Here comes the Oscars for Fashion – THE MET GALA 2014. Gosh ! Such a fashionably inspiring event , an absolute stunner.
To all who are still unaware of this high-end vogue-ish event – Met Gala (also known as Met Ball) is an annual fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute. It is being attended by personalities from art , fashion and entertainment industry since 1971, and is Fashion’s premier red carpet event ever since.
QUICK FACTS :
- Anna Wintour , editor-in-chief of Vogue has been looking after the event since 1995.
- A stately event as it is , the tickets cost not less that $15000 every year. This year the cost rose sky high to $25000 per ticket.
- The Met Gala is an event of Outrageous themes! From themes named on various designers (that include Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen etc) to The Royal Indian Theme to this years theme Charles James , each theme sets an altogether new trend on the runways!
THEME FOR THE YEAR :
After the last year’s theme PUNK- Chaos to Couture , the theme this year went to hand crafted elegance! Yes, not that outrageous , but a perfectly elegant theme after “Charles James” – White Ties and Decorations.
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You must surely be having the “WHO” question! So did I. The long forgotten designer Charles James was America’s first couturier. He was known for his beautifully hand crafted ball gowns which were constructed with read mathematical and sculptural approaches! This designer is also known for his impeccable tailoring!
Tom Ford on being asked what did the Theme mean to you, he sarcastically replies , “ It’s a theme about biiiiig gowns, girl’s just can’t get pregnant with these dresses on!” 😀
TIME TO CHECK OUT WHO WORE WHAT :
It was an extravagant night! There were celebs who were theme appropriate ,and those who totally went wrong (Time to change the stylist! ). But between both of them , there were theme ditchers who still managed to turn heads!
Theme Huggers –
In honour of Charles James, celebs were expected to dress up with glitz and glam of forties and fifties , in ball gowns, long gloves, tuxedoes and long coattails.
And there were a few celebs who just hit the nail right :
STUNNERS!! aren’t they? With Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa ,stealing the limelight as the show stopper , her phenomenal ball gown is what is exactly needed for the met gala, so much shape and so much structure, so much C. James , Sarah Jessica Parker , yet again unfailingly portrayed the Carrie Bradshaw within in her beautiful Oscar de la Renta over-the-top ball gown! Donatella Versace in her own designer outfit left behind all the designers and stunned the crowd! So did Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung, Maggie Q and Dita Von in Zac Posen’s mesmerized the onlookers.
Along with these, the young Fashionista Taylor Swift and Blake Lively stole the show with their subtle coloured fabulous gowns!
THEME DEFAULTERS :
OH MY MY ! A perfectionist and something of a snob, James reportedly once said that he felt there was not enough money in the world to buy his garments. These celebs will make every single word of Charles James true.
Failing the theme as well as walking down the fashion hall of shame, Lupita Nyong’o Tops my list , let her call it a TAXI DRESS which stunned her , but it surely scares fashion , and so does Kristen Stewart , it seems she still is in the Punk mood! Naomi Watts, Naomi Campbell, Anne Hathaway and Elizabeth Olsen dressed a little appropriate but surely not worth the $25000 ticket!!
AND THE MIDWAY :
Let them ditch the theme, let them dress their way, they are sure sure fashionistas turning every gaze towards them. No matter they didn’t dress appropriately, you just can’t stop loving the look!
They Surely win our gaze! Don’t they?
What do you think about the looks? Let the comments flow in 🙂
Hope the next Met Gala is even more extravagant with some little fashion defaulters.