The Met Gala is the fashion event of the year. The Metropolitan Museum of Art constructs an exhibition (this year sponsored by Amazon and Vogue) dedicated to fashion and every year, designers dress their favorite celebrities and socialites in their exclusive couture gowns and arrive as a pair. This year, the focus was on Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada.
The Met’s Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubias’s “Impossible Interviews” for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, the exhibition features orchestrated conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their most innovative work. Iconic ensembles will be presented with videos of simulated conversations between Schiaparelli and Prada directed by Baz Luhrmann, focusing on how both women explore similar themes in their work through very different approaches.
Although we couldn’t be there, the red carpet was streamed live online and images are already making their way around the fashion sites. So one question remains: who was best dressed?
Before we decide who looked the best, there were two trends that were prominent this year: metallics and neons. Both colors dominated runways in 2011 and 2012, so it makes perfect sense. While shimmering glamour will always be popular, the pops of color were refreshing.
Another notable trend was sheer skirts from the thigh down. Heidi Klum, Rooney Mara, Beyonce and more were seen showing off their legs. Feathers also came out to play this year on a few different designs.
So tell us, which trend is your favorite?
Although all of the styles of dresses are stunning, it was nice to see some color on the red carpet. As for best dressed, Lush to Blush votes Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe. The gown and Karolina’s figure were absolutely stunning on the live feed. Who stole the show for you? Vote in our poll and tell us why in the comments.