Fête at the Met

6 May

***updated 2010 Met Gala post, here.

Last night was the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (May 4). The gala was co-chaired by Marc Jacobs, Kate Moss, Justin Timberlake and Anna Wintour (chillsss), set to premiere the Met’s new exhibit The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion which is open May 6-August 9. Last year around this time the Costume Institute at the Met unveiled Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy.

There were some incredible outfits, some of which have been getting more criticism than they deserve, and others that really haven’t been getting any coverage, probably because they were worn by people of color other than Halle Berry or Rihanna…oh, media racism.

I have picked my TOP 5 looks from the evening below:

Alek Wek

Alek Wek is gorgeous without trying.

Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester, in Louis Vuitton, has been getting torn apart for this outfit - I love its playfulness.


Rihanna, in Dolce & Gabbana, wears things that interest me most of the time - I appreciate this puffery.

Liya Kebede

Liya Kebede rockin' some smooth black lipstick.

Kate Moss in Marc Jacobs

Kate Moss in Marc Jacobs, the hostess with the mostess.

Other looks I loved:

Kanye West & Amber Rose

Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava

Joy Bryant and Rachel Roy

Milla Jovovich


5 Responses to “Fête at the Met”

  1. Timo May 6, 2009 at 10:07 am #

    Some cool looks. Leighton Meester looks like she’s wearing a garbage bag full of used spraycans. Rihanna and Alek Wek, good stuff. Liya Kebede kinda looks like her torso is backwards there. Kate Moss should keep poppin’ out babies if it means maintaining that semblance of an actual body –

  2. House of JB May 6, 2009 at 10:17 am #

    Great Top 5. Original choices.

  3. Eli May 6, 2009 at 6:26 pm #

    Alek Wek and Liya Kebede are my favorite. The purple on Wek is really stunning. With Leighton Meester I agree but it needs your explanation, otherwise I’m like, too much. Thanks for sharing

  4. dodo March 5, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

    je crois quel n’est par du tout belle

  5. Aolomon March 11, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

    Liya looks stunning without her sugardaddy husband. How did cone her, I wonder. A message for Kebede would be “when your wife is being photographed for her beauty, you needed not be there with her as you do not add to her beaty but only subtract from it.

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