Tuesday, May 6, 2014


The annual Met Gala took place last night (May 5) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and notable figures in the fashion, arts and entertainment world, strutted their designer ‘fits on the red carpet.

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The primary goal of the Gala is to raise money to support the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. A ticket to the Gala can cost a whooping $25,000.  Last years Gala raised a reported $9 million. 

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The gala also serves as an opening celebration for the Institute's annual fashion exhibit. Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue Magazine and chair of the event, oversees both the benefit committee and the guest list. 

Needless to say, only those Ms. Wintour deems worthy to sit with her make the guest list though she’s not above doing a favor or two for a friend.

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Each year the Gala has a theme. This years theme was: Charles James: Beyond Fashion. James was a fashion designer known as "America's First Couturier” (high fashion/haute couture designer) because of his skillful cutting and highly structured designs.

Speaking of designs, check out my pick of the 13 best dressed after the break!

Rihanna in Stella McCartney

 Rihanna's 'fit = quan!*

Anne Hathaway in Calvin Klein Collection

This is what you call simplistic PERFECTION!

Diane Kruger in Hugo Boss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lupita Nyong'o in Prada (minus the headband)

Rihanna and Lupita wear the clothes. The clothes do not wear them! That's why they can literally wear anything and make it look effortless, yet stylish.

LaLa Anthony in Cushnie et Ochs
I searched until I couldn't search anymore for additional pictures of LaLa in this gown.
I really wanted to see/get a picture of the back of LaLa in this gown :(

Arizona Muse in Zac Posen

Beyonce in Givenchy

I like that she took a risk --this is a huge departure from her usual look. I was very impressed with her choice of gown and headpiece. 

Fei Fei Sun
I also searched until I couldn't search anymore for solo pictures of Fei Fei in this gown and the name of the designer :(

Jourdan Dunn in Top Shop

*Flavor Flava's voice* WOWWW!!!

Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This dress is a piece of art...ART, I say!

Lily Aldridge in Michael Kors...EXQUISITE!

Liu Wen in Zac Posen

*closes eyes, shakes head, and exhales deeply* #Bliss

Dita Von Teese in Zac Posen
I see Zac is not playing with any of you designers.
In the illustrious words of the most gangsterist 6-year-old girl I have ever seen, "the streets is HIS!"

The urban dictionary defines "quan" as the ultimate; the almighty; the maximum overload.

Photos: Getty Images North America, Jourdan Dunn's Instagram and Dita Von Teese's Instagram

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