The Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala is one of the most glamorous and glitzy fashion events of the year, maybe only second to the Oscars in terms of celebrity presence. This year’s Gala was meant to be a tribute to the late Alexander McQueen as well as an unveiling of the new exhibit, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.
Is it just me, or did it seem like this years attendees were playing it safe with their outfit choices compared to previous years? Not to say that anyone’s gowns looked boring or plain, but just safer for this type of event.
Here are Fashion For Breakfast’s favorites from the night. My top three favorites were Diane Kruger, Christina Ricci, and Kristen Stewart, who were yours?
Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen | Alasdhair Willis & Stella McCartney in Cartier Jewels and her own designs
Sara Burton in Alexander McQueen and Fred Leighton Jewels | Anna Wintour in Chanel Haute Couture and Bee Shaffer in Balenciaga
Tom Brady with Gisele Bündchen in Alexander McQueen | Madonna in Stella McCartney
Naomi Campbell in McQueen | Emma Roberts in Michael Kors
Karen Elson in McQueen | Liv Tyler, Marina Abramovic, Riccardo Tisci, and Mariacarla Boscono, all in Givenchy Haute Couture (by Tisci)
Blake Lively in Chanel Haute Couture with Karl Lagerfeld in Tom Ford | Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy, paying homage to McQueen
Freida Pinto in Chanel Haute Couture | Michael Kors with Dianna Argon in Michael Kors
Anna Dello Russo in McQueen | Natalia Vodianova in Valentino with Valentino
Diane Kruger in Jason Wu with Jason Wu | Ashley Greene in Donna Karan
Elle and Dakota Fanning both in Valentino | Shalom Harlow in Marchesa
Liu Wen and Constance Jablonski both in Alexander McQueen with John Dempsey | Christina Ricci in Zac Posen
Hailee Steinfeld in Stella McCartney | Kristen Stewart in Proenza Schouler with designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez
Coco Rocha in McQueen | Ricardo Tisci with Liv Tyler in Givenchy
Photos via style.com and The Cut
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will be on display until July 31st, so don’t miss your chance to see McQueen’s works of art up close and personal. I love those rare moments when fashion is exhibited in Museums.
Below are photos of a few selected pieces from the exhibit, all very memorable career highlights for McQueen:
Dress, VOSS, s/s 2011
“Bumster” Skirt, Highland Rape, a/w 1995–96
“Spine” Corset, Untitled, s/s 1998
Dress, It’s Only a Game, s/s 2005
Dress, No. 13, s/s 1999
Ensemble, Widows of Culloden, a/w 2006–7
Ensemble, VOSS, s/s 2001
“Oyster” Dress, Irere, s/s 2003
Dress, Sarabande, s/s 2007
“Coiled” Corset, The Overlook, a/w 1999–2000
The Above photos are from Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty‘s official website. I’d highly recommend watching the videos on this site too!