If the Grammy Awards celebrate music and the Oscars celebrate film, then the Met Gala celebrates fashion. This year's Met Gala payed tribute to Charles James, America's legendary couturier, with the opening of an exhibit in the brand new Anna Wintour Costume Center. Old-world glamour was the theme that not only permeated the event, but also the ensembles of countless style stars. Some stars embodied the classic idea while others missed the mark.
Cara is known to steal the spotlight with her signature sexy style. This Stella McCartney two-piece ensemble stays true to that. From the waist up, she looks like a Hollywood actress with her traditional hair and dollop of diamonds. But the fitted pants with a quilted heel modernize this outfit while hitting on the event's theme.
Like her bestie Cara, Rihanna is also wearing a Stella McCartney look that shows off her midriff. The classic structure of the top half of her outfit mimics elegant silhouettes of old, but her edgy hair and daring dose of skin remind you this is Rihanna, not a shy starlet. I love the precise folds of her skirt and her pale-painted lips.
While baring one's midriff was a timely trend seen at the Met Gala, some stars stuck to even more classic glamorous gowns. Charlize Theron looks like Princess Diana in her Dior dress. Emma Stone used the cute color-blocking and seductive slit of her Thakoon outfit to stand out. Blake Lively knows glamour like the back of her hand with this caped Gucci gown.
While we all count on Posh Spice to look, well, posh, she really didn't impress with this dress from her very own collection. While minimalism may be hot this year, there is nothing interesting about this dress. The flat hair and dated makeup aren't saving this getup either. Victoria's expression reveals what we're all thinking "I don't like this."
Kendall has proved her fashion sense is not to be questioned when she rocked some cool clothes at Coachella. This teenager still has a lot to learn about elegance though. This Topshop dress made of cheap-looking fabric and stretched seams in nude looks extremely uncomfortable. Her fried hair looks like that of an old, over-used Barbie doll.