May 3, 2011
Met Gala Fashions: Kanye’s Tory Burch Tux To A Colorblocked Wintour
Besides “egg”cellent McQueen pieces, last night’s Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art brought out troves of fashion’s elite. It was one of those events where literally everyone who was anyone was there (including MyFDB CEO, Keith Britton). The red carpet steps leading up to the Met were swarming with photogs scrambling to get that perfect shot of these elaborate gowns.
This is one of the few events where you’ll find a mixed crowd of fashion editors, celebrities, designers, and models. The diversity of the attendees makes the evening that much more spectacular. Not to mention the speculation and intrigue over who wore what. I doubt anyone could’ve predicted Kanye West walking the red carpet in a Tory Burch tux with the designer. The musical Florence Welch (of Florence + The Machine) made her arrival with YSL designer Stefano Pilati and later preformed for guests. Meanwhile, Janelle Monae‘s Chanel get up, complete with top hat, was too cute. Many beauties actually found themselves matching the carpet as red turned out to be the popular shade of the evening. Doutzen Kroes (Giambattista Valli), Lara Stone (Calvin Klein Collection), Gisele Bundchen (Alexander McQueen), J. Lo (Gucci), and Bee Shaffer (Balenciaga) all shined in a version of the hue. Opting for brighter gowns Anna Wintour (in colorblocked Chanel Couture), Zoe Saldana (yellow Calvin Klein Collection), Rosie Huntington-Whitley (pink Burberry) all boldly stood out from the crowd.
There really were so many incredible gowns that it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite, therefore we pulled shots of the ones that got us talking the most for you to peruse.
[images via Style.com]