Costume Institute Gala 2014

Last night New York played host to the annual Costume Institute Gala. Also known as the Met Ball, the evening fundraises for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s Costume Institute and serves as the opening celebration of the institute’s annual fashion exhibit. Regarded as the premier red carpet event for the fashion industry, guests include personalities from the arts, fashion and entertainment world. Anna Wintour has chaired the event since 1995 and decides on the list of invitees with the help of her Vogue staffers. As one of the most exclusive social events, tickets come at a price. This years tickets cost $25,000 for each guest, that’s almost £15,000!

Each year the ball has a theme, this years being Charles James: Beyond FashionCharles James was an English-American designer, considered to be America’s first couturier, so it was presumable that last night the gents would be suited in tuxedos and white ties, meanwhile the women would be dazzling in intensely glamorous gowns. And they didn’t disappoint, click the gallery (circles) at the top to see my favourite outfits…

met ball


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