Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Met Gala 2014

Following last year's theme of Punk Couture, this year’s Metropolitan Gala centered on the theme of “white tie and decorations”, a tribute to Charles James (1906-1978), America’s first couturier, who was paid a correct homage with the Met annual Costume Institute exhibit. “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” acknowledges James' sculptural approach to fashion design and makes us rediscover the architectural ball gowns he was famous for. Charles did not sustain his popularity today because he hasn’t carried with time a surviving label for the public to remember him, especially for the people outside the fashion industry. However, I am sure all of you will remember him by because of  the Met worthy star studded gala and the celebrities all dressed up and strutting their way on the red carpet.

Some of Charles James dresses

One of Charles James' dresses that inspired Sarah Jessica Parker's look on the red carpet

SJP wearing Oscar De La Renta

SJP from the back

Dakota Johnson wearing Jason Wu

Karen Elson wearing a beautiful structural Zac Posen gown

Model Suki Waterhouse lifting her Burberry dress to unveil the black wedged boots she is wearing

Suki Waterhouse striking a lustful pose

Designer Tabitha Simmons in a dreamy flower Dolce and Gabbana dress

Not bad for Taylor Swift, I love the back of her Oscar De La Renta dress
Lily Aldridge wearing an exquisite silver wrap gown by Michael Kors

Katie Holmes wearing a flamboyant yellow dress from Marchesa

Stunning Naomi Watts in feathered-like Givenchy couture dress

Dita Von Teese always so perfectly herself in a Zac Posen mermaid dress

Topshop's Instagram photo; from left to right: Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn, Toni Garn, and Kendall Jenner all wearing Topshop gowns

Toni Garn and Jourdan Dunn in a rush to get to the Met; I love Toni's dress!!

Kendall is wearing an elegant and amazingly fitting dress by Topshop

From left to right: Reese Witherspoon (loved the detail on her strapless cut), Cara Delevingne (Expected pants), Rihanna, Stella McCartney and Kate Bosworth. All are wearing Stella McCartney.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka wearing Thom Browne

David Beckham wearing a Ralph Lauren Black Label suit and Louboutin shoes and Victoria Beckham wearing her own brand; I thought her dress was too minimalistic for a theme like decoration.

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield (the Spiderman movie) are sweet together in a Thakoon dress and Tod’s bag and a Band of Outsiders suit with Christian Louboutin shoes; But  seriously? I can wear her dress to the beach!

Since they became fashion-relevant and Vogue approved, let's talk about them. Here, Both Kanye and Kim are wearing Lanvin.

I like you Beyonce but this dress looks like last year's  survivor theme ("Punk: Chaos to Couture"). Both Jay Z and Beyonce are wearing Givenchy Couture.

Beyonce's husband Jay Z comes to the rescue as she loses a ring on the Met Gala red carpet; he looks for it, finds it, and then bends slightly as if to propose to her once again.

Hot couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds in Gucci

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