Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Met Gala 2010.

If Vogue deems it as "the Party of the Year", then it must be the best. The only event which would deserve such a title is, of course, the Met Gala. The theme for this year's affair was American Women: Fashioning an National Identity. The exhibition runs from May 5th till August 15th 2010 and hopes to demonstrate the American Women from 1890 to 1940 and how these women influence the way perceive the modern woman. The Costume Collection is from the newly established Brooklyn Museum. Now, here are my verdicts on what some of the 'modern women' wore...

First off, I absolutely love this ensemble: it is just gorgeous and Alexa Chung looks fantastic in the structure with soft feminine edges. Adore the tapered trousers with braces and a delicate pussy bow in place of a bow tie. However, is it really appropriate for the Met Gala? I think not. This would have been appropriate for pretty much any other event where she would want to make a statement: but to the Met Gala?! No. Just no. This is an occasion to dress up in beautiful ballgowns... I would have thought better of Alexa and expect her to honour fashion tradition.

Verdict: Unsuitable Perfection.

Marion Cotillard is a beautiful women and looks truly exquisite in Christian Dior. The dazzling figure hugging dress with nude mesh sections and translucent from the top of the thigh down was no problem for Marion, as she still looked utterly classic and elegant. In addition, her 1940s hair and dark eyes add a hint of sexyness, totalling to a stunning Met Gala look. Also, her choice of a simple black clutch and no other accessories was perfect for a dress that encompases a whole outfit: detail, accessorising and shape in one piece.

Verdict: Refined.

I am a huge fan of Miu Miu, but not Carey Murrigan in this "cute" dress. Short blonde hair: Check. Pretty face: Check. Lilac: Check. Crotched Flowers: Check. This is sounding more and more like a five-year-old's outfit rather than an up and coming edgey young actress at the Met Gala! Carey has already shown her obvious flair for dressing on the red carpet but I think she made a mistake here when she chose a dress with pockets. Enough said.

Verdict: Disappointing.

Alessandra Ambrosio, the Brazillian model, looks stunning in this Versace gown. The pale glistening pink, draping front and cut out back are carried off beautifully, complemented by her elongated figure and golden skin. She also accessories well with chandeliere earrings and co-ordinated cuff. I particularily love the small train that creates a pink pool of fabric around her feet.

Verdict: Graceful.

What do you think of the Met Gala women?

UO x


vickileestyle said...

love alexa's outfit! i love how she dares to be different here, don't really see her as a prommy-dress girl anyway so i think she does this perfectly!
agreed with marion cottilard but not with alessandra's!

Skye said...

I like them all. so they didnt dress in ballgowns but they all showed who they are through their clothes. isnt that what fashion and art are about? expressing ones self?

Phoebe.Madeleine said...

i completely agree with Vicki about Alexa, she is being unique and not bein traditional. i love what she is wearing! carey mulligan's dress is too Cheryl Cole little dress thing, boring.

Stace said...

ahh yes agree! I loved seeing all the dresses for this.
I alos loved Liu Wen's outfit, if you've seen it :)
and alexa, oh my I'd do her right there ;)


Skye said...

Yes, it would be nice to have one event that is a completely classic ball. :) but still, they all looked lovely. thanks for the comment on my blog. :)

Persis Shah said...

i think Alessandra looks stunning!

psst. come check out the Pink Lady Giveaway at my blog when you have sometime.

xo. Persis.

through the lens. said...

alexa is definitely too granny nerdy and adorably awkward to carry off a serious dress, methinks, she looks stunning.

the style crusader said...

oh i think there were so many gorgeous looks! of the ones you selected allesandra is definitely my favorite! so glamorous! xx

Jessica Weingarten said...

Uuuuugh I was so disappointed with Carey's dress. She looked so good at the Oscars!