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10 Fashion Feats and Fails at the Met Costume Institute Gala


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.

10 Fashion Feats and Fails at the Met Costume Institute Gala

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.


Written by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail