The Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Gala is the Oscars of the fashion industry—although the perp walk tends to be much more interesting. Anything goes—short, wide, caftan—but a few themes popped up, among them, sumptuous gowns in luscious purple and plum shades.
- Thandie Newton in Vivienne Westwood
- Gayle King in Angel Sanchez
- Amber Valetta in RM by Roland Mouret
Sky blue was another popular hue
, one that hasn't been seen in a while in evening wear. Paired with daring yet elegant 40s-inspired styling in a dress from RM by Roland Mouret, it's unexpected yet appropriate.
- Elizabeth Banks in Gucci
Some women are undeniably good girls (hello Kristin Davis), others are bad (Angelina Jolie, no matter how many orphans she adopts). When a good girl dresses bad, it's hit or miss. Elizabeth Banks's oeuvre has often involved characters with cheerleader looks that mask crazy-girl tendencies, but her vampiness looks forced here.
- Tina Fey in Yves St. Laurent
And while a jumpsuit is an edgy choice that I applaud, it just looks weird on Tina Fey. Hey, wholesome ladies, we love you the way you are! No need to go all bad Sandy