Style Shout Out to all of the designers that created such beautiful dresses and to the women who wore them so beautifully on the red carpet at the Met Ball in New York.
I love the Costume Institute Gala Benefit because after awards season it is one more opportunity to see some seriously amazing dresses. Last night's Red Carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art did not disappoint and I did have a few favorite dresses who just happen to be designed by some fab British designers.
Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney with Fred Leighton jewelry looked fabulous. The dress was so simple in shape yet so dramatic with the low cut back and the slit up the side. Stella McCartney was also the designer of choice for Kate Hudson who looked stunning in a strapless bejeweled gown that so complimented her skin tone and hair.
Livia Firth also chose to wear Stella McCartney. I read the most interesting story today on Vogue.com UK about how the dress is "green" which is totally in keeping with Livia's commitment to the environment. Her hubby Colin, who you may know as the Oscar winner for The King's Speech, looked dashing in Tom Ford and was Livia's best accessory.
My other favorite of the evening was Sarah Jessica Parker who was stunning in Alexander McQueen and Fred Leighton jewels. Again this dress had a simple elegance that reminded me of Kate Middleton's wedding dress that was designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen.
The Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrated the opening of the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibition which is featuring the late designer's iconic work. As Sarah Burton, the company's Creative Director has said, "I am very proud and honored to have worked for him. He truly was a genius."
My Style Shout Out Tip: The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an amazing place to visit. If you are lucky enough to be in New York City the exhibition celebrating the work of Alexander McQueen and his contribution to the world of design will be on display at the Met May 4th through July 31st. Stop by and experience some of the best of Britain.
To read the story of the Green Carpet Challenge and Livia Firths's amazing dress designed by Stella McCartney visit Vougue.com UK at http://www.vogue.co.uk/blogs/livia-firth/