2012 Met Ball’s Best Mess

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The Met Ball is described as the fashion industry’s “Night of Nights”, but this year it was a night of frights as our fav starlets showed up one after another in what can only be described as complete disasters.  Since the annual event is hosted by Vogue’s editor and chief, Anna Wintour, one would assume that all the stars would show up in the sexiest and most stunning gowns they could get their hands on. Well, you know what happens when you assume…

    

Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte & Mary-Kate Olsen in her own label The Row

  

Alexa Chung in Marc Jacobs & Coco Rocha in vintage Givenchy

  

Mia Wasikowska in Prada & Elizabeth Banks in Mary Katrantzou

Holy Jesus in the garden…

Can I just start by saying WTF! Forgive me for getting a little worked up, but who the hell told these women it was okay to venture out into public like this, let alone the freakin Met Ball? Where were the mirrors and Polaroid cameras? Where were the stylists? WHERE were the friends and family??? I know some of your are saying  “style is a form of artistic expression…blah blah blah”, but let’s just be honest and agree that these women look like they just hopped off the crazy train.

A little harsh? Okay, I will give credit where credit’s due. They are (for the most part) right on trend. Kirsten & Alexa are both wearing menswear inspired frocks, while Mia is honoring the collar trend. Coco is rocking the colored tips trend and the color block trend, and Elizabeth is doing peplum.  I guess we’ll just call this more insight on hot trends gone wrong. As for Mary-Kate, there is no excuse to show up like the wicked witch of the east, but I guess bad press is still press? While these fashion blunders were all wrong for this event, I will add that Coco’s outfit was nuts – yet so fun. It would have been perfect for something like the MTV Movie Awards or an event of that nature. Same goes for Mia’s modest gown. This mormon inspired piece would have been SO much better if it was shortened to just above the knee. Remember…dress for the occasion, ladies!

My pick for best dressed?Ashley and Dianna. The above stars could take a cue from these 2 newbies because they looked phenomenal. THIS is how you dress to attend the fashion event of the year… sexy as hell! Their natural and casual hairstyles are the perfect compliment to downplay the glamorous gowns, keeping the looks fresh and modern.

  

Ashley Greene in Donna Karan & Dianna Agron in Carolina Herrera

And if you’re going to take a fashion risk, PLEASE do so in shimmering gold! I know this looks insane, but girl can rock a turban and her body looks incredible.

Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe

What do you think? Who were your best and worst dressed picks?

xo Cree

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