Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Devil Wears Prada: MET Gala 2012

        The new exhibit "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations", opening May 10th, was celebrated in style at the Metropolitan Museum of At.  The annual Costume Institute Gala is a display of who's-who and who-brought-who.  If you missed out on Vogue's live feed of the extravagant event, Net à la Mode has got you covered.  Here, we present our play-by-play break-down of the hot trends spotted at fashion's Oscars.

Yellow Fever: 

              Solange Knowles, who is not afraid of drama, wore a canary-yellow Rachel Roy dress with peplum detailing.  New-mom January Jones sported a Mortal Combat-like Versace gown.  Coco Rocha surprised everyone with her pink hair, matching with her neon Givenchy suit previously worn by Elizabeth Taylor.  Emma Roberts looked mature in her Escada custom-made marigold yellow silk-gazar strapless gown with a peplum detail that morphed into a sculptural swallowtail train. 

Tangerine Tango:

              Ginnifer Goodwin wore a tangerine silk-chiffon cap-sleeve gown with an embroidered neckline, draped skirt and leather tangerine belt by Monique Lhuillier.  Kristen Wiig was Stella McCartney's guest and wore an orange lace embroidered pleated dress.  Kristen Bell wore a Tommy Hilfiger orange crinkle silk chiffon gown with a crisscross halter neckline and waist ruching.  Katharine Mcphee wore a fully embroidered Elie Saab gown with a deep square neckline accented by a matching Belt.  Kirsten Dunst wore a pumpkin-and-cream wool crepe double lapel jacket accented with a thick black leather belt that was teamed with a pumpkin wool and floral lace custom Rodarte gown.

Lady in Red:

              Hilary Swank wore a scarlet-chiffon tie-neck cascade Michael Kors gown.  Mia Wasikowska wore a raspberry cady-silk short-sleeve gown with a black waistband and high neck collar enhanced with black crystal embroidery by Prada.  Emma Stone accompanied Alber Elbaz, wearing one of his Lanvin creations, a bright red satin dress with hand embroidered crystal flowers.  Jamie King wore a vibrant red custom Topshop gown with a cross-pattern and ruffles along the neckline and down the open back.  Milla Jojovich showed up in Prada, a red double-satin shredded-skirt gown, embellished with onyx floral beading.

Pretty in Pink: 

               As Zac Posen's guest, Amber Heard wore an orchid duchess satin bustier gown and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.  Emily Blunt wore a pink Calvin Klein gown with cut-outs at the sides and an open back. Karlie Kloss accompanied Jason Wu in a custom black/nude embroidered Chantilly lace dress with fuchsia chiffon drape.  Julianne Hough was dressed by Caroline Herrera. Dee Ocleppo was Tommy Hilfiger's arm candy and wore one of his fuschia creations.  Girls' Allison Williams wore a hot pink Ralph Lauren gown.

Garden Romance: 

                Lily Collins channeled her inner Snow White with this off-white sheer lace gown by Valentino Couture.  Sarah Jessica Parker also wore Valentino, and in addition got to be his arm candy for the night.  Rashida Jones accompanied Tory Burch in her floral gown.  Scarlett Johansson looked like a princess in an embroidered bodice by Dolce & Gabbana and Leighton Meester wore Marchesa to walk on Blair Waldorf's famous steps.

Snow White: 

               Anna Wintour wore a Prada custom-made gown with a gold lobster motif, in honour of Schiaparelli.  Claire Danes showed up with her husband wearing a J. Mendel white silk asymmetrical wrap-like gown with a single satin lapel covered in crystal embellishments.  Forget about Angelina Jolie's right leg and make way fo Anja Rubik.  The model wore a white Anthony Vaccarello slashed gown with a waist-high split.  Amy Adams wore a Giambattista Valli one-shouldered silk chiffon couture gown with a black velvet insert, styled with a silver and gold bow belt by Luigi Scialanga.  Ashley Greene wore a white Grecian Donna Karan Atelier gown.

Icing on the cake:

             Prada herself picked this cocktail-length dress, made of double stretch satin fabric, with a plunging deep V-neckline and cascading jade green stone embellishments for Jessica Biel, who showed up with her fiancé Justin Timberlake.  As Olivier Rousteing's date, Joan Smalls wore one of his Balmain creations.  Jessica Stam wore a Christian Dior Couture gown.  Sofia Vergara wore a silver-embroidered illusion column dress with pleated tulle bodice by Marchesa.

