|My favorite shot: Clemence Poesy in Nina Ricci|
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For those that wonder what all the hype is about the $25,000-a-ticket event, it is gala benefit takes place every year to raise funds for the Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and to kick off the year's exhibit. The story that Vogue Editor Anna Wintour runs the guest list is probably true; but in fact the 2012 Gala Benefit's Honorary Chair is Jeff Bezos and Co-Chairs are Carey Mulligan, Miuccia Prada, and Anna Wintour. Baz Luhrmann serves as the Exhibition Creative Consultant with Nathan Crowley as Production Design. A much longer list than just one powerful fashion editor, non?
This year's exhibit runs from May 10 to August 19, 2012 and it highlights "impossible conversations" between two Italian designers from two different eras: Elsa Schiaparelli of the 1920-30's and modern day Muiccia Prada. Schiaparelli was Coco Chanel's competitor in their era, and although she closed down in 1954 after WWII, she was considered more successful at the time than our beloved Chanel. And of course, Prada requires no introduction, really.
“Juxtaposing the work of Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada allows us to explore how the past enlightens the present and how the present enlivens the past,” said Henry Koda, the Met Curator in Charge.
If you have the opportunity to visit NYC during the exhibit, I encourage you to check it out. My last visit to New York took place in September, so I missed it that year. Instead I had Hurricane Hanna to keep things interesting. :)
The photos I've shared are all from www.style.com's coverage of the event, "Le Shocking Story".
|Natalia Vodianova and Antione Arnault (LV Head of Communciations)|
Guess what they're both wearing... Lous Vuitton!
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images
|Love this colour! Diane Kruger in Prada|
Photo: Larry Busacca / Getty Images