• Hot! or Hmm…: The 2012 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala

    The Gala Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibition happened tonight, and of course fashion industry insiders slipped on their best pieces to celebrate the stylish annual event.

    Let’s take a look at a few of our favorite celebs and what they wore, shall we?

    Solange Knowles arrived with Rachel Roy, staying on the peplum trend in this custom canary yellow Rachel Roy gown. The DJ completed her look with Sergio Rossi heels and a silver and gold “Flavia” clutch by Eddie Parker. If you can point to a time since 2009 when Solange hasn’t looked absolutely flawless, please do. And can we talk about how snatched Rachel Roy’s waistline is?

    And let’s get a Solo shot of Solo…

     Gorgeous. Hot!

    Eva Mendes also tried the peplum trend with this red-orange Prada gown. Her makeup is gorgeous, but hmm…the fit and silhouette of this strapless does nothing to show off her undoubtedly hot figure. Perhaps a trip to the tailor could’ve helped. We’ve seen her look much better, no?

    Chanel Iman was Tom Ford‘s date, and the top model wore a look from his Fall 2012 collection. Loving her smoky eye and that banging dress. Hot!

    Joan Smalls and Olivier Rousteing were clearly one of the best looking couples on the red carpet. Humunuh humunuh humunuh, Rousteing is disarmingly attractive! Joan’s Balmain dress is cool, but that turtleneck is a little too buttoned up. I would have loved to see her glorious clavicles!


    Speaking of clavicles, Lala Anthony‘s were on full display, amply showcased in a New York Knicks blue Zac Posen gown with a deep decolletage accessorized by a Forevermark diamond and pave marquee shaped ring in oxidized gold. It’s a pretty color…hot! Carmelo looks great too. I’ll wager he’s just glowing from the Knicks’s first playoff win in a decade!

    Jourdan Dunn beamed for the cameras with her friend Cara Delevingne (who is giving mad face, no?). Both ladies looked fresh faced and feminine in waist cinching Burberry gowns. Loving Cara’s Fall 2012 runway studded gloves. Hot!

    Kanye West looked somewhat somber and subdued in a Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci tux, probably seething over most of the attendee’s relative lack of style.

    Rosario Dawson cut a clean line in a black leather creation by Calvin Klein. No complaints here with the fit of the gown, and she actually looks quite sleek and chic. Hot!

    I’m pretty sure this is the best we’ve seen Azealia Banks look. That Alexander Wang frock fits her like a glove, and with nary an ombre mermaid weave in sight, she is the picture of youthful sophistication. Her slightly unconventional makeup looks nice as well. Work it Ms. Banks!

    Janelle Monàe is *gasp!* not in a tux! I actually can’t believe what I’m seeing, is this real? That said, the change is hot!, but hmm..the fit on this satin jumpsuit, especially in the mid section, is a tad unflattering.


    Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz rolled through, both in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci black suits. Swizz skewed dapper, but hmm… Alicia somewhat ruined her look with her toes on front street. Perhaps a more streamlined sandal or a pointy toed pump would have upgraded her choice from hmm…to hot!

    Rapper/Artist MIA hopped on to this season’s floral trend in an iridescent Hawaiian print sculpted jacket and skirt by Stella McCartney. She seems a bit lost under all that hair, but her lip color and outfit pop! Hot!

    Paula Patton beamed in this blush pink gown from Vera Wang. She’s so gorgeous, it’s hard for her not to look hot.

    Jessica Alba looked stunning in this liquid gold lamé Michael Kors gown.

    Ever on Bajan time, our friend Rihanna arrived fashionably late in a gown by Tom Ford and hairdo stolen from the official Janelle Monàe lookbook. She finished her look with a pair of Louboutin pumps. Check out the back of her dress:

    Bam! What do you think of her look? Hot! Hmm…or boring? (I’m leaning towards option number 3.)


    Amare Stoudemire was strapping in Calvin Klein.

    Rashida Jones stunned in Tory Burch.

    Liya Kebede also slipped on a Tory Burch dress. I always wish Liya would ‘wow’ when not styled for a photo shoot, but am consistently disappointed. Even a dangling earring, touch of makeup, or even a bracelet would have elevated her look. This gets a hmm…Her shoes, however, are hot!

    And last, but not least, Beyoncé Knowles showed up nearly naked in a glorious Givenchy couture frock. This is a seriously stunning look from King Bey, Ty Hunter really jumped out of the window with this one! Hot!

    Get a load of that train! I live!

    And there you have it!
    Who do you think was best dressed?

    Take a look at a few more images from the night:

    *Stay tuned for more pictures, we’ll update as soon as they are available!

    Images via Getty

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