For those of you in the know, the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art took place last night in Manhattan. Dubbed the “Fashion Olympics”, it’s a place where designers, a-listers and sartorial stars get a chance to be fashion-forward, whimsical and of course, a little daring. The exhibition was “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” and as expected the clothes ranged from irresistible to unbelievable.
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In keeping with the color of 2012, Pantone’s Tangerine Tango played a bold role. Stars like Eva Mendes, in a Prada dress with an on-trend peplum and Ginnifer Goodwin in a custom Monique Lhuillier, went for statuesque silhouettes. Kirsten Dunst channeled Katherine Hepburn in a ’40s suit-inspired dress by Rodarte, while Kristen Wiig balanced the bright hue in a tea length gown by Stella McCarteny.
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Taking brights to a new level of glamour in an homage to Pantone’s Solar Power, these daring ladies definitely stood out from the crowd. Solange Knowles stunned in a sleek satin number from Rachel Roy, while Emma Roberts looked elegant in Escada. Diane Von Furstenberg kept her look playful with tumbling puzzle pieces and January Jones, in what might be my favorite dress of the night, rocked a strapless Versace. The metallic insets, geometric turquoise necklace and architectural design kept her looking modern yet understated, which I always thought would be a rather impossible feat to pull off when wearing head-to-toe yellow.
What look is your favorite? Or do you think that citrus hues should stay off the red carpet?