the met gala

This year's Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum featured not one, but two, great designers, Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, both innovative, fearless, and fiery Italian women. Some of the trends that were noticeable on the red carpet were metallics, floral with lace overlays, black and white color-blocking, and the use of textures, like velvet and leather. Here are some of my favorite looks from the night, in no particular order.

Amber Valetta, in Prada
Anna Wintour, in Prada
Caroline Sieber, in Christopher Kane
Christina Ricci, in Thakoon
Diane Kruger, in Prada
Dree Hemingway, in Topshop
Ivanka Trump, in Peter Pilotto
Jessica Pare, in L'wren Scott
Jessica Stam, in Dior
Karlie Kloss, in Jason Wu
Karolina Kurkova, in Rachel Zoe Colelction
Kirsten Dunst, in Rodarte
L'wren Scott, in her own design
All photos from Style.com