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Met Ball 2012 Fashion News…

As one of the biggest nights in fashion, the Costume Institute Gala (held annually at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art) never disappoints for extraordinary gowns, beauty and timeless glamour. Here are just a few of the Best Dressed ladies & trends from the evening…

Lemon Lovelies

Brightening the red carpet like beautiful little rays of sunshine, shades of luscious yellow quite simply took my breath away. A high voltage colour, yellow is a bold, daring and unmistakably alluring tone to choose when walking the red carpet.

My Best Dressed Of The Night: January Jones, who exuded pure Old-Hollywood glamour and siren appeal, was exquisite in an Atelier Versace yellow gown. Inspired by the Spring/Summer 2012 collection, this custom strapless gown featured structured metallic detailing and a peplum waist. Her sleek locks and vintage jewellery completed her darling look.

Emma Roberts wore a divine marigold yellow Escada gown, which had been custom-made in silk-gazar. It also featured a striking structural silhouette with a peplum detail. While Solange Knowles wore a yellow Rachel Roy gown for the occasion.

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Short Stories

A bevy of lovely ladies chose to wear cocktail length to this highly fashionable event. Fun and flirty yet also fashion-forward, shorter dresses added an unexpected breath of fresh air to the red carpet.

Emma Stone wore a custom-designed dress by Alber Elbaz for Lanvin; Kate Bosworth went with a Prada ostrich feather creation; Carey Mulligan also wore a bespoke Prada dress (the two-tone sequins simply breathtaking!); and finally, Kristen Wiig wore a 50’s inspired-dress which finished just below the knee.

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Architectural Achievements

From Cate Blanchett in a black feathered Alexander McQueen gown to Beyoncé in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci (with some extraordinary embellishment!); the Met Ball is a fashion moment to take risks and make a statement. From strong architectural lines; dramatic embellishments; and extraordinary attention to detail – this year’s gowns were truly exceptional.

Pictured below: Cate Blanchett wore Alexander McQueen; Beyoncé chose Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci; Cameron Diaz in Stella McCartney; Christina Ricci; Diane Kruger wore Prada; and Scarlett Johansson in Dolce & Gabbana…

Who is your Best Dressed from the Met Ball? xx

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