There are two red carpets that we watch every year with bated breath: the Oscars and, of course, the Met Ball. All the stars come out for these fashion-forward events, and we couldn’t take our eyes off of all the gorgeous looks that strutted down Fifth Avenue last night. Here are a few of our editors’ favorite, unforgettable styles from the evening:
I had a hard time picking a favorite, but I don’t think anyone was as stunning as Camilla Belle (although Diane Kruger did look pretty superb). I absolutely adored Belle’s curve-hugging beaded gown, which struck the exact right balance between sexy and glamorous. What’s more, her hair and makeup were the perfect compliment to her dazzling dress. And kudos to the star for choosing such a daring, deep red pucker. Usually, that wine-stained shade is reserved for the winter, but I think the actress is on to Hollywood’s hottest new trend for the summer. —Meredith
When I first saw the picture of January in her structured bright yellow Versace, I thought “wow.” My next thought: “Wait, haven’t we seen this before?” Actually we kind of have—January’s 2009 Emmy dress was a white Atelier Versace with a very similar silhouette. I loved it then and I love it now. It’s exactly the type of dress that January pulls off perfectly. Not to mention, her coral lip is a fantastic contrast and she proves that blonds can wear yellow without looking washed out. The simple side-part and hair tucked behind her ear just makes the whole look parfait. —Lorelei
I love everything about this look. Really, she looks like an Oscar award going to one of Jay Gatsby’s posh parties—but one of my favorite details is that her bangles are layered over her long sequin sleeve. Also, her lipstick color is so spot on. —Rachel S.
Lana Del Rey
In my opinion, Lana Del Rey totally pulled off her cape-and-gown combo. The shimmery silver floor-length number is nicely offset by her dark berry lips. And the romantic loose waves seem a bit Victorian-inspired. If Catherine from Wuthering Heights went to the Met Ball, this is what she would wear. —Mai
Dianna Agron’s dress is such a pretty teal color, and the Greek goddess style somehow suits her petite frame. (Plus, I’m an accessories girl, so I love her hard-case metallic clutch and gold platform heels). But what I was particularly drawn to about Dianna’s look was actually her hair. I love the ’20s style finger curls—especially since she’s rocking shorter hair—and how pixie-pretty she looks with almost platinum blonde locks. Her makeup is perfect because it’s so subdued (with only a slight pop around her smoky eyes) so it really lets her hair take center stage. —Candice
I loved the impossibly elegant Cate Blanchett in a striking but also (considering the venue) subdued Alexander McQueen. She’s so radiant and fresh. The combination of her pulled back, but not severe, hair and youthful makeup look was lovely—it all looks so effortless. —Mollie
Who was wearing your favorite look at the Met Ball last night? Tell us in the comments!
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