Met Gala 2012 Articles

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Best & Worst Met Peplum: Amy Poehler & Elizabeth Banks

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2012 13:28:09 May 8, 2012 13:28:09
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There were several peplums represented last night.  To me Amy Poehler wore hers best. She looked the most comfortable. And really, really confident. No clunky accessories around her neck, nothing extra about the hair, although, God, I really wish they’d let it die, that skirt feathering from 2006. Full Story

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Best Met Ass: Emily Blunt

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2012 13:14:41 May 8, 2012 13:14:41
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If we’re comparing bright Calvin Kleins in that seemingly heavy, wrinkle-free material, I’ll take Emma Stone’s orange at the Golden Globes in 2011 - click here to see. There’s something about the tank design here on Emily Blunt’s, and the band across the back, that makes it almost casual, like beach wear. Full Story

Sofia’s Met silhouette

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2012 13:06:50 May 8, 2012 13:06:50
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Only Sofia Vergara could have rescued this Marchesa. It’s not the dress, it’s all the wearer. On anyone else this is ghastly. But that’s the Sofia silhouette. It’s kind of the same silhouette she’s been working on every carpet for at least 6 months. Of course Sofia is always, always faultless, of course she is. Full Story

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Best Met Red: Emma Stone

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2012 13:00:19 May 8, 2012 13:00:19
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As noted many times, I’m no fan of the red dress. The problem with the red dress on a red carpet is that it bleeds into the carpet. And also every time a designer sends a red dress down a runway it’s always made for the vixen, mega vavavoom. But what if red could be cute, girlish, and sweet? These are not the attributes usually associated with the colour. Full Story

Scarjo gets the Met

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2012 12:51:16 May 8, 2012 12:51:16
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Is that how it works? Because Blake Lively is a regular at this event. And she didn’t show. Oh I’m sure there’s an official reason that works for everyone, a reason that doesn’t involve petty gossip. But still. And yet. Blake considers herself a fashion girl. The fashion girls were all in New York. Love matters more though than a pretty dress. Full Story

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Met Gala 2012 Marchesa Victim: Leighton Meester

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2012 12:43:19 May 8, 2012 12:43:19
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Blake Lively opted not to go and stay in Vancouver with Ryan Reynolds instead. This was Leighton’s time to make her move. And she has proved she can do well at the Met Gala. She was great last year in Louis Vuitton - click here for a refresher - and a major winner also in Louis Vuitton in 2009 - click here Full Story

Met Gala TV Girl: Kristen Bell

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2012 12:36:35 May 8, 2012 12:36:35
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Sometimes...it’ll just never be your league, you know? And that has nothing to do with what you think I think of her. There were several TV girls present last night. All of them were TV girly by Gwyneth Paltrow’s definition. Dianna Agron, totally. Lea Michele, 100%. But Kristen Bell was TV girliest of them all. Full Story

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Met Change: Renee Zellweger

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2012 12:31:40 May 8, 2012 12:31:40
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Renee Zellweger and Carolina Herrera are like... I mean it’s a longstanding style collaboration. And, frankly, as I’ve noted before, it was getting kinda stale. So this, this is a very pleasant surprise. Here’s Renee with Peter Dundas, artistic director at Emilio Pucci. With Renee, an open bony back is a must. Full Story

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Met Best Costume: Florence Welch

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2012 12:24:26 May 8, 2012 12:24:26
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You want a costume?THIS is a costume. THIS is art. It’s exquisite. It’s a statement. It’s requires a specific wearer. And you can’t wear it anywhere else. You can’t even find it anywhere else. Unlike what we just saw with Michael Kors and Alba and Swank, Florence Welch in McQueen by Sarah Burton is what you’ll remember. Full Story

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