Tuesday, May 5, 2015

What Anna Wore to the Met Gala 2015

Anna on the way to the Met. Photo by Andrew Toth.

It’s time for my annual tradition of featuring what Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, wore to the Met Gala in honor of the Costume Institute’s spring exhibit which is called “China: Through the Looking Glass.” I figured Anna would wear Chanel and I was not wrong! Chanel seems to be her go-to design house these days, for most of her suits, and many of her formal wear choices. What do you think of this Chanel creation? I love the color on her, the floral sleeves on the dress, as well as the exquisite beading of the fabric. I also like its nod to the Chinese theme of the exhibit.

I like the color of this Chanel ensemble. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris.

Interesting to note that Anna is wearing a dark pedicure since she normally wears no polish of any kind on her nails, either her hands or her feet. I’m assuming it’s just for tonight to go with her dress and not a change of policy for her regarding nail polish. Do note that she is wearing her old trusty standbys, the nude Manolo Blahnik leather strapped high-heeled slingbacks, and what looks to be a diamond collet necklace, another of her great favorites, which you can see in more detail in the last shot below.

Great side shot of sleeve. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris.

The bodice looks tiered across the shoulders. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris.

Exquisite beading that Chanel is known for! Photo by Larry Busacca.

Let me know what you think of Anna’s dress. If you have time, there is an interesting article over at the New York Times about the Met Gala and how it is most definitely Anna Wintour’s party.

9 comments:

GSL said...

I like it. Very interesting and perfect for the exhibition.

valleyoftheshoes said...

It's gorgeous, the intricate details are over the top. Anna brought it this year!

Jill said...

Hi GSL and Helen, I'm glad we are in agreement! I like this so much better than last year's Chanel dress, which I just was having a hard time loving, even though I recognized the workmanship was, as usual, sheer perfection! xx

Dawn Collings said...

I think that the sleeves are a distraction. Marilyn Monroe always made a point to not let a dress overpower her in which you are looking more at the dress than the person.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

I just don't love it, but that's ok!

Jill said...

Hi Dawn! Interesting to note what you say, Anna's dresses the last two years have been more low-key in terms of volume, maybe she wanted something more ornate this year. Or maybe Uncle Karl talked her into this design! xx

Jill said...

Hi Becky! I wasn't sure I liked it at first and maybe Dawn is right that the shoulders are too big, but I still like this dress, better than last year's for sure. I think it's the color that has me enamored. xx

About Last Weekend said...

Hi there, came over from GSL - lovely to meet you - I actually like it because its risk taking and different, but the fact is she looks shoulders hunched up and uncomfortable in it

Jill said...

Hello ALW! Any friend of GSL is a friend of mine, thank you for stopping by! It seems this dress is a miss with plenty of people. I'm thinking now that maybe Anna liked the shoulders because she really does go in for that volume up around her face, I'm thinking specifically of those coats she wears in winter with big fur collars that seem to start right about where her hair ends. I'm thinking this is the springtime version of that look. I still like this ensemble, I can't help it! xx