Being as this is a fashion blog, it just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t post about the Met Gala. For those of you a little behind the times the Met Gala is the biggest fashion event of the year. It’s basically New York’s Oscars because of the star studded red carpet.
“This years event took place on Monday to celebrate the Met’s newest exhibition “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations”. Which, I might add, I am going to visit! My fashion history class has organized a trip this coming Friday to visit the exhibit. Totally excited. It’s crazy because these designers creations are separated by a half-century, hence the name Impossible Conversations.
I pulled this section from a New York Times article by Eric Wilson, describing the backlash Mrs. Prada received.
“Best not mention that to Mrs. Prada, one of the most influential female designers in recent history, who initially rebuffed the museum’s plans to mount an exhibition that compared her to Schiaparelli, who died in 1973. Mrs. Prada said in many interviews about the show that she had never been inspired by the work of her predecessor.
“Well,” Mr. Ford said, “Coco Chanel said that creativity is the art of concealing your sources.”
All I have to say about that is– Well said, Tom Ford.
The fashion’s at the Met Gala are seriously amazing, with some expected wacky duds. As anticipated a bevy of stars showed up in their finest designers gowns and tuxedos. There was a metallic and mesh trend that appeared amongst the stars.
These celebs did metallic right. Nina Dobrev in a one-shoulder Donna Karan gown. Gwyneth Paltrow in a Prada dress and jewelry by Anna Hu Haute Joallerie. Jessica Alba in a metallic Michael Kors dress.
The meshy/see through trend was exemplified perfectly in these gowns. Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior. Renee Zellweger in an Emilio Pucci silk gown. Victoria Justice in McQ Alexander McQueen.