best dressed at the met costume institute gala

It’s been a big few days for the Alexander McQueen camp – there was that little wedding on Friday and then last night, it was the Met Costume Institute Gala, which coincides with the opening of the institute’s McQueen tribute, Savage Beauty.

The event is curated by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, which I think encourages the stars turn out in their finest fashion-forward frocks. Let’s run through the biggest trends.

Black: It’s a trend we’ve seen slipping off the red carpet lately but amongst the fashion pack, I’m not surprised it remains. The LBD was particularly popular, chosen by Gossip Girls Jessica Szhor (in TopShop Unique) and Leighton Meester (in Louis Vuitton) as well as Milla Jovovich (in Marni) and Mia Wasikowska (in Thakoon).

White: There were little white gowns – like Chanel Iman’s gorgeous lace Dolce and Gabanna – and long white gowns – like Emma Roberts‘ modern Michael Kors dress. And let’s not forget this is the trend that Sarah Burton chose to follow herself!

Nude: Twilight star Ashley Greene looked gorgeous in her flowing Donna Karen gown while Dakota Fanning’s flower embellished Valentino was perfect for spring. Taylor Swift added a bit of vampy black lace to her nude J. Mendel gown and Naomi Watts was a vision in sheer Stella McCartney. Maggie Q was also a standout in her ruffled Tadashi Shoj.

Metallics: Anna Wintour led off with this trend in a pastel and black sequined Chanel haute couture gown. Gwyneth rocked a sequined column Stella McCartney gown and SJP paid tribute to McQueen in a gorgeous full beaded frock, while mothers-to-be Jessica Alba (in Ralph Lauren) and Kate Hudson (in Stella McCartney) both rocked strapless, champagne gowns.

I was a big fan of Dianna Agron’s red column by Michael Kors but I think Diane Kruger’s Jason Wu number (pictured) was top pick for me – it wasn’t McQueen it combined almost all of the big trends of the night into one fierce number. Who do you think was best dressed at the Met?

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