The Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s annual Costume Institute Gala is tirelessly referred to as the Oscars of fashion and it certainly ranks as the industry’s glitziest and most glamorous night. But unlike the Oscars red carpet, where actresses willfully play it safe for fear of a career-defining performance on the worst dressed list, at the Met Gala the balls are to the haute couture wall. This is Fashion with a capital effin’ F. Sometimes the results are truly stunning and other times they’re…how can I put this gently…god-awful. Let’s take a look back at the Met Gala’s greatest hits and misses.
Feat! — Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen, 2011
Guinness literally made an event out of her getting ready for the ball and it payed off with a fitting and flawless tribute to the designer whose “Savage Beauty” was just beginning its historic run.