Gwyneth Paltrow – Met Ball 2012

When Gwyneth Paltrow’s short, shimmering lilac, backless dress in considered something on the more simple side, you know what kind of event you’re at. Simple or not, Gwyneth looked absolutely stunning in a dress by Prada at the 2012 Met Ball held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

I love the designs on the side of the dress and the way the asymmetrical skirt shows off her amazing legs. The hair is also simple, but still beautiful. I just wish we could have gotten an even better view of her earrings. They’ve got this amazing emerald leaf thing going on inside. It’s intense. 

She may not have looked like all that at last night’s DVF event, but the actress clearly made up for it this evening. Plus, I’m pretty sure her dress has pockets. If that’s not an automatic win at life, I don’t know what is. 

Check out all of our coverage from the 2012 MET Costume Institute Gala.