Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Last night the who's who of fashion gathered at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for the 2011 Costume Institute Gala. This year attendees celebrated the 'Savage Beauty' exhibition in honour of Alexander McQueen.


I wanted to know more about the event so I did some further research...
The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City houses a collection of more than thirty-five thousand costumes and accessories spanning five continents and as many centuries. Each May, the annual Gala Benefit, its primary fund-raising event, celebrates the opening of the spring exhibition. Under the leadership of Honorary Trustee Anna Wintour (Editor-in-Chief of Vogue), who has been the co-chair since 1995, the gala has become one of the most visible and successful charity events, drawing a stellar list of attendees from the fashion, film, society, business, and music industries. The brainchild of publicity doyenne Eleanor Lambert, the benefit was introduced in 1948 as a midnight supper and dubbed "The Party of the Year." Co-chairs in the past have included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1977-1978), Nicole Kidman (2003, 2005), and Oprah Winfrey (2010). -
Mr. McQueen must've been beaming from 'up there'! x.

Anna Wintour in Chanel Haute Couture

Ashley Olsen in Vintage Dior

Brooklyn Decker in Michael Kors

Chanel Iman in Dolce & Gabbana

Christina Ricci in Zac Posen

Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen

Diane Kruger in Jason Wu

Doutzen Kroes in Giambattista Valli

Florence Welch in Yves Saint Laurent with Stefano Pilati

Ginnifer Goodwin in Top Shop Unique

Giselle Bundchen in Alexander McQueen

Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney

Jay-Z with Beyonce Knowles in Emilio Pucci

Jenna Lyons, Eddie Borgo and Arizona Muse in Altuzarra with
Joseph Altuzarra

Jessica Stam in Tommy Hilfiger

Karen Elson in Alexander McQueen

Karlie Kloss in Dior

Karolina Kurkova

Leighton Meester in Louis Vuitton

Livia Guiggioli in Stella McCartney with Colin Firth in Tom Ford

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Yves Saint Laurent

Mia Wasikowska in Thakoon

Naomi Campbell in Alexander McQueen

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen

Sarah Burton in Alexander McQueen

Sofia Coppola in Marc Jacobs

Stella McCartney in her own design

Taylor Swift in J.Mendel
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