Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle & Lily Collins in pale tones at the Met Gala: all so pretty?

Dakota Fanning
Here’s kind of a final post for the Met Gala with some of the younger fashion ladies, all in lighter color dresses and all looking so pretty. I just couldn’t resist talking about them. It seems like with these big events, the more we look the more photos and celebrities we see that we want to cover. I’m especially taken with how lovely these younger girls look, and it gets me a little wistful for my youth. I know they’re all celebrities and are used to getting dressed up and dolled up, but it still must have been special for them.

Dakota Fanning

First off is Dakota Fanning in a very pale lavender chiffon Louis Vuitton. Unlike poor Jessica Chastain, LV did right by Dakota. I love the structural elements of this dress along with the off the shoulder v-neck and fitted bodice. It’s very suitable for an 18 year-old girl and it looks young yet sophisticated. I like this look a lot, along with her simple styling. Check out the pretty matching flower brooches in her hair. They’re a nice touch.

Dakota Fanning

Leighton Messter of Gossip Girl also went for a pale color. She’s in champagne color Marchesa, of course. I should have known this ice skater dress was Marchesa. It’s so ugly and the busy embroidered skirt is even partially see-through. Have you heard that Marchesa is going to be doing casual clothes now? I hope that never comes to fruition. Meester is a lovely thing, but this dress makes her look too princessy and much younger than her 26 years. I don’t pay a lot of attention to Leighton and I honestly assumed she was about 22. A lack of makeup is also making her look like a teenager. Also, Leighton reminds me that Blake Lively wasn’t there! She was probably too busy feathering her nest with Ryan Reynolds upstate.

Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester

Camille Belle is the star of this group for me. She’s a knockout in silver beaded Ralph Lauren with a deep v-neck. I love the contemporary look of the transparent netting holding up the dress. The flapper style of her hair and makeup compliment the look perfectly. Her makeup is a little severe, but that’s a very minor complaint. Look at the back of that dress, it’s amazing. Like Leighton, Camille is in her mid 20s at 25. I assumed she was younger since I remember her dating one of the Jonas Brothers. Those kids have grown up too.

Camilla Belle

Camilla Belle

Camilla Belle

And finally here’s Lily Collins, 23, in tulle and lace Valentino couture. I find this dress very fussy with the lace on top of the flowery underlay and the frou frou bow at the waist, but somehow it works on Lily. Maybe I’m just feeling generous today. On another woman I might really dislike it, but I think she’s working it well. Look at how it’s kind of flowing away from her in this pose.

Lily Collins

Lily Collins

Photo credit: WENN and Pacific Coast News

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  1. Lini says:

    Love Lily’s and Camilla’s dresses!

    Leighton looks pretty but her dress is a little too much (and I missed Blake Lively too! She’s had some of my fave met ball looks in the past)

    Dakota’s dress is pretty bad in my opinion. Yes, the colour is nice, but the cut is bad and it makes her look younger than she is, and washed out aswell.

    • phlyfiremama says:

      Leighton’s hair is what throws it off! The dress is gorgeous, and she knows it~the hair kills it.

  2. Bayarealife says:

    The Dakota fanning dress is hideous to me. Leighton isn’t exactly the belle of the ball but it seems like a major upgrade from Dakota. It just looks like a really ugly prom dress.

  3. Maguita says:

    Camilla Belle is always so frigging gorgeous to me! She has that presence in pictures, but I just don’t know if she also has it on film. She is just daring at times with her fashion, and always looks really good.

    And Lily Collins looks so pretty, I love the “Snow-White” ish dress.

    • operagirl says:

      She is *very* striking. Funny, to think that the “young Sally” from Practical Magic grew up to be so very beautiful.

  4. MJ says:

    Camilla Belle – she really resembles a young Elizabeth Taylor (in the sense that she could play her in, say, a Lifetime move…). I adore that dress and styling, but the makeup is really heavy.

    Lily can work that dress, which would look schoolmarmy on someone older/less waify. Loving her brows, still.

    Leighton Meester is really beautiful, but that dress washes her out. Maybe with more dramatic makeup it would work, but maybe not.

    • Mia says:

      Agree on Camilla Belle! She does def have a bit of Liz going on. Her makeup looks a bit corpse bride to me though.

      Lily looks very sweet and young. So glad to see someone looking her age (I’m looking at you, Kendall/Kylie aka Pimp Mom Kim)

      • Jyoti sharma says:

        Ya really camella’s makeup was to dark but dakota and lily were just like princess… I m agree wid u mia

    • CooCoo Catchoo says:

      LOL, Lifetime Movie! Hilarious but I totally agree!

  5. mia girl says:

    Dakota looks lovely.

    Camille Belle looks really great, but her complexion always looks so waxy to me.

    Lily’s dress looks like a nightgown that might have been worn by a character in Valley of the Dolls

  6. beclove says:

    Camilla Belle is the best look posted so far IMO. Drooling over her dress and hair!! Between her and Blanchett the rest just…fade…away… but I am 40 and still shop at Gap so I what do I know.

  7. Cait says:

    Camilla is freaking gorgeous, as always. I love her strong brows. Dakota looks cute and age appropriate, it’s nice she doesn’t show up half-naked like most starlets her age. Lily is very pretty but that dress is too ‘Little House on the Prarie’ for my tastes. Leighton’s is one of the better Marchesas I’ve seen, but her makeup is whack.

