New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute gala ball (what a bleedin' mouthful!) was held last night and, as always, the red carpet was a who's who of A-listers in a who's who of designer gowns. Naturally there were disappointments, but I'm happy to say the winners...

>> Asrumored, the 2012 Costume Institute Gala and exhibit will focus on Italian designers Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada. Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: On Fashion will run May 10 to Aug. 19, and will be underwritten by Amazon alongside Conde Nast. Serving as honorary chair at the...

Let's begin the coverage of the Costume Institute Gala (or the Met Ball as it is known) with the best of the night. In my humble opinion of course. Following swiftly off the heady delightfulness of the Royal Wedding Dress, I am in love with long sleeves. In off-white is just a bonus. Florence...

The Met Gala red carpet is always so consistently entertaining. It's not as publicized as the Oscars or the Globes and it's based around a fashion exhibit, McQueen this year, so the red carpet is always full of daring fashion choices (and occasionally mistakes). So without further ado, here...

Yesterday the Costume Institute Gala kick off, and this year it's all about Alexander McQueen. It was a parade of McQueen's gowns running down the red carpet, Sarah Jessica Parker said being being fitted by McQueen was "one of the great, memorable experiences of a lifetime." And congratulating...

Delicious. Sir Paul brought along his girlfriend Nancy Shevell who was resplendent in purple. Nancy has been unfailing in her support of Sir Paul's daughter since the day they started dating and Stella has not failed her in the style stakes. Beautiful. Gwyneth Paltrow continued on her stylish...

Every Costume Institute Gala has a theme. This year, as a tribute to the late Lee McQueen, the event was entitled "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty." It is no surprise then that many of the guests wore Alexander McQueen to the shindig. The lady of the hour was, of course, designer Sarah...

The Costume Institute Gala 2011 was the most fashionable night of the year. Oscars and the Grammy Awards are fashionable too, but you can't find the designers and models on the red carpet like you do on the MET Gala. The event happening to unveil the latest exhibition "Alexander McQueen:...

There were many starlets that wore Chanel Beauté on the red carpet at the 2011 Costume Institute Gala – and there wore those that wore haute couture. I've always wondered why more actresses didn't wear Chanel couture on the red carpet and last night the ladies did not disappoint. Chanel was...

Just like that, the Superbowl of fashion, otherwise known as the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala, has come and gone for another year. And, like every other fashion blog in existence, we at The Backseat Stylers are obliged to choose our candidates for best dressed among the...

 

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