"A couturier must be an architect for design, a sculptor for shape, a painter for color, a musician for harmony, and a philosopher for temperance." ~ Cristobal Balenciaga

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Meet Me At the Met!

New York's Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Gala this past Monday chose a special topic for the evening.  The traditional accessibly fun and sometimes trivial themes of past Galas were replaced by a more weighty, serious subject matter:  paying tribute to the work and memory of the late Lee Alexander McQueen and the unveiling of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibit in his honour, entitled Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.

It was a dramatic affair.  There was a lot of McQueen on the red carpet, as well as many other designers.  I especially thought the ladies in Stella McCartney looked stellar that night!  Here's my best-dressed picks of the evening:

Diane Kruger in Jason Wu
Kate Winslet in Stella McCartney

Thandie Newton in Stella McCartney
Chanel Iman in Dolce & Gabbana

Emma Roberts in Michael Kors
Emma Stone in Lanvin

Karen Elson in McQueen
Bar Refaeli in Reem Acra

Coco Rocha in McQueen
Michelle Williams in Miu Miu

Madonna in Stella McCartney
Maggie Gyllenhaal in Stella 

Gisele Bündchen in McQueen
JLo in Gucci

Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney
Naomi Watts in Stella McCartney

Miranda Brooks in McQueen
Hailee Steinfeld in Stella McCartney

Kate Hudson in Stella McCartney
Lily Aldridge in Ralph Lauren

The night paid a bittersweet homage to McQueen's fantastical, theatrical, and magical creations and celebrated his genius.  The Met's exhibit, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, runs from May 4th until July 31st and showcases approximately 100 of McQueen's designs, spanning his 19-year career, from his 1992 Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection up to his final runway presentation in Paris, less than one month after his suicide on February 11, 2010.

more McQueen magic:

(images via: The Fashion SpotStyle Frizz)
I'd really love to go to this beautiful exhibit!!!  Maybe I can take a road trip down to New York?!




  1. WOW!!!!! so sad to lose such a creative soul

  2. celebration of a legend! There were some amazing dresses at the event!

  3. I also did a post of the MET Gala with my own photos, take a look if you want!



  4. Thank you for your wonderful selection of gowns from the night and the exhibition. Xxxx

  5. My favorites were Madonna, Diane Kruger and Karen Elson...but I wish there would've been more crazy fashion choices. I mean it's the MET GALA!



  6. thanks ladies!!
    great photos Giaa!!
    I totally agree Olive ;)

    Corinne xo

  7. I would love to make to his exhibition too.
    Maybe next time when I am in NYC
    I love AMcQueen
    lee x

  8. Such beautiful photos! The exhibit looks wonderful. I love Hailee Steinfeld's dress and Diane Kruger's

  9. J Lo's dress looks kind of scary, actually.


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