The infamous Met Gala was held last week and though other brawling events from the ball will go down in this year's history book, this is said to be the largest charitable event in New York City. The white tie event (note: long, formal gowns for women; tails for men) is held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to benefit The Costume Institute and coincides with the opening of their annual fashion exhibit. Visiting the galleries as a child was the perfect atmosphere to inspire my creativity let alone the dramatic front stairway that lead up to the museum entryway. Serving as the night's backdrop, the museum plays host to a deluge of stars, designers and art lovers amongst others from all around the world. The theme was Charles James: Beyond Fashion. James was known as "America's first courturier" and stood out for his highly structured aesthetic. Hence our choice of attendees below. They stuck to the theme and stood out all the same.
All images via vogue.com