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The Oscars of Fashion: MET’s Costume Institute Gala

Wow, wow, wow! Is it me or does this year’s red carpet at the MET’s Costume Institute Gala blow the Golden Globes and Oscars away?

YES the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit is said to be “the best exhibit curator Andrew Bolton has ever done” – and I can’t wait to see it for myself this week! But for now let’s have a look at the major trends spotted on the red carpet last night.

A WORLD OF McQUEEN

While we all watched Daphne Guinness get dressed in Barney’s windows yesterday for the Gala, the bell of the ball was surely Sarah Burton who has has taken over the reigns at Alexander McQueen and has been more than newsworthy as of late. I loved how most who wore McQueen chose white or neutral tones, seemingly a message of respect, hope and continuity of the label.

ROUGE

The color of the moment was definitely red, from Gisele (also in McQueen) to timeless Donna Karan in one of her draped creations.

HOPELESS ROMANTIC

Full skirts, frothy layers and blush shades keep the romance alive.

STUDIO 54

As we’ve experienced in both the Spring 11 and Fall 11 runway collections, glamorous diva-status gowns involve one shoulder shapes, draping, sleeve action, halter necks and belted waists.

MONOCHROME x BLACK TIE x VICTORIAN

As we featured in Fashion Snoops’ Fall 11 themes, Victorian becomes a new conversation. High collars and belle sleeves push the point while another take on monochrome takes on borrowed-from-the-boys tuxedo styling.

MORE MONOCHROME.. INCLUDING PRINTS!

Queen of Hearts or monochromatic floral fantasy? Monochrome was the major print expression on the red carpet.

ALL THAT SHIMMERS

While glitz, sequins and embellishment have all been longstanding trends, no one does it better than Anna Wintour in Chanel.

THE ONE SHOULDER

For anyone who didn’t think the one shoulder has longevity.. these lace looks are particularly stunning.

THE MERMAIDS

While not a major silhouette, these unique mermaid dresses were given show-stoppers.

SLITSVILLE

Given the current popularity of slits on maxi silhouettes, both side and front slits strike a pose.

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This entry was published on May 3, 2011 at 11:17 PM and is filed under Celebrities/Models, Dresses, Exhibits, Red Carpet. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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