Anglomania Gala Reveals which Designers are Really the Toast of the Fashion Scene
Written By ali-manning, on May 2, 2006
The Daily, in an amazing feat of fashion observation, has compiled a laundry list of â€œWho Wore Whatâ€ to the Met’s Costume Institute Benefit Gala, themed Anglomania.
The list reveals which designers the hauterflyâ€™s truly prefer, as expressed in their choice of evening wear to fashionâ€™s biggest event of the year.
I imagine this list is not exhaustive, but it is informative nonetheless, and an analysis of the list shows that:
Alexander McQueen dominated with the most A-list celebrities wearing his designs. Of course, this is most likely influenced by McQueenâ€™s British roots and the UK-centric theme of the night.
Sarah Jessica Parker with Alexander McQueen. Why, SJP, would you hide such a gorgeous dress under a tartan? It doesn’t matter that the theme is Anglomania, the point of the event is to look ravishing, not bizarre.
Rivals Kate Moss and Sienna Miller both showed up in Burberry, even though Moss was dumped by the label and replaced by Millerâ€¦ other starlets to appear in the labels they shill for are the Olsens in Badgley Mischka and Selma Blair in Chanel.
Juicy Couture was one of the most prominent labels worn at the Gala, but the presence was diluted by many unrecognizable namesâ€¦ most likely C-listers who, if they are truly representative of Juicyâ€™s clientele, bridged and tunneled it over from Jersey.
Many designers wore their own designs, and understandably so. But it becomes quite sad and a bit pathetic when a designer is the only person to show up in his/her own designs, as happened to Margherita Missoni.
Oscar de la Renta only had one celeb, Drew Barrymore, represent him. Oscarâ€™s designs are made for occasions like this, and its surprising more celebs didnâ€™t jump at the excuse to don some de la Renta.
Drew Barrymore wears Oscar de la Renta with such class and grace, it makes you forget that she was the woman who was once married to Tom Green.
Fashionâ€™s â€œit boysâ€, Marc Jacobs and Zac Posen, both had a rather weak showing. Perhaps the cyclicality of the fashion scene is catching up to them?
And though it wasn’t on the list…
Diane von Furstenberg and some unfortunate woman from Bergdorf Goodmanâ€™s didnâ€™t get the memo that tailoring your outfit too specifically to the occasion betrays the awkward middle school kid that still lives inside you.
See more pictures of the Gala at Style.com.