I couldn't be more pleased with the showing at last Monday's McQueen-dedicated Met Gala. I wanted something to cheer about, and I found twenty somethings to cheer about. So, without further (or really any) fanfare, a scroll-down of my twenty favorites, in very particular order, smallest love to greatest. Notice, though, that they are all loves.
20. Kirstin Dunst in Chanel. It's black springy and very her and occasion appropriate, while still being damn cool. And she's sweet-faced.
15. Vera Wang. In a Vera Wang. 1920s-style neon yellow.
13. Emma Stone in Lanvin. I've long enjoyed dresses made out of what may be luxury curtains/bedspreads/couch-covers. And those lips. Pink lips, pink lips, pink lips.
12. Peter Sarsgaard & Maggie Gyllenhaal. The two of them, together, make this. Although Stella McCartney helped. As did the clean lines and clean sparkle and clean countenance.
11. What? Not a top ten? I know. Zoe Saldana in Calvin Klein. A lesson in refreshment.
10. Lily Donaldson in Erdem. Sleepwear made nightwear with a bold blue and Peter Pan collar.
9. Sarah Jessica Parker in my only Alexander McQueen pick. It's an understated McQueen. Yes, I'd call this understated, simple McQueen.
8. Bing! Elle Fanning in Valentino. Want to bring her home with me. But that'd be kidnapping.
6. A gal I hardly know holding my main squeeze Phillip Lim's hand. Her name in Oh Land. And this is the right way to wear basic white. With long sleeves covered in yellow, protruding nubbins.
5. Brooklyn Decker in Michael Kors. She's beginning to look a lot less like a model and a lot more like an actress. And Michael Kors is beginning to look a lot less dated, ho-hum and a lot more like a figure flattering, body-con Calvin Klein.
4. Model Chanel Iman in Dolce & Gabbanna. I wish I could direct you to a close up of this one. There's so much to like, so much classic, expert embellishment.