Dress I would have wanted to be wearing should I have been invited:
Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren
Carey Mulligan in Prada (this is too much for just about anywhere but the Met Ball, but she's rocking it. Congratulations on your wedding, Carey and Mumford and Sons band fellow!)
Best Not Newlyweds but who still look like they genuinely like each other a LOT:
Emily Blunt in Calvin Klein and John Krasinski
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Rachel Zoe in her own design
Needs a slip:
Beyonce in Givenchy. You look great after the baby. WE KNOW, B. (Although hey, I think she could walk up the steps this year, unlike last year!)
Needs a full-time train wrangler, but looked awesome (I read that she did in fact have a train wrangler, and that guy needs to start renting himself out for weddings, because he does excellent work):
Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan Atelier
Needed to work out a lot to be strong enough to carry this much skirt around all night and make it look so effortless:
Leslie Bibb in Zac Posen
Might need to tone down the pelvic thrust pose before she throws her back out:
Amber Heard in Zac Posen
Best background cameo:
Michael Kors, gazing lovingly at either his dress, Jessica Alba, or Jessica Alba in his dress
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Brooklyn Decker (in blue behind Rashida Jones)
Absolutely Stunning Person who I would most not want to have making a background cameo in my picture:
Rosie Huntington-Whitely (better luck next time, Lea Michele)
Most bizarrely distracting background cameo:
Christina Ricci and her enormous bow (sorry Dianna Agron. Apparently they aren't teaching these Glee starlets about guerrilla red carpet tactics).
Three really, really beautiful looks:
Katherine McPhee in Elie Saab
Jessica Pare in L'Wren Scott
Best Deployment of Cape
Bianca Brandolini D'Adda (seriously: in the cape-off between her and Lana del Ray, Lana looks like she's a member of the Volturi. While possibly requiring sunglasses to look directly at it, this is amazing)
Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte ("...and at tonight's performance, the role of Amelia Earhart will be played by Mrs. Claus.")
Cameron Diaz. Does this have some sort of...bottom sling?
Three outfits that are just spectacularly wackadoodle, but hey, it's the Met Ball and this is where one wears such things, and these ladies just look so happy that I'm happy for them:
Florence Welch in Alexander McQueen. If this outfit exists, and you are Florence Welch, aren't you contractually required to wear this to the Met Ball?
Habitually Chic on Tom and Gisele: "It's like looking into the sun."
The Fug Girls' Twitter on Gwyneth: "Gywnnie here looks like she’s 'going to the gyno…in space.'"
Tom and Lorenzo on Mara Rooney: "Only the Audreybot could make granny panties actually look chic."
(All photos, unless otherwise credited, are from nymag.com)