Monday, May 2, 2011


Anna Wintour in Chanel

The Metropolitan Museum of Art played host to the high(est) fashion event of the year, the Costume Institute Gala. This year's special occasion payed tribute to the late and great Alexander McQueen with its "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibit.

We spectators always look forward to the sartorial drama that comes with the annual Met Gala but this year promised to be especially spectacular. As we sadly lost the design house's namesake last year, A-listers and the fashion conscious were surely eager to honor his memory. Lest we forget, Sarah Burton took over as creative director at Alexander McQueen and recently debuted a VERY important princess's gown on Friday...

While I loved our dear princess bride and promise not to forget about her in my next post, I just had to offer my opinion on my best dressed/favorite looks of the night:

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen

Jennifer Hudson in Vera Wang

Jessica Stam in Tommy Hilfiger

Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney

Taylor Swift in J. Mendel

Gisele in Alexander McQueen

Diane Kruger in Jason Wu

Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen

Amy Poehler in J. Mendel

Vera Wang in Vera Wang

By no means do I intend to leave other perfectly gorgeous women off my list. It's just that, when it comes to the Met Gala, I want to see the unexpected and I want to see it done tastefully. These ladies brought the drama and the class. I love them for that and hope that their dear friend is smiling down on them and feeling the same way.


  1. I was somewhat bored with a lot of the looks from this year's gala. Esp. since the night honored one of the most extravagant designers we've ever come to know! I appreciated Daphne Guinness' look very much as well as Hamish Bowles who honored McQueen in the tartan print similar to SJP's dress back when she accompanied Lee to the gala a few years ago...

    Love Diane Kruger. Bored as crap with Gwenyth these days!

  2. I felt a little bored too but was SO glad to see Daphne Guinness bust it out with some signature McQueen. I wondered too if many of the best pieces were being used in the exhibit?


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