The Met Gala last night brought out all the stars in the most fabulous attire they could get their hands on! It appeared the contest was on to see who could be the ‘BRIGHTEST’!
Daily Mail has some fab pictures…(might want to put on your sunglasses)
Who is the brightest of them all? Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz and Sofia Vergara compete to outshine the stars in gold and silver at lavish Met Gala
By Amelia Proud
Welcome to the Met-allic Costume Institute Gala, 2012… because this year the legendary New York fashion meets art event is all about who can sparkle hardest, as the celebrities slip into futuristic fabrics.
It can be a terribly tricky look to pull off, though it is one of the season’s most popular trends.
Scroll down to see all the celebs on the red carpet
Gold goddesses : Carey Mulligan in Prada, Jessica Alba in Michael Kors and Cameron Diaz in Stella McCartney at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City tonight
Midas touch: Victoria’s Secret model Karolina Kurkova opted for a show-stopping look, designed by Rachel Zoe
Gwyneth Paltrow had no problems, paying tribute to tonight’s hostess Muccia in a stunning short and backless lilac-silver dress that was probably the most elegant outfit on the red carpet tonight at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.
Sparkle seems to work best when given a slant, like Gwyneth’s Barbarella minimalism or Sofia Vergara’s sensational Marchesa silver lace column dress.
The colour is so subtle it allows the drama of the lace and the sexy shape of the gown to really do the talking, and the Modern Family star finished off her look with a bright, bright slick of fuchsia pink lipstick… which sealed the deal.
Silver siren: Sofia Vergara in Marchesa, Lana Del Rey in Joseph Altuzarra and Gwyneth Paltrow in an incredibly sexy and fresh Prada dress
Taking the plunge: Camilla Belle wore a daring low-cut Ralph Lauren number, and accessorised with the gothic red lipstick along which along with peach pouts
Night trains: Karolina Kurkova and Renee Zellweger looked regal as they ascended the sweeping staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
In the gold corner, Cameron Diaz was a column of light in a retina-searing Stella McCartney gold dress which she paired, rather cheekily, with the hairstyle made famous in her 1998 smash hit movie, There’s Something About Mary.
And Jessica Alba offers a masterclass in how to really shine, without looking like a gaudy street hoarding.
The mother-of-two cunningly added a frisson of Hollywood glamour to her burnished gold Michael Kors dress, with gothic touches such as black nails and a vintage style Roger Vivier‘s Pilgrim Coeur clutch.
Designing women: Karolina Kurkova with super-stylist Rachel Zoe, and right, Paula Patton looked stunning in a dramatic bustier and large drop earrings, flashing her beautiful smile as she posed with designer Vera Wang
Tangerine dream: Kristen Wiig and Ginnifer Goodwin risked clashing with the red carpet in their orange frocks
It transforms the timeless beauty into a pewter dipped antique goddess, while Mad Men’s Jessica Paré, breathtaking beauty though she is, falss foul of an all over large sequin fabric that seemed to drown her gloriously dainty figure.
Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren worked the trend with a gothic slant, just like Alba, and triumphantly… her dark lips stood out on a carpet filled with fashionable peach pouts.
Twirling around in tulle: Scarlett Johansson was embellished and voluptuous in Dolce and Gabbana, but would’ve looked better in a deeper colour
Frock star: Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev wore a black and gold confection by legendary New York designer Donna Karen
Spun gold: Jessica Paré wasn’t successful with her lustrous L’Wren Scott gown but Kate Upton looked lovely with clothes on after her Cat Daddy bikini video drama last week, she is reported to have paid $25,000 for a ticket for the event
Lana Del Rey, unsurprisingly, also jumped at the chance to mine this fusion of old school glamour and film noir stylings, and debuted darker coloured hair with her Joseph Altuzarra outfit which featured a stunning cape.
Carey Mulligan went furthest on this space oddity, in giant sequins by Prada; this dress ran the gamut of metallic hues and perhaps worked best on the newly married beauty’s slender shoulders as the skirt flared out in a Judy Jetson style hoop that looked awkward on the willowy Brit.
Taking a risk: Beyonce went all out in Givenchy, but it was a bit of a disaster… on many levels, while Kristen Stewart tried too hard to be trendy in Balenciaga but is still young enough to take such risks
Blues and pinks: Dakota Fanning, Brooke Shields, who arrived leaning on a walking stick, Mission Impossible star Paula Patton and Hollywood starlet Amber Heard