This year’s theme was a celebration of Charles James, an American designer credited with bringing traditions of haute couture from Paris and London to the States in the 1940s. He is praised for his acute attention to details with an abundance of extravagant layers, architectural folds and rich fabrics.
And now for the ball.
I think many celebs got it, and most others simply dressed for a typical red carpet event (some of which I loved, but really, there was a theme for the party). The Met Ball has always been a splashy event, but I think the event has become a bit convoluted, with everyone trying to be “best dressed” instead of honoring the event. It’s not the Oscars, or the Grammy’s. Yes, it’s fancy, but more so fanciful.  Here are a few that got the hint.

The bloggers were dragging her, but she is more in theme than most.

These ladies looked stunning, but missed the theme entirely:
 I give Rihanna a slight pass, for the draping and structured shoulders. But the dress is not on theme.

Beyonce should have worn this dress to last year’s Punk-inspired gala.

Lupita: Fabulous costume, wrong ball
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