04 May 2010

American Woman in Met, 2010

Reason for another utterly glamorous night at Metropolitan Museum of Art was celebration of opening of exhibition based on renowned Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection. This Vanity Fair Co-Chairs this year were Oprah Winfrey, golden scepter of fashion today, Anna Wintour and Patric Robinson, The Gap Guy. Involving of Patrick Robinson, this year caused this and that for gap in the ballroom so Zoë Kravitz was absolutely stunning in Alexander Wang for Gap together with performer MIA. Another stunning Gap protagonist was Kirsten Dunst in white light gown from Rodarte for Gap. Other were; Kerry Washington (Thakoon for Gap), Jessica Alba (Sophie Theallet for Gap), Riley Keough (Thakoon for Gap), dazzling Jamie Bochert (Rodarte for Gap) and Vera Farmiga in awfully beautiful Sophie Theallet for Gap gown in typical Theallet refined gypsy style. All of the gowns will be available on the Gap Gala auction online and proceeds will be donated by brand for the support of The Costume Instititute.


Sarah Jessica Parker, with her wavy hair on the side won the hearts of many in 70’s style dress from Halston spring ready to wear collection. Long simple falling dresses were absolute hit of the evening which is proof of this season craving for maxi when it comes to hemline. Who could wore the dropped hemline better than Diane Kruger and Zoe Saldana? Both Calvin Klein protagonist, you couldn’t tell which one is more gorgeous when on the photo together. Lauren Davis (Santo Domingo) or better to say Absolutely Irresistible, pleasantly enchanted with Proenza Schouler nude dress that she wore in simple way, with red lipstick and loose ponytail. Another Proenza girl, Chloe Sevigny was in lace dress.


For Iman we know that clock stopped a long ago because she is equally classy, simple and gorgeous as she was 30 years ago. Rachel Zoe was very Sunset Boulevard Rachel in Marc Jacobs . While she had breakfast at Van Cleef & Arpels, Amber Valletta had a tasty Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Roland Mouret's dress on. Aussie beauty Naomi Watts was beautiful in one sleeve Lanvin creation. If she only had for illustration just a YSL suede black heels on her feet I would fall in love.
Couture princess was Kate Bosworth in Valentino dress from spring couture. Call it or not The Overdo, but if last night instead of America Woman, was a pageant for American princess the winner would be Anne Hathaway in Valentino and 1st runner-up (or vice versa) would be Doutzen Kroes in Zac Posen tulle dress.


From IT Clique; Alexa Chung was la garconne, dressed tip to toe in 3.1. Phillip Lim, Charlotte Gainsbourg in Balenciaga, Kemp Muhl in Marni and Dree Hemingway in Calvin Klein Collection.


From Model Clique; Coco Rocha was in Zac Posen printed train dress. Beautiful SASHA Pivovarova was channeling the schoolgirl on vacation in Marni. Donna Karan darling was Karlie Kloss in purple sleeveless gown, while designer Vera Wang looks like a model herself in her own design. Karolina Kurkova and Anja Rubik both were ladylike edgy in Altuzarra, Elisa Sednaoui was just Chanel with Karl, himself. Jessica Stam could stop all the traffic around Met in Rachel Roy purple simple long dress paired with vintage Bulgari jewels.


Exhibition entitled Celebration of American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity will be open to public from tomorrow, May 5th till August 15th. "The show looks at fashion's role in defining how American women have been represented historically, and how fashion costumes women into archetypes that persist in varying degrees of relevance.", said Andrew Bolton, Curator of The Costume Institute. Visitors would see 80 examples of haute couture and high fashion, and some of the pieces that have not been seen by the public in more than 30 years. Featured are Travis Banton, Gabrielle Chanel, Callot Soeurs, Madame Eta, Elizabeth Hawes, Madame Grès, Charles James, Jeanne Lanvin, Liberty & Company, Edward Molyneux, Paul Poiret, Elsa Schiaparelli, Jessie Franklin Turner, Valentina, Madeleine Vionnet, Weeks, Charles Frederick Worth, Jean-Philippe Worth and others significant designers from history. Exhibition is divided in circular galleries animated by music, video, and lighting. Each gallery reflects the milieu of each feminine archetype. If you are involved in fashion or simply a lover you will sleep in front of "Heiress", 1890s ballroom filled with Worth’s gown or 1920’s "Flappers" gallery with legendary Patou’s chemise dresses and Lanvin and Molyneux gowns, shown against a mural of New York City inspired by the paintings of Tamara de Lempicka. The ones as "Gibson Girl" (1890s), "Bohemian" (early 1900s), and others won’t be less inspirational or interesting.

photos via AP, just jared, style.com


Nuheila said...

So many beautiful dresses and styles.I can't really name my fav.
Great post!


Haute World said...

Fab re-cap! They all look so beautiful. Love SJP's gown, although I wish she hadn't lifted up the skirt so I could see the natural silhouette. I love how Diane Kruger is covered from shoulder to toes, but still looks so sexy.

TheStreetFashion5xpro said...

incredible images

Emilie said...

Amazing dresses!

Marina Siero said...

great pictures!
love jess stam look.
cute blog,

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Kristen said...

Great dresses!

Nicole Jarecz said...

all very beautiful!

Fashion memo said...

Love Drew, and Charlotte Kemp Muhl

closet obsessions said...

what sasha is wearing is to die for.


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