Tuesday, May 6, 2014

What Anna Wore to the Met Gala 2014

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?


Coulda shoulda woulda said...

Like you - I did try to like it but no...

Anonymous said...

No, I don't like the dress on her and neither her open toe sandals! If the pattern wasn't so big and bold maybe, I don't mind the shape as such, it's really the pattern and scale. From what I gather there wasn't much to like this year among the other celebs.

Jill said...

Hi Naomi and SPD! Good to know I am not the only one who was not into Anna's dress. And SPD, I think you're right, I didn't see a whole lot on the red carpet that was knocking me out. I did like Victoria Beckham's white dress, as well as Hailee Steinfeld's black and white dress, but that was about it! XO, Jill

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I always like to see WHAT ANNA WORE...I am not sure this is one of my favorites, but there is something about it I like. The mint green is really pretty on her daughter. Thanks for sharing it, Jill!

Jill said...

Hi Pam, I think I know what you mean, there is something about it I like, maybe it's the colors (except for the black), but it's not my favorite Chanel dress, not by a long shot! Bee, however, I think was one of the best dressed of the night, I saw a lot of dresses on the red carpet that made me scratch my head. Bee's was not one of them! XO, Jill

Deborah Montgomery said...

agree, not a fan. the blue dress on her daughter is lovely, though.

Linda said...

Did not like Anna's dress, something about those colors together...and those shoes, ugh! Bee looked wonderful, gorgeous dress. I also liked the print of the dress Karolina Kurkova wore, that dark blue with the flowers was lovely. Thanks for your time in sharing this, Jill.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

I agree, not feeling the dress. Maybe in person... I'm sure the detail is insane. The blue one is pretty.