Met Gala 2017

Always on the first Monday in May, the Met Gala takes place and its 150-foot-long red carpet is probably one of the most-watched fashion events of the year with a gazillion of celebrities walking it in the most exquisite gowns. This year, it celebrated the opening of the Costume Institute’s exhibition, “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,” that will go on until September 4, 2017.

Today I would like to share my personal list of best-dressed (and worst-dressed) celebrities that made their way last night into the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur for the party of the year. The dress code called for avant-garde black tie, either you go big or go home, enjoy!

My favorite look on the red carpet: Lily-Rose Depp‘s pink Chanel look detailed with oversized silver camellias and a creeping vine.

Who did meet the dress code the best? The answer is clearly Rihanna. She showed up once again in a full-on fashion fantasy from the Comme des Garçons F/W 2016 runway that was also an architectural miracle, paired with Rihanna Loves Chopard jewelry.

As 2017 Met Gala cochair of the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” exhibition, Pharell Williams wore ripped denim by Comme des Garçons Jeans with a black biker jacket, and plaid shirt. His wife, Helen Lasichanh, paired her straight-off-the-F/W-2017-runway red onesie with a blonde topknot. Not showing any arms, it looked like a fashionable straightjacket.

Cara Delevingne appeared as a sci-fi fashion fantasy wearing an embellished pantsuit from Chanel‘s Spring 2017 Couture collection. I love how she always surprises.

One of my favorites! Even that Zendaya rejected the theme of the night, she ensured all eyes were on her wearing a Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda ball gown covered in a tropical parrot print.

Two thumbs up for bringing glamour to the red carpet. Jennifer Lopez looked gorgeous in a Valentino dress and Harry Winston jewelry.

Lily Collins showed up with a graphic dark bob and black lipstick, juxtaposing her sweet Giambattista Valli gown and her fierce Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Plus-size model Ashley Graham channeled her inner flamenco dancer in a fabulous custom H&M dress. So pretty!

I am in love with Blake Lively’s Atelier Versace gown that featured a draped gold beading at the bodice, giving way to a plumed train in shades of blue. She had the best accessory of the night with her … her husband:-)! Couple goals I would say!

Another one arrived with her handsome husband who might have thought looking at his wife Gisele Bündchen in Stella McCartney, of Ed Sheeran singing «I’m in love with the shape of you» …

If you don’t have a husband to bring, bring the designer of your dress! That was Dakota Johnson‘s motto of the night, as she appeared in a stunning ruffled black Gucci gown with Alessandro Michele at her side.

Radiant like a sun goddess, actress Jessica Chastain in a yellow fluid Prada gown paired with some stunning Piaget jewelry.

Lupita Nyong’o also dazzled in Prada, pulling off the vibrant orange shade with Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Gigi Hadid looked amazing in a nude, asymmetrical Cinderella-esque Tommy Hilfiger dress. I am just not so sure about the stay-up.

Showstopper! Leave it to Bella Hadid to steal the show in a glittering catsuit by none other than Alexander Wang. She looked so fabulous!

Priyanka Chopra did not disappoint in a bold Ralph Lauren trench coat gown with an unbelievably long train. Very different, something I like. I am just not a big fan of her booties in combination.

Like it or not, the award for most nude goes to none other than Kendall Jenner, whose slinky La Perla Haute Couture dress will absolutely go down in Met Gala history.

When it comes to Gwyneth Paltrow‘s understated Calvin Klein dress, I love the cut and the color, but I am not fond of the ankle length.

Katy Perry was unfortunately not among my favorites last night. The custom red tulle gown by Maison Margiela, designed by John Galliano himself, was topped with a heavy-looking wool coat covered in adornments like tulle flowers and plenty of beads. On the veil, a cryptic message across her eyes spelling “Witness” was embroidered, nevertheless it was truly one of the night’s most creative looks.

My favourite picture of the night! Have a look at Sarah Paulson dressed in a beautiful classy Prada gown. Her facial expression says everything! The American Horror Story actress seemed to have a heart attack after bumping into Madonna with the designer of her camouflage Moschino dress by her side, Jeremy Scott. Declaring war on fashion in camouflage, the famous singer was definitely not going incognito. I am not a fan of her look.

Swiss power at the Met Gala… Roger Federer in Gucci. I adore this snake embellishment on his back!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Via Vogue.com, © Getty Images, © Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock, © Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Christie`s Green Auction

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On April 22nd, 2010 Christie`s will be honouring the 40th annual celebration of Earth Day to raise awareness and funds for our planet with their inaugural Green Auction. In case you are thinking this will only be a bash for Birkenstock-lovers, you are completely mistaken. In the 21th century, the green movement can go well together with the luxury lifestyle. The fashion industry has united with the art, philantrophy, finance and celebrity worlds to make “A Bid to Save the Earth”. The auction boasts several unique “once-in-a-lifetime” fashion-themed lots including for example a custom-made scent by Nina Ricci or jewellery by Harry Winston.
Please find below my very own favourites:

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The Rape of Africa”, that will be auctioned off, is the first official art piece by David LaChapelle not shot for a magazine. The famous fashion photographer got his inspiration from Botticelli`s Venus and Mars painting. In his work, Naomi Campbell is the African Venus showing many of the horrors endured by the Africans including diamond mining.
I am a big fan of LaChapelle`s work in general. What seems truly interesting to me is that he is obviously attacking his colleague Damien Hirst. Hirst`s famous diamond skull is laying at the feet of the child to the right and is definitely reduced a symbol of cruelty. The catalogue has been published by the Alex Daniels-Reflex Gallery.

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You can buy a lunch with Vera Wang at the famous Mercer Kitchen restaurant in NYC and get a $10.000 credit to her flagship store. Might be a good idea for bridal shoppers.

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If you get the following lot, your first fitting for “His and Hers” bespoke suits made of sustainable fabric will be by the queen of ecological chic herself: Stella McCartney.

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I love the “Forever Now” package including a vintage 1960`s Bamboo Bag from Gucci`s archive in Florence, and a New Bamboo bag designed and customized by Creative Director Frida Giannini exclusively for the Christie`s Green Auction, in addition to two tickets to the women`s runway show in Milan, and backstage access to meet the designer herself.

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Last but not least, Giorgio Armani is giving a glamorous evening outfit to accompany the “Los Angeles Oscars experience”, complete with tickets to the Vanity-Fair-After-Party.

To me, the Green movement is a wonderful idea. The silent auction starts on April 8th and goes until May 6th. Details on how to participate in the silent auction or how to donate, volunteer and act can be found at “A Bid to Save the Earth”. The live auction will be on April 22nd in New York at Christie`s Rockefeller Center.

LoL, Sandra