Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour leaves the Mark Hotel for the 2014 Met Gala. (Photo : Getty Images)
The most glamorous event in the social scene is the annual Costume Institute Gala, and this year it was held at the famed Metropolitan Museum Of Art last Sunday. This year's event did not fail to disappoint, as theme of the gala pays homage to Charles James, who is well known for his voluminous ball gowns, Forbes said.
That being said, the top five best-dressed ladies of the ball are the following women who had stunned the red carpet on Monday in Old-style glamour.
1. Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta
Wintour's co-host for this year's party had certainly lived up to her "Sex and the City" character, wearing a black-and-white ballgown with a black bodice and flowing white skirt. The Associated Press observed that the designer made sure that his muse for the night was decked in his gown, as the back of Parker's dress was emblazoned with his name. Parker also accessorized with elbow-length white gloves and had her dark blonde lock in a flower-adorned updo, Daily Mail described that Jackie O would approved.
2. Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa
The supermodel made sure that all eyes were on her when she graced the red carpet in a dramatic midnight gown with printed flowers strategically planted on every fold of her skirt and bodice, Daily Mail said. She let the dress do the talking by keeping her diamond accessories and hairdo minimal.
3. Hailee Stanfield in Prabal Gurung
The Nepalese-American fashion designer did not disappoint when he dressed award-nominee actress Hailee Stanfield in a monochrome number which AP said could be inspired by the mid-20th century designer's 1953 Clover dress. Paired with satin pink pumps, minimal accessories, hairdo and makeup, she easily edged out veterans in the fashion scene with the wonderful number.
4. Zac Posen's Muses
Forbes said Posen is in his element considering his expertise in fantastical gowns. The designer managed to make burlesque beauty Dita Von Teese, model Karen Elson and Wintour's daughter Bee Shaffer Cecil Beaton's debutantes in mute yet well-constructed dresses in satin and tulle.
5. Charlize Theron in a white gown with black-panels
Theron effortlessly exuded elegance when she draped tuxedo jacket over her gown and held hands with her dapper beau Sean Penn as arm candy.