Last week New York City hosted the 64th annual Met Gala and saw an influx of some of the World’s most stylish and talented fashion icons. The theme of the evening was based on a factitious conversation between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada inspired by Miguel Covarrubias’s “Impossible Conversations” from Vanity Fair during the 30’s. The Event showcased a mock conversation between the two designers, directed by Baz Luhrmann, and displayed a number of pieces from each designer between seven themed galleries.
Schiaparelli and Prada have drawn inspiration from very different time periods and have designed under different cultural norms; surrealism and postmodernism respectfully. Many of the world’s fashion elite came out in outfits inspired by the theme and their understanding of the sensational conversation.
This Givenchy gown is very much in line with the gala’s theme; representing the thirties through cut and the 21st century through colour and materials.
Although Rihanna has been known to really bring the glam to the red carpet, she toned it down this year in a black Tom Ford crocodile dress. Again we see the use of a vintage silhouette and very modern materials.
Kristen went more literal and wore a Rodarte 30’s inspired suit dress but kept it very modern with the colour choice.
The length and detailing of Jessica’s Prada dress is very reminiscent of the 30’s, but she keeps it very clean fresh and modern.
Claire’s effortless chic J. Mandel dress was a perfect combination of vintage glam and modern simplicity.
Although this style has been seen in every red-carpet event all year, the Stella McCartney dress embodies the events theme.
The red-carpet may be over, the Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibit will be at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until August 19th 2012.