Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art
What: Annual Costume Institute Gala
Theme: “Charles James: Beyond Fashion”
Always THE event of the year next to the fashion week, MET Gala is an event to spot The Best, The Worse and anything in between.
Act-Your-Age Favourite: Aerin Lauder in Oscar de la Renta
Maam looks extremely calm and bare beautiful in her presentation. I wish to have the poise and the brain at that age.
Naomi Watts in Givenchy.
Fresh trial by Naomi Watts. Not her best, but very interesting on her. The dress is fierce, but she plays angel in a devil suit.
Team Simplicity Champion: Rachel McAdams
Blush. Nude. Anything that can turn a man (and a woman) on is amplifying here. She is the diamond, nothing else matters. I’m loving it.
The real Anna Hathaway is back! Nothing beats an extremely well-cut Calvin Klein gown on a beautiful woman like Anna. The tiny split on the waist is only fit for a real lady. And I love how Anna keeps her legs underneath the slit, instead of the typical one foot forward look-at-the-legs-please pose. Bravo!
Team Champion: Stella McCartney
I’ve never favour much of Rihanna’s fashion but once in a blue moon if she is being dressed by a real fashion guru (in this case, Stella McCartney), she does look very sharp. (and NOT trashy)
Again, there is nothing that Cara can’t do. But be it on stage or off duty, she hardly looks this HOT. Skippy but NOT trashy. Learn, girls, learn. (I mean learn from the guru who dressed her, not Cara)
If she can make Rihanna looks properly done on the red carpet, then she is smart enough to make it real on herself. I think as a team, she has done very well for both Rihanna and Cara. Both young and dangerous, with strong personality that can carry almost anything, but often too trashy in their choices. Stella balanced it all!
Though her own outfit is not exactly black-tie, but hey, this is a fashion event. Whatever makes you feel cool.
Team Full-Train Gown Champion: Tabitha Simmons in Dolce Gabbana Alta Moda.
Usually it will turn out to be over-the-top, but Simmons look like a fairy in this light beige flower gown. (Can’t say the same about SJP) Note: simple hairdo and make-up are the keys to success.
Charlize Theron never loses it. Not even now when she is no longer the golden IT girl. Still the best in Dior Haute Couture, she has to be the role model for those who are constantly trying too hard.
Pants Champion: Jenna Lyons
The Creative Director of J.Crew almost never fail (for me). She is one of my favourite gurus in styling, especially when it comes to cool menswear inspired style. If I ain’t smart in real, I would like to look smart.
Naturally we have to start with Victoria and David Beckham. Nothing much to say, except that they look better together as they aged. Dressing sense getting better, Victoria getting less showy and more classy.
TIME 100 Most Influential Person Beyoncé, along with the equally influential Jay-Z, you have to be the most influential couple of our era. Beyoncé does look very elegant in Givenchy, and the shiny ‘raindrop’ makes her look extremely sexy in the old Hollywood glam way.
I don’t want to talk about Black Lively, the only reason this picture is here is obviously because of Ryan Reynolds. Well, the fact is Blake Lively always look good on the red carpet, yet somehow she always look or feel the same to me. Perhaps she is sticking to the ‘if it is not broken, don’t fix it’ theory.
Johnny Depp is never one to follow suit, always putting his creative foot forward. Amber Heard looks gorgeous in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture. Smart pick of fitting gown instead of the train.
Yes, I know they no longer look cute, but everyone needs to grow up, and grow old. They are way over the teenage years, and looking it. To me, they are always special on red carpet, never pretending to dress things they cannot carry. I like both the gowns, but maybe the necklace can be replaced by a better option.
The bad ones? Ah… so many. I’m too busy to talk about them now.