They (the collective “THEY”) call the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute’s Gala “The Oscars of Fashion” (I thought the Oscars were “The Oscars of Fashion”, but whatevs.) This year’s Gala is honoring the late, and so very gifted, Alexander McQueen, with a tribute called Savage Beauty.
“Sarah Burton, McQueen’s creative director and his right-hand woman for 14 years, was clearly emotional at the event—and understandably so. Not only was the venue the site of McQueen’s first post-graduate show, but the handful of pieces on display, including his calf-hair horned jacket and a gilded feather jacket [above], reminded everyone why McQueen was such a national treasure. SamCam gave McQueen his due gravity introducing the event:
“We are so happy that one of America’s great institutions is supporting one of the U.K.’s most deeply talented designers, Alexander McQueen,” she said from the podium. Bolton, for his part, agreed wholeheartedly; McQueen, he said, was an “easy sell” for the theme, especially given the late designer’s tremendous body of work.”
Of course, we now know that Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen was the designer of the wedding dress of the century over the weekend . Take a look at a few of the gorgeous gowns spotted on the Met Gala’s Red Carpet this evening…
Madonna looks quite regal; Taylor Swift is trying too hard, as is Jennifer Lopez–but she’s entitled. Salma Hayek is absolutely a vision. Love the fact that she wore a McQueen gown. I really do love Janelle Monae’s Chanel ensemble. It’s elegant, modern and true to her trade-mark look.
If I find anyone else who looks interesting, I’ll keep you updated.