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Fashion Police: Costume Institute Gala 2010

We love the glamor of a red carpet event and it doesn't get any better than the Costume Institute Gala's annual ball at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. At this week's event, we weren't disappointed as our favorite celebrities, including models, actresses, singers and fashion designers all got their best frock on and walked the red carpet with style. Taylor Swift, Blake Lively, Penn Badgely, Chace Crawford, Jessica Szohr and Kristen Stewart all got glammed up for fashion's biggest night out. It's dubbed by many insiders as the "Oscars" for the fashion world and some would say it is the most fashion forward red carpet event of the year. Let's face it, the Oscars can be a teensy bit boring and dry for most of us and stars usually like to play it safe when dressing up for it. The Costume Institute Gala gives celebrities an opportunity to not only dress up in beautiful gowns but since it is a fashion-related event, most of them choose dresses that express their own style, some with more success than others! Who doesn't love a bit of dress-up?


Take a look at our picks for best and worst dressed at the Costume Institute Gala!


Best Dressed

Emma Watson in a custom-made Burberry dress was a vision in all white. She looks youthful and also elegant without being boring!


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Chloe Sevigny in a bright teal-coloured short cocktail dress by Proenza Schouler channels a little bit of Alice In Wonderland with her poufy skirt!


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Carey Mulligan keeps in simple in a lilac Prada shift dress and an adorable pixie-short haircut!


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Anne Hathaway looks like a Disney princess in this beautiful nude coloured ball gown by Valentino that accentuates her tiny waist and reminds us of her turn as a princess in The Princess Diaries!


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Blake Lively in a super short Marchesa dress with floral embellishment is hard to miss in this dress! Since the dress is so attention-grabbing, Blake keeps it simple with pulled up hair and minimal accessories.


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Alexa Chung stands out in a tuxedo inspired outfit by 3.1 Philip Lim. It's a bold move and we love that she paired it with bright red lips!

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Doutzen Kroes is a Dutch model who decided to go all out for the ball! Looking like a princess in her baby blue tulle gown, her train and skirt need a room of its own! It's pure dress-up fantasy!


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Taylor Swift is another vision in an all-white gown with cute flutter sleeve detailing by American designer Ralph Lauren. Her simple swept-up hair and red lips is classic understated glamour. Beautiful!


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Nicole Richie shines in a Marc Jacobs silver gown. She looks so 70s we love it!


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Riley Keough looks ethereal in a pale ruffly gown by Thakoon. Trust Elvis' granddaughter to look ravishing on the red carpet!


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Worst dressed

Katy Perry is known for having her own unique style but this frilly white and pink number looks too much like a puffy cake decoration for us to love it.


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Emma Roberts is a little bit disappointing in her plain black knee length dress by Marni. The ball is supposed to be all about fashion and glamour, not the right place to play it safe.


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Kristen Stewart may be wearing Chanel Haute Couture but does it have to be something so underwhelming on her? Not loving the sheer panels on the front of the dress!


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Jessica Szohr wears Versace but the nude colour and black accents really don't flatter her. And the shape overpowers her tiny frame.


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Emmy Rossum looks much older than her age in a plain blue gown oddly accessorized with a necklace that doesn't match.


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Zoe Kravtiz usually wows us with her individual style and we wish she would have worn something with a bit more style and punch!


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Renee Zellweger choose a dress that is unflattering in both colour and shape and looks strangely outdated. And the bows on at the bottom don't add much either.


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Rachel Weisz always looks so chic but this bubble gum pink dress looks like a bridesmaid dress!


