Monday night’s annual Costume Institute gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art paid tribute to fashion icons Charles James, the British designer who set the mid-20th century American fashion trend, and Anna Wintour, the long time editor of Vogue magazine.
Wearing a Michael Kors designed dress, Actress Zoe Saldana said the Met Gala is the event where people can get very artistic in fashion and just enjoy it. Other notable celebrities in the event were Rihanna in a Stella McCartney designed white crop top with puckered skirt; Beyonce in a sheer Givenchy designed long sleeve haute couture with plunging V-neck; and Sarah Jessica Parker in an Oscar de la Renta signatured gown.
According to model Karen Elson, last Monday’s Met Gala sill has a very refined look compared to last year’s wild punk theme. Charles James is the meaning of elegance and taste, the model added.
Not only the women were elegant, refined and fantastic during that night. The men were pretty dashing and dapper too.
TV personality Andy Cohen, in Ralph Lauren, said he loves to see men looking like real gentlemen. He said it is nice that men can pretend to be gentlemen for one night.
The men are supposed to dress in white tie formal, with tails. Some pulled it off just fine, while others weren’t brave enough to do it.
Some designers like Derek Lam, wore a tuxedo and didn’t have a tail. The people from Proenza Schouler didn’t have tails too.
Earlier during that day, Wintour was honoured at the Temple of Dendur in Met in a ceremony dedicated to the Anna Wintour Costume Center, which is a newly renamed center of the Costume Institute. Fashion icons like Donatella Versace, Ralph Lauren, Raf Simons and Mr. Oscar de la Renta attended the event. It was a tribute to affirm the power and influence of Wintour to the fashion industry.