Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Best Dressed: 2011 Costume Institute Gala

This year's Met Gala may have been a night dedicated to the world of the late Alexander McQueen and his unmistakable talent, but what we find odd was Gucci Group's Stella McCartney coup. After all, we were thinking the event would shine a glorious light on McQueen's career & legacy. But with only a handful of red-carpet goers clad in his namesake designs, the celebratory spirit we were hoping for felt like watching a candle that will never be lit. Besides the boatload of guests in McCartney, even more numbing was the number of those in labels that tend to mimic McQueen's wizardry. That being said, our hand's down favorite of the night was Ashley Olsen in a simple yet coquettish vintage Christian Dior Haute Couture dress, once again making a strong case for minimal elegance.

Ashley Olsen in vintage Christian Dior Haute Couture, above.

One must also remember that while Alexander McQueen was a genius in the world of women's wear, he was also a notable figure in men's fashion. It's a shame that only Vogue's forever-dapper Hamish Bowles took it upon himself to demonstrate McQueen's vision for men as well.

Hamish Bowles, in Alexander McQueen, above.

Vogue's Andrea Leon Talley, in Balenciaga , above.

1 comment:

laurakitty said...

ALT's cape is by your favourite, Nicolas Ghesquière.