to feel the need to shimmer (and who are we to disagree) with their darker dresses being adorned with glitter and sequins. Nicole leads the pack with this look, the Marc Jacob dress looks amazing on her, teamed with sultry eyes, tousled dark locks and chunky clutch, I’m in love.

Who was your favourite of the night? With so many to choose from it’s going to be a hard decision but I think mine has to be red carpet Queen Anne Hathaway, as she looked so beautiful it hurt.

Images: JustJared, Celebrity Gosip, redcarpetfashionawards, Fashionologie

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