Met Gala 2011: The Beautiful, The Awful and All the Nudes

So last night was the Met Gala honoring the recently departed fashion designer Alexander McQueen.  Although Sarah Burton was on hand (McQueen’s successor and Kate Middleton’s wedding gown designer),  she was only one of many to jump on the nude dress bandwagon.  Some starlets really shined and sparkled, some just made me want to vomit, but they all confirmed that nude is THE spring dress color.  Take a look:

THE BREATHTAKING:

Ashley Greene in Donna Karan, growing into her own.

Blake Lively in Chanel, gorgeous Grecian!

Claire Danes in Calvin Klein, looking phenomenal.

Gwenyth Paltrow in Stella McCartney. Hate her, the bitch has everything.

Kate Hudson in Stella McCartney. The soon to be Mrs. Bellamy rocks the bump.

Renee Zellweger in Carolina Herrera. One day she will get her hair on the same level as her dress… this was not it. But the dress is divine.

Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen. Wait, doesn’t she like own Alexander McQueen brand?

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen. Damn, she is perfect.

Jessica Alba in Ralph Lauren makes maternity marvelous!

Naomi Watts in Stella McCartney. A personal best for her!

Hailee Steinfeld in Stella McCartney continues her reign as the next new “It” fashion girl in this asymmetrical gown.

Maggie Q in Tadashi Shoji. Simple, elegant, beautiful.

THE TRULY HORRIFIC:

Naomi Campbell in I hate to say it, Alexander McQueen. I have no idea what this was supposed to be, but I hate it.

Miranda Kerr in Marchesa. This isn’t ballet darling and next time, get a nanny so you have some time to actually read the invite before dressing.

Fergie in Marchesa. In a dismal night for Mrs. Harvey Weinstein (co-designer of Marchesa), Fergie is now a schman in a bad wedding gown from the 1980’s. Tied for worst of the night.  How is she married to Josh?!

Livia Firth in Stella McCartney.  This silk pantsuit with detachable skirt just looks sloppy. And no, my opinion has nothing to do with the fact that I am irrevocably in love with her husband Colin, who is perfect, as usual, in Tom Ford. Oh, and she could use more luminous makeup and softer hair.

Mary J Blige look all crammed into this over-styled, embellished Gucci gown.  She looks like she is ready to burst! The hair is way too matronly and brassy. Total fail.

And, what pains me the most of all is that the feted, Sarah Burton, may have been the biggest let down of the night. Not sure if she is trying to wear every rejected bridal gown she whipped up for Catherine Middleton, but this dress just doesn’t do Sarah any favors:

Photos courtesy of Getty Images, Wire Image, CelebrityPhotos, Bauer-Griffin, Film Magic, Startracks

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