May 5th, 2014- The Met Gala celebrates the costume institute's newest exhibit Charles James: Beyond Fashion. The exhibition examines the career of twentieth century Anglo-American couturier Charles James. The designer is known for exquisite ball gowns, masterful tailoring, and incorporating complex cuts and seeming into his designs. Charles James is known for being one of the few American designers to work in the tradition of Haute Couture.
The exhibit will be available for public viewing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 8 - August 10. Now let's get to the Met Gala fashion. Celebrities and the fashion elite arrived at the Met to celebrate the latest fashion exhibit, and let's face it that's what's really important here. Some of my favorites of the night come from those who not only looked fabulous, but exuded the theme/elements of the exhibit. When glamor and fashion history collide it's a beautiful thing and in my opinion says that 'they earned their ticket' (you know the old saying about the price of admission). Some of my favorite looks come from the hostess of the night Sarah Jessica Parker, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Lupita Nyong'o in Prada, Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa, Dita Von Teese in Zac Posen....to name a few.