Tuesday, May 06, 2008

If Looks Could Kill...

If you matter in this industry, last night found you at one of the biggest events of the year - the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Ball. Hosted by Anna Wintour with sidekicks George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Giorgio Armani, this year's theme "Superheroes: Fashion & Fantasy" has had the fashion world atwirl for months leading up to last night. And true to form, the event was, in a word, super!
The soiree, celebrating the opening of the same titled fashion exhibition (running from May 7 - September 1),inspired many guests to show up with plenty of BAM! and some extra helpings of POW! for the extravaganza:
Anna Wintour Chanel's X-Men

Amber Valetta in Atelier Versace
Jessica Stam in Proenza Schouler
Shazam! It's Lake Bell in Balmain

Gisele B√ľndchen, in Atelier Versace with Tom Brady, in Tom Ford

Christina Ricci looking very Lynda Carter in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Haute Couture and another Wonder Woman... Naomi Watts below AND NOW THE VILLAINS...

Vogue's Andre Leon Talley in Armani captures a Carolina Herrera-clad Venus Williams

Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen, both in Calvin Klein Collection

Thandie Newton in Chanel

Caroline Trentini (a model, not a cocktail)

AND THE VERY CUTE MAX AZRIA:

Also in attendance:

Celebs: Lynda Carter, all the Kates: Moss, Bosworth and Blanchett, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, The Beckhams, Fergie, Rachel Bilson, Hayden Christiansen, Gisele and Tom Brady, Kristen Davis, Eva Longoria, the Gossip Girls' cast, J. Lo and Marc Anthony, the Olsens (rocking the dead look), Beyonce, Claire Danes, Christie Turlington & Ed Burns, Stephanie Seymour, Claudia Schiffer, John Mayer, Emily Rossum, Emily Mortimer, Karolina Kurkova, Janet Jackson, all the Trumps, Hilary Duff, Jerry & Jessica Seinfeld, Scarlet Johanssen, Natasha Richardson, Mischa Barton, Liv Tyler, Piper Perabo, Tilda

Designers: Marc Jacobs, Gareth Pugh (dressed as his own superhero Karl Lagerfeld!), the real Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, Donna Karan, Stella Mc Cartney, Diane Von Furtsenberg, Vera Wang, Donatella Versace, Valentino, Zac Posen, Gilles Mendel, Isaac Mizrahi, Tommy Hilfiger, Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce, Anna Sui, David Yurman, Max Azria