The Metropolitan Opera gala premiere of the crusade-themed 'Armida' attracted a huge number of stars: Chloe, Maggie, Ginnifer, Julianne - you get the picture. And whether or not they're actually Rossini-lovers, they certainly looked the part!

Meet The Met: It's Not Over Until All The Stars Look Awesome

Maggie Gyllenhaal's vintagey gown is not just my favorite of all her ensembles, but my favorite of the year so far!


Meet The Met: It's Not Over Until All The Stars Look Awesome

Patricia Clarkson goes for classic elegance worthy of Cecil Beaton.


Meet The Met: It's Not Over Until All The Stars Look Awesome

Julianna Margulies pulls off the always-risky center-ruffle narrowly avoiding the drapes effect!


Meet The Met: It's Not Over Until All The Stars Look Awesome

While I don't love Jennifer Morrison's bodice, could the fall of this skirt be any prettier? No.


Meet The Met: It's Not Over Until All The Stars Look Awesome

Speaking of tricky bodices! But the lines of Emily Mortimer's are balanced by the overall simplicity, no?


Meet The Met: It's Not Over Until All The Stars Look Awesome

Getting into "questionable" territory, the always more-is-more Fabiola Beracasa.


Meet The Met: It's Not Over Until All The Stars Look Awesome

I get that Chloe's playing with ideas of formality, but the effect is vaguely Marcel Marceau.


Meet The Met: It's Not Over Until All The Stars Look Awesome

I'd say Ginnifer Goodwin's experiment almost works - but I do have questions about the bridesmaidy shoes.


Meet The Met: It's Not Over Until All The Stars Look Awesome

What this Klimt-esque gown needed was a chiffon ruffle at the top. NOT.


Meet The Met: It's Not Over Until All The Stars Look Awesome

One cannot doubt Bette's commitment to either sparkle-motion or minis.



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