Monday, May 4, 2009

embodying excitement.

how very exciting to be able to open up the computer and check out the sleek dresses that are to be expected at this year's MET Costume Insitute Gala, chaired by Marc Jacobs himself [who is underwriting the exhibition] and co-chaired by Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour:::

if this picture resonates with you at all it should prove how exciting, exquisite, and one-of-a-kind this event is for the fashion world every year.  Wintour, in the photo above is wearing a specially made embroidered dress by Karl Lagerfeld for the 2008 gala's Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy theme that transforms her into a stunning, powerful wind and clouds and weather type hero.

the 2009 gala theme is the Model as a Muse: Embodying Fashion.  though not as outwardly exciting as a fun and fantastic "superheroes" theme, this year gives a nod to the "the reciprocal relationship between high fashion and evolving ideals of beauty, focusing on iconic fashion models in the latter half of the 20th century and their roles in projecting, and sometimes inspiring, the fashion of their respective eras" as pronounced by the Costume Institute.  

the gala, along with the accompanying exhibition, gives informative and interesting perspectives on the garments that the A-listers attending the Gala wear, but also how the garments come about and why.

i went to the poiret exhibition [2007 gala theme= Poiret: King of Fashion] a few years ago and spent about 3 hours wandering around drooling at the stunning pieces, Lepape illustrations, and some of the first lamé pieces that would make american apparel afficionados feel unworthy.

needless to say
i can't wait to see this year's fresh bunch of red carpet photos and then go to the exhibit itself.

embodying fashion?  we shall see.

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