Each year, the MET Gala, that Oscar-like ceremony for the fashion industry, takes place. This year was no exception, just as it wasn't in terms of bold fashion from some of the biggest names in showbiz.
Held on Monday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, this year's edition of the gala celebrated the opening of the “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” exhibition.
The ceremony was co-chaired by actress Carey Mulligan, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and designer Miuccia Prada.
For those who did not count themselves among the lucky few to be granted access to the actual gala, the red carpet ceremony
was just as good, especially since, this year, some celebrities took certain liberties with their outfits.
Besides bright colors and shimmering fabrics, another hot trend on the red carpet this year was sheer lace, which left very little to the imagination but, at the same time, managed to preserve the modesty of the wearer. Beyonce
, for one, showed off her amazing post-pregnancy body in a Givenchy Haute Couture gown, whose skirt was entirely see-through and adorned with purple feathers.
While fashion gurus gave her due credit for her amazing figure and her willingness to take risks, not few were those who pointed out that this dress wasn't Bey's best yet, since it exposed too much of her curvy body for a red carpet of so much importance.
You can see a photo of the singer from the back below, just to get an idea of what the fuss is all about. Rooney Mara
, the Oscar-nominated actress from “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” also dared to bare a lot of skin on the red carpet on the same occasion.
She opted for a custom made Givenchy black gown, whose lower half was also made of see-through lace. Rooney completed the look with a severe 'do and very simple makeup. Renee Zellweger
was one of the most stunning appearances of the night, walking the red carpet in a gown fit for a princess.
The 43-year-old star looked ravishing in a custom Emilio Pucci silk gown with chiffon details, fake cutouts, and an organza train – whose classic beauty was set off by oversized diamond jewelry.
Not the same words of praise can be said about actress Chloe Sevigny
, who was the perfect example of how too much is sometimes simply... too much.
She wore a Miu Miu black patchwork mini dress, with small mirrors on each patch. Because of said patches, she looked as if she'd come to the ceremony in nothing but her underwear, which she'd tried to cover (but failed) with the skimpy “dress.”
Chloe also wore shoes and clutch by Miu Miu and Repossi jewels, but it still didn't help her from landing on the worst dressed list. Marion Cotillard
, Heidi Klum
and Lily Collins
succeeded where Chloe and Beyonce (according to some) failed, each looking the image of class and sophistication in their sheer gowns.
Marion wore Christian Dior with Chopard diamonds, Heidi looked stunning in a blue Escada gown, while Lily was the epitome of innocence and sweetness in a vintage-looking Valentino dress, matched with H. Stern jewelry.