Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Model as Muse Gala

The Costume Institute's annual Gala always turns out to show quite a wide array of fashion looks... some perfectly lovely... some so bad you're a little embarrassed for the people wearing them. Here are my top ten favorite and least favorite looks.

The Best
I'm in love with the classical drape of this John Galliano.

Dark blue Chanel FTW.

Clair Danes demonstrates her understanding of the first two rules of dressing for a night out... find a dress that flatters your shape, and find an adorable date.

Normally I'm more attracted to longer dresses at these types of events, but both Jessica Stam and Sasha Pivovarova have chosen stunning looks. I'd say they are both muse-worthy modles!

I realize that Renée Zellweger in Carolina Herrera is a rather safe choice for a "best of" list, but look at that color! I just love it, I can't help it.

Milla in Marni.

Perfect Oscar de la Renta.

These two get my vote on coolness factor alone... but I'd like to see Lou Doillon move about in this... it might not work out so well.

Chanel Iman looks charming in Zac Posen.

The Worst


The dress is very nice, but Tyra looks SO crazy.

I don't think I need to get into what's wrong here...

I loath this silhouette.

I love January Jones in Mad Men...
but everyone should avoid dresses that create "tummy shine".

Emmy Rossum looks much too severe in this weird grey tube.

Kerry Washington is stunning... but I'm stunned at how bad this dress is.

There were plenty of good looking men... but these two need some serious help.

And Last But Not Least... The Dark Horse Category

So, I love MK... and I'm weirdly drawn to this Haute Barmaid look...

And I feel I should like this look on Daphne Guinness, but I'm not convinced.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!


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