The equivalent of the Oscars Red Carpet, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Met Gala is happening as I write these lines. Naturally, all fashion people’s eyes were on the New York establishment’s surroundings, hoping to catch a glimpse at the very high couture and the very high profile celebrities in attendance.
One of my favorite, year after year, Sarah Jessica Parker did not disappoint at the 2014 Met Gala either! Following the exhibition’s theme ‘Charles James: Beyond Fashion’, she took couture literally and she showed up wearing an Oscar de la Renta black & white gown with the designer’s signature on the train of the dress!
As if it were a painting or a fabulous art item, the fashion designer autographed his work in contrasting red, making no secret of the fact that he’s the author of Sarah Jessica Parker’s custom dress. She played the exhibition theme’s part (doesn’t she always?) by injecting a flower petal into a fashion dress, just like Charles James did with his Petal dress, clearly the departing point in drawing this OdlRenta beauty.
I’ve been through Red Carpet images of the tonight’s high fashion event and although I’m trying hard not to point the finger, I can assure you that there were quite a few guests in attendance who either got the wrong invitation or simply chose to disregard the deep implications of the exhibition theme. Charles James was a grand couturier and a fabulous dress maker. I’m happy there were people like Sarah Jessica Parker who allowed themselves to be inspired by Anna Wintour’s curated Met Gala theme! (images voguedotcom, getty)