Tuesday 3 May 2011

Met Ball 2011

Oh to be a guest on that red carpet or even a fly on the wall. The fashion, the style, the glamour. I think if I had been there the level of Fabulousness may have been too much. New York's biggest industry party of the year was kicked off on the 2nd when Daphne Guinness dressed in the window of Barneys' flagship store to go to last night's Metropolitain Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala which this year was honouring the late and great Alexander McQueen. The ball marked the opening of the Metropolitan Museum's latest fashion exhibit at the revered Costume Institute. The Ball was hosted by Anna Wintour, the editor in chief of American Vogue, , with co-chairs Colin Firth, designer Stella McCartney and Salma Hayek.

Anna Wintour and Bee Schafer
Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli

Salma Hayek in
Alexander McQueen
Stella McCartney wearing
her own design

The Met ball is the oscars for the East Coast, the most important fashion event of the year as you get to see the designers on the red carpet, not just their clothes. Each designer brings their current muse or the face of their advertising campaign for the season.

Karl Lagerfeld with Muse of the moment and
face of Chanel, Blake Lively

Diane Kruger with Jason Wu wearing his design

Nicole Richie in a Vintage 1930 gown
with Britt Maren wearing custom Winter Kate
and a custom House of Harlow 1960 headpiece


From the top
1. Mia Wasikowska with Thakoon wearing his designs
2. Ashley Olsen wiht Christian Louboutin wearing Vintage Christian Dior Haute Couture and Louboutin Shoes
3. Michael Kors with Dianna Agron in his design
4. Rrancisco Costa and Zoe Saldana in calvin-klein
5. Taylor Swift in J-Mendel with Gilles Mendel
6. Tom Ford with Carolyn Murphy in his design
7. Valentino and Natalia Vodianova in his design
8. Amare Stoudemire and Rachel Roy
9. Zac Posen with Christina Ricci in his design
10. Florence Welch who performed on the night, with Stefano Pilati wearing Yves SAint Laurent
11. Lily Donaldson in Erdem with Erdem Moralioglu
12. Margherita Missoni and Joy Bryant both in Missoni
13. Prabal Gurung and Elettra Wiedemann Rossellini in her grandmother Ingrid Bergmans dress that Gurung-modified
14. Rosie Huntington Whiteley in Burberry with Christopher Bailey
15. Tamara Mellon with Thandie Newton in Stella McCartney
16. Tory Burch with Kanye in her design

Oh to have one of those designers on speed dial, now that's anambition worth striving towards. And look at Ashley Olsen and Christian Louboutin bezzie mates, what I wouldn't do....

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