The McQueen Team
The thing to wear at last night’s Met gala? Recent and vintage frocks by the evening’s honoree, Alexander McQueen. On the night when everyone dresses to outdo, McQueen got some of the biggest gets. Let’s review, shall we?
In the contemporary camp were Anna Dello Russo, who went for the egghead look in a duchesse satin tailcoat and embroidered trousers from Spring ’11; Coco Rocha, who wore a navy halter dress from pre-fall ’11; and Raquel Zimmermann, who chose Fall ’11.
Others chose to trawl the archives. Sarah Jessica Parker and lady in red Gisele went with Fall ’05 (above, and with the original runway looks); Karen Elson opted for Spring ’04 (and as you can see above, she modeled it in the original show, too).
And a few of the evening’s brightest lights chose one-of-a-kind. Chair Salma Hayek and McQueen pal Naomi Campbell both wore archival couture pieces.
And then, of course, there’s Daphne Guinness. McQueen’s close friend wore a feathered lilac dress from Spring ’11, but her gala prep was more public than most. Guinness got dressed for the event in the windows at Barneys.