Gala Glamour

May 5th, 2009 Posted by Janelle comments (18)


Lets be honest. Last night could have used some Alaia. While the famed designer (and his supermodel muses) chose to spend a quiet evening at home the rest of the fashion crowd was in full effect at the Met gala. For the most part the fashions were mundane and with the noted exception of Leighton Meester’s amazingly absurdist turn in LV even the risky choices weren’t much to talk about. Thank goodness for a select few who brought their good taste and A-game wearing outfits that truly made an impact. Here are MDC’s choices for best dressed of the evening. Which Met Gala ensembles were you loving?

1. Shalom Harlow : With her dramatic, statement making black frothy dress Shalom truly captured the ‘Model as Muse’ concept. Its not enough to just look pretty, you have to really set yourself apart from the crowd. In a sea of minis and staid red carpet creations Shalom was one of the few who took it to that next level.

Shalom Harlow

2 & 3 : Iris Strubegger & Anne Vyalitsyna : You cannot go wrong with Givenchy couture but Iris’ slicked back hair added an adrogynous vibe to her feminine yet edgy gown. Miss Anne V was simply delectable in Peter Som and showed you could still be incredibly sexy while working a ladylike look.


4. Jessica Stam : Wham. Bam. Thank you. Stam. Incredible in Rodarte, one of the few minis that truly stood out.


5 & 6: Natalia Vodianova & Nadja Auermann : Two women who have always gone their own direction with regards to fashion. Natalia makes shimmering pink fringe look palatable in Fortuny while Nadja’s platinum curls paired with Lanvin’s shimmering Grecian gown is a win win.

Natalia & Nadja

7. Amber Valletta : Two words : Lemon crush. Amber gets infinite bonus points for choosing vintage Galanos but the real beauty of this gown is the rich burst of yellow. With a color that eye-catching you don’t need much else.86351755VA016_The_Model_As_

8&9 : Catherine McNeil & Sasha Pivovarova

These two looks couldnt’ be more different but they suit their wearers to t. McNeil looks old school supermodel va va voom in Mouret while Sasha’s delightfully madcap feathered, tiaraed, completely over the top Valli is pure Miss Havisham chic! Love it or hate it you know it’s pure Sasha. Adding to the allure were her stunning Luigi Scialanga jewels. Talk about a statement necklace.


10. Iman

Always refined, always elegant – in this Donna Karan number Iman looks like the regal grand dame that she is. Pure class.


Check out the beautiful interior at the gala. Don’t you wish you were here?


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  1. k says:

    This event was so weird. I agree with you on Shalom. Iman was a goddess. I absolutely hated Sasha P in her outfit. Kate Moss kept reminding of Gloria Swanson’s creepy Norma Desmond character in Sunset Boulevard – all we needed were the hand gestures. But aside from the clothes, I wonder if everyone actually had a good time…? Was it fun?

  2. paris says:

    iman looks like a goddess, gisele looked hot, erin o’conner looked good, maddona looks odd dressing like that at her age lol

  3. marvoi says:

    love shalom’s total look and she even injected leggings in her look…

    and jessica stam!

    i agree with almost all your choices…

    kate carried off head to toe gold coolly…

  4. yumpopink says:

    Alek Wek looked incredible, she should really be on this list

  5. Kevlin Yu says:


  6. Baby C says:

    Shalom was my favourite as well followed by Agyness and Oluchi.

    Sasha was a hot mess as was Stam.

  7. starfish89 says:

    Jessica is amazing <3

  8. kiki.dee says:

    Erin wasson
    Kristin Mc
    Anna J
    Angela L

  9. trumancapote says:

    kate & nadja the best…always

  10. trumancapote says:

    shalom look was awesome too but …her face s to big …n just not unique

  11. amy says:

    they just took pictures and went home, lol

  12. mdd says:

    love love catherine and shalom

  13. zoee says:

    catherine is beautiful, as is natalia and stammm
    Iman is just so classy.

  14. Ambigous says:

    Poor Natalia, got stuck with a boring dress

  15. Ambigous says:

    In these pics……Shalom’s look is ohhhh soooo Dramatic! I love Kate’s Golden Look and Iman is just perfection!

  16. Whodunnit? says:

    Shalom’s face is not unique?!?!?
    Are you kidding?
    Who else on earth looks like her?
    She is one of a kind.

  17. GP says:

    Did you see Cindy Crawford? Top to toe blue, shocking!!! Same as Gisele but she looks fine, I prefer her Versace long gown, last year.

  18. antonio says:

    I absolutely loved Sasha in the Giambattista Vali, i would also add to that list:

    Liya Kebede
    Flavia de Oliveira
    Daria Werbowy
    Raquel Zimmerman
    Angela Lindvall

    and Oluchi in that Oscar de la Renta dress looked wonderful.

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