“The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s Costume Institute. It also serves as an opening celebration for the institute’s annual fashion exhibit. The event is regarded as one of the most exclusive social events in New York and one of the biggest fundraising nights of the city with a reported nine million dollars raised in 2013. The affair, attended by personalities from the arts, fashion and entertainment, has been held at the Met since 1971 and is considered to be the fashion industry’s premier annual red carpet event.” via Wikepedia
Designer Vera Wang and Model Joan Smalls
Pop Star Rihanna
I’ve been recovering from a sinus infection (yet, again), and high altitude sickness from a recent work trip to Denver. Yes, it’s real. I didn’t think it was a real thing until it hit me. Ever had a hangover? Well, imagine feeling like that for five days. Fun! [insert sarcasm here]
While I was home, apparently I missed a flash mob street fashion show in DC’s Dupont Circle produced by custom shoe design/alteration company, Jezabelle. Lucky for me, my coworker Keiana snapped some pics of the action:
I love flash mobs of all kinds. This idea reminded me of an episode of Gossip Girl when “Little J” crashed a high brow NYC event with a surprise fashion show. (I’m still catching up on Netflix.) I thought it was genius, and would have loved to have seen something like this in person.
The sample designs from Jezabelle’s Facebook page are fun and imaginative. Seems perfect for the girl who is bored easily and wants a shoe design that no one else would have. They would be a conversation starter.