Thursday, May 10, 2012

Met Gala Beauty Trends

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute presents Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, and to celebrate it's debut the annual Costume Institute Gala was this week in New York City.  I noticed a couple of major beauty trends sported by the world's fashion and celebrity elite.  Perhaps inspired by Schiaparelli's era between the two world wars, a surprising number of stars sported coifs of loose curls and finger waves swept to the side and dark merlot lips echoing back to a black and white world of high drama and high glamour.

Loose Curls at the Met Gala

{Lana Del Rey, Jessica Chastain, Coco Rocha, Poppy Delevigne, Amy Adams, Doutzen Kroes, Jessica Alba, Hilary Swank, Christine Taylor, Dianna Agron, Kirsten Dunst}

Dark Lips at the Met Gala

{Camilla Belle, Kate Bosworth, Lana Del Rey, Rachel Zoe, Jessica Alba}

2012 Met Gala BEST DRESSED

This year I actually attempted to stream the Met Costume Institute Gala red carpet live, but couldn't stand listening to all the paparazzi shout for photos so I decided to wait for those photos they were shouting for to show up all over  There were some fabulous gowns, let me tell you!  Here are some of the standout looks from fashion's biggest night:

{Anna Wintour in Prada, Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren}

{Scarlett Johansson in Dolce & Gabbana, Amber Heard in Zac Posen with the designer}

{Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe, Diane Kruger in Prada}

{Gennifer Goodwin in Monique Lhullier, Beyonce in Givenchy}

{Cate Blanchette in Alexander McQueen}