Met Gala Brought out the “Savage Beauty”

The 2011 Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala was a tribute to the Late-Great Alexander Mcqueen “Savage Beauty”. Hosted by Anna Wintour, this year’s event was dedicated to the Art of Fashion, with an exhibition of Mcqueen’s Avant-Garde designs spanning his lifetime.

There wasn’t any great surprises this year.  The theme seemed to be Go for the Gold, although there was a rather large “White Section”, and your usual D2B (dedicated to black) group.

For me, the Met Gala is all about the Models (left).  This is an event where models typically out-shine the actresses.  The designers understand that this red-carpet is simply an extension of the runway and will usually dress their “Muse of Choice” in spectacular gowns from their current collection.  And let’s be real… Nothing can compare to a 5’10” statuesque beauty (sorry Ms. Lopez).

However, atleast two actresses have made that leap to “Designer’s Muse”.  Blake Lively (with gorgeous new hairmet up with Karl Lagerfeld, Creative Director of the House of Chanel – wearing one of my favorite dresses of the night, and Christina Ricci was on the arm of Zac Posen – going Spider-Web Chic.  The prolific new designer Alexander Wang came with the great Lara Stone – showing his support for the Model/Designer bond.

For all the great looks of the evening go to

Ladies in White