fashion’s big night.

if you roll every single red carpet event of the year into one epic evening of fashion, you’ve got yourself the met gala. oh. my. heavens. for those of you not inclined to fall madly in love with an exquisitely draped dress, insanely gorgeous color choice, or perfectly chosen accessory, then please forgive us for drooling and acting momentarily ridiculous as we do just that. and by us, i mostly mean my gorgeous friend mary catherine whom i’ve recently come to adore thanks to our chance meeting back in february.

mc has her own little happening blog over at lillies & sparrows —  a source of daily inspiration for this gal — and she has got one (errr, two) incredible eye(s) for fashion and beautiful things. so when it came time to get all googly-eyed over last night’s UHmazeball fashions, i could think of no one better than sweet mc to give us the scoop. yay (:

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oh hello sweet readers! i could not be more excited to be guest blogging for madison today about the super bowl of fashion – the met gala.

i’m mary catherine, a professional pretty things lover, and last night as the red carpet pictures rolled out, i believe my roommates had to remind me to breathe.

every year the costume institute exhibition at the met celebrates the life and work of a fashion artist and launches the exhibit with the most outre, glam, whos-who soiree. the event dances on the haute couture line and guests/designers get a little gutsy and courageous with their looks – as it’s only appropriate.

last night’s affair honored the life and work of the late alexander mcqueen. very fitting seeing as though sarah burton, the mcqeen house’s creative director, designed the wedding dress of the century last week for princess kate. be still my heart! didn’t you love?


so, without further ado, here is my round-up of the evening’s most breathtaking looks. prepare to swoon!

first things first:LOVED all the homage to mcqueen.

SJP in archive mcqueen from ’95 (they were the best of friends.) she can do no wrong in my book. the neck, the beading, the color – adore.

giselle radiated in her billowing mcqueen number. so classic and simple, but that train brings the drama. perfection. and tom brady happens to be the perfect accessory (ponytail and all).

daphne guinness in a full feather gown from the spring 2011 mcqueen collection . how fun is this? she prepped for the evening in a barney’s window for everyone to see. watch her.

next: color, color, color! couldn’t get enough of the vibrant hues.

ginnifer goodwin looking mighty fierce in, brace yourself….topshop! tis’ true. the silhouette, her sassy short hair cut & perfection accessories (um kelly green, navy and aqua? yes please), perfect.

electric pink long-sleeve michael kors gown & a nude heel. simple insanity. brooklyn decker never, ever fails to look polished, demure and flat-out hot on the red carpet. her stylist (sarah lewis) is spot on every time.
bravo. and that bob? i die over it.
the queen of fashion herself, anna wintour, looked uber glam in sparkly chanel. sent me into a sequin cardiac arrest! LOVE.
and finally: looks i swooned over…the best of the best.
diane kruger in jason wu. is this real life?? the nude sequined bodice with that hip-high black slit revealing her drool-worthy legs – sheer perfection!! (no pun intended!)
opposites must attract because tory burch & kayne look like a match made in fashion heaven. tory in her own breathtaking design and kayne is the lucky, lucky man that is sporting tb’s first ever men’s suit. modeled after one of her father’s, i love the gold safety pin in place of a traditional button.
     must say I’m proud of tay! looking regal and quite high fashion in her           j. mendel gown.
and lastly, my favorite rising couture adorer, hailee steinfield. in stella mccartney, she makes 15 look mature, chic and charming. what a babe!
{all images courtesy of Getty & Elle}
thank you for letting me gush & swoon with you today!
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in short: mc just nailed my list…seriously. the only other stunner i would include would be ms. dianna agron — simply because i have a girl crush on her & she looks wonderfully fierce w. her sleek hair and chunky gold cuff. and can we talk about that neck. yes & yes.
three more things:
1) tory burch’s earrings…my favorite detail of the night!
2) sarah jessica parker…bedazzle babe. obsessed.
3) hailee steinfield…i want to be her. she’s here for the duration.
drooling shall now cease as we pick our chins up from the floor and go on  about our day as normal southern gals. cheers.
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