The 2014 Met Gala

I apologize for this post being a few days late. I started actually working in the Journelle store on Tuesday so let’s just say not only do my feet need a pedicure due to standing for 8 Emma Stonehours a day after me sitting in bed all day for the past three months but I also pretty much pass out in my dinner at 7pm. Needless to say, the energy needed to write a blog post just has not been there (yes, I know typing with your fingers requires so much effort). Anyways, onto the 2014 Met Gala. This year’s theme paid homage to American courtier, Charles James. Now, I’m not going to pretend I knew who this man was before I did my research and apparently I’m not alone. The past few years’ themes have held well known designers’ names or promoted a time in which many could relate, such as last years theme: “Punk:Chaos to Couture”. But this year was different. Who is Charles James? According the vogue.com, “James has been considered one of, if not the, greatest American couturier for his elaborate, highly-structured ball gowns, architectural petticoats, and the “taxi dress,” an early form of the wrap dress that James made for women to easily slip on and off in the back of a cab.” I don’t know about you but I constantly am changing clothes in the back of cabs…okay not really, but that does sound like an amazing and possibly necessary creation that I’m sure some people have taken advantage of. While last year’s theme provided a challenge in what the invitees chose to wear to the Met Gala and opened them to much scrutiny if they were not punk enough or even if they were too punk (everyone remembers Miley Cyrus‘s Marc Jacobs choice, which I personally liked minus the hair), this year allowed for designers to showcase everything from huge ball gowns to pants, à la Stella McCartney on Cara Delevingne. This year’s attendees provided a wide spectrum of outfit choices and I thoroughly enjoyed flipping through the photo collections the next day not knowing who I would see wearing what next. Hailee Steinfeld looked absolutely amazing in a black and white Prabal Gurung dress, but I am biased because in my opinion the girl can do no wrong. Tabitha Simmons (Dolce & Gabbana), Sarah Jessica Parker (Oscar de la Renta), and Karolina Kurkova (Marchesa) also showed off the large ball gown look. Victoria Beckham wearing Victoria Beckham and Rachel McAdams in Ralph Lauren both looked absolutely flawless. I feel like I’m so obsessed with their simple, strapless solid colored looks because I could never pull them off with my let’s just say curvy bottom half. Rihanna in Stella McCartney and, ugh do I dare say it, Emma Stone in Thakoon had my favorite looks of the night though. I loved that Rihanna stayed true to who she was by wearing a crop top dress with a Jacob & Co. necklace that I feel screamed Rihanna and she looked so confident in her choice. While I’m not Emma Stone’s biggest fan, she looked absolutely beautiful. The pink color block and crop top dress (I must really be obsessed with crop tops) looked awesome with her skin tone and red hair. It didn’t help that she had Andrew Garfield as an accessory. While some people did miss the mark *cough Lea Michele*, I felt this year’s Met was an amazing tribute to an amazing man who I’m now glad I can pay tribute to as well, especially on those few nights I’m changing in the back of a cab.

Hailee Steinfeld

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