|Anna on the way to the Met Gala, 2014. Photo by Rob Kim.|
It’s become a tradition the night after the Met Gala for me to write about what Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief of Vogue, wore to the gigantic party she hosts, celebrating the latest Costume Institute exhibit, which this year is on American couturier Charles James.
In keeping with her tradition, Anna wore Chanel, and, try as I might, I am not loving this dress. Maybe I would like it more if I saw it up close but from far away, I am not a fan.
|Anna at the Met Gala 2014. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris.|
Anna’s daughter Bee wore an ice-blue satin and tulle confection from Alexander McQueen that was very much in keeping with the kinds of dresses Charles James made famous. I thought it was perfect on her.
|Anna’s daughter Bee in McQueen for the Met Gala. Photo by Rob Kim.|
|Bee on the red carpet at the Met along with her mother. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris.|
There was no livestream of the Met Gala arrivals this time which was a total dud because it was hilarious last year, with the photographers heckling the celebrities to stop and pose for pictures as they came up the steps of the Met. I hope they will return to the livestream next year so all of us at home can have a little more fun! It is not the same following it on Twitter. I got bored after five minutes and went on to other things.
Mildly-related sidenote: do come back soon because I will review the Charles James exhibit, complete with behind-the-scene photos, tidbits overheard from Bill Cunningham The New York Times street style photographer, and tell you how I met Hamish Bowles, Vogue’s International Editor at Large, right on the corner of Madison and 80th Street after the show!
What do you think of Anna’s Met Gala dress this year?