Long gowns were still a constant on the Ball's red carpet however an understated look overshadowed the usual ornate gowns. Simple Calvin Klein and Grecian/wrap styles made a their way down the red carpet and wowed as much as any poufy gown.
Short cocktail dresses were all over the red carpet. Blake Livley in Marchesa, Liu Wen in Naeem Khan and Constance Jablonski in Jason Wu, Bar Rafaeli in Rag & Bone and Carey Mulligan in Miu Miu. Short hemlines are very of-the-moment and walking the red carpet in a mini is no longer a fashion faux pas.
When I found out that MIA was wearing Alexander Wang for Gap and Jamie Bochert and Kirsten Dunst were wearing Rodarte for Gap I had to wonder "which Gap exactly will get these and how much will they cost?" How can they be for the Gap if they are only going to have one of each in the Manhattan store for a couple thousand dollars? Why even pretend?
And now for the Best Dressed (in my opinion) for the Met Ball 2010; Rachel Weisz looked amazing in shocking pink Oscar de la Renta, Alexa Chung worked the menswear look in 3.1 Phillip Lim, Rachel Bilson was beautiful and busty in a Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer runway look and Chloe vamped it up in lacy yet racy Proenza Schouler.
images from Coutorture.com