Blake Lively stuns in Gucci at the Met Ball.
I wasn't alone in thinking Blake Lively was the belle of last night's Met Ball, the museum's annual Costume Institute Gala. The event is a spectacle and has always been exclusive -- Anna Wintour hand-picks the guest list; a single ticket this year ran a cool $25,000 (which to 9-to-fivers like myself, is not jarring in the least). The gala is known to be a merging of art and fashion, bringing out Hollywood A-listers, musicians that are equally talented as they are stylish, top names and faces in fashion, and a few people in between who are considered head-scratchers to me.
I'm a fan of very structured and classic silhouettes -- and the exhibit kicking the event off is in honor of British-born designer and couturier Charles James, who was known for his highly structured aesthetic and ball gowns and has inspired such designers as Balenciaga and Dior. I think my favorite dresses of the night nailed that.
"Charles James: Beyond Fashion" can be viewed through August 10th at the Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Met.
Model Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa
Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta
Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung (pictured here with the designer himself)
Model Liu Wen in Zac Posen
Anna Kendrick in J Mendel
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