Monday evening was the Metropolitan Gala. It is one of the most anticipated social events of the year. In honor of the Vogue editor who has raised millions for the institute and has made the gala the event that it is today, The Metropolitan Costume Institute was recently renamed the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Every gala is accompanied by a exhibit of a fashion designer. This year, the designer is Charles James. He is unknown to most, but those who do know him recognize him as the best American Couturier. The event has always had a theme and been formal attire for women, but there was never any dress requirements for the men. Remember one year, Marc Jacobs wore white boxer shorts under a lace dress. This year Anna Wintour requested that the men wear white tie.
Although Barack and Michelle did not make an appearance, there were still some pretty good looking couples.
Victoria and David Beckman. Victoria is wearing her own design and David is wearing Ralph Lauren.
A few opted for cocktail dresses instead of gowns.
Leighton Meester in Pucci.
Who was your favorite? You can look at the my post about last year’s Metropolitan Gala.