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Met Gala, The Egg-cellent McQueen Edition

May 3, 2011 By Amy

Themed, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” this year’s Costume Institute Gala paid tribute to the brilliant designer. In preparation for the event fashion’s elite dug through their closets or went on a hunt to get themselves a famed Alexander McQueen designed gown. Pieces from the McQueen house are made to get people talking and that’s exactly what happened when Anna Dello Russo and Daphne Guinness made their way onto the red carpet at the Met.

After getting ready in the window at Barneys, Guinness flew off to the Met. Her feathered frocked was one of the most talked about pieces of the evening–and for good reason. The McQueen statement piece looks like it should be hanging in a museum (like the other McQueen dresses on display), instead Guinness wears the gown with pride.

From feathers to eggs…Anna Dello Russo’s egg hat paired alongside a white and black suit with gold leafed accents was another hit garment last night (I’m sensing an unintentional bird theme here). Russo is well known for her attention getting attire, so it’s just like her to find a playful conversation piece for the event.

If there wasn’t enough McQueen on the red carpet for attendees, their certainly was inside the exhibit. Many pieces designed by McQueen were on display from garments to artsy accents- it truly was “savage beauty” coming to life. The gala was a celebration of the designer’s work and his successor Sarah Burton was also in attendance after dressing the royal bride.

See more of our favorite McQueen gowns below:

[images via Style.com]

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