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"The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion."

The Met's annual Costume Gala is known for inspiring OTT creations blending art and fashion and blurring the lines between reality and fantasy. If there is one event where OTT is good - and encouraged, even - this is it. Lakshmi Menon made a desippearance along with designer Rachel Roy in decidedly non-Costume Gala worthy creations. Models Lakshmi Menon and Joy Bryant were clad in Rachel Roy designs, Montblanc jewels, and sandals by Manolo Blahnik for Rachel Roy. Roy was of course wearing her own design as well. Jessica Alba arrived alongside designer Jason Wu in his own creation. Like the Rachel Roy pieces, this dress also generated a pfffft. These designs lacked the fantastical nature of the really memorable Gala gowns. For instance, Liz Hurley wore Elie Saab Couture, Van Cleef & Arpels jewels and a Judith Lieber clutch. The champagne colored gown with its rosette studded train was a little girl's dream.Swathed in yards of midnight blue fabric, Heidi Klum's J. Mendel gown certainly made an entrance. She carried a VBH clutch.Jessica Biel was muy caliente in her bold, red Atelier Versace Latin-inspired gown. She looks like she could break out into the flamenco at a moment's notice. With a bf like J.Timberlake, they really could pull it off too. Check out those fab-u nude, satin Loubies! Perfectly paired with the rich color of her dress.Emma Hemming's gown was less whimsical than some of the others, but nonetheless arresting. She wore Donna Karan with Fred Leighton jewels.Photo Credit: Getty Images.


Aarti said…
i love love love the last gown! It's sexy without being overboard. wow. Oh and i like the purple figure skimming dress on lakshmi menon. Very nice for a girls night out, lol ;)
desipolitan said…
I quite agree, Aarti! The Rachel Roy dresses are perfect for a night out - just not enough of a "wow factor" for the Costume Gala.

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