Friday, 10 May 2013

Met Ball 2013

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Highlights from fashions most glamorous night and how you can get your hands on them

Last weekend saw the worlds A-list descending on New York to attend the most glamorous event in their calendars, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala.

Red carpet glitz and glamour got an edgy twist with this year's theme, "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" and the stars didn't shy away at the chance to play dress-up.

Topshop made a collection of custom-made dresses for the event that were worn by guests and will be available to buy later this year. Designed and made at Topshop's design HQ in London, the gowns were worn by Nicole Richie, Jaime King, Jourdan Dunn, Ashley Madekwe and Julianna Hough. The collection will go on sale this September and will retail from $465 to $775 (at current exchange rate), a bargain for a red-carpet ready gown. The dresses sit within Topshop Limited Edition range and will be available in small quantities at stores in New York, LA and London and on I think this is a great idea and will spark a new trend.

Here are my fashion highlights from the night:
Miley Cyrus chose a Marc Jacobs dress, Prada shoes and Eddie Borgo jewellery. I was expecting her do go over the top, so was happy when I saw her in this great dress.

Elizabeth Banks dazzled in an Atelier Versace dress with Brian Atwood shoes and bag and Kara Ross jewellery.

Jennifer Lawrence kept her look simple in a Christian Dior dress and jewellery, Brian Atwood heels and a Jennifer Behr headband.

Madonna wore an attention seeking outfit by Givenchy, paired with Casadei shoes. When will she learn that less is more and please next time wear underwear!

Jessica Alba looked gorgeous in this dress by Tory Burch, jewellery by Jack Vartanian and Christian Louboutin shoes and bag.

Rita Ora looked amazing in custom made Thakoon, I love her hair and make-up.

Katy Perry wowed in this Dolce & Gabbana outfit complete with crown. 

Nina Dobrev looked amazing in this unique custom Monique Lhuillier dress and Rupert Sanderson shoes. She accessorized with a Kimberly McDonald ring, and Edie Parker clutch. I love her hair and make-up and think this is a great look for her. 

Miranda Kerr looked her usual sexy self in this cut off Michael Kors dress and Tabitha Simmons shoes. She accessorized with Cartier jewellery, and spiky Christian Louboutin bag. 

Karolina Kurkova was eye catching in this sexy Mary Katrantzou outfit. 

Mary-Kate Olsen chose an interesting ensemble for this year's event, choosing a vintage Chanel Haute Couture dress, vintage fur Balmain jacket, Louis Vuitton shoes and Sidney Garber earrings.

Ashley Olsen was a vision of orange in this striking vintage Christian Dior Haute Couture gown with Monolo Blahnik heels and Sidney Garber earrings.

Anne Hathaway showcased her new blonde hair and paired it with vintage Valentino circa 1992.

Cameron Diaz stood out in Stella McCartney, I love the simplicity of the silhouette and the spiked gold belt. 

Gwyneth Paltrow wore a pink Valentino dress and Wilfredo Rosado earrings. I don't think this dress shows off or flatters her amazing figure and think she could have rocked something more daring and edgy. I find the hair and make-up boring as well. 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Kim wore a Riccardo Tisci dress, gloves and shoes with Lorraine Schwartz jewellery. I don't know where to start with this ensemble... the dress is bad enough but why she chose to pair it with matching shoes and glove I don't know. She apparently had a last minute change of outfit after her original dress showed too much of her arms. It couldn't have been worse than this, she needs to embrace her arms and invest in a new maternity wardrobe. Fast.

Kristen Stewart wore a burgundy Stella McCartney all in one. I love the outfit but it's not flattering on Kristen and I don't like the shoes with it either. 

Sarah Jessica Parker went all out in an extravagant Giles Deacon dress, Philip Treacy punk couture hat, Fred Leighton and Repossi jewellery, Giles Deacon bag, and Louboutin boots. I don't love the clashing patterns of the dress and boots but she gets full points for effort.


Beyonce  went all out in head to toe Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci with this eye catching gown with matching knee-high boots and gloves. 

All pictures by Evan Agostini

Written by Rose Humble