Of course, the Met’s Costume Institute Gala was last night and the red carpet was mostly boring. I have no patience for anyone who attends the Gala and treats it like it’s the Emmy’s. It’s the Costume Institute Gala, be fabulous. And if you can’t, you should stay home. Remember: this is a tribute to Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli not Donna Karan and Vera Wang.
Now, I’ve included a few pics from people who I think did it right. They took risks, had fun, were fabulous. I won’t really get into the disasters (Florence Welch, Christina Ricci), the beautiful-but-I-repeat-myself-every-god-damn-time-and-it’s-getting-old (Sofia Vergara), the desperate (Marc Jacobs), or my personal favorite, the gothic apple doll with hay hair (Mary-Kate Olsen).
Coco Rocha stunning in vintage Givenchy (previously owned by Liz Taylor). Yellow was the color to be loved last night. Points for risk (pant suit), working in hot pink (tribute to Schiaparelli), and looking flawless.
Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe (who knew?). Points for knowing how. Flawless.
Victoria Justice in McQ by Alexander McQueen. I don’t know who Victoria Justice is, but now I’m curious. Well, maybe not, but still, this is the perfect melange of youthfulness, trendiness, and playfulness. Beautiful. Points for having fun.
Chloe Sevigny in Miu Miu dress, clutch, and shoes. Points for the shoes, the shoes, the shoes! If you’re ever in doubt, buy yourself a pair of Miu Miu shoes. You can’t fail. I also love that Chloe paid tribute to Miuccia with the right kind of Miu dress (look at me, bitch, I control you!) and the perfect Miu shoes. She’s so fabulous, she can afford to throw weird smiles on the red carpet and act like she doesn’t care about her hair.
More after the jump.