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Sound Off: “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” Costume Institute Gala At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

I expected a bit more drama from the guests of last night’s Met Gala, especially with the night being a tribute to Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty exhibit. Perhaps I expected too much because, while industry titans, taste makers and stars took to the red carpet I couldn’t help but feel a little underwhelmed.

I expected brilliance, ‘splendiforousness’ and all the wonder that come with names like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Society, Anna Wintour, Vogue, and Alexander McQueen.

Christina Ricci in Zac PosenMy favorite gown of the night, this Zac Posen spider web dress is positively divine. It’s as if the Adams Family took to the high fashion world in a frock that embodies the Savage Beauty that the Met Gala was supposed to exhibit.

Andre Leon Talley & Anna WintourBlake Lively with Karl Lagerfeld

It may be Anna Wintour posing center stage in Chanel, but it’s definitely Andre Leon Talley that’s caught my eye. The Isabel Toledo cerulean blue cape has an outlandish quality and his facial expression takes the cake – his whole persona was perfectly in tune with the drama that the Met Gala is supposed to encourage. As for Blake Lively, between the strawberry blond locks and the Chanel couture gown that manages to conceal all of her assets, I just couldn’t understand it, at the very least I can usually expect something that deserves a closer look – this does not.

Leighton MeesterI didn’t much care for her Louis Vuitton corset dress to be honest, but there was this sort of startling resemblance to Audrey Hepburn in Leighton Meester last night that I can’t take my eyes off of her. From the moment I saw her in the first episode of Gossip Girl, I knew the casting director made the right choice.

In other news, here were the hits from last night’s foray onto the red carpet:

Leona Lewis is Back! & Hotter Than Ever

Outfit Anatomy: Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis premiered a new look on the red carpet at “An Unforgettable Evening” Benefiting EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund (we’ll ignore the bow and lips looks she rocked two days before). I always thought Leona Lewis was gorgeous, and having a British accent and amazing voice to boot made her even more attractive, but I never saw this coming. While the jury is still out on the nose job debate, normally we’d thank the hands of stylist for this new look but sources say Leona made this ensemble herself. The teal brassiere top and royal purple floor length skirt gives just the tiniest amount of torso skin, with an amped up amount of cleavage that is positively scrumptious. With style like this and a voice like hers, Beyonce might need to watch her back. Leona’s third album is expected later this year and the wait is now officially killing me.

Outfit Anatomy:

One Part Bustier. Our version – Missoni Bustier Top, Boutique1.com

One Part Floor Length Skirt. Our version – Tucker Long Flowy Skirt, ShopBop.com

Two Parts Nicky Hilton Rings. One Domed Spike, Amazon.com. One Spike Ring with Cubic Zirconia Spikes, Amazon.com

One Part Oxidized Silver Bangle. Our version – Vintage Diamante Snake Hinged Bangle Bracelet (Antique Silver), Avalaya.com

One Part Buckle Bangle. Our version – Stylish Retro 1940′s Fold Over Buckle Bracelet, RubyLane.com