Take Me Out to the Ball

The Ball of the Year is hosted every Spring by the Costume Institute at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year’s Gala was to honor the late Alexander McQueen in which includes an exhibit of his most memorable work will be displayed from April 4, 2011 – July 31, 2011. To quote the MET’s website:

“The fashion industry provides strong support for the work of The Costume Institute including its exhibitions, acquisitions, and capital improvements. The annual Gala Benefit, its primary fundraising event, celebrates the opening of the spring exhibition each May. Under the leadership of Honorary Trustee Anna Wintour (Editor-in-Chief of Vogue), who has been co-chair since 1995 (excluding 1996 and 1998), the gala has become one of the most visible and successful charity events, drawing a stellar list of attendees from fashion, film, society, business, and music. The benefit was the brainchild of publicity doyenne Eleanor Lambert, and was introduced in 1948 as a midnight supper and dubbed “The Party of the Year.”

But some of us are more excited about the celebrity and the designer gowns that grace that epitomonious Red Carpet.  Some of the more memorable and decidedly spectacular can be see here. (please mouse over to see celebrity and designer)

Twilight's Ashley Greene in custom Donna Karan at the 2011 Met Gala Ashley Green in custom Donna Karan at the 2011 Met Gala

Ashley Olsen in vintage Christian Dior at the 2011 Met Gala Doutzen Kroes in Giambattista Valli at the 2011 Met Gala

 

Lee and Tommy Hilfiger at the 2011 Met Gala "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen at thr 2011 Met Gala

Ciara in Prabal Gurung at the 2011 Met Gala Dakota Fanning in Valentino at the 2011 Met Gala

Gisele in Alexander McQueen at the 2011 Met Gala

Fergie in Marchesa at the 2011 Met Gala Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney at the 2011 met Gala

Karel Lagerfeld and Blake Lively in Chanel at the 2011 Met Gala Madonna in Stella McCartney at the 2011 Met Gala

Miranda Kerr in Marchesa at the 2011 Met Gala Rumer Willis in Badgley Mischka at 2011 Met Gala

Penelope Cruz in Oscar de la Renta arrives at the 2011 Met Gala Nicole Richie in Jason Wu arrives at the 2011 Met Gala

Alexander McQueen Designer Sarah Burton arrives at Met Gala Selma Hayek in Alexander McQueen arrives at the 2011 Met Gala


Raquel Zimmerman in Alexander McQueen at the 2011 Met Ball

Melania Trump in Reem Acra at the 2011 Met Gala

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