Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Best Dressed at the Met's Costume Institute Gala

I've looked through all the outfits at the annual Gala last night, and I have to say Claire Danes, Gisele Bundchen, and Eva Mendez were definitely my top picks! I know this is an event where you are supposed to be avant garde, and the theme was ''superhero,'' but for a lot of ladies this year, it was too much. Victoria Beckham looked like David's mother in her ensemble, Mary-Kate's dress was ill-fitting, and Anna Wintour looked like an extra on Star Trek. Last night's event proved that just because it is 'haute couture' does not mean that just anyone can wear it. Also, there's a HUGE difference between costume-y and a full fledge costume. I look at high-end fashion as art. It's mere purpose is to be looked at in the way a portrait is looked at. On its own and with no distraction, so that the full beauty of the piece can be appreciated. On a manikin or a 80 lb. model, these creations would have looked great, but in retrospect, they look clownish and most of the time, not flattering at all on the red carpet. Claire Danes wore a black gown with a gorgeous back to it. Gisele chose a nude, yet sultry number, and the texture of Eva's dress was A-mazing. These are my favorite outfits for three reasons: They are are flattering, elegant, yet, they all have something costum-y and avant garde about them without looking silly or over-the-top. It's all about finding the perfect balance!


Night's Best dressed:





















Night's Top disasters:























4 comments:

amyc06 said...

Anna Wintour looks HID-E-OUS!

Denise said...

eva longoria looked the best i love her!

JuliAM said...

seriously, how heinous was aw. somebody needs to step down at vogue...

karla said...

claire danes looks radiant. love her