2011 thus far has proven to be a year of fashion statements only slightly comparable to that of year’s past on the red carpet. May 2 was no different at the 2011 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY. Dress designers have stepped up their game to make not only their masterpieces stand out, but on some of today’s most popular Hollywood icons as they hit the red carpet.
Michael Kors stunned photographers as actress Brooklyn Decker showed off her mile-long, tan leg in his long, slitted, long-sleeve hot-pink dress. A high neckline and neutral shoes elongated the already 5-foot 9-inch Sports Illustrated model’s svelte body. Featured jewelry by House of Lavande showed off Decker’s new short and modern bob but kept the rest of her look simple.
Supermodel Michelle Alves posed for the camera in a cream Abed Mahfouz lace number with a simple train and three-quarter-length lace sleeves. With her hair down in full curls, the emerald ring and earrings by Lorrain Schwartz created a perfect example of adding accent jewelry to a neutral ensemble. Shoes by the respected Manolo Blahnik and Christian Dior handbag added the finishing touch to the brunet beauty’s sophisticated number.
Doutzen Kroes, Dutch actress and supermodel, dared to wear a red ball gown-inspired Giambattista Valli creation. Hair swept neatly into a bun on the top of her head, Kroes kept her fashion statement simple. Shoes also by Valli were hidden underneath her knit-and-toile gown. No accessories or jewelry were worn by the Victoria’s Secret model- the conservative look allowed Kroes to show off her beauty in a much-tamer outfit than the normal lingerie seen on the blond bombshell.