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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

DivaDebbi's Met Gala 2014 Fashion Report Card

It's the first Monday in May, so as is tradition, tonight is the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala.  Say what you will about the Academy Awards, this is the most important night in American fashion. (For the record, this was my intro to last years Met Gala blog...I thought it held up well so I used it again.)

Sponsored by Vogue, Anna Wintour is the the Queen of the Hive.  Her honorary Co-Chairs this year are Sarah Jessica Parker, Bradley Cooper, Aerin Lauder and Johnathan and Lizzie Tisch.

The event marks the opening of the Charles James  exhibit (May 8th-August 10th)  The Anglo-American designer, though not formally trained, created exquisite couture quality dresses and revolutionary ball gowns, thus earning his reputation as one of America's greatest designers.

As such, Anna wanted this to be a more formal night, requesting the men in attendance to don white tie and the women to consider high end vintage looks and long gloves.  She may have had another motive for wanting everyone to look their best; this evening no less than First Lady Michele Obama was on hand to cut the ribbon on the newly named and renovated Anna Wintour Costume Center.

Michelle Obama and Anna Wintour
(I can't imagine anyone hugging Anna and for that
matter, Michele. What an odd photo opp.)

Anna of course looked divine in Chanel,completely nailing the marriage of modern and all out glam perfectly.

There were a few gowns that left me breathless, but overall there were some horrible ones, too many to list and those who simply looked under dressed in short dresses, unbefitting of the dress code, occasion and $25k per person ticket (a hefty 15k bump)  I will be adding some tomorrow to the A and F lists, but right now it is heavily weighted towards the latter.

The Fabulist: My faves were in shades of blue and blush, tones that James himself adored.
Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa

Suki Waterhouse in Burberry Prossum

Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta

Let's just leave it OMG!!!
Blake Lively in Gucci
The always flawless Diane Kruger in Hugo Boss

Bee Shaffer (Anna's daughter) in Alexander McQueen

Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta

Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture

The Fails-

The Biggest Disappointment of the night-
Lupita Nyong'o in a Prada Pocahontas costume
Sarah Paulson in  Prada for Walt Disney
(Tinkerbell wants her costume back)

Michelle Williams dressed for church

Tabitha Simons playing dress up in Nana's attic
Shaileene Woodley in Rodarte
There is nothing redeemable here. Nothing.

Katie Bo Peep
in a Marchesa Mexican Quincianera dress 

Chloe Moretz in a couture Chanel dressed like an Eskimo Cowgirl

Beyonce in Givenchy, I just don't know what it is

Maggie Gyllenhaal in a Valentino Jack-in-the-box costume

Kate Upton looking like the barkeep at a Bordello

Lena Dunham in Giambattista Valli
Words Fail

Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte
Other worldly...not in a good way

Sarah Jessica Parker in a Carrie Bradshaw costume
by Oscar de la Renta 

Margot Robbie in Prada

Nightie night.



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