My invitation to the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art must have gotten lost in the mail — AGAIN! — and, as a result, I’m sitting at home tonight in the XXL “I Heart New York” t-shirt that I bought at JFK one fiendishly hot July day when my plane was delayed and the airport’s air conditioning was at Arctic levels. The souvenir store near my gate didn’t have anything with long sleeves at that time of the year, so I got the biggest t-shirt I could find and crawled into it like it was a pup tent. It helped a little.
While dressed like the epitome of glamour, I’ve glanced at the red-carpet pictures from the Gala but nothing I saw made my heart (my real heart, not my t-shirt heart) skip a beat. Then Beyonce showed up fashionably late, wearing see-through Givenchy, and I got palpitations.
I hereby declare that Beyonce the winner of the 2012 Met Gala. (Check out more photos of Beyonce striking her victory poses on Just Jared.) To everyone else — thanks for playing! Better luck next year.
I admit I am a little surprised that Beyonce went with what looks like a blueish purple. She’s been wearing a lot of pure blue in honor of her daughter Blue Ivy. I wonder if the color reads differently in photos than it does in person. If it is a true purple, then my only complaint about her look is that she isn’t wearing my amethyst Marie Antoinette ring. That would have been the cherry on top of her sundae of perfection, don’t you agree?
I’ve been dying to do more versions of this ring using different colored gems. Beyonce’s rapper husband Jay-Z needs to call me to discuss a sapphire version. The gal who wins the Met Gala deserves a little treat. I realize that at $20,000, the original ring isn’t luxurious enough for Beyonce, but I’ll be happy to make the blue version as
expensive special as you’d like, Hova!
Wow, I’ve not yet seen the other looks, but she has already won in my book with this dress!
GORGEOUS ring and dress! Bummed I had to work through the red carpet, gonna check it out now thanks for the link!
Beyonce needs a sapphire!!
sulky kitten says
He’s a terrible husband to not have ordered a donut-sized sapphire ring from you Wendy! She should dump him for that oversight.
Mary Panjari says
Stunning but would have been uber stunning with your divine ring!
GORGEOUS!!! That dress!
And her makeup is flawless too. She looks younger than evah!
Suzanne aka Punk Glam Queen says
Agreed, Beyonce pretty much stole the show. The only other standout I can think of was Florence Welch, it seemed most everyone was very sedate for such an event. How heavenly would your ring have looked with that dress? It seems a perfect match! XXX Suzanne PS yeah my invite must have been lost too, and even worse was I was on a roll working and couldn’t stop to see the red carpet, so thanks for the linky dink!
You’re right what’s Jay-Z waiting for he needs to place his order for a blue Sapphire version BTW it would be gorgeous although I’m partial the Amethyst – It’s my birthstone.
Lynne DeVenny (@ExpertParalegal) says
No one else in the world could rock that gown like Beyonce. She’s like a national fashion treasure. But, in all seriousness, and this may be due to my need for reading glasses, but I can hear my dear, departed maternal grandmother now, seeing that dress from the back, and barking, “Where are that girl’s foundation garments?!?”