Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, and other stylish celebrities have been known to attend the Costume Institute Gala, known as the "Oscars of fashion." In anticipation of this year's star-studded event honoring the American Woman, we've taken a look back at the Met's red carpet fashion from years past and picked the stylish celebrities, designers and models who best embodied the year's theme.
Two of the most influential people in fashion today, Anna Wintour and Balenciaga designer, Nicolas Ghesquière, along with a whole bunch of A-List celebs, gathered at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute to Celebrate Paul Poiret last night. Everybody who is anybody attended the Gala and they were dressed to impress.
Paul Poiret was a fashion pioneer who freed women of corsetry and adopted shocking colors and exotic references of the Ballets Russes to the haute couture. The height of his career was pre-World War I France when he was dubbed the undisputed "King of Fashion." As we know fashion is cyclic, so not only are we going to be seeing more of his influence on the runways but his pieces are now official works of art.
A lot of you showed interest in fashion's emerging Great Gatsby direction so if you happen to be in NYC between May 9 – August 5 be sure to check out this exhibit!