The Met Ball: Setting Trends

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady

Actresses, designers, models, musicians, muses — the world’s most fashionable came out in their evening finest to celebrate the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute latest exhibit, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty”. While there was no shortage of gorgeous gowns, mais oui, the style arbiters certainly set some trends that will no doubt transcend the fashion elite.

All photos from vogue.com

Classic Black and White: The stark pairing is an evening go-to and always makes a dramatic yet elegant statement.

Diane Kruger in Jason Wu
Stella McCartney in her own design
Ashley Olsen in vintage Dior Couture
Amanda Brooks in Giambattista Valli

Red Carpet Red (and Pink): There is no question that a bright, bold shade will have one standing out from the pack of basics. This was a major runway trend that clearly made its way to the red carpet.

Gisele Bundchen in Alexander McQueen
Jennifer Lopez in Gucci

Wendi Murdoch in Alexander McQueen
Bee Shaffer in Balenciaga
Doutzen Kroes in Giambattista Valli

Sparkly Golds and Nudes: Another major moment in evening looks that started on the award show circuit. It’s an understated style that is high on glitz and glamour.
Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney
Renee Zellweger in Carolina Herrera
Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen
Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen
Karen Elson in Alexander McQueen

Overall, the night was a style success. And who could expect anything less, considering the crowd was full of fabulous fashion insiders. Of course, with this many trendsetters in one room, we can be sure that we will be seeing lots of classic black and white, bold red and sultry nude in ready-to-wear and home design inspired by the glamourous Met Gala. 
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