Serena Williams is known for flaunting her figure on the red carpet. Yet, for the 2011 Met Gala Ball honoring designer, Alexander McQueen, Serena opted for a princessy feathered Oscar de la Renta gown and a Phillip Treacy hat, giving less va va va voom.
Many thought Beyonce was to show up in McQueen for the 2011 Met Gala honoring the designer, but the Queen Bee shocked us all in a high neck design, figure hugging Emilio Pucci gown that left the crowd stunned.
After rocking a small fro, Solange Knowles decided to change her hair again to even bigger curly fro recalling her Sandcastle Disco days to the 2011 Met Gala. The adventurous fashion plate rocked her new do with a Dries Van Noten black white and green geometric dress and heavy black eyeshadow.
Keri Hilson knows how to make an entrance on the red carpet. The No Boys Allowed singer wore an Atelier Versace silver knit gown to the 2011 Met Gala and pulled her blonde do back. We hear Brad Goreski from the Rachel Zoe Project styled her for the event.
Since Jennifer Hudson’s triumphant weight loss, the singer and Oscar winner has donned plenty of hip hugging frocks while out and about. For the 2011 Met Gala, Jennifer pulled a bit back from the figure hugging frocks, instead wore a smoky gray Vera Wang custom organza ballgown.
What better way to pay homage to your friend that to wear his design? Naomi Campbell made a jaw dropping entrance to the 2011 Met Gala in a feathered McQueen gown complete with an updo and diamond drop earrings.
Lately Ciara has been going for an edgier look than her high fashion forays. For the 2011 Met Gala, Ciara went ultra glam in a Prabal Gurung ombre silver and ivory silk chiffon and organza gown.
Rihanna wowed on the red carpet in a one-shoulder embroidered gown by Stella McCartney. But all anyone could talk about was her long red braid accented with green chandelier earrings and a red lip.
We already know that Kanye is a brazen fashion icon. From his gender bending take on a woman’s Celine blouse at his Coachella performance a month ago to his over 30min long brightly hued music video for “Runaway”, the man takes major risks when it comes to fashion. For the 2011 Met Gala, Kanye teamed with designer Tory Burch on the red carpet and wore one of the first pieces from her debut menswear collection: a slimming black suit with a gold safety pin to close the jacket.
It was no shock to see Janelle Monae on the red carpet for the Met Gala. But it was a shock to hear that Karl Lagerfeld, the lead creative force behind Chanel, hand selected her outfit for the event. Monae wore head to toe Chanel from her high ruffled collared blouse and satin pants, including the design house’ accessories – a bedazzled diamond brooch
In a sea of mostly McQueen and darker hues, Zoe Saldana stole the spotlight on the red carpet of the 2011 Met Gala in a vibrant yellow Calvin Klein gown with a wavy do’ and an eye catching gold choker.
Kerry Washington made another bright entrance – behind fellow actress Zoe Saldana – to the 2011 Met Gala in a strappy seafoam Escada gown, bouncy curls and a bold pink lip.
John Legend and Christine Teigen
As the lone man in McQueen, John Legend and girlfriend Christine Teigen, definitely made an entrance on the red carpet of the 2011 Met Gala. John looked uber daper, yet Christine left little to the imagination in a feather and lace dress with a high slit, peekaboo chest and bodysuit underneath.
Model, Chanel Iman knows a thing or two about putting on her best style foot forward. At the 2011 Met Gala, Iman was pretty in white lace – spring’s latest trend – embroidered Dolce and Gabbana dress, looking every bit of a graceful model, off duty.
Alicia Keys and hubby, Swizz Beatz were the perfect couple out on the town at last night’s 2011 Met Gala. Alicia combined edgy and soft in a chocolate brown Givenchy dress with a matching leather jacket as Swizz was ever the gentleman in a classic tux.
Joy Bryant got a lot of attention at the 2011 Met Gala, primarily for her multicolored Missoni sweater dress. The 60’sish updo was cute, but a sweater dress in Spring is more HOT than haute.
Cassie went for a head-turning look in a Rag & Bone frock with blue and black detailing and Christian Louboutin pumps. She wore her half-shaven locks in a funky updo that altogether was painfully out of place.
Lala Vazquez wore a blush Vera Wang gown with a one-shoulder neckline and a skirt of tulle and feathers, that would have been more fitting for prom or a vow renewal ceremony. Carmelo Anthony was dapper though in a black tux.
The N.E.R.D.-frontman arrived sans date in a black and white tux and a high-wattage smile. We love how polished and sharp he looks dressed up.
-Jared Michael Lowe