Costume Institute Gala 2010

For the past two years, the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala (aka the GRAND fashion party of the year) paid tribute to extra-extraordinary beings like superheroes and supermodels. For 2010, it’s about time to salute something closer to their roots: American Woman.

The theme sounds like it could be inspired by anyone or anybody, but the main idea is to celebrate the spirit and elegance of American Woman. Several guests who turned up simply spot on, and nailed it. I particularly loved the ladies in Calvin Klein (Zoe Saldana, Diane Kruger) and Lauren Santo Domingo in Proenza Schouler — simple, elegant but still oh so glamourous. Proves that you don’t need huge trains, cleavage, bling-overload or legs to make the cut.

Another look I loved, white gowns on red carpet, it’s just less intense. Don’t you think Karolina Kurkova is a vision of greek goddess in Altuzarra and the towering gold platforms? Emma Watson looks sweet in her custom-made Burberry as well. Well at least she dresses her age.

Not forgetting to mention, Anna and Bee. The Balenciaga on Bee is gorgeous, it fits her like second skin.

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