With the royal wedding finally over, the fashion world moves on to the next big event on the fashion calendar: the Met Gala. The gala celebrates this year’s Costume Institute exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, on view from May 4 through July 31. “Alexander McQueen was best known for his astonishing and extravagant runway presentations, which were given dramatic scenarios and narrative structures that suggested avant-garde installation and performance art,” Andrew Bolton, Curator for the Costume Institute said in a release. “His fashions were an outlet for his emotions, an expression of the deepest, often darkest, aspects of his imagination. He was a true romantic in the Byronic sense of the word – he channeled the sublime.” The exhibit celebrates the late designer’s iconic work, featuring over 100 pieces of ready to wear from the McQueen archives, and approximately 70 accessories.
What we’ll all have our eyes on though are the McQueens that walk the red carpet of the Met tonight for the gala, and the daring and lucky fashionistas that showcase the late designer’s pieces (and creations by his successor/royal wedding designer Sarah Burton). In advance of tonight’s fashion Oscars, here’s our fantasy list of the 10 dresses we’d like to see walk the carpet, and who we’d like to see wear them.