2009 Costume Institute Gala Arrivals Have Started!

Kirsten McMenamy in Givenchy Couture, Amber Valletta in vintage James Galanos, Shalom Harlow, Stella Tennant in vintage Helmut Lang, Natalia Vodianova in vintage Fortuny, Nadja Auermann in Lanvin, Eva Herzigova in vintage Dolce & Gabbana

>> It's official Costume Institute Gala time: Anna Wintour is already snubbing press in her black and white Chanel, Bee Shaffer has already had help navigating in her sheer navy chiffon Nina Ricci gown, and Andre Leon Talley who is wearing "20 pounds" of Roger Vivier jewelry, has already exclaimed "Goddess" upon sight of Kate Moss.

Gisele Bundchen has arrived in sequined Atelier Versace minidress — she says she picked it out herself and they had to make it two inches shorter for her.  Meanwhile, Eva Mendes grabbed Amber Valletta's booty on the red carpet, and Shalom Harlow, Amber, Natalia Vodianova, Eva Herzigova, and Stella Tennant have made a red carpet block while they stop to exchange air kisses.

UPDATE: More designer and model pictures have been added to the gallery!
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