Michelle Dockery – 2012 Met Ball

The Ralph Lauren Collection gown might be a smidge dull, but it just works on Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery.  Am I right?  The English rose paired her wool satin beaded evening dress with earrings by the designer, and delicate black gloves.  Who else but Lady Mary would be able to pull off such refined, classic look?  

Dockery joined Claire Danes, Sofia Vergara and Julianna Margulies on the May cover of Vanity Fair, wearing nothing more than a towel to cover her virtue and some very sparkly jewels.

Tonight’s Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan museum kicks off the Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibit.

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