The NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art launched the opening of the Annual Costume Institute Gala titled "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.".The Met Gala is a very prestigious red carpet event, where attendees can push the boundaries of Fashion to dance freely on the lines of costume inspired, dramatic gowns.With on lookers from the street, Industry Insiders, and the army of camera men on duty, looking your best is a must.
Beyoncé, Givenchy Haute Couture
B's good friend Gwyneth Paltrow arrived at the event in a very sexy Prada mini dress. I could see the designer initially envisioning more of a fitted to the ankle length silhouette with dramatic trail from butt. It looks like at the last fitting, Paltrow said, this fits me flawlessly, lets just cut it short, what the hell. When you're in your forties, with two children, why would you want to hide a body like this. Let's just say she is fierce, fit, and makes fashion choices that compliment her A-List Celebrity status.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Prada and Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie
This is what the Gala is all about. Below, these dresses scream, I'm going to the Met Gala, in NYC tonight. Florence and Lauren were both bold and beautiful in their designer gowns. Whether we loved or hated these looks, the ladies seemed to adore them, and I applaud the women for their fearlessness. I mean after all, it was the Met Gala!
Florence Welch, Alexander McQueen
Lauren Santo Do,imgo, Oscar de la Renta
It was good to see our 'Young Stunners' representing on the Red Carpet. Rhianna, Alicia & Swizz, and Bruno Mars all kept it classy in black.
Rhianna, Tom Ford Bruno Mars, Prada
Alicia Keys & Swizz Beats, Givenchy Haute Couture
Sarah Jessica Parker, Valentino
Fit! Fit! Fit! Gisele and Amber Heard know a thing or two about wearing a dress the accentuates their bodies. The gowns are draped flawlessly to create the hour glass figure most women attempt to achieve.
The bottom shape detailing of Gisele's dress gives me an aquatic feel in which I can't decide if I'm a fan or foe of this frock. Regardless, the material sets the tone of the event. Her shoes, hair, make-up and over all look is fabulous and she looks beautiful.
Do I necessarily love the color of Amber's gown; and the gown with the lipstick? Undecided. What I do love though, is the drama of the train, and how the architecture of this dress solidified her as one of the sexy, curvaceous women of the evening.
Gisele Bundchen, Givenchy Haute Couture Amber Heard, Zac Posen
As always Mrs. Patton looked like the natural beauty she is. This gown puts me in the mood of Swan Lake with the bust detailing, and crisscross bodice. The fit around the hip is funky, and the train is a bit bulky, but she still delivered her usual va va voom effect. That's the thing about being a natural beauty, you don't even have to try too hard. Job well done.
Paula Patton, Vera Wang
Model physique women accompanied by shorter stature dates, was a trend for the couples below at the 2012 Gala. Regardless of the height difference these couples were confident, good looking, and dressed well.
Joan Smalls & Olivier Rousteing, Balmain Marcus Samuelson & Maya Haile, Ralph Lauren
Karlie Kloss, Jason Wu and Van Cleef
This is what I like to see. A man who knows how to wear the right uniform on and off the field. Tim Tebow of the NY Jets, sported a dapper looking Ralph Lauren Tuxedo, that made him look like he was used to attending events of this stature. Kudos to Tebow!
How do we feel about the tri-color Jean Paul Gaultier Gown. At first glance I thought this was interesting. Then I realized there were just too many ideas, I feel the designer was trying to incorporate into one silhouette. As unique and fascinating as the string like detailing at neck is, it confuses the dress. Along with the dramatic, grey three tier ruffling to the floor. To make this a harmonious flow, I would of only left minimum string detailing stopping at the top of the v-neck bust line. Cinched the dress in at waist and hip to create more of a curvy figure and only incorporated one or two layers of ruffles. Still, I am drawn to this look, and although the mark was missed it was a great effort.
China Chow, Jean Paul Gaultier
Well, just like that, another exhibition, is sparked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.. New York City was honored once again by gathering many of Hollywood's top notch celebrities together for an event of drama and glamour at the 2012 Met Gala. Fit was an important factor on the carpet this go round. The better your gown adhered to your body, the better you looked. Did anyone stop me in my tracks and completely wow me; not so much. What I can say though, is our celebrities used the most high-end of designers to conceal their nudity that evening. Everyone knows you're someone if your walking the Red Carpet at The Met, so you ought to have on your best that evening, because you will be the talk of the town, at least for the next week or so.