A year ago, the Metropolitan Museum hosted the so anticipated VOGUE Met Ball, celebrating “Punk, from chaos to couture”. We would have thought that guest would turn up in their best black, piercings and safety pins attire but I was extremely disappointed. Exceptfor Sarah Jessica Parker who showed up in a magnificent Gilles Deacon ballgown paired with the most incredible Philip Treacey mohauk and plaid Christian Louboutin knee high boots and Cara Delevingne who mastered the Punk essence and managed to make it look super chic in a studded Burberry black gownthe rest of the guests chose pretty over punk. The most ridiculous of them being the hostess herself, Mrs Anna Wintour showing up in a flowery Chanel dress saying that PINK was the true colour of punk????? Come on Anna, really????? Or may be the super pre go Kim Kardashian who pulled numerous strings to finally get the precious invite and walked the red carpet into what looked like your grandma’s old couch fabric. Sorry Ricardo Tischi but it was neither flattering , nor Punk. So what did the guest wore this year for the MET 2014 Gala honouring designer Charles James. Um sorry, who?????????? We’ll forgive you if you haven’t heard of him, but he is a hugely influential New York designer who created elegant ball gowns in the 40s and 50s. James was close friends with Cecil Beaton, was highly respected by the likes of Christian Dior and was often dubbed ‘a great friend of the French couture.’ Here’s some of his work And that’s a giant flower sculpture inspired by Charles James designs. The big bummer about this year’s edition is that there will be no live coverage. we will have to wait for newspapers and bloggers to post online pictures of the event. So here are the pics I have gathered so far. We know that Michelle Obama got to cut the exhibition ribbon, next to Anna Wintour this morning wearing a Naeem Khan green and white frock. Here is the invitation we were all dying to get in our mail box. SJP is wearing an Oscar de la Renta in the perfect Charles James’ tradition. And because she was just so tired of saying she wearing ODLR over and over, she had it written on the tail of her gown. Anna Wintour is wearing a rather unflattering arlequin dress with really ugly unlatching shoes Krissy Teigen has exposed a little too much of her anatomy, exposing herself to nasty comments from my favorite Fashion Police host, I can already here Joan Rivers comments.Flawless gown and styling for Suki Waterhouse Same for absolutely unknown to me Alicia Quarles, but she’s got taste and an excellent stylist.
Follow Vogue on Instagram to get the full coverage but next year, Mrs Wintour, grant us plebeians a full live coverage please.