Met Gala 2017 — Best of the Best

Each year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art puts on an annual Costume Institute exhibit and this year’s exhibit focuses on designer Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garçons, and “the art of the in-between.” It pays tribute to Rei Kawakubo, the legendary designer behind Commes Des Garçons. Kawakubo is known for her risk-taking, out-of-the-box aesthetic, and attendees channeled that with a stream of crazed beauty looks and extreme gowns/dresses. Here are my top pics!

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BRIE LARSON

Larson’s hairstylist Mara Roszak misted her hair with L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Sleek It Strand Smoother Serum-Spray for the intense shine.

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SOPHIE TURNER

  • a white-and-silver lace Louis Vuitton gown with gold panels on the bodice

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SELENA GOMEZ

  • makeup artist Hung Vanngo — one of the most eye-catching makeup looks of the evening: An electrifying, hot pink smoky eye created by makeup artist Hugo Vanngo. “The twist was the bright pink Marc Jacobs Beauty eyeliner I came across while sorting through colors”
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KYLIE JENNER

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KERRY WASHINGTON

RILEY KEOUGH

BEE SHAFFER

REESE WITHERSPOON

KRISTIN CAVALLARI

FELICITY JONES

  • a periwinkle Old West-inspired custom Erdem gown with a bustle, ruffles and high neck

LILY COLLINS

a base of Lancôme Le Crayon Khol in Black Ebony (yep, that’s an eyeliner) then layer Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in 397 Berry Noir on top. (makeup by Fiona Stiles)

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HAILEY BALDWIN

KATIE HOLMES

  • deep teal off-the-shoulder Zac Posen

NICK JONAS

  • jacquard tux and smoking slippers by Ralph Lauren Purple Label

 

Met Gala 2016 — Best of the Best

FINALLLLLLYYYYYYYY getting around to putting out my Best Dressed list from the 2016 Met Gala. As stunning as some of these looks were, I definitely couldn’t overlook this feature!

KAROLINA KURKOVA

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CLAIRE DANES

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ZOEY DEUTCH

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KATE HUDSON

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ZOE SALDANA

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RACHEL MCADAMS

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RITA ORA

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Copy what celebrity makeup artist Kathy Jeung did: Blend a bronze shade across your lid. Then apply Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick in Witness White to the inside corners of your eyes, and blend that out with the Guilty Grey

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WENDI DENG

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EMMA ROBERTS

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KYLIE JENNER

Jen Atkin, who zhuzzed up the wig created by Tokyo Stylez. Atkin blew the look straight using the Dyson blowdryer and a round brush, before she finished it with a flatiron, Christophe Robin brightening hair finishing lotion for shine, and Ouai Soft Hair Spray for hold.

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BLAKE LIVELY

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JOURDAN DUNN

The model matched her Balmain dress with a brilliant silvery smoky eye, crafted from a mix of two Maybelline New York Eye Studio 24HR Color Tattoo Cream Gel Shadows ($7 each). Makeup artist Hila Karmand first applied the Audacious Asphalt color all over Jourdan’s lid as a base. Then she added Silver Strike to the inner corners of her eyes. After that, to really smoke out the shadows and lock the creams in place, Karmand used the light silver shade in the Maybelline New York The Rock Nudes Palette($10) on the upper lid. Then from the outer corner, she applied the glittery charcoal color (also from the palette) and blended it over the silver until it created a gradient effect. Underneath the lower lash line, she used a pointy pencil brush to blend a gray shadow with black liner.

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KARLIE KLOSS

A classic red lip and thick, voluminous lashes work for any occasion—even one where people show up dressed in light-up Cinderella dressesand wolverine contacts, as Karlie proves here. To get the look, L’Oréal Paris celebrity makeup artist Sir John swept two coats of L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Superstar Red Carpet Mascara ($11) over individually applied false lashes. And for her lips, he applied two coats of L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in Rouge Envy ($10), tapping on a little translucent powder to set the color, and finishing with one last swipe.

