Met Gala Fashion Page 1
This year’s Met Gala red carpet was overwhelming, to say the least. There were tons of show-stopping gowns, but we had to narrow it down to a few standouts.
The Met Gala exists for pretty much one reason and one reason only: capital-F Fashion. (And don’t let the name Costume Institute confuse you — costume is just an academic term for clothing.) While some of last night’s looks made our jaws drop in a really good way, others were hideous, boring, and/or inappropriate.
Admit it! The real reason you’ve been trolling through the Met-Gala photo galleries was in the hope that you might catch a passing glimpse of Gaga in all her platinum blonde, pre-performance glory. Well, the lovely folks over at Prada were nice enough to pass along a pic of the Lady herself and leave it to the pop starlet to turn up looking atypically classic when everyone else is trying their best to work the avant-garde.
Monday night marked the single biggest event on fashion’s yearly calendar: The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala. The theme this year was American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity and, appropriately, focused on American style through the ages. We’ve touched on some historical icons and wondered how exactly the Gap — this year’s sponsor — was going to pull off outfitting stars for the red carpet, but the photos are up and the guests have made it past the very velvet rope, so now the fun part begins.