I did not watch the live streaming of the red carpet (living in a very different time zone and all) but I did wake up extra early to check out these photos before I leave to study. I am very impressed with this year, and I think the Prada/Schiaparelli influence got to our leading ladies, making them choose their dresses wisely, with a fashion head on their shoulders (unlike last year).
A quick summary: the ladies in Prada are my best dressed (Carey Mulligan, Kate Bosworth, Gwyneth Paltrow) and the ladies in Givenchy by Riccarco Tisci are a close second (Gisele Bundchen, Rooney Mara). My big surprise is Candice Swanepoel in Rag & Bone - I wasn't sure the boys had a Met Ball gown in them, but they did and it is gorgeous.
Lana Del Ray, who wore Altuzarra, could have lost the cape. And a usual favorite combo, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Burberry, could have had her hair down - as her high bun looks a bit too uptight.
However, I did have to look hard to find these little critiques. Overall, this was such a beautiful red carpet.
Now, if only I could get to NYC to see this exhibit... Who will be going?
And who is on your best dressed list? xx