Met Gala 2012: Dazzling Divas or Disappointments? My Honest Take

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To me, the MET Gala last week was a mix of many things. Well, I guess it was a given, considering the theme of the high-profile soiree was Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.

The people, and most especially the fashion, was a fascinating and heady cocktail of looks that included gowns with floor-grazing trains, short mirrored (Chloe Sevigny) and feathered (Kate Bosworth) dresses, lots of glitter and gold, a good amount of black and midnight shades, the occasional whites (Rachel Zoe, Ashley Greene) and reds, and even sassy brights (Emily Blunt, January Jones). Suffice it to say, almost everything was in appearance.

While I watched the celebrities take their fashion full force, I couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed because, admittedly, only a few took my breath away. I guess you could say I preferred the outcome of last year’s Savage Beauty (an ode to the late Alexander McQueen).

Nonetheless, I still have my list of best dressed at the MET this year, and here are the ladies who made the list. Do note that this is absolutely based on personal preference, and you could have an entirely different list altogether:

1. Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren

If I could pick a favorite, it would have to be Camilla Belle. She nailed the vampy look to perfection with her wine-red lips, dewy skin, coiffed hair, and shimmering Ralph Lauren beaded gown. Simply stunning!

Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute GalaCamilla Belle in Ralph Lauren attends the “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012, in New York City (Credit: Andres Otero / Lia Toby / WENN)

2. Rihanna in Tom Ford

Another lady who scored a perfect hit at the MET – Rihanna. I’m so glad she returned to black (and I mean the hair).

Rihanna in a backless dress with an edgy hairstyle featuring an undercut beneath three bunsRihanna in a backless dress with an edgy hairstyle featuring an undercut beneath three buns (Credit: Andres Otero / Lia Toby / WENN)

Of course, that black croc-embossed gown is decadence at its finest and can’t be ignored; I can’t stop looking at it! Exotic and edgy done just the right way:

Rihanna in Tom Ford attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute GalaRihanna in Tom Ford attends the “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012, in New York City (Credit: Andres Otero / Lia Toby / WENN)

3. Diane Kruger in Prada

If there was one person who could look effortlessly stylish (as if she couldn’t care less) in a swingy, feather-trimmed frock, that person would be Diane Kruger. The dress looks utterly comfortable, too!

Diane Kruger in Prada attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute GalaDiane Kruger in Prada attends the “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012, in New York City (Credit: Andres Otero / Lia Toby / WENN)

4. Emma Stone in Lanvin

Red hair, red dress, red lips- the idea sounds too much. But Emma Stone’s creamy alabaster skin made it all happen. She looks fabulous here, and I like that she’s all smiles for the camera. And yes, that dress is gorgeous!

Emma Stone in Lanvin attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute GalaEmma Stone in Lanvin attends the “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012, in New York City (Credit: Andres Otero / Lia Toby / WENN)

5. Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan

Another pretty starlet who got it right is Nina Dobrev. The Vampire Diaries cutie looked divine in her gold-sprinkled one-shoulder black number from Donna Karan, which came with a mega-train on the back.

She looked like a perfectly put-together modern-day princess:

Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute GalaNina Dobrev in Donna Karan attends the “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012, in New York City (Credit: Andres Otero / Lia Toby / WENN)

There you have it- my Top five best-dressed at the MET. Who are your Top five?

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