Monday, May 5, 2014
The Met Gala (or Prom for the fashion set) had a glorious red carpet procession last night. The invitation's dress code was “White Tie and Decorations.” The marquee exhibit for the Metropolitan Museum's ball was Charles James, Beyond Fashion. I guess Anna Wintour wanted guests to dress in classic glamour for the 2014 Met Ball.
The best looks came from guests paying tribute to Charles James in ball gowns echoing his silhouettes. Sarah Jessica Parker wore a black and white dress that was reminiscent of the black and white clover gown in the exhibit. Sarah Silverman wore dark red Zac Posen similar to the scarlet creation in the museum. Karolina Kurkova wore a sculptured work via Marchesa. Anna Wintour's daughter Bee Schaffer wore a pale blue Alexander McQueen gown that paid tribute to the red and tulle gown by Charles James.
The irony of this event? In high school, the unpopular girls went to prom with their gay best friends. For the Met Gala, the A-list celebrity girls attend "fashion prom" with their gay designer BFF's. Yes, for this social event, it is much more likely to see top fashion designers bring their most popular celebrity muse as their date in lieu of their mates. It's mutually beneficial as the designer secures the celebrity and the celebrity has designer cred. I would love to see a designer give their date a jeweled corsage.
Worse trends? Celebrities obviously paid to schill a mass market/high street clothing brand for press (I'm looking at you Topshop and Jenner family...) The other are celebrities dressing up as Disney princesses. This is an unpopular opinion, at least where my niece is concerned. She thinks this look is fabulous. Last (AND least) the grotesque, wannabe streaker in pink mankini and Jersey Shore-worthy gold chain who tried to crash. I am not even dignifying this clown with a photo.
Photos by Josh Haner/The New York Times, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images, Kevin Mazur/WireImage