6:15pm CST. The collective sigh as you made your appearance on red carpet at the Met Gala is the maddening reason behind this post. You are a star. Destined for greatness. Your humble spirit and immense talent speaks volume. The world has taken a seat in your audience, eagerly awaiting your next move. But let’s address the daring move you made last night, I get it, it was your JLo-in-the-Versace-at-the-Grammys-moment. You wanted to make a bold statement. After all, you have stunned and silenced us throughout this award season. Radiant in Ralph Lauren, Glorious in Gucci, Dazzling in Dior and Charming in Chanel. On Oscar night, I expected the mecca of dresses and though you looked graceful and elegant as always in Oscar de La Renta I must admit I was quite disappointed. This was your chance to showcase your true beauty and fashion sense (and your stylist). You didn’t flunk out but you failed to excite.
Last night you excited but you failed to ignite. The Met Gala red carpet wasn’t the place for the flapper inspired emerald green Prada gown and the Star Wars headpiece. Where was the architecture (structure)? Volume? Charles James inspiration? Red carpet fashion is about risk taking but the Prada was a poor choice for a beautiful starlet. Please, Lupita redeem yourself in only the way you can. By dazzling us once again and enrapturing us under your magical fashion spell.
Each spring, celebrities and fashion lovers unite at the fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute known as the Met Gala. Fashion Mecca. Fashion Prom. Each year brings a new exhibition (and theme) highlighting the creative work of innovative designers. This year’s exhibition is Charles James: Beyond Fashion, showcasing the designer life of “America’s first couturier.” James, a British-born designer, known widely for his architectural aesthetic with many pieces being interchangeable keeping his ideas new and fresh. Exquisite tailoring and lush embroidered ball gowns were signatures of James.
There was just one dress tonight….just one…it represented Mr. James well and it was simply stunning. Karolina Kurkova in dreamy Marchesa.
Kurkova stunned two years ago at the Met Gala in Rachel Zoe. The theme was inspired by the exhibition of Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.