New York’s ‘gotta attend otherwise I”ll be relegated to reality T.V.’ event of the season is the annual Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala. It’s a night in which excess is de rigeur, and the fashion powerhouses sweat tears and pounds worrying whether color is truly back and how high is an acceptable hair-do.
Last night was no exception. The bold, beautiful and brave attended the gala, whose theme this year was superheroes.
In brief – as far as mere onlookers could detect – blue is beautiful, bare necklines are bold and the brave had some serious fashion faux-pas.
Going for blue were Kate Moss, Eve Mendes, Jennifer Lopez and Camille Belle. Apparently Katie Holmes had heard the blue rumor but wasn’t ready to take the full step – she fell.
Bare necklines were de rigeur with large diamond and gold earrings off-setting any idea that this was a return to basics. Gold chandelier earrings and large diamond drops were the jewelry stars of the evening, along with large cuff bracelets.
Finally, the bold were taking risks – and failing. Strangely fashion’s royal priestess, Anna Wintour took the Superhero theme a pad too far and the uber-elegant Mrs Cruise seemed to forgo color co-ordiantion opting to wear a bright red dress with a pair of bright blue shoes. It didn’t work.