Battle of the Ball Gowns: Best Dressed at the 2014 Met Gala

With a strict ‘white tie and decorations’ dress code that caused grumbles throughout the fashion community for weeks, the red carpet at last night’s annual Met Gala was serious business. We’re talking major princess-worthy ball gowns, men in coat tails, and evening gloves galore! But who was among the best-dressed?  Let’s break it down.

Best Ball Gowns: First there was Karolina Kurkova, who stunned in an elaborate hand-painted Marchesa couture gown and over 60 karats of Harry Winston diamonds.  Not to be outdone, Liu Wen and Karen Elson proved their knack for formal dressing in larger than life Zac Posen gowns.  Meanwhile, Suki Waterhouse proved to be one of the most talked about women on the carpet, donning an insanely beautiful blush pink tiered Burberry evening dress.  In an ode to Cinderella, Toni Garrn looked elegant in a structured blue dress by Topshop, as did Maybelline’s newest face Jourdan Dunn, who opted for a form-fitting bright yellow design by the high street brand.  Finally, major props must be given to Karlie Kloss, who did retro brocade like nobody’s business in her stunning Oscar de la Renta strapless gown.

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Charles James may be making a fashion comeback beyond the Met Gala!  The British-American couturier’s family is said to be in talks with mega-producer Harvey Weinstein, who is looking to breath new life into the glamourous brand with the help of his wife, designer Georgia Chapman. ~ Page Six

Seventeen years after her mother Jerry Hall first assumed the position, Georgia May Jagger is set to become the new face of Thierry Mugler’s new Angel fragrance.  She also looked ah-maze-ing in the brand’s sexy black column dress at last night’s Met Gala! ~ WWD

RIP @badgalriri! Looks like Instagram made good on its threat to shut down Rihanna’s account after the singer posted several editorial photos of herself topless.  But really Instagram, did you have to do it right before the Met Gala? ~ E! Online

If the latest rumors are to be believed, then Kim Kardashian may have already asked Victoria Beckham to design her wedding dress, and the designer may have said no. Yikes! ~ Perez Hilton

This proves it— Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift are the best friends we’ve always wanted!  After their road trip along the coast of California, the two statuesque beauties shared some Instagram snaps of themselves prepping for Monday night’s Met Gala. ~ Instagram

You know who wasn’t at the Met Gala? Madonna. Apparently because she wanted to wear a nipple-baring outfit that Anna Wintour didn’t approve of. ~ Us Weekly

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The Complete Guide to the Models’ Red Carpet Looks at the 2014 Met Gala

Met Gala is always an ultra-glamourous affair, but this year’s theme— white tie and decorations in honor of the technologically advanced couturier Charles James— all but guaranteed a red carpet spectacular to the highest degree.  Karolina Kurkova, Liu Wen, Arizona Muse, Karlie Kloss and Suki Waterhouse stunned in some of the most elaborate ball gowns we’ve ever seen, while others, including Gisele Bündchen, Georgia May Jagger, Chanel Iman and Adriana Lima opted for sleek and sexy floor-length gowns. That’s not to say there weren’t a few surprises on the carpet.  Cara Delevingne showed little regard for the expected ball gown look, opting for a modern black cut-out Stella McCartney crop top and white skinny trousers instead.  Similarly, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley dared to bare her legs in a leopard-print Balmain mini dress, while Joan Smalls accentuated her flawless Vera Wang gown with a bright purple lip (courtesy of Estee Lauder).

Scroll through the slideshow below for the complete look at tonight’s Met Gala model moments and what they wore.  Who do you think was best dressed?

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Insta-Manis: 12 Must-Try Model Manis

Models love a good manicure, and thankfully, they aren’t afraid to show off their nails on everyone’s favorite photo-sharing app, Instagram.  From Alessandra Ambrosio‘s Coachella-print nail art, to Izabel Goulart‘s glitter bomb style, there’s no shortage of model manis to gush over this season.  Nail art lover or not, you’re sure to find a look that suits your style in our roundup of this season’s 12 best Insta-manis as seen on some of our favorite catwalkers.  Scroll through the slideshow below to see all of the gorgeous Insta-mani looks:

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Anne V and Irina Shayk Bring Supermodel Style to the White House; Karolina Kurkova Fetes Rodarte in Style

The annual Harry Josh party may have been the big draw in New York this weekend, but in Washington DC, the supermodels were gathering for a whole other fashion extravaganza: The White House Correspondents Dinner.

