Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Forget the Oscars! It's the Metropolitan Costume Institute gala.

Yes, it's that time of year again -- The Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala, when almost everyone who is anyone in fashion works the red carpet with a designer on her arm in a display of the best and the worst fashion of the year. This year the Gala is celebrating the opening of the exhibit "AngloMania," and at left you see Diane von Furstenberg, whom I adore, taking the theme a leeeetle too far.

Jessica at Go Fug Yourself has provided her usual brilliant commentary. I agree with her assessments except for her approval of Michelle Monaghan's dress, which is entirely too night-gowny for me. I'm also on the fence about Linda Evangalista's rather Grandma's curtains outfit, although I must agree that the woman is fierce! Fierce! I tell you!

Trendwise, there was a lot of white on the Red Carpet. There also seemed to be less bosom, thank goodness. I'm so over other women's breasts. I'm particularly over Donatella Versace's, even though it appears that she recently acquired a new pair so large that she needs two escorts to keep her level. But when Victoria Beckham is more or less covered up (and I think Posh looks quite nice there, which is not something I thought I'd ever say) I think it's safe to identify a legitimate trend.

Anyway, enough from me. Look, enjoy, snark!

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