For the record I loathe a themed party. I hate Halloween, Toga parties, Hawaiian Luau’s, let’s all dress in a ridiculous costume and look terrible together party, any themed party, is a NO for me. Having said that, the one and ONLY themed event that is acceptable in my book, is the Met Gala. Why is that? Well, because it is curated by one of the only people I trust with taste, Anna Wintour, and it’s theatrical, inspiring, creative and not tacky. Anna Wintour announces a theme and then all of the designers create looks that are inspired by that theme. The Met Gala unifies the designers under one umbrella having them showcase their talents under Anna’s vision. It’s like a gigantic Parsons project, that you only have one or two months to complete. Then the designers debut their creations on their muses at the Met Gala which is their moment to show how they interpreted the theme. Once they hit the red carpet, we get to Ooh and Ahh at what the designers came up with. Critiquing is my favorite part of any red carpet, but this one in particular is an absolute favorite because it’s the only time designers get to be really dramatic. And I mean really dramatic. The one thing I wish the Met Gala did during their dinner was an award ceremony consisting of a variety “best dressed” categories. Since no such thing exists I’ve decided to create three categories of my own: “Best Interpretation of Theme”, “Best Dressed Couple”, and “Most Dramatic”. This years theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” so with out further adieu, here are my winners!
Best Interpretation of Theme award goes to Gigi Hadid in Versace. She was a true vision. It was the right amount of creativity showcasing Donatella’s inspiration of stained glass windows commonly seen in churches. Her hair had a 1950’s flip and was bobby pinned on either side, accentuating her truly angelic face. The fit of this dress was tailored to perfection; giving her the perfectly synched waist she deserves to show off. The seams on this dress created youthful lines that scattered along her body. I loved the asymmetrical top and the styling of this look; leaving her elegant collar bones bare of jewelry which gave the dress a moment of it’s own.
Best Dressed Couple award goes to Cardi B and Jeremy Scott in Moschino. The heavy amount of adornment on their outfits gave my eyes a purpose to see. My mouth hit my martini as I watched this sparkly duo arrive. As they took each step, blinding us with their embellished outfits, they truly made a crowning fashion statement. Speaking of crowning, I want to wear this exact outfit when I’m giving birth…not sure which PR team I need to reach out to in order to make that happen, but it will happen. Jeremy Scott hit the nail on the head with this year’s theme making them each look as if they were royalty. She looked like the queen of the evening, didn’t she? I love the matching creme tones and burgundy stones that picked up very “Cathedral-like” hues. I love the contrast of this dress; giving her a structured and heavily stoned gown, with a soft and drapey overlay of satin that framed her belly perfectly. Jeremy knows what he’s doing, always. I also just wanted to give a special thank you for reposting my interpretation of one my favorite fashion moments.
Most Dramatic award goes to Blake Lively in Versace. Any gown that takes up 30+ stairs as you walk up, is dramatic in my book. She looked absolutely gorgeous in this burgundy gown. I love the structured top and light weight under dress mixed with the layers upon layers of embellished satin. The drapery and the movement of this dress flowed so perfectly and made such a statement on the red carpet. She has a certain grace and is always so elegant. No matter what red carpet or fashion event, Blake Lively is the essence of Hollywood glamor.
Who were your faves?