Our best-dressed women of Met's Costume Institute Gala, for the most part, represented the best of the red carpet mini trends: cutouts, thigh-high slits, long trains, and feathers. Here's a look at the mini trends we saw on what is arguably the biggest night in fashion. Click our slideshow to see, and take note for the next time you're looking for a gown.
Unlike any other awards night, the Met's Costume Institute Gala is the night where stars and fashion lovers are encouraged to be as bold as possible. Last night, ladies and gents alike gave us plenty to buzz at, and reminded us that fashion should always be good fun. From Vogue editors' bold splashes of color and print to Beyoncé's walking troubles and Karolina's leggings, it was clear that fashion ruled. Click the slideshow to see the most outrageous and amazing looks from the Met Gala 2011.
Red, nude, and gold may have dominated the dress color spectrum at the Met's Costume Institute Gala last night, but two women were notable for their minimal, but boldly hued dresses. Brooklyn Decker chose a hot pink Michael Kors dress with long sleeves and a deep slit, while Zoe Saldana chose a strapless yellow Calvin Klein gown. On a night where excess and fanciful details ruled, these women made a statement in their sartorial restraint. Who wore minimal best?
Miranda Kerr and Jessica Stam channeled a bit of the White Swan aesthetic at last night's Met Gala. Miranda went for frothy white in Marchesa, while Jessica kept it a tad more subtle in a blush-colored Tommy Hilfiger dress. Both look appropriate for a pair of ballet slippers, and both deserve standing ovations, but which ballet-inspired look is your favorite?
Are you as excited as we are to see the incredible fashion that is sure to walk the red carpet at tonight's Met Gala? Often referred to as the Oscars of the East Coast, the Met Gala, helmed by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, is arguably the most fashionable event of the year. We'll be live blogging the event tonight, covering every look that comes down the red carpet, starting around 7 p.m. EST.
This year, the Gala honors the Costume Institute's latest exhibition, Savage Beauty, which looks at the work of British designer Alexander McQueen. It's a special time for the house of McQueen, as Kate Middleton, now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wore a wedding dress designed by current Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton.
To get you primed and ready, we're sharing the behind-the-scenes Twitter pics posted from Met Museum by fashion journalist Jim Shi. Just click the slideshow to see, and make sure to visit us tonight.