Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Prada at 'Schiaparelli & Prada'

It's not often I spend my evenings click after click endlessly searching for red carpet arrivals, but monday evening was something quite extraordinary. Forget the Academy Awards, or any other award ceremony where actors ruin precious creations with lack of appreciation. This evening is sartorial....like for cereal. This is the freaking Costume Institute Gala, a change of pace and grace from the usual film industry crowd aimlessly hovering the red carpet to answer an anxious E news host, "i forgot what i be wearin." This is actually an evening worth tuning into.  So naturally, I clicked my evening away through endless designers and their dressed guests but found zero interest in any others than the dolls rocking Prada. After all, it's the Opening of the Met's Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibit. A turn from last year's sole designer spotlight, this year the Met Museum paired two designers face to face: "One has long belonged to the history books and the other is still going strong, but Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada are a couple of the most fearless nonconformists the fashion world has ever celebrated, and some guests couldn't but wonder what it might have been like had they literally shared a room" (style.com). So who were the lucky beautiful dolls that got to sneak a peek at the exhibit before us good old regular folk get to on May 10th? Here are some of my favorites...

The Prada mini, cocktail, and long frocks that made Gwenyth, Kate, Jessica, Carey, and Diane queens of the night. They crushed it.


THE CO-CHAIR, Carey Mulligan sparkled in Prada.
Carey Mulligan, co- chair of the 2012 Costume Institute Gala, wearing Prada.

THE COUPLE, recently engaged Jessica Beil and JT showed off their love on monday evening. The actress was a vision in cocktail length back bowed Prada dress, but I couldnt help but notice how a navy hued tuxedo-ed fiancee would have really flattered the emerald in her dress. JT was totes not in-sync (pun totes intended, haaa) with his hottie fiancee, such a shame because Tom Ford makes a hell of a navy tux.
Jessica Biel wearing Prada and Justin Timberlake wearing Tom Ford at the 2012 Costume Institute Gala.

THE MINI DRESSES, my personal favs Gwenyth and Kate showing off toned limbs.
Kate Bosworth wearing Prada at The 2012 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum.
Gwenyth Paltrow in Prada at 2012 Costume Institute Gala.
Gwenyth trotted her long skinny limbs in custom Miu Miu pumps, 
snag her style with a similar pair Miu Miu satin pumps

THE GOWN, Diane Kruger in a purple feather rimmed Prada gown.
Diane Kruger in Prada at the 2012 Costume Institute Gala.

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