“China: Through the Looking Glass”
Monday, May 4th marked the 69th annual Met Gala, a costumed fundraising event to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. Being one of the most attended and highly publicized events, the who’s who are always present while being presided over by the exalted Anna Wintour. Each year the Gala has a theme for its celebrity and elite attendees, this year’s was “China; Through the Looking Glass”. As usual leading up to and after the event, the blogs and fashion houses were buzzing. Who will wear what and who will win, if one could win, the “Best Dressed” of the evening. As has been the result of past Met Gala’s, most of the attendees seem to find dressing in theme…. so passé, because they either miss the mark or never shoot for it.
I guess once you’re in a certain tax bracket adhering to event dress codes is beneath you.
This year’s red carpet was graced with everything from brocaded dresses, embellished pantsuits, and one long and very yellow cape courtesy of the stunning Rihanna. Some of the most notable looks were from Beyonce, who of course wowed in a rhinestone barely there number courtesy of Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci, absolutely loved the custom Philip Treacy headpiece Sarah Jessica Parker wore though the kimono-esque dress just didn’t do it for me. International star, Fan BingBing nailed it in her Christopher Bu embroidered cape and gold sequined dress. Unfortunately there were a few people who seemed to be at the wrong event all together. I’m not entirely sure where model Cara Delevinge was going but that Stella McCartney jumpsuit didn’t tickle my fancy. Mama Kardashian tried to slay but overdid it as usual in her bold red Balmain dress. And apparently Dwayne Wade and wifey Gabrielle Union thought they were meeting the President again, sadly their looks screamed pedestrian in a room full of costumed royalty. All in all, mostly everyone was dressed to kill but nothing really tied to the theme.