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Fun_125 posted in Friends:
I've had friends like this. The relationship made me unhappy so I took a step back. From what I think is that she isnt your real friend. This happens to the best of us. Does it suck? Yes. It does very much. When she grows up and realizes that you aren't there then she can be annoyed. But until then maybe stop spending a lot of time with her...
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"Lulu335" wrote: I live in a military family, which means we have to move A LOT. I'm halfway through 6th grade, and I'm really stressed out. The reason is because I have a guy who really likes me, and we liked each other back in the 5th grade, and he's even got me presents and everything, but now I'm starting to doubt whether I still like him or not. And he is a great guy; he's silly, funny, kind- but I just don't know if he's the right guy for me. Plus there's a friend of mine who I know likes me as more than a friend, and he's a great guy, too. I really need advise!! Oh sweetheart, your situation is so, so very far from being complicated. In fact, it's actually, entirely simple. But I'm here to help you see that, because you can't see it yourself quite yet. Brace yourself, you may never hear such advice in your life ever again. Or you might, I can't predict the future. You're in sixth grade, you said. Assuming you live in the United states and weren't held back, you're probably 12, maybe 11. The problem is, the human brain isn't fully developed until a person hits the age of about 25. This means, without debate, that your brain unable to fully grasp what being in a relationship actually entails, what it means, what the consequences are, and so forth. You can't even fathom it, my dear. I couldn't at your age; no one can. You've just begun to hit puberty at this point in your very young, completely normal life. Certain hormones are now being developed by your body that, up until puberty began, your body did not produce. Let me explain, in simple terms, what this means: these new hormones are giving you fuzzy feelings for boys, but these feelings are not what people with fully developed brains call "love." Love means being self sacrificing, compromising, giving and taking, communicating clearly and honestly, and so much more. What you're feeling is a part of love-romance-but it's not all there is to love. It's actually just a few simple chemicals being released in your brain: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and few others. Your brain releases those chemicals when, say, you see a boy you like, and those chemicals make you feel all fuzzy inside. In fact, (brace yourself,) there's nothing inherently special about the boys you like, or the boys that like you; in fact, they're also, entirely normal, and aside from a few minor differences in character, completely like most other boys their age. Had you been born in another town, gone to another school, you would have gotten the same fuzzy feeling about whatever boy you thought you liked at that school. You see? I'm not saying this to make you feel insignificant, but perhaps the insight will make moving easier for you. The next place your militant parents settle down in will also have a middle school, with a bunch of normal 11-14 year old boys and girls, all doing the exact same things the kids at your school do right now. Does that put things in perspective for you? The world is a very, very big place, and it's home to billions upon billions of people. Your situation is far from being a needle in a hay stack; it's more like a blade of grass, in a vast field of foliage. The feelings you're feeling aren't uncommon or complicated, they just feel that way to you. (Now, really brace yourself, because this is going to get uncomfortable.) We, as people, tend to think that we're special. Each one of us a unique snowflake, drifting about in big blue sky, that exists solely to show the world how special we are. The problem is, the other seven billions snowflakes (people) think exactly like we do, and in this way, we are all the same. We think our problems are new problems that no one has ever dealt with before, and no one else could possibly understand the pain and suffering we're going through. We all think this way, by nature; but it's simply naive. Heartache and suffering have existed since people existed, and possibly before then. Your situation may not be ideal to you, but once you come to terms with the fact that life isn't ideal for anyone, you might actually feel comfort. The easiest way to cope with our many problems, is to accept them for what they are: a part of the human experience. Natural, normal, repeating generation after generation without end. Again, these are concepts that require some deep thought, and you might not fully grasp them quite yet. But remember them. With time, as you grow, think about them more, and you will find peace with your life. And remember this: although you're stuck (for now) on a giant rock hurling around the sun at an incredible speed, you're not alone. With billions of other people stuck here with you, you'll never be without friends.
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I personally think that when you ARE ready then go for it! As long as the person you like isn't a jerk to anyone or you go for it! Just don't get too serious. It's middle school. Good luck!
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"Lulu335" wrote:I live in a military family, which means we have to move A LOT. I'm halfway through 6th grade, and I'm really stressed out. The reason is because I have a guy who really likes me, and we liked each other back in the 5th grade, and he's even got me presents and everything, but now I'm starting to doubt whether I still like him or not. And he is a great guy; he's silly, funny, kind- but I just don't know if he's the right guy for me. Plus there's a friend of mine who I know likes me as more than a friend, and he's a great guy, too. I really need advise!!I know, it is too late but I think you should not go for a deeper relationship, don't make it hard for yourself and try to be his just friend because you are so young .
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"queenslay173" wrote:I was at school when I noticed people started to tell me this boy liked me and I thought it was cool because I'm used to that type of stuff then we started to dated in October we broke up right before christmas and it was so strange. we got back together in the beginning of January and we broke up again on the 4 my friends are really mad at me and he seemed really upset I like him but I just don't want to be with him anymore what should I do ?- confused lover Tell him your reasons and make it clear for both of you
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