May 2, 2006



the met’s annual costume gala was dedicated to the history of british fashion. called “anglomania: tradition and transgression in british fashion,” it concentrates on fashion from 1976 to today, with pieces from vivienne westwood, alexander mcqueen, philip treacy, and christopher bailey of burberry.

the annual gala brought out all the big fashion guns, from sarah jessica parker (in a hideous mcqueen creation that looked like two dresses combined into one) to jennifer lopez to lindsay lohan. my picks for the best dressed of the evening go to:

karolina kurkova in a tartan ralph lauren gown and mismatched plaid jacket.

stella tennant in burberry…the right amount of british punk.

kate moss (with daria werbowy and mario testino) in a burburry suit

amanda peet (with designer thakoon pachingul) in rochas

some honorable mentions go to:

linda evangelista (with hairstylist julien d’y’s) in ysl

joy bryant in alexander mcqueen

jennifer lopez (with marc anthony) in versace

selma blair in chanel haute couture

ginnifer goodwin in marc jacobs has got more red carpet pics, cocktail party pics and images from the exhibit.