Last night, The Met’s Costume Institute Gala saw movie stars, musicians, designers and models walk the most fashionable red carpet of the year. Though I missed the first ever livestreaming of the arrivals, I’ve gotten all caught up on who wore what via the countless photos on the internet, and have landed on my best dressed of the evening.
The top spot easily goes to Cate Blanchett in a feather embellished black Alexander McQueen gown – a showstopping combination. Following closely behind is gala co-chair Carey Mulligan in a sequinned Prada number and the most incredible ‘do. A risk-taking Diane Kruger, also in Prada, is a controversial pick with her voluminous purple gown and its feathered hem, but I loved it.
Rounding out my best dressed list are the stunning Rooney Mara and knockout Gisele Bündchen, both in Givenchy Haute Couture. Black is anything but boring when Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci is involved (let’s pretend we never saw this).
Did you watch the red carpet arrivals live? Which were your favourite looks?
Images via Just Jared
This year’s Costume Institute Gala, aka the Oscars of the fashion industry, is just around the corner on May 7 – and you’re invited! Sort of. WWD reports that, for the very first time, the Met Ball will be livestreaming the red carpet arrivals, as well as select portions of the gala itself.
Hosts William Norwich and Elettra Wiedemann (thankfully not Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic!) will be interviewing the evening’s co-chairs, Anna Wintour, Miuccia Prada and Carey Mulligan and asking attendees questions submitted through Twitter via the #metquestions hashtag. The broadcast will be on Vogue.com, Metmuseum.org, and Amazon.com from 6:30 to 8:30pm EST.
My invitation for this year’s Met Ball seems to have gotten lost in the mail and Anna (yes, we’re on a first name basis) has yet to return my phone calls about getting my name on the guest list, but I can breathe just a little easier now knowing that at the very least I can watch the livestream. A small consolation.
After the success of last year’s Alexander McQueen ‘Savage Beauty’ exhibition, the pressure is on The Metropolitan Museum of Art to follow up with another hit. Their answer? ‘Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations’, an exhibit that showcases the work of Miuccia Prada and the late Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli.
According to The Met’s website, the exhibition will feature approximately ninety designs and thirty accessories by Schiaparelli (1890–1973) from the late 1920s to the early 1950s and by Prada from the late 1980s to the present. The pieces will be organized around seven themes, each housed in a separate gallery: Waist Up/Waist Down, Ugly Chic, Hard Chic, Naif Chic, The Classical Body, The Exotic Body, and The Surreal Body.
Check out the images below for a sneak peek at the exhibit, and pre-order the catalogue, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, here. The exhibition runs from May 10 to August 19 - will you be paying a visit? We’ve yet to decide, but one thing’s for certain: we won’t be waiting until the very last day this time, like we did for ‘Savage Beauty’. We learned that lesson the hard way.
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