    • bros says:

      camille belle is always so well turned-out. she has basically no career, but a great publicist who gets her invites to everything, and she can wear the hell out of clothes. I love the art-deco pattern on that dress-love the whole look but the lipstick.

      • Elvynn says:

        She also has her parents in Hollywood and fashion. Her mother was a famous model. So it helps.

  8. blonde on the dock says:

    Camille Belle is absolutely gorgeous. Right up there with Charlize Theron in the looks dept. Love her dress!

  9. LucyOriginal says:

    Camilla looks exactly like her mom, both of them are beautiful. Isn’t her mother a fashion designer? Maybe she gave Camilla few lessons at a young age, :).

  10. Mirella says:

    Camilla was one of my favorites!! I loved her whole look. Stunning.

    I loved the top of Leightons dress, but not the bottom.

  11. Reece says:

    Poor Leighton…*sigh*…that dress. Dakota’s dress looks like she’s getting married. The other two are good. Camilla’s makeup is a little 90’s but overall good job all around.
    Bitchy Question:
    Why is Camilla Belle there? I’m starting to believe that Taylor Swift song. What has she done lately, ever?

    • Elvynn says:

      Few independant and acclaimed movie. She isn’t in a blockbuster that’s why you don’t see her movie everywhere.

  12. Aiobhan says:

    This is the best that Leighton has ever looked. But I have to ask: Why is she always invited to these events? I don’t ever remember her being in vogue or on the cover. I guess it is because of Gossip Girl.

  13. torretn says:

    camille is a beautiful girl, but always a tad boring. Leighton usually does interesting stuff, but she’s in marchesa, so….and I want Dakota to get a new haircut.

  14. gee says:

    I love Lily and Leighton’s dresses soooo much.

  15. Maritza says:

    All beautiful young ladies in great dresses.

  16. Agnes says:

    dakota should try wearing some darker colors, she always seems to wear stuff that washes her out.

  17. Marianne says:

    The only dress I like out of those is Camilla’s.

  18. legendhasit says:

    Camilla Belle – arguably one of the most gorgeous women on the planet.

    I. Want. Her. Lipstick. Now.

  19. Jenna says:

    LOVED Camilla’s dress. Definitely one of the few best dressed of the night. I just wish she ditched that horrible lipstick.

  20. reddmasters says:

    It really would not hurt Lily to have those brows shaped up just a tiny bit!

  21. MJ says:

    I was just looking online at photos of Camilla Belle, trying to figure out why she looked a little different. Guess she got a nose job:


    Too bad. It was cuter before, IMO.

    • Alexis says:

      The nose job makes her resemble Dita more (although they have similar vibes to begin with).

  22. carrie says:

    Camilla Belle’s Ralph Lauren dress is my fav dress of the night

  23. riri says:

    I disagree.
    While Camilla is a beautiful girl, that dress is wrong. That cleavage/neckline is never pretty for anyone.

    If the woman does not have enough breast, it makes them seem more mannish, and if they are heavy breasted then they look cheep.

    The dress does not work for the body.

    And Dakota’s dress, though pretty is way too pale for her colors.

  24. original almond says:

    Am I the only one who thinks Leighton’s face is really orange? Camilla’s as well. Their dresses are nothing daring, though. They’re young, they should unusual things, spice it up a bit.

    Dakota’s dress washes her out and it doesn’t fit properly. She looks as if she took her older sister’s dress and decided to wear it despite being a bit too big.

    Lilly is pulling off the dress, though just barely, I think. Her eyebrows are lovely, IMO.

  25. F5 says:

    Camilla looks 40 ;/
    Dakota annoys me to no end..

  26. Mourning the Death of Music says:

    Dakota looks amazing and very age appropriate. I’m thrilled she isn’t trying to sex it up.

    I’d love Leighton’s gown if it wasn’t for that mess at the bottom of it.

    Wrong shade of lipstick for Camille, but otherwise, completely stunning.

    Dear, sweet Lily, the 1970’s called and would like their dress back.

  27. lucy2 says:

    I like Camilla’s, but she does look a lot older than she is, and close up that makeup is so heavy.
    The rest of the dresses are OK, nothing great.
    I always see people say Leighton is so pretty. I don’t see it?

  28. Katherine says:

    Camille looks gorgeous but a bit sedate for this shindig. Dakota and Lily are unfortunately just boring. They need to get into the spirit of the night which is definitely not about playing it safe.

  29. irishserra says:

    I do believe Lily has done some minor grooming of her brows. They look a scoge better to me.

  30. debunker says:

    Camilla and Lily are usually very pretty but their hairstyle and make-up don’t work here, because it’s too severe-looking.
    Camilla’s dress looks great on her.

    Leighton Messter doesn’t look her best either, as she seems to carry some extra fat on her face and it makes her look matronly.

  31. C says:

    i think all four of them are really pretty in different ways!

    i find Dakota’s dress a bit meh but it looks ok on her. Her overall look’s a bit too princessy for my liking though but i guess it fits her age

    Leighton is very pretty but her make up is so weird, the lipstick shade doesn’t seem to fit her well too. and the dress reminds me of a multi tiered cake

    Camille’s amazing bod flatters the dress, and she has such a dita von teese vibe

    Lily just looks so perfect and adorable! i actually like her brows like this

  32. HoustonGrl says:

    Camilla’s look was my favorite of the event.

  33. Michelle says:

    Lily collins’ dress is hideous, what was she thinking. She’s usually a pretty good at dressing up.

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