On May 3rd 2010, the annual Costume Institute Gala Benefit took place at the Metropolitan Museum. It was hosted by Oprah Winfrey, Patrick Robinson of the Gap, and Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue to celebrate the opening of the "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" exhibition at The Met. Many actors, singers, models and fashion designers attended the event known for its importance in the fashion world. I believe New York hasn’t seen so many beautiful and fashionable people in one place in a long time.
The celebrities walked hand in hand with their partners and the designers of their gowns. Most of the looks were amazing! It seemed like there were four colors that made biggest statement. There were traditional black, white, but also purple and blue in all kinds of shades.
THE RAINBOW OF COLORS AT THE MET GALA:
There were few looks that made a great impression on me. Let’s just look at Emma Watson in her beautiful white Burberry gown. She’s walked the red carper with the designer Christopher Bailey. Emma looked amazing and proved to be a great Burberry muse. The trio of McCartney lovers (Stella herself, Liv Tyler and Kate Hudson) looked fab in their McCartney dresses. And just look at Camille Belle’s red Jason Wu gown. A true vision! One of my favorite fashion icons Sienna Miller showed her loyalty to Pucci, even though her friend Matthew Williamson is not its creative director anymore, and wore Emilio Pucci from head to toe. Plus she brought Jude Law – first big event together after their reunion. So happy for them! Sarah Jessica Parker wore Halston Heritage again (She showed of a white dress on the SATC2 poster). Since Ms. Parker took a designing role at Halston back in January we’ll probably see more that brand on her. Kate Bosworth, minus boyfriend Alexander Skarsgard, paired with Anne Hathaway and chose Valentino for the MET Gala. Simplicity is golden sometimes, especially when you’re wearing Calvin Klein Collection. Both Zoe Saldana and Diane Kruger seemed to agree on the subject and they looked incredibly sexy in long dresses.
Emma Watson, in Burberry, with designer Christopher Bailey
Valentino's Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri, with Anne Hathaway, in Valentino with Bulgari jewels, and Kate Bosworth, in Valentino Haute Couture with Van Cleef & Arpels jewels
Stella McCartney, in her own design; Liv Tyler, in Stella McCartney, Fred Leighton jewels, and Roger Vivier shoes; and Kate Hudson, in Stella McCartney, Casadei shoes, and Fred Leighton jewels
Sarah Jessica Parker, in Halston Heritage, with Fred Leighton and VBH jewels
Jason Wu with Camilla Belle, in his design with Cartier jewel
Francisco Costa with Zoe Saldana, in Calvin Klein Collection, and Diane Kruger, in Calvin Klein Collection with Fred Leighton jewels
Sienna Miller, in Emilio Pucci, with Solange Azagury-Partridge jewels and Emilio Pucci shoes, with Jude Law
I was really disappointed with what Rachel Bilson wore. Usually she’s very on the top of things but this time something in her look just simply didn't make sense. In my opinion the biggest problem with the Louis Vuitton dress was that it has a bad length and shape for Rachel, whose body is more that perfect but in this trapeze of a dress she looked very unflattery. Another example would be Kristen Stewart, who I just wrote a piece about, but this time her stylist didn’t do a great job I’m afraid. It’s just a shame that Kristen legs were hidden behind this long piece of material. Did I just write that about Chanel?? Let me rephrase that. Chanel dresses are ALWAYS beautiful. This one just didn't fit Kristen well. Or maybe I’ve just seen her in greater looks and I got spoiled? Katy Perry in a CuteCircuit dress looked just like … Katy Perry. This girl is a great performer and singer and this dress is totally her style. But it’s just not mine.
Katy Perry, in CuteCircuit, with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Christian Louboutin shoes
Kristen Stewart, in Chanel Haute Couture, with Sergio Rossi shoes
Rachel Bilson, in Louis Vuitton, with Louis Vuitton jewels, bag, and shoes