Friday fashion round up

Its time for my Friday fashion round up of the best and worst dressed celebrities and this week I want to focus on red carpet dressing since there seems to have been an endless procession of film premieres going on, and of course, the Costime Institute's Met Gala!

First up its three red carpet (or in this case purple) lovelies in the form of Eva Green, Bella Heathcote and Chloe Moretz who were all attending the UK premier of Time Burton film Dark Shadows.

I blogged about my style crush on Chloe here earlier in the week and with this little McQ number my obsession has not ended. My only criticism is that she may be playing it a little safe after wearing a similar Stella McCartney dress at the LA premiere earlier in the week. 

Someone who wasn't playing it safe though was Eva Green who wore a showstopping blue velvet dress from Tom Ford A/W 12-13 collection. Rounding up the selection of Gothic styling was Bella in a lace design from Emilio Pucci A/W 12-13.

Eva Green, Chloe Moretz and Bella Heathcote at the UK premiere of Dark Shadows

 Next up and I am going to jump straight into the Met Ball as this could take hours! Where to begin with my favourite looks? Its a tough decision but I think my overall winner is Jessica Biel. That may be a controversial decision as she is never going to be on the receiving end of any "best dressed" or "most edgy" style awards but the heart knows what it wants -and this one wants Prada and Justin Timberlake on my arm.

Jessica Biel wearing Prada was my favourite on the night

Next I am going to salute the more edgy looks of the night, as there is nothing more boring on the red carpet than a substandard LBD.

Carey Mulligan is a surprise entry - I didn't think she had it in her - in another Prada dress, this time a custom made two tone ensemble that bared close resemblance (in a good way) to a mermaid. Also rocking another custom made two tone Prada dress was Kate Bosworth who wore it well with a dark lip and top knot.

Actresses Carey Mulligan and Kate Bostworth both wearing very different custom Prada dresses.

Two of my favourite looks of the night came from Rooney Mara in black lace Givenchy and Christinna Ricci in Thakoon which caused some controversy on the night as it had so much going on including a giant bow at the back but I LOVED it.  
Rooney Mara in Givenchy and Christinna Ricci in Thakooon.

Next up its the biggest risk of the night - and the biggest payoff - for model Coco Rocha who wore a mustard pantsuit which originally belonged to Elizabeth Taylor. This look took some balls but she pulled it off without a hitch pairing it with a pink dip dye.
Model Coco Rocha took a fashion risk 

See more looks after the Jump

Finally I need to pay homage to the parade of feather embellished dresses - one of the biggest trends to emerge from the evening - and first up its Beyonce who caused controvery on the night in this Givenchy Haute Couture gown. The likeness of the purple feathers to a bathroom rug was not missed but never the less I think this was a winning look and definitley the most dramatic of the night.

Beyonce in Givenchy Haute Couture
Cate Blanchett also looked ravishing in a feathered creation from Alexander McQueen A/W 12-13 and Diane Kruger wins the award for best use of colour with her choice of feathered Prada gown even if it did swamp her a bit.

Cate Blanchett in Alexander McQueen and Diane Kruger in Prada were belles of the ball 

Next up its the looks that fell short of the mark this week and I will begin where I left off - which the most disappointing looks to come out of the Met ball.

First up its a "what were you thinking" moment from serial fashion offender of late Chloe Sevigny who wore this hot pant and mirrors disaster that looked like it had come straight from the 60's (or from the depths of hell!)

Chloe Sevigny in a mirrored disaster

Other stars that would have benefited from looking in a mirror were as follows:

Kristen Stewart in Balenciaga and January Jones in Versace both looked at odds with the dress code, piling on bright colour pops, print and very strange shoes and messy hair..

both Kristen Stewart in Balenciaga and January Jones in Versace looked out of place

Meanwhile, Fergie seemed to have her invite mixed up, turning up in this bizarre wedding-esque dress, whilst Miss Diaz wore an unflattering Stella McCartney dress that did nothing for her figure. The gold gown was finished off with an unfortunate quiff hair do circa 'There's Something About Mary'.

Fergie at the Met Ball and Cameron Diaz wearing Stella McCartney
Next up its Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Chastain who's style choices I usually adore. However both were left looking old beyond their years, Jessica in a blue corseted Louis Vuitton dress which was old fashioned and Sarah in a Valentino full length floral dress which looked like a pair of curtains.

Jessica Chastain in Louis Vuitton and Sarah Jessica Parker in Valentino

Lastly its Emma Stone and Shailene Woodley. These two were not the worst dressed by far but I would have liked to have seen more from them. Emma Stone wore a red Lanvin number and whilst it was OK it left me cold. Shailele also miss fired in a full length Christopher Kane floral dress which wore her not the other way round. She is only 20 years old so maybe something shorter and more directional would have suited her?

Both Emma Stone in Lanvin and Shailene in Christopher Kane could have tried harder

let me know if you agree with my Friday fashion round up - anyone you would have added or left out?

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