Kerry Washington, Natalie Portman and Jessica Alba Engage in a Little Pattern Play in This Week’s Celebrity Best Dressed List

Given all the Met Gala mayhem that went down this week (epic trains, over-the-top headgear and see-through fabric galore will always steal the red carpet spotlight), it’s totally understandable why a lot of top-notch looks from other events may have gone under the radar. That’s where this edition of the best dressed list comes in. It’s chock-full of abstract patterns, flashy embellishments and fresh florals worthy of some praise. Color was definitely in as stars selected bold shades of burgundy, blue and pink. Necklines also showed real range with halter, plunging, strapless and one-shoulder varieties all making poignant appearances.