Red Carpet Lovelies: Met Gala 2012

You know what makes Monday night TV even more entertaining? When it is accompanied by a little bit of red carpet gawking. Surprisingly, I didn't get my invite to this year's Costume Institute Gala at the Met. (They must not have received our change of address note.) But thanks to the magical interwebs (Thank you, Huffington Post for providing all the images for today's post), I still scored a front row seat to lots of the red carpet fashion. Guess I'll just have to save the gown I had custom made for next year.

Here are a few of the looks from last night's event that had me gasping in amazement.

Solange Knowles in Rachel Roy
No doubt you'll see much coverage of Beyonce's Givenchy gown today - which depending on the angle of the photograph I found to be either stunning or atrocious. But, my favorite Knowles on last night's carpet was Solange. Both the color and shape of her gown are right on trend and I'm absolutely in love with her curls.

Dianna Argon in Carolina Herrera

Jessica Alba in Michael Kors

Jessica Stam in Dior
Surprisingly, I can't get this look out of my brain. It is so different than what I typically find appealing on the red carpet. But, wow. I'm more than fascinated by the accessorizing (arm party, anyone?), makeup and the gown's architectural detail. Sometimes a look just grabs you. Stam's Dior has done just that.

Emma Stone in Lanvin
Could I ever do a red carpet recap without including Emma Stone?
Answer: no.
Look at that floral detailing... beyond breathtaking.

Michelle Dockery in Ralph Lauren
A modern take on gloves on the red carpet? Yes, please.

Diane Kruger in Prada
Occasionally it is so much fun to see a completely different and totally unexpected silhouette on the red carpet. Thank you for the beautiful surprise, Ms. Kruger.

Jessica Paré in L'Wren Scott

Amy Adams in Giambattista Valli

Jessica Biel in Prada and Justin Timberlake in Tom Ford
The award for the best accessory of the evening goes to Jessica Biel. Smart girl.

Have you scrolled through the red carpet arrivals?
Who wore your favorite look of the evening?