Every season, we find ourselves fixating on an absolutely gorgeous fancy dress that has absolutely no place in our life. The dream dress is always way too expensive, usually on a celebrity, and probably not even sold in stores. Also, unless we crash the Oscars, there's usually no place to wear it. Still, none of these annoying protests from the land of reality can keep us from dreaming. Like an unrequited crush that you stalk on MySpace, we like to look at our unobtainable dream dress on shopping and fashion blogs, imagining a life in which we too get to pose for Style.com's Look of the Day. Alison's Dream Dress is the amazing gold silk one from Vanessa Bruno, which costs $684. Natalie's Dream Dress is the Marc by Marc silk faille dress that closed his London runway show, which costs $548. Faran's unrealistic frock star is the McQueen gown that Nicole Kidman wore to the Country Music Awards. And you? --ALISON COOL
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Fantasy Dressing the Met Ball Guests
The Met Ball is like the Oscars for the fashion industry: all the best people in all the best dresses. This year's theme, punk, presents an interesting conundrum: will people go all out, liberty spikes and Givenchy nose rings and all, or just throw some studs on a Chanel suit and call it pseudo-punk? We're hoping for the former, and so in the spirit of going the distance, we've picked out our favorite punk fashions and paired them with Met Ball regulars like Anna Wintour and Julianne Moore and some fantasy guests (Bjork, anyone?). Click through to see the looks we want to see on the red carpet, and let us know what you're hoping for in the comments.