Lady Gaga in Balenciaga designed by Alexander Wang
Tonight was the 2015 Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala, a fundraiser to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. This year's exhibit is titled "China: Through The Looking Glass". The Met's site explains that the exhibition "explore the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion, and how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries. High fashion will be juxtaposed with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other art, including films, to reveal enchanting reflections of Chinese imagery". It is interesting that a lot of the fashions on display will be from Western designers and how they were "inspired" by Chinoiserie.
In terms of the Gala, there are lots of A-list celebs and fashion designers invited and then there are the people who have to pay $25,000 for a ticket. The celebs and designers get in for free via Miss Anna Wintour. Lucky them. Moving on...
Now, time for tonight's Red Carpet and the Who Wore What? Let's begin with the one-and-only Lady Gaga...
Lady Gaga--with Balenciaga designer Alexander Wang (above)--Lady Gaga wore a black silk and sequined jumpsuit with a scooped neckline and a ivory and black silk duchesse satin and sequined "Opera coat". The look was finished with a gorgeous sequined headdress--and that "exotic" makeup! Alexander Wang is the current designer for Balenciaga, and he did not hold back when designing for Gaga. I loved it! What did you guys think?