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

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!

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


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Patricia Clarkson goes for classic elegance worthy of Cecil Beaton.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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Maggie G? Really? Am I alone in my disdain for washed-out nudes?

Also, the top of the bodice pleats looks strangely like leaking breastmilk stains to me, and now I cannot unsee it.