Anna Dello Russo Wears an Egg & Other Met Gala Surprises
A safe place for extravagant taste, the annual Costume Institute Gala is the ultimate platform for fashion’s finest to bring their sartorial A-game. Considering last night’s Met Gala was a tribute to Alexander McQueen, we were surprised to see only a handful of guests wearing his famously outré designs. In fact, many attendees played it safe this year, which only made the risk-takers shine even more on the red carpet. One guest who didn’t skimp (does she ever?) was Anna Dello Russo, who wowed in a tuxedo by Sarah Burton topped off with a glitter egg fascinator. See a few other gala surprises after the jump.
Karl Lagerfeld donned a Tom Ford dinner jacket, while his muse Blake Lively worked a Grecian-inspired 2009 Chanel couture gown. McQueen’s muse, Daphne Guinness, opted for a fantastic 2011 McQueen feathered frock, and Beyonce wore a skin-tight 2011 Pucci gown that she had trouble walking in.
Another unexpected moment was Christina Ricci in a gothic Zac Posen frock with perhaps the longest train of the night. The oddest couple was definitely Kanye West and Tory Burch, with the rapper rocking a look from the designer’s debut menswear line. People are already knocking Naomi Campbell for her bold Alexander McQueen haute couture gown, but it’s Naomi Campbell–she can do what she wants.
And finally, in a sea of neutrals there were but a few colorful moments, which surprisingly came from actresses instead of fashion folks. Ginnifer Goodwin was perfection in a custom green silk gown by Topshop Unique (Topshop at the Met! So good), while Kristen Stewart wore a red geometric-print gown by Proenza Schouler. Eva Mendes donned an electric blue Stella McCartney silk pleated dress, and model-turned-actor Brooklyn Decker wore a hot-pink Michael Kors gown.