Met Gala 2012: Red Carpet Revival

If some of the pretty things on last night’s red carpet had you doing a deja-who wore it before, you weren’t alone.

Some put their left foot in, their left foot out; their right foot in, their right foot out, but no one did the hokey pokey quite like Ang did at the Oscars…or did they?

1. Carine Roitfeld, in Givenchy Haute Couture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala 2012 on Exshoesme.com
Carine, in Givenchy Haute Couture, reveals just enough leg, with a little left to the imagination. Clah-ssy.
2. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen in Givenchy Haute Couture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala 2012 on Exshoesme.com
Gisele with her sidekick, husband Tom Brady, kicked things back over to the right side, in Givenchy Haute Couture aussi.

Gisele, of course, is being loyal to the brand she fronts.

I prefer the women above, who didn’t go all the way, not that I would have been miffed at a little Margiela dare.

3. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the 2012 Oscars on Exshoesme.com
Ang went out on a limb and walked away with the Oscar for the biggest Internet meme (it really should be an official category at the awards next year).

Anja Rubik was hip to Ang’s vibe and stepped it up several notches.

4. Anja Rubik in Anthony Vaccarello at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala 2012 on Exshoesme.com
Hip to be square. Square angles and geometric form, indeed.
5. Anja Rubik's Hip in Anthony Vaccarello at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala 2012 on Exshoesme.com
Killer bone structure. Anja Rubik is in Anthony Vaccarello. Her hip? Not so much.

Has someone called Nadja Auermann?? Plus, are those the SS12 Gucci shoes I’ve been coveting?

Rose Byrne wore all white (and a little more fabric) at the SAG Awards, earlier this year.

6. Rose Byrne at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Exshoesme.com
Rose Byrne, sparkling on the SAG red carpet .

Janelle Monae jumped on the bandwagon with a black jumpsuit.

7. Janelle Monae at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala 2012 on Exshoesme.com
Sadly, satin doesn't wear as well as sequins. It wasn't my favourite look.

So, is Beyonce back? Did anyone notice?

She was hard to miss, wasn’t she?

8. Beyonce in Givenchy Haute Couture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala 2012 on Exshoesme.com
Looking back for her inspiration...
Penelope Cruz in Marchesa at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival on exshoesme.com.
...Beyonce found Penelope Cruz, in Marchesa, with Mr. Depp, last year at Cannes.

I don’t think B (as Gwyneth calls her) needs to be this in-your-face. I’d love to see her in Stephane Rolland Couture, or in a Tom Ford suit, without the frou and fuss.

By the way, that barely there back walk has been done elsewhere, aussi.

Georgina Chapman was reigning the red carpet again, with many a dress of her design draped on a drama queen, or few. You may recognize a couple from the picture below…

10. Sofia Vergara, Keren Craig, Georgina Chapman and Leighton Meester at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala 2012 on Exshoesme.com
Sofia Vergara, Keren Craig, Georgina Chapman and Leighton Meester at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala.
Lea Michele in Marchesa at the 2012 People's Choice Awards on Exshoesme.com
Georgina is wearing the same dress that Lea Michele wore to the People's Choice Awards in January.

And GC wore that gorg golden gown that Keren Craig dons above, at her hubby’s Golden Globes bash.

Georgina Chapman at the Weinstein After Party - 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
Georgina, channeling her inner goddess, at the Weinstein After Party at this year's Golden Globes.
13. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala 2012 on Exshoesme.com
Jessica and Justin have got that posing thing, bang on.

Where have I seen those bangs before?

Rooney Mara at the 2012 Oscars on Exshoesme.com
Bangs are showing up everywhere. You can thank this woman (and her hair stylist) for that.

The biggest revival on ze tapis rouge, however, was just super-duper. More on that in my next post…

Meanwhile, catch up on all Met Gala 2012 posts, so far.

Original images are credited as follows (all have been modified by yours truly): Carine Photo by Julian Mackler BFAnyc.com via Style.com; Tom/Gisele, Anja, Janelle, Beyonce, Georgina group, Jess/Justin photos by Dimitrios Kambouris Getty Images North America; Brad/Ang photo by Alexandra Wyman Getty Images North America; Rose Byrne, Rooney Mara photos by Jason Merritt Getty Images; Depp/Cruz photo via JustJared; Lea photo by Frazer Harrison Getty Images North America; Chapman solo photo via Vogue.com. 

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