This year’s theme was American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity. Frankly, I’m not quite sure what that involves, but everyone looked amazing! Here are some that actually inspired me to save post their pictures on my hard drive.

I was impressed with Oprah’s Oscar de la Renta, simply because it fits her SO WELL. It looks incredibly flattering on her, bringing out the best of her assets, while also being age appropriate too!

Anna Wintour and her daughter Bee defined  glamour within their respective age groups. Anna in an elegant Chanel outfit, and Bee in a trendy Balenciaga Bee carries the nude/black lace thing very well.

Of course Milla Kunis looked great in Vera Wang’s frothy creation. But more importantly, doesn’t Vera look amazing in her own design? If I didn’t know better, I’d almost believe that Vera was actually a model/actress and not a designer!

For the next few photos, I noticed a trend. Apparently this season, I have an unconscious obsession with long one shoulder white dresses. I love this dress Kirsten Dunst is wearing from Rodarte for Gap. She looks incredibly pretty and youthful in this dress. I’ve already checked the Gap website, but didn’t see anything close to this! Maybe this is something coming out later. If so, I think I might just get in line. Though hopefully there is a shorter version of it. It might look a bit wedding gown-esque on me otherwise.

Aw…….. our little Hermione is all grown up! Emma Watson looks sophisticated and edgy in this Burberry dress.

See what I mean by the white (ish) long one shoulder dress trend? This is a surprisingly elegant piece from LAMB.

Maybe everyone decided to play it “safe” this year, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that everyone at the gala looked amazing. There wasn’t anyone in particular that was so awful that I couldn’t resist but report them to the fashion police. That is, until I saw Blake Lively, but that is only because I have high standards for Gossip Girls. This overworked Marchesa gown just doesn’t look great on her. In fact, this dress drags her down, which is quite a feat for the effortlessly cool looks great in everything S!

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