Here are some trends and interesting tidbits that we took note of as the celebs, models, and designers made their way up the Metropolitan Museum’s steps at last night’s Met Ball honoring the the work of the late Alexander McQueen and celebrating the Costume Institute’s retrospective of his work.
McQueen gowns spotted on the red carpet
Guests wearing event co-chair Stella McCartney’s designs
Pro-athletes who traded in their jerseys for tuxedos (or, in Serena Williams’ case, Oscar de la Renta–the others were Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, and Tom Brady)
Hats/hair accessories/fascinators. We can thank the royal wedding for that.
Redheads in attendance
Men in kilts and/or tartan in homage to McQueen
Ladies in tuxedo-inspired getups
Models at the gala–from fresh faces like Arizona Muse to catwalk veterans like Naomi Campbell
Steps to climb on the red carpet, which, as displayed by Beyonce last night, can prove to be treacherous for those in constricting dresses or towering heels
Dollars raised for the Costume Institute