YES the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit is said to be “the best exhibit curator Andrew Bolton has ever done” – and I can’t wait to see it for myself this week! But for now let’s have a look at the major trends spotted on the red carpet last night.
While we all watched Daphne Guinness get dressed in Barney’s windows yesterday for the Gala, the bell of the ball was surely Sarah Burton who has has taken over the reigns at Alexander McQueen and has been more than newsworthy as of late. I loved how most who wore McQueen chose white or neutral tones, seemingly a message of respect, hope and continuity of the label.
The color of the moment was definitely red, from Gisele (also in McQueen) to timeless Donna Karan in one of her draped creations.
Full skirts, frothy layers and blush shades keep the romance alive.
As we’ve experienced in both the Spring 11 and Fall 11 runway collections, glamorous diva-status gowns involve one shoulder shapes, draping, sleeve action, halter necks and belted waists.
As we featured in Fashion Snoops’ Fall 11 themes, Victorian becomes a new conversation. High collars and belle sleeves push the point while another take on monochrome takes on borrowed-from-the-boys tuxedo styling.
Queen of Hearts or monochromatic floral fantasy? Monochrome was the major print expression on the red carpet.
While glitz, sequins and embellishment have all been longstanding trends, no one does it better than Anna Wintour in Chanel.
For anyone who didn’t think the one shoulder has longevity.. these lace looks are particularly stunning.
While not a major silhouette, these unique mermaid dresses were given show-stoppers.
Given the current popularity of slits on maxi silhouettes, both side and front slits strike a pose.