Beyonce! Gwyneth! And SJP! Oh my!
The stylish stars joined about a gazillion other celebs, models, designers and beautiful people crowding the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala. Fashion heaven!
There was Sofia Vergara stunning in a silver embroidered Marchesa, Scarlett Johansson in a custom bustier gown embroidered with gold thread and pearls by Dolce & Gabbana and Cameron Diaz in a long-sleeve, crystal-fringe embroidered gown by Stella McCartney. Jessica Alba flaunted her inner goddess with a golden one shoulder Michael Kors goddess gown.
Rihanna rocked a crocodile-embossed black leather number by Tom Ford. Also wearing leather — Kristen Stewart in a color blocked Balenciaga mini. It was not one of my favorite looks…neither was Sarah Jessica’s metallic floral-print Valentino.
“It’s just a dress that I saw that I loved,” SJP told us on the red carpet. “And I love the collection in whole and I love this dress in particular and I thought it was very old fashioned and really special.”
I do love that SJP always takes fashion risks and she wasn’t the only one. Here are some of the big fashion night’s big trends:
Beyonce was the talk of the red carpet in her super sheer black gown with purple ostrich-feather train by Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci. B’s got her body back after baby! Rooney Mara also wore Givenchy with a black lace gown with sheer skirt. Heidi Klum went with a navy Escada mini featuring a sheer lace skirt. Marion Cotillard, in Dior Haute Couture, also went with a revealing sheer skirt, while Renee Zellweger wore a black Emilio Pucci gown with sheer panel design and sheer sleeves.
Eva Mendes looked beautiful in the citrus hue in a strapless gem-encrusted Prada, Kristin Wiig wore bright lace Stella McCartney and Ginnifer Goodwin in a Monique Lhuillier tangerine silk chiffon cap sleeve gown. Kristen Bell also went with tangerine in a slinky Tommy Hilfiger halter gown, while Katherine McPhee wore an orange beaded Elie Saab.
Kate Bosworth wowed in an ombre feathered Prada mini. Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton designed Cate Blanchett’s black feather gown with ostrich trumpet-hem and Diane Kruger went with a dramatic, floaty purple Prada with feathered hem.
January Jones stood out — way out — in her bright yellow custom Atelier Versace bustier gown. Emma Stone could have stopped traffic in her cherry red custom Lanvin. “Glee” star Lea Michele got sexy in a blue gown with plunging neckline by Diane von Furstenberg while her co-star Dianna Agron wore a jade-green peplum gown by Carolina Herrera. Julianne Hough also wore Carolina Herrera… she paired her hot pink satin mermaid gown with Jacob & Co jewels.
-- Ryan Patterson