Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Costume Institute's Gala of the Year

This evening will mark one of the industry's biggest nights when the A-lister fashion crowd flock to The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the annual Costume Institute's gala. This year Paul Poiret will be honoured with an exhibit coined, "Poiret: King of Fashion", highlighting the designer's fashion legacy. According to WWD, "the show highlights a largely neglected aspect of the designer's creations — the modernity of his garments and their construction."

Jennifer Hudson, cloaked in Michael Kors, will be the evening's entertainment as she will belt out tunes that will make the crowd shudder in their Jimmy Choos and Christian Louboutins.

And what a crowd it will be (as always it is), Fashion Week Daily has reported on this year's attendees, "Among the other expected guests are Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, who are attending as guests of Bruno Frisoni at the Roger Vivier table...Hilary Swank is expected with Donatella Versace; Julianne Moore and Gisele Bundchen with Stefano Pilati; Lucy Liu with Zac Posen; Giorgio Armani's niece, Roberta Armani, will arrive with Alicia Keys, John Legend, and Molly Sims; Helena Christensen, Liv Tyler, and Kate Hudson are slated to sit at Calvin Klein’s table; Scarlett Johansson at Louis Vuitton's; Julia Restoin Roitfeld is going with Phi; and Sophie Dahl will be Roberto Cavalli’s arm candy that night..."

The gala will be underwritten by Balenciaga with additional support by Conde Nast. It will be co chaired by Cate Blanchett, Balenciaga's creative director Nicolas Ghesquire, and Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour and PPR chairman Franois-Henri Pinault will serve as the honorary chair.

Side Note: It is definitely worth checking out's Paul Poiret feature .

The exhibit runs from May 9th - August 5th, 2007.



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