Sunday, May 2, 2010

Planning the Costume Institute Gala

One of my favorite days in fashion is when there's a new exhibition at the Costume Institute, sometimes because of the theme and most of the because of its red carpet. There's always great things to watch! Designers, models, celebrities and of course beautiful dresses.

Tomorrow night, May 3, the Metropolitan museum will be full of this people, on what many considered the most fashionable event of the year or "the Oscars of the East Coast". This year's event has being planned by Sylvana Soto-Ward, a 28-year-old who is an ex-accesories editor promoted to special-events planner at Vogue. "I'm shocked the planning started so early, but it does. It takes almost a year. You get two months off and then right back at it," she said.

This year the ball is sponsored by Gap (last year it was Marc Jacobs and in 2008, Giorgio Armani) and it's dedicated to the fashion of american women from 1890 to 1940. Anna Wintour and Sylvana agreed that Gap is the best sponsor for this year's theme and also for what they're trying to show on their magazine, which is high-fashion clothes mixed with basics or more accesible pieces. Also helping on the event planning is the decorator Raúl Avilla.

There will be 600 guests, this as a part of Anna's decission, so everyone could feel "like they're having dinner with friends". And of course Lady Gaga will be there, she will attend as Prada's guest.

Another thing for this night will be the official narrator: Sarah Jessica Parker. She's the one that will be talking about women's clothing from 1890 to 1940 and homegrown style movements such as the Gibson Girls, bohemians and screen sirens at what they called "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity".

So I guess it will be a very "american" night tomorrow but anyways... not very excited about the exhibition's theme but I can't wait for the red carpet, hopefully we'll see some dramatic dresses and some high fashion.

Here are some photos from last year's Met Gala, I chose my favorites.

Milla Jovovich in Marni.

Selma Blair in Marc Jacobs. I guess I love her more than her dress that's why she's on my favorites.

Emma Roberts in one of the best dresses I've seen from Atelier Versace.

Mary-Kate Olsen in Christian Lacroix Couture from Fall 2007. I like better the one from the runway with the puffy sleeves and the turquoise details.

Georgina Chapman in Marchesa.

♥♥♥♥♥ Blake Lively in Versace. I'm not in love with this dress, but I'm in love with her! And she has the most perfect boobs on earth.

Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Couture. Well, everyone hated and critized her, I think the dress is gorgeous and that she looks cute. Remember she's not Gisele or a sex symbol.

Miranda Kerr in a gorgeous dress from Jil Sander ♥

Lou Doillon in a dramatic dress designed by Olivier Theyskens for Nina Ricci.

And last: Momma Wintour in Chanel Couture.

Photos from Red Carpet Fashion Awards.


  1. Isn't Milla just one of the most gorgeous women on earth!

  2. Auntie Wintour is so gross... her arms.. ew!

  3. Milla is gorgeous! I love her since she made The 5th Element.
    And Anna... I love her! Even if she's old and with gross arms!