Annual Costume Institute Gala 2011

Annual Costume Institute Gala 2011

Above image: Anna Wintour in Chanel Haute Couture, Bee Shaffer, in Balenciaga, Gisele in Alexander McQueen & Beyoncé in Emilo Pucci.

It’s by far my favourite event of the year, and one that has all eyes in the fashion industry eagerly watching. Who will be wearing what and who will be showing up with whom. I’ve been anticipating the dress choices of Natalia Vodianoa, Blake Lively, (although it seemed highly likely she would wear Chanel) and Anna Wintour.

I have to say I’m not disappointed! Guests looked simply fabulous paying tribute to their favourite designers and I loved the various McQueen gowns that were on show, in particular Gisele’s.

Natalia Vodianova in Valentino, Diane Kruger in Jason Wu, Liu Wen, in Alexander McQueen, & Constance Jablonski, in Alexander McQueen.

Penelope Cruz in Oscar De La Renta, Miranda Kerr in Marchesa & Elettra Wiedemann in Prabal Gurung.

Aimee Mullins in Theyskens’ Theory, Liv Tyler, Marina Abramovi, & Mariacarla Boscono, all in Givenchy Haute Couture & Blake Lively in Chanel Haute Couture. 

Shalom Harlow in Marchesa, Christina Ricci, in Zac Posen & Thandie Newton in Stella McCartney.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen, Karlie Kloss in Dior & Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney.

Rihanna in Stella McCartney, Jennier Lopez in Gucci & Anna Dello Russo in Alexander McQueen. 

Mary-Kate Olsen in vintage Givenchy, Naomi Watts in Stella McCartney & Chanel Iman in Dolce & Gabbana.

Mary J Blige in Gucci, Emma Roberts in Michael Kors & Ashley Greene in custom Donna Karan. 

Madonna in Stella McCartney, Naomi Campbell in Alexander McQueen & Karen Elson in Alexander McQueen.

Isabel Lucas in Louis Vuitton, Kerry Washington in Escada & Hilary Rhoda in Alexander McQueen.

Freida Pinto in Chanel Haute Couture, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Burberry & Eva Mendes in Stella McCartney.

Crystal Renn, in Zac Posen, Ciara, in Prabal Gurun & Ashley Olsen in vintage Dior Couture.

Daphne Guiness in Alexander McQueen, Jessica Stam in Tommy Hilfiger & Kerie Hilson in Atelier Versace. 


My favourites of the evening are Rihanna in Stella McCartney, Daphne Guiness in McQueen, Gisele in McQueen and Liv Tyler in Givenchy Haute Couture.


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