Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Met Costume Gala - Make me a superhero!

The Metropolitan Costume Institute Gala held on May 6 brought out the heavy hitters in both fashion and entertainment. The theme for the night was "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" but it was more fashion than fantasy.

While most of the dresses that night were gorgeous, many did not reflect the theme at all. However, there were few brave souls who took the risk and did their best interpretation of the superhero fantasy theme, both retro and futuristic. Some of these dresses would not have worked on a normal red carpet but as it was a costume gala, I think they were perfectly fitting.

So my question to you, who had the best superhero(ine) costume?


Anna Wintour in Chanel Haute Couture


Lake Bell in Balmain


Amber Valletta in Atelier Versace


Naomi Watts in Thierry Mugler


Christina Ricci in Givenchy


Rachel Bilson in Calvin Klein


Thandie Newton in Chanel


Tilda Swinton in Prada

Photos courtesy http://fabsugar.com

15 comments:

Hunters Glory said...

I like Lake Bell is my fav....really cool pix!

Jennifer said...

Christina Ricci for sure! And Rachel Bilson is TOO petite for that Calvin Klein dress.

enc said...

Wasn't it kind of weak that few stepped up to the Superhero Plate and wore "costumes?" Anna Wintour did (lol), and Christina Ricci looked cool. The rest just looked like people always do at galas—beautiful, but not very SuperHero.

vogued out!!! said...

lets see Amber and Thandie are my superheros.

Lil Midget said...

Rachel Bilson..It's a cert :)

iƱaki said...

Great selection!
And i totally agree with you! A lot of fashion, but very few superheroes!

xx

atelier said...

My fav C. Ricci, and the worst Tilda S. She looked terrible in that dress!

enc said...

Hey D, I just added you.

thesil said...

Rachel Bilson without doubts

bear said...

i would kill to be on this red carpet. can you imagine how entertaining it is?

Danz said...

I expected a lot more from this gala. If you're invited to a costume party, why not wear a costume?

I think too many people were concerned with how gorgeous the public would think they look.

So what if people talk about you, at least you had fun! I know Anna Wintour could care less about what people think.

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

Only anna could wear chanel like this!

Trend de la Creme said...

Toss up between Christina Ricci and Lake Bell :)

Eb the Celeb said...

Thandie looks amazing!

Christopher Nic. said...

Miss Wintour looked great! everyone else looked nice too...
we should link...whatcha think?