It's hard to believe so many glam-packed events could happen in just one week. The New York City Ballet Spring Gala brought out a well-dressed crowd that included Natalie Portman in navy Christian Dior and a very chic — and pregnant — Drew Barrymore in Resort 2012 Chanel. Burberry brought the fash pack — including Alexa Chung and Derek Blasberg — out for an intimate dinner hosted by Cara Delevingne at New York's New Museum, while in Los Angeles, an astonishing amount of parties and premieres brought super-chic moments from Emma Roberts, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloé Grace Moretz, and Doetzen Kroes. All those, plus our very favorite looks from the week's main event — the Met Gala — right here, in our best-of-the-week slideshow.
We've already showed you some standout trends from the Met Gala including peplums and metallic hues, and now we're bringing you our final trend report from fashion's biggest night — sexy, backless dresses. Celebrities dared to bare some skin on the red carpet including Rihanna, Kate Bosworth, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Watch today's Fab Flash to see who else flashed some serious skin at the gala. On Allison McNamara: H&M dress, Low Luv x Erin Wasson necklace.
Metallic shades may have been the color of the night at the Met Ball, but when it came to dress silhouettes, flirty peplums took center stage at the fashionable affair. The Spring 2012 runways were filled with these feminine shapes, so it's no surprise that a bevvy of stylish celebrities opted to try out this flattering trend. From January Jones's more subtle architectural peplum to Elizabeth Banks's dramatic version, we saw peplums in all different sizes and proportions last evening. Watch today's Fab Flash to see for yourself! On Allison McNamara: Topshop peplum dress.
Rooney Mara did not disappoint in her black lace Givenchy gown from the designer's Spring 2012 couture collection at last night's 2012 Met Gala. And not only did she not disappoint, she made quite the sexy statement in her dramatic sheer lace skirt with killer thigh-high side slit. Black lace is something that every girl needs in her closet for many reasons. The first being Rooney Mara, but also because it's a classic that will remain relevant for years to come. And depending on the cut and fit, it can be super sexy, like Rooney's, or sophisticated. Inspired by Rooney, we've picked a handful of our favorite black lace dresses for you to shop now!
The 2012 Met Gala brought out some mega stunners from designers like Prada, Givenchy, and Dolce & Gabbana, but two ladies — Solange Knowles and January Jones — outshone in their yellow gowns. Solange opted for a strapless yellow custom-made Rachel Roy creation with a sweet peplum detail, which she paired up with a sparkly Edie Parker clutch, while January chose a futuristic Versace with a bustier bodice. Don't ask us to choose which one we love more because both took our breath away! Inspired by Solange and January's spotlight-worthy yellow gowns, we set out to find equally stunning yellow dresses you'll want to wear all Spring and Summer. Step inside to see and shop your favorite.