Aside from the fact there were a million and one tee-vee actresses trying to glam it up in safe sparkly numbers, there were a handful of standouts on this year's red carpet.
|Jessica Biel (Prada) and Justin Timberlake|
crustacean clad look for the Dutchess of Windsor in 1937.
|Anna Wintour, Prada|
|Bee Schaffer, Erdem|
Anna's daughter Bee, looks lovely as always in Erdem.
|Carey Mulligan, Prada|
Carey Mulligan was co-chair of the evening, but it might have been better to split the difference with the paillettes and keep it only on top or on the bottom.
|Chloe Sevigney, Prada|
Chloe's dress is a great reminder of how Prada's designs can push the envelope and her dress has a Paco Rabanne 1960's influence to it.
|Karolina Kurkova, Rachel Zoe Collection|
Karolina's look is a little too severe and the turban baffles me but this is a major fashion moment so why not go big or go home ( or just leave your turban at home).
|Lana Del Ray|
Both Lana and Bianca both opted for capes...an unexpected trend...
|Bianca Brandolini D'Adda|
until you see Linda Fargo of Bergdorf Goodman in classic Schiaparelli, which reminds us where it all started.
|Linda Fargo, Schiaparelli|
Mary Kate looks very Dark Shadows in a good way.
|Mary Kate Olsen, The Row|
Kate always rocks it at the Met Ball with a head to toe winning look (she always nails it with her hair).
|Kate Bosworth, Prada|
LOVE Diane Krugers feathers and although I usually hate this shade of purple it is bold and works on the red carpet. Diane's dress also proved you can be comfortable (and able to walk) in feathers!
|Diane Kruger, Prada|
Gwyneth (props to Tracey Anderson) Paltrow also rocked a dress that I consider to be a classic Prada silhouette. The pale hue and side embellishments were similar (although different) to Jess Biel's Prada too.
|Gwyneth Paltrow, Prada|
Rachel Zoe's fringe-y column is pretty and unexpected, but a little more tailoring would prevent it from drowning her triple zero frame.
|Rachel Zoe, Rachel Zoe Collection|
|Eva Mendes, Prada|
Both Eva and Mila rocked embellished Prada looks, which fit the evening and still reflected their personal style.
|Mila Jovovich, Prada|
Love Emma Stone's Lanvin look, it has a very Miu Miu shape to it. Her hair, not so much it looks like a bad prom do' piled on her head like that.
|Emma Stone, Lanvin|
Tory Burch looks "lobster-ish" a la Anna Wintour but her dress certainly makes a louder statement with its bold print and color. (PS who knew Tory "does" evening wear?)
|Tory Burch in Tory Burch|
Coco Rocha wore a Givenchy get up that once belong to Elizabeth Taylor.
|Coco Rocha, vintage Givenchy|
Eek, So scary Elizabeth Banks! Your face looks equally petrified.
What do you think? Who nails it in your book?