Anna Wintour’s Sequined Chanel Dress For Met Gala 2011

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The day has passed and I forgot one of the most important guests at the Met Gala 2011 (or any other Met Gala): Anna Wintour. The legendary Vogue editor in chief was wearing a Chanel Haute Couture creation from the Spring 2011 collection.

At first I was a bit distracted by the unusual (almost slouchy) fit of the sequined dress, but then again, it’s Anna Wintour and she was supposed to wear Chanel! so what if it’s a Ball to honor the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Alexander McQueen Savage beauty exhibition? Anna can wear whatever she wants!

(pictured right after the jump there’s her daughter, Bee Shaffer, who’s looking gorgeous in a burgundy Balenciaga dress – and just below, in the background, you can catch a glimpse of Andre Leon Talley’s cobalt blue attire. Probably chosen in accord with Anna’s dress?) (photos via 1, 2)

Anna Wintour sequined Chanel dress Met Gala 2011

Anna Wintour sequined Chanel dress Bee Shaffer burgundy dress Met Gala 2011


#1 ajginger on 05.04.11 at 4:47 am

I’m not that impressed to be honest. Looks better on Stella, nicer without sleeves too.
I saw a full photo of ALT in his enormous tipi. Such a pity he can’t stick to his diet and sport. I remember how handsome he looked with less weight. Still a big guy but that looked fine, healthy.

#2 Ellington on 05.04.11 at 10:57 am

Anna’s dress is nice, she could never wear it sleeveless though as I do not think that she ever shows her arms. The original is beautiful.
Bee, her daughter looks lovely, but ALT looks rather silly in that purple circus tent he has over his tux. I saw a photo of the tent open and the suit is beautiful and so were the shoes he chose. By wearing that tent he draws attention to how big he is.

#3 ajginger on 05.04.11 at 11:43 am

I seen photos of Anna wearing sleeveless dresses. I think though Helen Mirren has a good point that at certain age one should cover up the arms.
ALT himself called the ‘circus tent’ a ‘tipi’ years ago at Oprah after he lost weight and looked so great and he was so proud. I also saw another photo and was shocked. I worry for his heart and his health in general. Such a pity he can be such a handsome healthy looking man……..

#4 kpriss on 05.04.11 at 12:02 pm

I liked the sequined bolero, or whatever it’s called. I think it added structure to the dress. Plus it worked great with the general ascending angles of the dress – like you said, I guess Anna doesn’t see fit showing her arms at a fancy soiree like this.

ALT is only drawing attention to his weight by wearing such tent-attire. tipi. Maybe he feels his flamboyant personality needs more space so he’s using all that fabric to draw attention?

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