This year’s Costume Institute’s exhibit is paying homage to Charles James, the late-great FIRST American couturier. James’ gowns were not only classic ballroom creations, but also incredibly technologically advanced for his time. He is also credited for introducing the (white satin) quilted jacket.
In addition to the Charles James exhibit, this year’s gala celebrated the newly inducted “Anna Wintour Costume Center”. Ms. Wintour has been chair of this Gala since 1995.
Top 5 Met Gala Looks:
1. Karolina Kurkova- Marchesa
2. Naomi Watts- Givenchy Haute Couture
3. Anna Wintour- Chanel Haute Couture
4. Karlie Kloss- Oscar de la Renta
5. Liu Wen- Zac Posen