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Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala 2011

This year’s MET Costume Gala was held in honor of the late Alexander McQueen, and a more fitting tribute to the talented and creative genius I can hardly imagine. Many stars honored him and slinked down the red carpet in his designs, but there were gorgeous designs from other houses present as well.

I must admit, this is one of my favorite events each year. To me it represents creativity unleashed, a colorful and raucous celebration of the art we worship every day but pay little hede to, a blazing testament to an organic and ever-changing industry that evolves on a daily basis.

And with themes like superheroes and supermodels, who can blame me for loving it?

The vast array of dresses this year was impressive, from barely there frocks coated in sequins and feathers, to sweeping and draping and shimmering silks to flowing gowns in deep jewel tones. Below are some of the looks that I could hardly wait to share with you.

There were scene-stealing beauties whose gowns could have appeared framed on the walls of the museum as well as walking majestically through it.

{Mariacarla Boscono in Givenchy Haute Couture}

{Blake Lively in dreamy Chanel Haute Couture – LOVE the starfish cuff!}

There were also a sea of minimalism-inspired women who kept things simple, without sacrificing an ounce of glamour.

{Dianna Agron in Michael Kors. Adore the Wonder Woman cuffs and dramatic neckline.}

{Gwyneth Paltrow was sleek and sexy in backless Stella McCartney}

{It takes an Amazonian supermodel to pull of a dramatic train like this flowing red one}

{Natasha Poly was a bronzed goddess in a pale Alexander Wang dress}

There were the sequined stunners who dazzled us with their sparkle and shine-encrusted gowns.

{Karen Elson}

{Iman WORKED this gold Stella McCartney jumpsuit. Can you believe this woman is in her mid-fifties?}

{Angela Lindvall & Karlie Kloss}

And finally, there were those daring enough to rock Alexander McQueen’s innovative and oftentimes unusual designs.

{Hilary Rhoda}

{Anna Dello Russo}

{Coco Rocha}

{Pictures from Style.com}

What was your favorite look from this sumptuous event? Would you have worn Alexander McQueen to the MET or did one of the other designers strike your fancy?

I saved a picture of this vintage Ungaro gown years ago and an event like this could be the ideal time to break out a unique and highly detailed frock like this.

{Sienna Miller}

I love the combination of the long sleeves and the low, daring back. Now tell me… What’s your Cinderella fantasy?

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