Whats Poppington: Celebs at the Metropolitan Met Gala

Check out some of the other models and celebs that attended the Met Ball as well


Whats Poppington: Beyonce slays at the Metropolitan Ball Gala in Givenchy Haute Couture

When you are the most Beautiful lady in the world, nonetheless this is how you attend a damn Gala. My lady the one and only King B served us what we crave the most from her at last nights Metropolitan Ball Gala for Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” . She wore a very laced, sheer, embroidered Givenchy Couture gown that had the fashion houses going crazy. It was elegant, risque, controversial, and everything else you need when you attend a ball, and OMG check out the body!!

Whats Poppington: Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Exhibit at the Met May 4 – July 31, 2011 at the Metropolitan Museum in NY

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We all Know that Alexander McQueen was one of fashions first and true innovators, but that doesnt make the MET’s voyage of his oeuvre less powerful. The exhibit was created by the Costumes Institute’s Andrew Bolton, the ‘Savage Beauty’ exhibit documents the designers work as well as teh worldview that his designs were influenced by. Beyond his mannequins, he created a dynamic atmosphere, bringing you into the world McQueen always created on the runways each season. All the longtime and true friends of McQueens work will be treated to an amazing look back at the monumental collections. s/s/ 2001 blood ostrich feathered gown greets the entrance along a varnished made of clamshells and high fashion high drama garments that set the tone for the entire show.

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Every piece of clothing is a thrill, and adventure, seeing the texture, and the pieces close up is a personal experience within itself I can imagine. The exhibit also includes Interviews with McQueen’s colleagues, teachers and friends add a new layer of intimacy to the designs. Tales from his days at St. Martins mixed in with anecdotes from the likes of Sarah Burton and Phillip Treacy allow a window into the world of Lee McQueen and offer a greater understanding of one of fashion’s true masters. So if your in NY pleeeeeease check this out, this is a innovative designer that has made a impact in fashion’s personal life. Check out of more pics below -Quinton Molanzi

Whats Poppington:Alexander McQueen’s ‘Savage Beauty’ Metroplitan Gala Party

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Okay so its here!! It has arrived…its the Met Gala Party..Met for Metropolitan by the way. The Metropolitan Gala is an annual exhibit that always draws the heavy hitters of fashion, any celeb or designer of the moment, and past will be there slaying the red carpet….sometimes. To the fashion world, its bigger than the Grammys, because its all blood sweat, and tears for fashion, and next year’s fete will no doubt be even more explosive, thanks to the theme of this year’s exhibit: “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.”

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Since Mc Queens’s dresses have become the subject of “cult- like devotion” among alot of fashion insighters and laymen alike. The Costume Institute’s annual party has become, in many ways, the fashion community’s biggest red carpet night (last year’s dresses ranged from a Zac Posen meringue to a light-up Katy Perry), and adding a McQueen tribute to the mix will no doubt up both the fashion ante and the emotional energy at the event.

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The party to end all parties originated in 1948 when the Costume Institute was founded at the Metropolitan Museum. At its inception, it was decided that the American fashion industry would both help to curate the institute and supply its entire operating budget. Eleanor Lambert, who founded the CFDA (among other accomplishments), originally ran the party. Matrons paid $50 to wear some of the Costume Institute’s gowns at a midnight supper in December. Following Lambert, society figures like Diana Vreeland and Pat Buckley took turns co-chairing. Vogue Editor Anna Wintour took over in 1995, and is credited with bringing a Hollywood element to the party.

Rihanna in Stella McCartney

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Ciara in Prabal Gurung

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Christina Ricci and Zac Posen, both in Zac Posen

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Liv Tyler in Givenchy

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Solange Knowles in Dries Van Noten

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Cassie in Rag n Bone
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Rosario Dawson

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Jennifer Hudson in Vera Wang with Designer Vera Wang

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Nicole Richie in old hollywood vintage

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Eva Mendez in Lanvin

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Super Uber Model Iman in Stella McCartney

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Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen

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…and last but not least..my favorite queen besides McQueen himself, Beyonce in Emilio Pucci

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According the WWD, the exhibit which runs May 4th through July 31st, with the benefit gala on May 2nd, will also include pieces collected from a few sources: McQueen’s graduate collection at Central St. Martins, selections from his tenure at Givenchy, custom-made items from the closet of Isabella Blow, and more. There’ll even be a “Cabinet of Curiosities” including pieces McQueen made in collaboration with fellow designers like Philip Treacy. As Andrew Bolton, who is spearheading the exhibit, told WWD, ““After McQueen’s death, we wanted to stage an exhibition to celebrate his legacy in fashion history and his contributions to fashion … McQueen had such a singular voice and he was a remarkable technician.”

Source: www.nbcnewyork.com, www.stylebistro.com