The 2012 Met Gala: A (Mostly) Complete Gallery Of The Year’s Biggest Red Carpet

The biggest red carpet event of the year–the 2012 Met Gala–happened last night to celebrate the 0pening of “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations.” Unsurprisingly, old school Prada muses (like Milla Jovovich and Angela Lindvall) came out of the woodwork. As for the fashion? Sparkly, sheer and extremely unflattering were the orders of the day.

…But! Ugly dresses were the least of their problems, because apparently every good makeup artist in New York was off for the night: lots of hair dye experimentations (we hardly recognized you, Jamie King and Jessica Stam), black lipstick (Lana Del Rey, Kate Bosworth, Camilla Belle), harsh brows (Kate Upton) and whatever happened to Mary-Kate Olsen. Look through the gallery and then we must discuss!

(UPDATE: Here are our picks for Worst Dressed. Here’s Best and Worst Beauty. Finally, we did our best to come up with a Best Dressed.)

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    • Eagle Eye

      Well, those dresses finally woke me up this morning, Beyonce’s especially,

      Also, that was 80% hilarious and in bad taste, thank you for making me feel better about my own sartorial choices today…

    • Alexis H

      That was mean to put January Jones after Gisele in the slideshow. Absolutely cruel.

    • Alexis H

      I could go my entire life without seeing another peplum. You know the dresses are bad when Rihanna’s crocodile evening gown seems like a refined choice.

      • Ashley Cardiff


      • Ashley Cardiff

        You took the words right out of my mouth. No joke.

    • Lindsay

      Most of these people look AWFUL.

    • Leah

      All I have to say is… WHAT. HAPPENED?

    • endn

      I do not envy the gloss the task of picking best dressed, I am seriously having trouble picking out any look I really liked, apart from outfits I admired for sheer insanity. I did like carey mulligans hair/makeup though…

      • Ashley Cardiff

        Dude. I am working on it right now.

        …Thank you for your sympathies.

    • Fabel

      Well, that was a mindfuck.

    • caroline

      Are you all serious? SO MANY great dresses in that line up… Such a closed and Americanised view of things. Giovanna has the best and most original personal style. Such a great display of interesting choices, so wonderful. The Europeans stole the show. I thinks its unusual to have such interesting choices on an American red carpet, embrace it!

      • Ashley Cardiff

        You’re right; this is America’s fault.

    • Ruby