Supermodels Anne Vyalitsyna and Irina Shayk were among some of this weekend’s best-dressed beauties, joining such other celebs as Lupita Nyong’o, Freida Pinto, Sofia Vergara and Anna Kendrick on the red carpet at the Washington Hilton on Saturday.  Anne looked every bit the statuesque beauty, opting for an elegant white Kaufmanfranco dress, J.Crew heels, Jennifer Fisher jewels and a Calvin Klein clutch.  Irina took a more daring approach to her red carpet look, showing off her figure in a dazzling Atelier Versace number with a plunging neckline and an impressive cape.
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What Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima and More are Wearing to Tonight’s Met Ball

In just a few short hours supermodels from all over the world will ascend upon The Met’s Costume Institute Gala red carpet dressed in ball gowns and dresses that we could only dream about. Which brings us to our predictions for which designers our beloved supermodels will wear to this year’s gala celebrating “Charles James: Beyond Mascara.” Will the daring Karolina Kurkova pull out another graphic print mini dress? Will Karlie Kloss don vintage Dior? Will Gisele Bündchen show off her gorgeous gams in Anthony Vaccarello?  After some major snooping we’ve been able to confirm at least some of tonight’s most anticipated model looks, including the designs that will be worn by Joan Smalls, Liu Wen, Adriana Lima and more.  Here’s everything we know so far:
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Karlie Kloss, Gisele Bundchen, Toni Garrn and More Attend Harry Josh’s Pre-Mete Fete!

With many of the world’s top models, designers, and A-list celebrities making their way to New York City this weekend, there proved to be no better time for fashion’s finest to gather for a little celebratory warm-up ahead of tonight’s star-studded Met Ball— an opportunity that hairstylist Harry Josh took full advantage of on Saturday night.

In what was arguably his biggest pre-Met fete yet, the famed hair guru brought more than a few of his model friends together for a long night of dancing and revelry at the second annual #HarrysParty held at The Jane Hotel in the West Village.  Among those making the rounds were Miranda Kerr, Joan Smalls, Helena Christensen, Lindsey Wixson, Karen Elson, Kate Upton, Karolina Kurkova, Julie Henderson and Gigi Hadid.  Victoria’s Secret Angel Karlie Kloss (wearing Tamera Mellon) and Taylor Swift showed off their blossoming friendship as they hung out with the likes of Kate Bosworth, Derek Blasberg and Anne Hathaway.  Supermodel Gisele Bündchen and her husband Tom Brady were also in attendance, as was Leonardo DiCaprio’s current girlfriend Toni Garrn.  The two gorgeous models posed for a snapshot together in which Gisele could be seen flashing her signature peace sign.  Our sources say the Brazilian bombshell spent the majority of the night out on the dance floor, while Karolina was seen whipping her hair back and forth while dancing at a table with Chris Rock and Maxwell.

Guests including Mario Testino, Rose Byrne, Justin Theroux, Zac Efron and Naomi Watts kept the party going until the wee hours of the morning, doing more than a few spins around the dance floor. Let’s hope the partygoers got plenty of rest in time for the main event this evening: The Met’s Costume Institute Gala celebrating designer Charles James.  Of course, we’ll be bringing you all of the best model Met Ball moments in the coming hours.  In the meantime, let’s take a look back at some of our favorite model moments at Met Balls past  in the slideshow below:

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Forget street style!  On Sunday, Vogue sent five top models in Met Ball-worthy gowns on a whistle-stop tour of Manhattan, setting off a pre-gala Instagram frenzy! ~ Vogue

Though it was widely reported last week that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West would be getting their wedding license over the coming days, sources are now claiming that the couple obtained their wedding license in California sometime last week and are now officially hitched! ~ Life and Style

In other shocking Hollywood news, Scandal’s Kerry Washington is said to have secretly welcomed a baby girl, Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, two weeks ago! ~ Us Weekly

This summer, Katy Perry is going to be doing her roaring in Roberto Cavalli.  The pop superstar will reportedly wear two custom-made looks by the Italian designer during her “Prismatic World Tour,” which kicks off Wednesday in Belfast, Ireland. ~ WWD

Adam Levine is that you?!  The Maroon 5 crooner debuted a platinum blonde look on Instagram over the weekend, inciting speculation as to whether “The Voice” coach is preparing for a new role. ~ Huffington Post

In its latest collaboration, the Council of Fashion Designersof America is teaming up with MyHabit, the private-sale site, to create an online shop with sales benefitting the CFDA Foundation.  Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs are just a few of the designer names that will be offered at a discount when the collaboration launches in July. ~ WWD

While it’s not quite time for sunbathing by the pool, luminous, glowing skin is most definitely in season! To help get our skin summer-ready, we scoured beauty counters near and far to track down this season’s top-rated bronzing beauty products, many of which are already model-approved!  ~ Modelinia