Beyonce - 2012 Met Gala

All the fashion blogs are following the same trend at the moment: blogging about The 2012 Met Gala Red Carpet! With all the voluntary & involuntary research & reading I’ve been doing lately on this event I thought of blogging myself about it. Guilty as charged. I have always thought of The Met Gala Event as one of the fanciest and most glamorous red carpet events of the year. Amazing gowns. Famous people. Designers. An event where simplicty was left aside and it was OK to go over the top as long as it was with taste and elegance.

2012 Met Gala - Chanel Iman and Tom Ford

2012 Met Gala – Chanel Iman and Tom Ford

But of course… things cannot stay the same for too long, and 2012 Met Gala, as extravagant and glamed up as it may have been – left me quite disappointed to be honest. Too much trying – Beyonce, we know you had a baby, don’t need to strip to show off your post baby body! We know you are hot regardless of the very few natural pounds that come and go. Karolina Kurkova, Gwyneth Paltrow or Florence (and the machine) now that’s a different story altogether. What were they thinking anyway? And while we’re on the topic, Christina Ricci, Mary Kate Olsen and Kristen Stewart can join them! Anna Wintour came with her Snow White/Cinderella persona. Oh and don’t even get me started on Kirsten Dunst.

OK…OK, I will see the good side of it… as the event did have lots of elegant, sexy, simple, glamorous and beautiful dresses. My favorite were: Diane Kruger, Ashley Greene, Emily Blunt, Camilla Belle, Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth, Cameron Diaz, Solange Knowels, January Jones. 

Then there were those I expected more of: Rihanna (hated the hair), Sofia Vergara (1st she’s starting to loose her curves and 2nd I’d love to see her wear something different for a change. Also that dress… nice but not my style), Eva Mendes (ladies too big of a peplum!), Kate Blanchet (nice, but is that an animal she’s wearing?).

All in all it was a red carpet event so the best looks come with the worst as well. It’s a matter of taste, preferences, stylists, mood, etc. At the end of they day they all do make their best and put on a show whether they feel like it or not, so you gotta give them that, right?

Best Dresses of 2012 Met Gala Red Carpet

Ashley Greene - 2012 Met Gala

Ashley Greene – 2012 Met Gala

Solange Knowels - 2012 Met Gala

Solange Knowels – 2012 Met Gala

Diane Kruger - 2012 Met Gala

Diane Kruger – 2012 Met Gala

Kristen Bell - 2012 Met Gala

Kristen Bell – 2012 Met Gala

Dianna Agron - 2012 Met Gala

Dianna Agron – 2012 Met Gala

January Jones - 2012 Met Gala

January Jones – 2012 Met Gala

Emily Blunt - 2012 Met Gala

Emily Blunt – 2012 Met Gala

Camilla Belle - 2012 Met Gala

Camilla Belle – 2012 Met Gala

Camilla Belle Makeup - 2012 Met Gala

Camilla Belle Makeup – 2012 Met Gala

Jessica Alba - 2012 Met Gala

Jessica Alba – 2012 Met Gala

Kate Bosworth - 2012 Met Gala

Kate Bosworth – 2012 Met Gala

Cameron Diaz - 2012 Met Gala

Cameron Diaz – 2012 Met Gala

Not Too Bad Dresses of 2012 Met Gala

Sofia Vergara - 2012 Met Gala

Sofia Vergara – 2012 Met Gala

Sofia Vergara Makeup- 2012 Met Gala

Sofia Vergara Makeup- 2012 Met Gala

Amber Heard - 2012 Met Gala

Amber Heard – 2012 Met Gala

Emma Stone - 2012 Met Gala

Emma Stone – 2012 Met Gala

Beyonce - 2012 Met Gala

Beyonce – 2012 Met Gala

Beyonce - 2012 Met Gala

Beyonce – 2012 Met Gala

Cate Blanchet - 2012 Met Gala

Cate Blanchet – 2012 Met Gala

Eva Mendes - 2012 Met Gala

Eva Mendes – 2012 Met Gala

Carey Mulligan - 2012 Met Gala

Carey Mulligan – 2012 Met Gala

Dakota Fanning - 2012 Met Gala

Dakota Fanning – 2012 Met Gala

Gisele Bundchen - 2012 Met Gala

Gisele Bundchen – 2012 Met Gala

Scarlett Johansson - 2012 Met Gala

Scarlett Johansson – 2012 Met Gala

Rihanna - 2012 Met Gala

Rihanna – 2012 Met Gala

Nina Dobrev - 2012 Met Gala

Nina Dobrev – 2012 Met Gala

Worst Dresses Of 2012 Met Gala

Anna Wintour - 2012 Met Gala

Anna Wintour – 2012 Met Gala

Gwyneth Paltrow - 2012 Met Gala

Gwyneth Paltrow – 2012 Met Gala

Jessica Biel - 2012 Met Gala

Jessica Biel – 2012 Met Gala

 Anja Rubik - 2012 Met Gala

Anja Rubik – 2012 Met Gala

Karolina Krukova - 2012 Met Gala

Karolina Kurkova – 2012 Met Gala

Kirsten Dunst - 2012 Met Gala

Kirsten Dunst – 2012 Met Gala

Kristen Stewart - 2012 Met Gala

Kristen Stewart – 2012 Met Gala

Mary Kate Olsen - 2012 Met Gala

Mary Kate Olsen – 2012 Met Gala

Mary Kate Olsen Makeup - 2012 Met Gala

Mary Kate Olsen Makeup – 2012 Met Gala

Sarah Jessica Parker - 2012 Met Gala

Sarah Jessica Parker – 2012 Met Gala

Florence - 2012 Met Gala

Florence – 2012 Met Gala

 



11 replies
  1. designchickee says:

    Great post! The ‘best’ list is great…the others are even better! For comedy’s sake anyway. ;)

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  2. Lia C. says:

    I agree with the above, Emma Stone’s dress was gorgeous. But man, seeing some of the “not so bad” dresses, I was scared of the “bad” ones, and boy was I right to be. I had ZERO desire to see Gwyneth’s side boob. And how old is Kirsten Dunst? Ohh, boy.

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    • Dana Cristina says:

      You are so funny:) Kirsten dunst is soo pretty but for some reason she’s always picking the wrong things. But I guess that’s just how it is at red carpet events, you get your good share of best and worst dressed no matter the number of stylists!

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    • Dana Cristina says:

      I know right? Sometimes it just takes so little and sticking to simple but classy! Thanks. XO

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  3. jlmicek says:

    My two favorites: Emily Blunt and Emma Stone. I agree with you on Gwyneth Paltrow. And what the heck did that Olsen kid do to herself.
    I’ll give points to Kirsten Dunst for trying. The vintage look is great. But it didn’t quite get there.
    This is a great event though.
    John
    http://thecineasteslament.com

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