With tonight’s upcoming Met Gala approaching, I looked back at the fashion of last year’s event. As it is thrown by the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Met Gala is known as the fashion event of the year, with stars going for fashion forward looks as well as classic appeal.

Here are some of my favorites from last year’s event.


Carey Mulligan in metallic, open back Prada.

Gwyneth-Paltrow-Prada-light-gray-short-dress-Met-Gala-2012Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada as well. This dress was originally long but she changed it last minute to make it short. Great decision, further modernizing the whole look. Nailed it.

camilla_belle_en_ralph_laurenCamilla Belle in Ralph Lauren. I don’t really get what this girl is famous for other than being beautiful. But she always makes stellar fashion choices. So, famous for dressing well too.

Rosie Huntington Whiteley - Met Costume Institute Gala 2012-04Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in beautiful long-sleeved Burberry. The hair and makeup styling choices were just perfect. Love the drop earrings.

jessica_alba_en_michael_korsJessica Alba in stunning metallic Michael Kors. Her side-swept hair perfectly balances the one shoulder dress.

Cameron Diaz in Stella McCartney - 2012 Met BallCameron Diaz in Stella McCartney. Glam and gorgeous. I just don’t really understand the Something About Mary hair do.

Those were my favorites! Can’t wait to see the incredible gorgeous dresses/fashions from tonight. Check back in for a post of my favorites from this year.

And lastly, I am torn over this look. I think a lot of people were. I think her hair and makeup and the top half are just divine but ultimately, the bottom is way to much for my taste. What do you think?

beyonce-met-gala-comboBeyonce in Givency.