Alexander McQueen: ‘Savage Beauty’ Exhibit and 2011 Met Gala

by Kristina Uriegas-Reyes

 As much as I loved the excitement of McQueen on Middleton, the fashion from last night’s opening of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition in conjunction with the annual Met Gala is more exciting to me than all the royal wedding dresses or oscar gowns in the world! You see less celebs playing it safe and instead bringing real glamour to the red carpet. I’m glad to see that just because it’s spring, the time of simple, flirty frocks, everyone still brought the drama. I’m a sucker for sparkles and feathers and was not disappointed by the amount! Some wore McQueen as a tribute, such Daphne Guinness, Anna Della Russo, and Sarah Jessica Parker, but other heavy hitters included Chanel, Stella McCartney, Marchesa, and Michael Kors. 

Check out some of my favorites. Above is BUST cover girl Liv Tyler in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci and below is Michelle Williams in custom Mui Mui. Love!

Kristen Dunst in Chanel Haute Couture

Florence Welch (with creative director Stefano Pilati) in Yves Saint Laurent

(& I spy my other favorite redhead, Christina Hendricks!)

Chanel Iman in Dolce and Gabbana

Mary-Kate Olsen in vintage Givenchy Couture

Ashley Olsen in vintage Christian Dior

Emma Stone in Lanvin 

(& adorable Dakota Fanning laughing in the background in Valentino)

Karl Lagerfeld in Tom Ford and Blake Lively in Chanel Haute Couture 

(Is it weird I’m more into crazy Karl’s outfit than Blake Livelys?)

Mia Wasikowska in custom Thakoon

Diane Kruger (with Joshua Jackson) in Jason Wu

Maggie Gyllenhaal (with Peter Sarsgaard) in Stella McCartney

Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen

Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen

Anna Della Russo in Alexander McQueen

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen

Beyonce (with Jay-Z) in Emilio Pucci

Shalom Harlow in Marchesa

Margherita Maccapani Missoni in Missoni

Janelle Monae in Chanel

Ashley Greene in Donna Karen

Natalia Vodianova (with Valentino Garavani) in Valentino Couture

(Holy Oopa Loompa! why Valentino..? why?)

Jessica Stam in Tommy Hilfiger

To see the rest of the gorgeous gowns, head to

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