"Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins. "-Mae West
It was definitely difficult to focus on eating my Cinco De Mayo guacamole last night when all the glamorous pictures from the Met Gala kept pouring into my Instagram feed. With award season long gone, it's a sweet taste of red carpet fashion that is in a category of it's own. The best part about the Met Gala along with the best dressed, is some of the more adventurous looks of the night. Unfortunately, Lupita Nyong'o, made her first big fashion misstep in Prada and dare I say it, Beyonce in Givenchy was definitely not one of my favorite looks (I know it's not wise to speak ill of Queen Bey, but I'll take my chances with the Beygency)
But for all the bad (Katie Holmes, Kate Upton), there was plenty of good. There are best dressed lists everywhere today but in case you missed some of the gorgeous dresses, here were my personal favorites of the night (pictured above).
1. Liu Wen in Zac Posen (Sarah Silverman also looked amazing in Zac Posen.)
2. Emma Stone in Thakoon
3. Blake Lively in Gucci
Honorable mentions go to Selena Gomez (in DVF) who played it really safe but it worked (and I'm just really partial to purple) and Rihanna (Stella Mccartney) who never plays it safe, and it also seemed to worked in her cool Rihanna way. Diane Kruger in Hugo Boss didn't seem to get a lot of attention from all the lists but I thought it was a beautiful dress. And also worth noting is the always perfect Charlize Theron in Dior Couture accessorized with a chic tuxedo jacket.
image sources: Getty and Wire images