Met Ball 2011

The “Met Ball” (AKA Costume Institute Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art) is one event I would love to attend. It’s the fashion equivalent of the Oscars and an opportunity for fashionistas and stars to go all out and wear the most beautiful dress they can find. This year the Gala paid tribute to Alexander McQueen and many of the attendees wore McQueen, both present day and archive pieces.

Sometimes the pressure to make the Best Dressed list must get to the attendees. It’s the only explanation for some of the strange sartorial choices that are made, such as Stella McCartney’s bizarrely structured hideously unflattering dress which she designed:

Or Freida Pinto’s Chanel dress (Dear Freida, a tuxedo OR a frock, not both, love Alex.):

You can count on the fashionistas to create headlines with outfits that look like art rather than fashion. Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen is a case in point:

As is Anna Dello Russo, also in McQueen:

Sometimes a beautiful woman and a great designer does not equal fashion heaven. For example, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (beautiful girl) wearing Burberry Prorsum (great label) equals cheap looking rose coloured satin that looks like a tacky debs dress, partnered with naff accessories.

My favourite on the night was Liv Tyler who wore Givenchy. A stunning dress on a head-turningly beautiful woman.

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