WHERE & WHEN: 2013 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – PUNK: Chaos to Couture on May 6, 2013.
WEARING: Gucci Première dress, Christian Louboutin shoes & Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
MY VERDICT: I couldn’t imagine Blake missing the annual gala this year considering her new releationship with Gucci as the face of the Gucci Première women’s fragrance. The 25-year-old former “Gossip Girl” actress arrived on the red carpet wearing a dramatic Gucci Première pale green silk georgette strapless gown with silver and matte black feather motif embroideries. The smooth bodice highlighted Blake’s figure before the gown turned into heavy layers of black organza that cascaded into a full train.
Did Blake stick with the PUNK: Chaos to Couture theme? I don’t think so. However, this dress is a work of art and she looked beautiful wearing it. Having a eye-catching gown didn’t limit the things that Blake was willing to do with the rest of her look, and that’s why she opted for smoky eyes, long chain earrings from Lorraine Schwartz, and a long bubble binding ponytail that reminded me of Princess Jasmine from Disney’s “Aladdin”.
Overall, I found the choice to be absolutely perfect for the MET ball–just not this year.