The Costume Institute’s annual gala at the Met is known for over the top fashion that tops any other fashion event. Models, the fashion industry, designers, and celebrities alike show up wearing the best gowns and get-ups, generally in theme of the event. Last year we had The Model as Muse and it was fantastic from Madonna’s Louis Vuitton bunny ears to co-chair Kate Moss in a fabulous Marc Jacobs complete with turban. Rachel Zoe couldn’t say it any better: I die.
This year, the gala underwhelmed and brought in a lot of whorish makeup and wackadoo getups. The “(insert designer) for Gap” was absolutely ridiculous and I was expecting more on that red carpet. Some of the favorites such as the Olsen’s, Kate Moss, and a certain Lady Gaga (we’ll get to the performance outfite later), who performed at the gala, were M.I.A.
I had to search around and finally settled on pictures from Style.com. I wanted to see what my models were sporting and they actually looked better than most celebrities, go figure. My choices are obvious and some a bit unconventional maybe. I didn’t just choose based on a pretty dress, but by not being safe, confidence, personality and much more. Well, here’s to my favorites in no particular order:
Karlie Kloss – Donna Karan
How lovely does little Karlie look? She is wearing this purple Donna Karan and completely owning it. I love her and want her on the red carpet more often. What a cute, pretty girl.
Chloë Sevigny – Proenza Schouler
Okay, this might seem for an odd choice, but I really love her Proenza. It’s completely Chloë in every way. While she could have given more at this event, I love this choice and the colors. Ah! way to go, Chloë!
Anne Hathaway – Valentino
I’m trying to figure out why her hair is as such. Last year she had a whore-ish, voluminous look and now it seems she is trying to counteract that. I suppose I can get over it because she went all fairy princess and looks sexy as well. This is the sort of thing Taylor Swift would have worn, but alas it would have been just as predictable on her as what she wore at the event. Boring, T-Swift, boring. Here, I think Anne almost gets best dressed of the night. So lovely.
Chanel Iman – Michael Kors
Now I might be crazy, but at least this is how you would do a jumpsuit, if one ever had to wear one, which I hope one would not. She actually looks completely fabulous and rocks it, so what do I care? Hey Tina, this is how you do it.
Anna Wintour/daughter Bee Shaffer – Chanel Haute Couture/Balenciaga
I chose to put them together because I feel they look best together. Anna is always divine while her daughter is sexy in Balenciaga. Love.
Tom Ford – Tom Ford
Who else looks better in a suit than Tom Ford?! He is so damn sexy I would consider taking a bite to taste this man. The real thing at question here is: Who looks good in a pink suit jacket? I think we have our answer ladies and gentlemen.
Jessica Stam – Rachel Roy
I just really liked this and maybe it’s because I adore Stam. What can I say? Girlfriend looks sexy.
Kate Bossworth – Valentino Haute Couture
This is a very interesting gown and I love her choices throughout the years. I love that she’s never exactly safe and takes those risks. Now only if we could find an acting career somewhere here…
Coco Rocha – Zac Posen
This dress is definitely over the top. I hated the swabs of fabric training behind her, but I saw multiple views and she knew how to carry that thing indeed.
Lily Donaldson – Marc Jacobs
One word: Sex.
Sarah Jessica Parker – Halston Heritage
Take away the Carrie head blossom and we have a winner. Ding-ding-ding!
Naomi Watts – Stella McCartney
How awesome is this. I don’t even know why I adore this. She’s looks gorgeous in this color and I’m glad she chose something interesting and fun.
Jennifer Lopez – Zuhair Murad
Can’t say she never takes risks. While she’s not my favorite, she definitely hit it on point last night.
Oprah Winfrey – Oscar de la Renta
I initially thought of this as a big, poufy mess. I got over it and noticed she werked this number and I’m glad she didn’t go her normal route of gowns. Get it, girl!