The Best of The Costume Institute Gala

5/06/2009 09:04:00 AM Posted by Christina

"Model as Muse" was the theme of this year's Costume Institute Gala at the Met in NYC. The Master and Mistress of Ceremonies were Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss, while top designers made an appearance with their favorite celebrities and models, adorned in their haute couture designs.

"Exploring the reciprocal relationship between high fashion and evolving ideals of beauty, The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion focuses on iconic models of the twentieth century and their roles in projecting, and sometimes inspiring, the fashion of their respective eras. The exhibition, organized by historical period from 1947 to 1997, will feature haute couture and ready-to-wear masterworks accompanied by fashion photography and video footage of models who epitomized their epochs."

Here are my top picks of the evening...

Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss in Marc Jacobs

Anna Wintour in Chanel Haute Couture

Jessica Biel in Versace Atelier and Justin Timberlake in William Rast

Iman in custom Donna Karan

Anne Hathaway in Marc Jacobs

Amber Rose in Carolina Herrera and Kanye West in custom Louis Vuitton

Daniel Lalonde and Kerry Washington in Louis Vuitton

Vera Wang and Rachel Weisz in Vera Wang

Jason Wu and Jessica Alba in Jason Wu and custom Bruno Frisoni shoes

See the rest of the fab style when you read the rest...

Diane von Furstenberg, Tony Parker and Eva Longoria Parker in Diane von Furstenberg

Alek Wek in Emanuel Ungaro

Agyness Deyn and Twiggy in custom Burberry Prorsum

Mark Badgley, James Mischka and Tyra Banks in Badgley Mischka

Gilles Mendel and Heidi Klum in J. Mendel

Ashley Olsen in The Row and Justin Bartha in Tom Ford

Flavia De Oliveira in Juan Carlos Obando and Chanel Iman in Zac Posen

Alexander Wang and model Lara Stone in Alexander Wang

Lakshmi Menon, Rachel Roy and Joy Bryant in Rachel Roy

Peter Dundas and Ciara in Emilio Pucci

Mary-Kate Olsen in Christian Lacroix Haute Couture

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Side Note...
Genevieve Jones jewelry was the staple accessory for the night. View her coveted pieces here.

2 glam rants:

  1. miss halimah. said...

    iman and ashley are my top picks from the list! fabulous.

  2. Christina said...

    I thought the Olsen girls looked great.

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