The annual Met Ball was held on at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the opening of the exhibit Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations; this year co-chaired by co-curator Anna Wintour of American VOGUE and special guests actress Carey Mulligan and designer Miuccia Prada.
With a ticket that’s so exorbitant at $25,000 a pop, the Met Ball is not a extravagant event to play with. Rivaling the Academy Awards as the biggest night for fashion, on May 7, 2012 selected stars and power couples came out in their glistened best to salute the best of high and playful couture and most importantly, the opening of the Met’s latest exhibit Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. The fashion this year was definitely one of the more exciting showcases at the ball in recent memory with a real sense of individuality and fun taking the reins. Everyone looked comfortable, like themselves, and took chances whether in small or big wasy, and by wearing subtle or gaudy threads. There were definitely mini themes of showgirl sexy, black lace and interesting textures like pseudo-snakeskin, wrap-around satin strapless dresses, new classic silhouettes of pencil skirts topped with scalloped flare at the waist, fluffy trains, and lots and lots of shimmer, glitter, studs and charms. The most common houses worn were naturally Prada, but also Givenchy, Marchesa and Tom Ford. The biggest arrival may have belonged to Beyonce, who maybe purposedly arrived past the press media ending time of 8:30PM and whose post-Blue Ivy appearances are racking up and gaining plenty of attention, was dressed in an edgy for her bottomed purple laced, body-suited, half flesh-colored, half black crystal encrusted dress from Givenchy.
–Carmen Shardae J. C.