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). - Vogue.comMr. 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|
|Jessica Stam in Tommy Hilfiger|
|Karen Elson in Alexander McQueen|
|Karlie Kloss in Dior|
|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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