Met Gala Karolina Kurkova 2014

5 Dresses at the Met Gala That Would Make Amazing Room Decor

On Monday A-listers graced the Met’s Costume Institute Gala red carpet in glamorous dresses that honored the late renowned American designer Charles James. Anna Wintour, Vogue’s editor-in-chief, chose James as the inspiration for this year’s gala because he is consider one of the greatest American couturier for his extravagant, highly-structured ball gowns. Check out these top five iconic gowns from the event that translate beautifully into decor:

Karolina Kurkova in Prabal Gurung

Paying homage to Charles James’ “four-leaf-clover” gown (see it here), Karolina Kurkova floated down the runway in this sculptural navy dress by Prabal Gurung. Recreate the look in your home with dramatic cascading satin drapery as well as elegant & graceful details like velvet upholstered sofas & pillows, a chandelier and a natural rug to balance the glamour.

 

Met Gala 2014 Red Carpet Karolina Kurkova Dress

 

Lee Jofa Fabric - Montespan Satin - Navy 2010114_50_0
Lee Jofa Fabric – Montespan Satin – Navy
GP&J Baker Fabric - Cressida - Delft BF10344_4_0
GP&J Baker Fabric – Cressida – Delft
Duralee Fabric - 36168-433
Duralee Fabric – 36168-433
Surya PIllow - CV005
Surya PIllow – CV005
Jaipur Rug - Kapper - Taupe/Tan
Jaipur Rug – Kapper – Taupe/Tan

 

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta

The most talked about dress of the evening was donned by forever-fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker, who, despite her petite frame, carried the voluminous black & white gown with such poise. The square back chairs in this simple black & white dining room mimic the window pane pattern while white walls provide a clean palate for a couple of black-framed mirrors. And the best feature is the wallpaper peeking through the doorway that plays on the same “surprise-in-the-back” aspect of SJP’s dress.

Sarah Jessica Parker Met Gala Dress 2014

Fabricut Fabric - Dozier - Graphite 3277909
Fabricut Fabric – Dozier – Graphite
Fabricut Fabric - Patent Metal - Coal 3471504
Fabricut Fabric – Patent Metal – Coal
Cole & Son Wallpaper - Absence of Rose - Black  86_4015
Cole & Son Wallpaper – Absence of Rose – Black 86_4015

 

Lea Michelle in Joseph Altuzarra

Lea Michelle’s slinky gold dress by Joseph Altuzarra caught our eye, shimmering each time the star moved from left to right. The metallic walls & modern organic shapes in this living room reference the gown perfectly!

Lea Michelle Met Gala Red Carpet Dress 2014

 

York Wallpaper - Golden Flow Tile
York Wallpaper – Golden Flow Tile
Schumacher Wallpaper - Romeo - Carrara 5006890
Schumacher Wallpaper – Romeo – Carrara
Schumacher Fabric - Brisa - White 303-5747
Schumacher Fabric – Brisa – White

Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera

Playing on the painterly floral trend, Emmy Rossom brought some sunshine to the red carpet with a vivid yellow gown by Carolina Herrera. Bring the look to your home with painterly patterns in pinks, yellows, plums & greens.

Emmy Rossum Met Gala 2014 Carolina Herrera

Clarke & Clarke Fabric - Margherita - Fuchsia
Clarke & Clarke Fabric – Margherita – Fuchsia
Duralee Fabric - 42362 - Amber
Duralee Fabric – 42362 – Amber
Duralee Fabric - 42351-638
Duralee Fabric – 42351-638
Fabricut Fabric - Topaz - Forsythia 1018043
Fabricut Fabric – Topaz – Forsythia

Lupita Nyong’o in Prada

Lupita Nyong’o, the red carpet fashion princess of this year, had everyone buzzing about her utterly unique Prada dress. It was a love it or hate it situation, but without a doubt made a statement! We like how this boudoir echos the much-talked-about dress with its feather-printed pillows by Nanette Lepore and bejeweled accessories.

 

Lupita Nyongo Met Gala 2014 Prada Red Carpet

 

 

Nanette Lepore Pillow - Peacock Embroidered - Emerald/Grey 24NL07EC20SQ
Nanette Lepore Pillow – Peacock Embroidered – Emerald/Grey
Nanette Lepore Pillow - Feather w/ Beads 24NL08C20SQ
Nanette Lepore Pillow – Feather w/ Beads
Nanette Lepore Pillow - Lace Embroidered - Fuschia 24NL31EC20SQ
Nanette Lepore Pillow – Lace Embroidered – Fuschia
Mulberry Fabric - Dapple Velvet - Teal FD695_R11_0
Mulberry Fabric – Dapple Velvet – Teal

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