Met Gala…Fashion’s First Monday in May

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 11.04.22 AMPower couple, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen….two of the co-hosts of the evening, wearing Stella McCartney for Gisele and Tom in Tom Ford

For those of you that follow Fashion Calendars, you would know that the First Monday of May, means one thing….it’s Met Gala time that kicks off the year’s biggest blockbuster fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of New York Costume Institute.  This event, considered by some as  the the ‘Oscars’ of Fashion, is Fashion’s night to pull out all stops for designers  to show it’s best designs on it’s best A+ celebrity clients. Last night, the event co-hosted by Anna Wintour, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and duo, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen.  The honoree and exhibitor for this year’s event was Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons which brought out many interpretations of this designer’s talent…..from the very avant garde to  subtle interpretations and to the a simple array of classic, elegant beauty. Also, it should be noted that in honor of this Japanese designer known for bold color, the inside of the Met was as interesting and full of colorful life as the carpet, which by the way, this year, not a traditional red but a bold cobalt blue!!!

Below are some of my picks, which are more on the classic sign, please click on to the Vogue Live blog at the end to see the full picture of the evening…..many, many amazing fashion looks to take in.

met-gala-2017-562-naomi-watts-stella-mccartney-and-kate-hudson-nytimesA forever favorite of mine, Stella McCartney on the carpet with two friends wearing two of her designs…..Naomi Watts and Kate Hudson

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 11.03.41 AMElle Fanning  in Miu Miu

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 11.15.00 AMGwyneth Paltrow in pale pink sequined Calvin Klein by Appointment by Raf Simon

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 10.59.22 AMSarah Paulson in midnight blue Prada with feather touches

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 11.01.14 AMAnother feather statement of the night……Blake Lively in Atelier Versace Gold with bold shades of blue feathers, and hubby Ryan Reynolds

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 11.17.31 AMLauren Santo Domingo stunning in black Proenza Schoeler, also feather touches

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 11.02.14 AMStepping out on their first carpet appearance…..J. Lo and A. Rod…..with Jennifer totally elegant in blue Valentino

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 11.00.47 AMRihanna wearing Comme de Garcons

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 10.57.09 AMTo see much more of the fabulous fashions of the evening…..both elegant and avant garde, you must click on Vogue Live at Met Gala.

About Roz Pactor

I am a fashion and marketing consultant and blogger based in Houston, Texas. With more than three decades of experience in fashion retailing that has spanned Foley’s, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s NYC, I have earned a reputation for delivering expertise, energy and enthusiasm to my roster of clients. I have remained closely connected with designer women’s fashion as well as the misses, teens, men’s and children’s apparel and accessories markets from coast to coast.

2 thoughts on “Met Gala…Fashion’s First Monday in May

    1. Actually, that was a dress by Comme des Garsons that was being honored…that is a lot of what they do. I heard them say last night that getting to the Gala was a challenge for her……had to come by truck that she could stand up in!!! What will be done for fashion and beauty!!!!

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