May 06, 2008

MET Costume Institute Gala 2008: Superheroes

Ahh, the most important annual fashion party, the Costime Institute Gala was held last night, chaired by Anna Wintour, Julia Roberts and George Clooney. I big huh? on the two celebrity chairpeople, since I can't remember them being particularly linked with fashion. They didn't even dress up to the theme! And even though I can't decide whether to think Anna looked like a Chanel-clad space alien, I feel like we shoudl all appreciate that she's obviously super responsible and dressed up for the theme.

The theme was Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy. Most people looked nice -afterall, celebrities and models are pretty people in general, and they have their pick of expensive dresses. But it's such a waste and bore when people don't actually dress up to the theme. What's the point and fun when you don't? Anyway, here are my favourite dresses from last night.

My absolute favourite dress from the night was Christina Ricci's dress. I LOVE the red corset at the center (-very Wonder Woman,) and the pink chiffon-like material covering and flowing around her is just so pretty. The dress is kind of costume-y, but it's still such a normal gorgeous dress. Ricci just looks so cute and pretty!

My other favourite dress is Kate Bosworth's vintage Chanel couture dress. I love the colourful, sequinned print on the dress. And I like the cut -it's unique and not like all the other huge puffy dresses around. Plus the shoes! Her outfit isn't very obviously superheroes-themed, but hey, she obviously tried! The dress, the shoes and her makeup -everything is so colourful and metallic! In some odd way, the equally shiny Karl Lagerfeld's black and white outfit complements on dress!

Not a fan of Mary Kate's dress, but Ashley's dress is so nice and simple, yet those cut-outs make the dress sort-of into the theme. I wish Ashley added some colour somewhere but she just looks so pretty!

That acqua colour looks gorgeous on Camilla Belle. I think the should strap is what makes the dress sort of superhero-ish.

I usually love everything Diane Kruger wears on the red carpet. Her outfit last night was really fun and young-looking. I can't say I love the dress, but the whole outfit is cute.

Katie Holmes really bothered with dressing up for the superheroes theme. The dress is a bit Disney-ish -it's long, A-lined, sequinned and red. And those blue shoes -a bit Wonder Woman (except the costume isn't tight and short) isn't it? Her makeup looks a bit scary in this photo, but it looks better closeup.

That's it. Like I said, many people looked pretty, but I liked these because they went with the theme and looked gorgeous. Which were your favourite and least favourite dresses?


Anonymous vik77 said...

I agree totally with the christiani ricci dress, she looked great and the dress was beautiful and followed the theme as well. As for the theme, ppl were really lame about it. I wish they could have put some more effort into it. My other favourite dress was amber valetta's, she really looked like a superheroine in the gold versace dress with a cutesy matching cape thing going at the back.

btw the katie holmes red dress was weired and nowhere did it remind me of superheroes.

5/07/2008 3:06 AM  
Blogger Natty said...

Why didnt anybody stick to the theme?? For that reason I like Christina Ricci's dress the best.

5/07/2008 4:23 AM  
Blogger Juliet said...

If there's theme they should stick to it, for god's sake, they have money for the dresses and stylists!

juliet xxx

5/07/2008 4:57 AM  
Blogger pretty face said...

For some reason I just commented but it didn't show up...

anyway, I 10000% agree with you, so much so in fact that I wrote a similar post earlier today :P

I think most people were thinking the same thing actually. I was however veeeryy impressed with N. Watts - love the gold star!

5/07/2008 5:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Camilla Belle's dress is gorgeous! I can't think of any superheroes to relate to, though.

Christina Ricci's dress was the best for this occasion, and it's really pretty, too. :)

5/07/2008 7:26 AM  
Anonymous savvygal said...

Camille Belle's one shoulder dress is quite lovely and elegant but does not really fit the theme but who cares. Katie Holmes's outfit is quite interesting uh.... She really looks quite scary.

5/07/2008 8:56 AM  
Blogger Elle said...

I love Camilla Belle and MK&A's dresses, but Christina ricci's dress is definitely the most gorgeous while sticking to the theme.

5/07/2008 9:30 AM  
Blogger plain.jane said...

katie holmes's least

5/07/2008 2:38 PM  
Blogger Shardette said...

Christina Ricci looks absolutely stunning, still in theme, but she doesn't look freaky like Katie Holmes. I detest what KH is wearing, red and blue should never be worn so close together unless your wonderwoman, and clearly KH didnt don the leotard!!

I'm sorry but Kate Bosworth looks disgusting. It's not vintage if it's from the 80s!

5/07/2008 5:18 PM  
Blogger getpalmd said...

I've been looking at Ricci's dress for a while now and I'm not sure if I like it or not. For some reason I think it looks like a swimwear, with the bathingsuit underneath the chiffon-like material. I agree she is beautiful, just not sure about that dress..

5/07/2008 6:03 PM  
Blogger Miss V. said...

I think Anna Wintour really made an effort, it looks kind of Star Wars-ish actually... Camilla Belle looks gorgeous, and yes the strap does make it stand out. I really don't care for Katie Holme's costume though... she could do better!

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5/08/2008 3:22 AM  
Blogger christy ammaguchi said...

I think that Ricci's dress was the cutest and most superhero. I'm not one for the color pink, but it definitely looks good on her. I don't think I really liked many of the other dresses.

5/08/2008 3:35 AM  
Anonymous stylekingdom said...

Terrible choice Holmes made!
And Wintour isn´t better either!

5/08/2008 4:17 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

What about Kate Moss? (pic here)
GORGEOUS. Glad you agree with me about C. Ricci and Katie Holmes too. I love that they took chances!

5/10/2008 6:04 AM  
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Anonymous Mint said...

I don't like Anna Wintour's dress but she looks fantastic for her age! I know she's had some work done, but surely not that much to preserve her in this fabulous state?

I wish you'd shown Naomi Watts' dress; it was stunning and she looked beautiful.

Mary-Kate looked hideous. Katie Holmes was a disappointment. Also, Victoria Beckham looked awful.

5/10/2008 11:44 AM  
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Some of these dresses just look silly, but several are really very pretty. Ricci looks gorgeous. So does Belle. Stunning.

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