MET GALA – 2011

May 3rd, 2011 by HFL Staff received Comments Off

kristin-stewartweb2It would be an understatement to say that Sarah Burton, the Creative Director of Alexander McQueen, had a big weekend. After it was revealed on Friday that she had designed not one, but two wedding gowns for the newly minted Duchess Catherine, the British designer ascended the steps of the Metropolitan Museum on Monday night in her own bridal-like sheath to pay tribute to McQueen, the designer behind the eponymous label she now runs. The theme of this year’s Costume Institute exhibit and Monday’s gala was “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” honoring the British couturier who ended his own life last year.

karl-and-blake-livelyweb2 “I miss him terribly,” Madonna told a row of red carpet reporters. “Not only as a person but as a designer. I think the profession is a little bit dull without him and I loved his punk rock attitude. I think his designs are brilliant, I think he was brilliant and I hope he’s having fun wherever he is right now.” A handful of guests were clad in McQueen creations. Model Karen Elson donned a dress she once walked in on the runway a decade ago.




Vogue Japan’s Anna Dello Russo picked a more recent offering: a tuxedo by Sarah Burton, who now helms the McQueen house. Russo topped off her look with one of her famed headpieces (usually taking the form of a slice of watermelon or two cherries) — a glittery egg, “because it was Easter a week ago. I thought it was good to stick pieces of Easter to my head.”




“I was late because I was sleeping. I came in from London yesterday,” she said. Tory Burch, who brought Kayne West to the gala said she loved Kate’s gown, which was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. “It reminded me a little bit of Grace Kelly,”





Other attendees opted to interpret McQueen’s legacy, such as designer Rachel Roy. She told us, “At first I was going to go with something that honored him a little more to scale and to the dramatics that he normally designed in but then I figured everyone would, so I wanted to show his more ethereal side which he definitely had, so that’s why I chose one of my column dresses.”


And of course, everyone was buzzing about Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, made by Burton — everyone, except for HuffPost favorite Crystal Renn. She admitted, “I spent the whole weekend away from a computer and have not seen it yet. I am the only one, I know.” We didn’t want to spoil it for her, so instead we asked her how she envisioned it to be. “White,” she told us. Spot on. - Huffington Post

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