It’s that time of the year again for fashion’s most stylish event – the Costume Institute Gala – or more affectionately known as the Met Ball as it is held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City every May. Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue USA, handpicks her guests and hosts, and this year she has chosen to host alongside Salma Hayek and Colin Firth.
This year, the honour is dedicated to the late great Alexander McQueen, in celebration of the opening of the museum’s new Alexander McQueen retrospective exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, which was first unveiled in London by Anna Wintour and Samantha Cameron during fashion week in February. McQueen will be sorely missed on the red carpet, but his legend lives on through his passionate fans who showed up dressed in his creations to honour him.
The McQueen Team who arrived in Alexander McQueen.
Every year, Anna Wintour is known to wear Chanel couture to the Met Ball, but one would think that given the circumstances, she would wear a vintage Alexander McQueen in his honour. Even Karl Lagerfeld wore Tom Ford last night. I guess old habits die hard. She still looks fashionable enough I guess. There are hundreds of superstars – models, actors, singers, designers – who attended last night and it was hard to make a choice of the best dressed people. But I have made a list of the outfits I love, I loathe and I don’t care.
Not only beautiful, but stylish too. Definitely fashionistas that I admire, especially Michelle Williams with her unique style. Isabel Lucas is the boho chica while Diane Kruger is so blessed with good genes that she just looks amazing in anything.
Who would have thought sexy outfits are back in vogue! I would never dare wear them, but like they say if you’ve got it, flaunt it. I love that the gowns are still tastefully worn with beautiful matching accessories and they still look so glamorous.
Classic beauties and award winning actresses always keep it real on the red carpet. Loving the gorgeous hair, light pastels, shimmers and feathers, ladies.
Young Hollywood girls these days have it all: talent, looks, great sense of fashion and hot boyfriends. Barely in their twenties these girls have what it takes to bring red carpet fashion to the next level.
Redefining casual in these high octane sheer and sweet dresses. Alexa Chung, let me raid your closet!
Absolutely breath-taking gowns. These are way better quality than the Oscars.
Without further ado, let’s see the looks that I cannot decide to love or loathe, but I definitely have seen better.
Unless you’re dressed in Alexander McQueen in which case all is forgiven, black and white feathered dresses seems too gothic for a spring fling with fashion. Either that or I’m jaded with the look. It’s just too intense! Lighten up a little and go for some pretty colours. No doubt the dresses are gorgeous but like I said, I’ve seen better.
I can’t say I’m loving what they are wearing this time around, though that’s not usually the case. I usually gush over what Queen B is wearing on the Upper East Side. Designer or not, I think they should pick clothes that fit their silhouette and age. The outfits are just not wholesome enough in my opinion.
It’s a pity when beautiful superstars are overwhelmed by their dresses, in this case, the dress wore them instead. Again, unless you’re powerful like Cate Blanchett or wacky like Lady Gaga, it’s hard to carry off couture like dresses.
What were they thinking? I haven’t a clue. It’s overkill.
All photos were sourced via Style.com and Vogue.com. I do not own any of the photos.