My Best Dressed: The Met Ball 2011

I absolutely love tearing through pictures of celebrities at big red carpet events.  Some of my favourite posts have been the 'My Best Dressed' series, links to the posts below:

One of my absolute favourite events in the fashion calendar is the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Gala, for which the fashion conscious A-listers always make the most effort and seriously never disappoint when it comes to gowns!  This year the event was in honour of a new exhibit dedicated to the late Alexander McQueen.

Here is my round up of the best dressed:

L-R:  Karen Elson, Ashley Greene, Blake Lively
Karen Elson
Alexander McQueen
In honour of the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibition theme it was only right that I started my list with the stunning gold gown worn by Karen Elson.  The model actually first donned this revealing piece on the catwalk for McQueen's Spring Summer '04 collection.  It still looks amazing 7 years on!

Ashley Green
Donna Karan
Ashley looked amazing in this dramatic sequinned gown and many of the articles you read on the event will agree.  The colour and detailing is stunning and you can't really go wrong with such a classic shape.  Lovely.

Blake Lively
Chanel Couture
Wow wow wow!  Arriving with Karl Lagerfeld, Blake was perfectly dressed in this sari-style gown from her escorts Autumn Winter 2009 haute couture collection.  The elegant detailing and figure hugging main section of the dress is a feature regularly seen on the red carpet, however the drape makes this gown stand out from all other dresses on the night.

L-R:  Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Kruger, Rihanna, Eva Mendes
Sarah Jessica Parker
Alexander McQueen
SJP is an absolute red carpet pro and she got it very right again for The Met Ball, following the theme of the night in a 2005 Alexander McQueen gown.  Showing off her enviable figure in this beautifully embellished dress SJP embodied class with a high neckline and long sleeves.

Diane Kruger
Jason Wu
Possibly my favourite gown from the night, with a separate skirt it very much reminds me of the beautiful Naeen Khan gown worn by Rhea Durham to this years Oscars.  Again, with that perfect embellishment and a black floor-length skirt, the actress was bang on trend.  I want!

Stella McCartney
Not always my favourite designer, but Rihanna makes Stella's creation look absolutely amazing!  Lacey and revealing, typical of the saucy redhead, it was as if this dress was made for the star!

Eva Mendes
Stella McCartney
Despite my previous statement another Stella McCartney gown has made my list!  The electric blue really made Eva stand out from the crowd.  I probably would have tried a different belt but the pleats looked amazing and very on trend.

Even though Taylor Swift didn't make my best dressed list I wanted to include this stunning image of her, I think it really optimised the elegance, buzz and atmosphere from the night. Enjoy!

Did you have a favourite dress from the night?  Tell me about in the comments below!



  1. couldnt agree more with your picks, i especially loved blake and giselle.
    Oh and the Chung.

    Helen, X

  2. Thank you! Giselle looked amazing, she just missed my list... it was getting so long!!

  3. Blake is a like a goddess on her outfit! Super gorgeous as always.

    Angelwynxx ❤ ♡ ❤


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