Blue Lavender:

                 Paula Patton wore a strapless silk faille gown with pleated detail at the bodice and skirt by Vera Wang.  Gwyneth Paltrow was one of the few that opted for a short dress.  She wore a Prada steel blue duchesse halter neck dress.  Dakota Fanning wore a Louis Vuitton lavender tulle and organza gown embroidered with floral ribbons that was teamed with satin sandals and a silk lavender minaudière. Brooklyn Decker wore a Tory Burch slate-blue gown made of knife-pleated silk tulle and crepe, with hand-beaded floral appliqués.  Caroline Trentini wore custom Theyskens’ Theory gown that was actually made of denim.

Midnight Blue: 

               Glee's Lea Michele showed up with navy blue Diane von Furstenberg sequined gown.  Heidi Klum wore a custom-made French Chantilly-lace slip dress with cut-outs that raced from the back around the hip into a dramatic slit by Escada.  Bee Shaffer accompanied her mom wearing a Erdem blue, black and white gown with a V-necked line and a beautiful train.  Model Candice Swanepoel wore a Cobalt Rag & Bone gown.  Diane Kruger wore a Prada cobalt layered crepe silk chiffon V-necked gown with ostrich feathered hemline.

Sheer Black:

              Beyoncé showed off her post-baby body in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci.  The sheer bodysuit covered in black lace and crystal embellishments, cascading into a skirt of black and purple feathers, was a showstopper.  Rooney Mara wore a Givenchy Couture black asymmetrical one-sleeve lace dress with laser-cut leather details which was accented with a black leather belt.  Peter Dundas for Emilio Pucci designed this black silk gown featuring chiffon details, an organza train and a sexy open back for Renée Zellweger. Marion Cotillard wore a Christian Dior shimmering black strapless bodice which cascaded into a sheer violet skirt.  Brooke Shields wore a navy lace J. Mendel gown.

Pitch Black: 

                 Mary-Kate Olsen wore a black floor-length gown from The Row.  Liv Tyler wore a a Givenchy Haute Couture dress.  Linda Evangelista wore a black silk Prada gown with a peplum detailing.  Cate Blanchett wore an Alexander McQueen black feather gown.  Kate Bosworth wore a short and feathered Prada gown.  Gisele Bündchen showed up with her husband, Tom Brady, in a Givenchy Haute Couture gown by Riccardo Tisci. 

Covered Up:

                Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore a striped copper-and-black draped-back tulle Burbery gown.  Rihanna wore a long sleeve backless crocodile dress.  Cameron Diaz wore a diamond crystal fringe embroidered long gown with a draped back and long sleeves.  Chanel Iman showed up with Tom Ford wearing a chalk lady amhearst pheasant feather moire tulle evening dress.

Gold Rush:

                Bianca Brandolini D’Adda shined in Dolce & Gabbana.  Karolina Kurkova attended the gala with Rachel Zoe wearing a custom long sleeve rose gold sequinned gown with open back and train.  Jessica Paré wore a L'Wren Scott gown.  Nina Dobrev wore a Donna Karan black-and-gold backless  gown which draped beautifully and had a breathtaking train.  Jessica Alba wore a one-shouldered gold lamé Michael Kors gown.

Silver Armour: 

               Lana Del Rey was Joseph Altuzarra's arm candy and wore a custom black-and-silver hand-embroidered gown.  Kate Upton accompanied Micheal Kors in one of his creations.  Camilla Belle wore a Ralph Lauren ivory tulle beaded dress.  Debra Messing wore a low-cut Kaufman Franco crystal sequin gown.    Carey Mulligan made her first public appearance since her surprise wedding.  As co-host of the gala, she wore a custom two-tone gold-and-silver Prada halter dress covered with paillettes.


               Florence Welch impressed everyone in an Alexander McQueen dandelion embroidered organza tiered dress.  Christina Ricci wore a guipure and lace bandeau with a blush silk organza bow that was teamed with a high-waist tea-length guipure lace skirt by Thakoon.  Elizabeth Banks was Mary Katrantzou's guest and wore a digitally printed dress with an oversized peplum and central split.  Chloë Sevigny outshined everyone with her Miu Miu black mirrored geometric patchwork mini-dress.  Alexa Chung wore a Marc Jacob leather and purple floral-print metallic off-the-shoulder dress styled with a white shirt.

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