Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Gala Red Carpet: Stella McCartney for All!
Not sure why Designer Stella McCartney was such a big presence on Monday Night's Met Gala Red Carpet---Was her company a co-Sponsor? Is there a British Connection? Or most likely, it is because both Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney are part of the PPR Group. Who knows...but there were plenty of A-Listers wearing Stella McCartney at the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Metropolitan Museum Gala this past Monday in NYC. The gowns/dresses went from 70's Disco, all-over sequined red carpet stunners to "McQueen-esque" high-low gowns. I'm not so sure what Stella McCartney's House stands for in terms of gowns, but most were very pretty....
Let's take a look:
Stella McCartney: Love the high-low silhouette, but the odd shaping and rippling at the seams, well, makes me wonder? Was it intentional? It's a bit odd. On an actress, we probably would rip it. Your thoughts?
Naomi Watts: Sooooo very Figure Skating Costume!!! Which may not be a good thing (even though I love me some Figure Skating!). The Ombre effect of the crystals is beautiful. I'm just getting a bit bored with the entire blush/nude effect on gowns. And why does she look like Mischa Barton? Just asking....
Maggie Gyllenhaal: FAB. No More. Love it. The sky-blue all-over sequin gown fits beautifully. She's gone form "Geek to Chic" in one $30,000 gown!!!!
Kate Hudson: She's pregnant and wearing a custom-made Stella McCartney gown. Because she can. Enough said. She looks radiant and pretty. I'm not so sure about the center part hair crystal detail but other than that: Very Nice Miss Kate.
Rashida Jones: Love the color and love its simplicity. Also, that "Hair Feather Wisp" is so chic Miss Rashida! Perfect length as well.
Hailee Steinfeld: Academy Award-nominated "True Grit" Actress wore a gold/nude organza applique high-low gown with mini cap sleeves. I actually really like this on her. I know many people have a extreme (bad) reaction to high-low dresses, but I think that this dress captures the youthful and fun quality of Hailee (she is only 14!), while still being elegant and sophisticated enough for the event. Also, love the shoes!
Eva Mendes: One Shoulder Disco. Look at Miss Eva. She is looking for Rudolf Nureyev and where the illegal substances are. This "Fortuny Pleated" one-shoulder purple gown with a blouson and Dolman sleeve is this side of "Go Girl!". The high-arched eyebrow look and pose, well, is better than the gown to be sure! Go Miss Mendes. The Gays approve: You WORK.