Style Favourites from Met Gala 2012

The Met Ball is held each year at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and hosted by fashion’s leading lady, Vogue Editor-In-Chief, Anna Wintour. 

Held to raise funds for the Costume Institute, the Met Ball is where actors and models come together to toast fashion and appreciate art (this year is the Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibition). It’s also our chance to dream of attending fashion galas and critique the sartorial choices of many beautiful people.

Our Favourite of Met Ball 2012: We missed her on the red carpet live feed, but Beyonce was a vision of glowing beauty in this Givenchy couture gown.

It was risque, but we love it. We were also enamored by many other actors and models at the Met Ball 2012.

In black:

Mary Kate Olsen (left) in The Row, accompanied by Fred Leighton jewels. Her look was gothic drama and we loved it. Kate Bosworth (middle) stood out in a Prada mini and Fred Leighton art deco bracelets, while dreamy couple Giselle and Tom Brady (right) wore Givenchy and Tom Ford respectively.

Singer Lana Del Rey (left) was striking in a black-caped Joseph Altuzarra gown, while Rooney Mara (centre) was stunning in Givenchy, making her the third woman to wear Givenchy at the Met Ball, and we liked it. In a simple black gown, an understated Rihanna (right) arrived fashionably late in Tom Ford.

In glitter and shimmer:

Co-chair of this year’s Met Gala committee, actor Carey Mulligan (above) shined in this unique, scaly, Prada dress.

Vampire Diaries actor Nina Dobrev (left) shimmered in this Donna Karen Atelier dress that required an assistant to hold the train while she walked the red carpet. Camille Belle (centre) was elegant in Ralph Lauren paired with deep, burgundy lips, while Jessica Biel in Prada and Justin Timberlake in Tom Ford (right) both looked gorgeous, but were awkward together.

In colour:

Canadian model Coco Rocha (above) went the unconventional route in a vintage Givenchy suit previously worn by Elizabeth Taylor. It was bright and her hair matched the ensemble, but we love that she took a risk and she looked great.

One of our favourite dresses of the night was Mad Men’s January Jones (left) in an Atelier Versace gown. The colour was bright and on trend for the season, and she looked divine. Greta Gerwig (centre) channeled old world glamour in Prabal Gurung, who was also her date to the evening, while comedian Kristin Wiig (right) was beautiful in Stella McCartney. Very Mad Men-esque of her.

Interesting/questionably dressed:Marc Jacobs in a Comme de Garcon shirt dress over white boxers, Florence Welce in Alexander McQueen, Karolina Kurkova (not feeling the uni-colour ensemble) and Rachel Zoe (so much fringe!) in Rachel Zoe, Christina Ricci in Thakoon, Chloe Sevigny in Miu Miu, and Sarah Jessica Parker in Valentino.

Photography: Getty Images, Fashionista.com, and JustJared.com.