More of the best and worst from the Met Gala red carpet.

Of all three gowns, I liked Amber Valetta’s Prada dress the best. I loved the pleating detail on the skirt and the color blocking on the bodice.  The skirt in white rather than black was interesting.  I love that she kept the accessories to a minimum.  I thought Scarlett Johansson’s Dolce & Gabbana gown was fanciful and I loved the gold embroidery and tulle at the bottom, but it wasn’t my favorite look on her.  Christina Ricci allowed the fabric to overwhelm her petite frame in Thakoon.  You can’t really get the full effect of the dress, but I thought the lace and nude underlay was beautiful.

Everyone knows I love Emma Stone and she usually gets it right on the carpet.  Something was off with the fit of this red Lanvin dress.  I thought she looked too youthful and not sophisticated.  I wasn’t a fan of the hair or pumps.  Rashida Jones opted for Tory Burch again, and I thought she was beautiful here as she was at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.  She looked feminine and sexy in this floral gown with a belted waist.  I loved the straps and her feather clutch.  Heidi Klum was a bit of a disappointment in blue Escada and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. The model/host of Project Runway normally goes a bit wild in flirty minis or fitted gowns.  This was too matronly with the lace overlay and heavy necklace.  I don’t know if I liked that her hair was down or the black pumps.

I loved all three of these, and I know people would disagree with me about Sarah Jessica Parker.  But isn’t this the reason why she’s usually on everyone’s “Best Dressed List” because she takes fashion risks.  I didn’t mind the allover floral print on this Valentino gown, and she made it her own.  Emma Roberts was beautiful in this marigold Escada peplum gown.  I loved the belt at the waist and sweetheart neckline.  I didn’t care for Kristen Bell’s side swept hair, but she was stunning in this coral Tommy Hilfiger gown and Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry. I loved the color and cut of the gown and the halter style.

Modern Family star and Latina bombshell Sofia Vergara was beautiful in Marchesa and Harry Winston jewelry.  I don’t think she added much to the gown as far as makeup or hair, but the gown is a standout on its own.  I wish it were a different color though.  Leighton Meester also wore Marchesa and Harry Winston jewelry.  I thought it had a good balance of fantasy and structure.  I thought the color was flattering on her, but I don’t know about the dark lip.  The styling was a bit one note.  Kristen Wiig has been fun to watch recently on the carpet. I think she brings something different, and here was no exception. I love her new, brunette do and her Stella McCartney dress and Fred Leighton jewels.  The print was gorgeous along with her two-toned platform pumps.

James Franco could have shown up to the party in a clown suit and he’d still be gorgeous!  He wore a Gucci tuxedo.  Gossip Girl stars Ed Westwick and Chace Crawford were both handsome in black tuxes.  Westwick in Prada and Crawford in Kenneth Cole.  The only accessory missing is a beautiful starlet on their arms.

Kate Bosworth tapped into her inner flapper girl in a garnet and navy Prada mini and Fred Leighton jewels. I loved her embellished heels and the overall styling.  Amy Adams was beautiful in Giambattista Valli and Fred Leighton jewelry.  I thought this gown was really interesting with the metallic bow and mix of black and gold.  It was a win from head-to-toe.  I probably shouldn’t have liked this light blue Dior gown on Jessica Stam, but I did.  I would have never expected this type of gown to be in that color, but I thought it made it a bit more intriguing.  Of course, the architectural bodice and peplum-like effect was a nice touch.  It fit her beautifully!

Kristen Stewart is usually a hit or miss for me.  It probably would help if she smiled more or didn’t look like she skipped a bath. I love her, but I was not in love with this Balenciaga dress.  It was more convincing on the runway than here.  I thought the shoes were all wrong.  There was too much going on.  Cate Blanchett suffered from the same thing as Amy Poehler.  In all black, the details got lost in this Alexander McQueen gown.  I thought it was an interesting dress but not as interesting as we’ve seen her before.  Cameron Diaz was also a no-no for me in gold Stella McCartney.  The dress was pretty plain, and I thought her hair was all wrong for the gown.  I like her best when she’s fun and flirty in shorter lengths.

Three stunners here!  Giselle Bundchen was escorted by her hubby, Tom Brady.  I loved her in this Givenchy gown and shoes.  There’s something different and unique about the shiny mix of textures and the front slit.  I liked the neckline as well.  Ginnifer Goodwin is always a winner for me, and she was beautiful in this orange Monique Lhullier gown, silver Brian Atwood pumps, and H. Stern jewels. The color and draping were really fabulous.  Nina Dobrev’s Donna Karan gown was a crowd pleaser.  I loved the print and one shoulder.

Twilight star Ashley Greene was sensational in all white Donna Karan.  The strap detailing was a nice touch along with the train.  I’ve never seen her this beautiful, and although it was simple, she looked great by showing some restraint in styling and accessories.  I’m hardly ever a fan of Rosario Dawson on the carpet.  She’s so beautiful, but she always chooses unflattering dresses.  I gave her a thumbs up for going with a leather Calvin Klein dress, but other than the fact that it was leather, it was relatively simple.  I liked Liv Tyler’s Givenchy gown, but I thought the hair took away from the gown.  I love the design of the dress and how it layered over that sweetheart bustier.

I liked all three of these dresses mostly because of the colors and details.  Emily Blunt has been a stunner on the carpet lately, but she went a bit more subtle in this blush Calvin Klein gown and Jimmy Choo clutch.  I loved the back of the gown and tank style of the dress. Diane Kruger’s blue Prada gown was extravagant and beautiful.  I loved the loose fit and feather detail at the hem.  Eva Mendes’ Prada gown was interesting.  I liked the details on the bodice and her clutch.

Nancy O’Dell’s Zac Posen gown was carpet ready.  Very similar to all the other Zac Posen gowns, it was just a plain yet beautiful dress.  I liked that touch of detail at the bottom, and I thought the color was flattering on her.  Model Chanel Iman pushed the envelope in Tom Ford.  I loved everything about this gown from the sheer detail to the abstract print.  She was flawless.  I can usually appreciate Mary Kate Olsen’s style, but The Row (her own label) gown was too covered and matronly. Where’s the sexiness?  Maybe if it were shorter with a fuller skirt, it would have worked.

Melania Trump wore Marc Bouwer Couture.  The futuristic shoulders are interesting, but I didn’t care for the asymmetric hemline or the side split.  Renee Zellweger, surprisingly, didn’t opt for Carolina Herrera, but she was still fabulous in Emilio Pucci.  I like anything sheer, and I love the lines/geometric details of this gown.  From head-to-toe, she was perfection.


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