New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute gala ball (what a bleedin' mouthful!) was held last night and, as always, the red carpet was a who's who of A-listers in a who's who of designer gowns. Naturally there were disappointments, but I'm happy to say the winners...

Let's begin the coverage of the Costume Institute Gala (or the Met Ball as it is known) with the best of the night. In my humble opinion of course. Following swiftly off the heady delightfulness of the Royal Wedding Dress, I am in love with long sleeves. In off-white is just a bonus. Florence...

Rihanna in Stella McCartney, Gwenyth Paltrow in Stella McCartney: I actually really like Rihanna's hair here. I'm a sucker for red hair (obviously!) and braids. The dress is pretty, a little more subdued than usual from her, which is nice. Gwenyth has done this look a lot, but if you can...

Many designers got it right last night at the Costume Institute Gala, and some even got it quite wrong (Marchesa, what happened to you, dears?) But I loved these looks by Chanel, especially that of the annual host of the evening, Anna Wintour. I seldom comment on her outfits as she seldom does...

Yesterday the Costume Institute Gala kick off, and this year it's all about Alexander McQueen. It was a parade of McQueen's gowns running down the red carpet, Sarah Jessica Parker said being being fitted by McQueen was "one of the great, memorable experiences of a lifetime." And congratulating...

Every Costume Institute Gala has a theme. This year, as a tribute to the late Lee McQueen, the event was entitled "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty." It is no surprise then that many of the guests wore Alexander McQueen to the shindig. The lady of the hour was, of course, designer Sarah...

The Costume Institute Gala 2011 was the most fashionable night of the year. Oscars and the Grammy Awards are fashionable too, but you can't find the designers and models on the red carpet like you do on the MET Gala. The event happening to unveil the latest exhibition "Alexander McQueen:...

Whether completely covered up, cut out or figure hugging, long-sleeve dresses definitely made a statement at the 2011 Met Gala. Mary-Kate Olsen went with a silhouette that almost engulfed her small figure, but the color of her vintage gown was stunning. On a neutral note, Gwyneth Paltrow...

There were many starlets that wore Chanel Beauté on the red carpet at the 2011 Costume Institute Gala – and there wore those that wore haute couture. I've always wondered why more actresses didn't wear Chanel couture on the red carpet and last night the ladies did not disappoint. Chanel was...

Just like that, the Superbowl of fashion, otherwise known as the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala, has come and gone for another year. And, like every other fashion blog in existence, we at The Backseat Stylers are obliged to choose our candidates for best dressed among the...

 

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