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ALEX MORGAN

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CINDY CRAWFORD

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ELIZABETH CORDRY

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BEE SHAFFER

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JENNIFER HUDSON

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Stunning Looks for the 2013 AMA’s Red Carpet

I always find my best dressed lists are so different than the other websites I read, but that makes me happy! I love showcasing those who look stunning and who rocked the red carpet. Because to me, that is the only thing a best dressed list should be about. So congrats to the amazing top looks I’ve compiled below!

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ARIANA GRANDE

Ariana looks fire-y & fierce in this floor length, sparkling red, strapless Dolce & Gabbana gown. The dress looks as if it were made for her. She kept the accessories very simple and they were the perfect touches with diamond Tacori jewelry and a black Jimmy Choo clutch

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LAUREN MAYHEW: Lauren is definitely on my red carpet radar. If you remember this wonderful piece I wrote about her red carpet fashion style. So at the 2013 AMAs, she wore this stunning black dress with a sheer black train. She was styled by Rosy Muto and the dress was provided by StylePR. The jewelry designer for her diamond jeweled pieces is Athra Luxe. This is good to know because I want the ring now! Her jewelry was styled by Brittany Casale. Lauren you look gorgeous, great selections!

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BRANDI CYRUS

I’m glad one Cyrus got it right on the red carpet! I love this long-sleeved sparkling white minidress from the Rachel Zoe collection. The black and white striped heels were a great addition. This is just an overall minimal and chic look — I love it!

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You can’t go wrong with an LBD, right? Well maybe you can, but Maia certainly didn’t with this black long-sleeved Armani mini. And it’s apparently velvet, which I usually do not care for, but I can barely tell! I also love the printed sheer back cutouts and so I had to show front & back images. I wish I knew who made the black cuffed heels because they too are great with this outfit, but oh well, great job Maia!

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Stunning in black, looking great solo amongst the many groups I have in this post!

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DANITY KANE

Danity Kane‘s theme — massive sex appeal — and their mission, ACCOMPLISHED!! Aubrey O’Day, slits, deep-V, but hey, if you got it, flaunt it. I think she looks great in this sexy red number with black cuffed heels. Aundrea Fimbres, a bit more demure, but still a very open neckline and side thigh high slit in this long-sleeved black gown. Many were white tonight, but Dawn Richard stood out to me in her long-sleeved, floor-length gown with thigh-high slit. Another trend of the night, cut-outs, but again, Shannon Bex impressed me with this black, floor-length, haltered dress with side cutouts of three lines. Great job ladies!

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CHRISTINA AGUILERA

White and cutouts, a common trend of the night, and Christian works both well in this low-cut, white column Maria Lucia Hohan gown featuring cutouts at the waist. I thought all of her accessories added just the right amount of glam and sparkle, keeping it classy and not overdone — Jimmy Choo silver clutch; Lorraine Schwartz diamond jewelry and sparkling silver Christian Louboutin heels.

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JENNA USHKOWITZ

To me, minimal looks also make statements and that is what Jenna is doing with this bright orange, floor-length, deep-V neck gown by Raoul. Her Neil Lane jewelry was also quite stunning as well as her silver metallic Ashlyn’d clutch.

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LUKE & CAROLINE BRYAN

I think this cute couple made my last best-dressed list and they have done it again. I love the black with shimmering studs and beads on both of their looks. Gorgeous couple!

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FIFTH HARMONY

All about the groups tonight and Fifth Harmony doesn’t disappoint. The ladies are usually more coordinated, but still expressing their own style, but you know, there is no rulebook that says groups have to match perfectly. I like seeing a bit more style expression from each. Normani Kordei just looks STUNNING! This sparkling black jumpsuit is hot, hot, hot! Lauren Jauregui is mixing it up with a longer black look with a sheer skirt, but I love the sheer floral neckline. Dinah Jane Hansen, a bit similar to Lauren’s look, both rocking sheer skirts, but she took the floral print there instead of the neckline. The top is all about the basic leather peplum top. Ally Brooke, probably the most risk-taking of the group, is wearing a jumpsuit as well, with a bold print in green, light blue and brown. And finally, Camila Cabello, is looking sweet & sassy in her red long-sleeved mini!