Sunday, November 25

the NIGHT of your life

The CFDA and Vogue's Fashion Fund gala gathered the most exclusive fahionistas in their most exquisite ensembles and fashion statements. Going through all the photos takes you on the oddest yet most enjoyable trance you've ever been in.

As usual, I do not consider a fashion event truly exclusive unless Armani or HER are there. So this time it was the real deal. Anna Wintour attended the gala in my favourite Chanel Haute Couture dress of the season; isn't she fabulous? Bee Shaffer seems to be following mummy's steps in terms of clothing, wearing a beautiful Dolce & Gabbana with the appropiate amount of leopard prints. Making November's cover of Vogue seems to have had quite an effect on Jennifer Connelly, who presented the gala. She wore an aboultely outstanding Oscar de la Renta dress, but I didn't like the shoes she wore with it. This lady has been both surprising and amazing me lately; Kate Bosworth is constantly getting it right and looking stunning and she did it again as she co-hosted the show in a wine-colored short dress by Proenza Shouler. Those guys are unbelievably talented!

Next one to leave me speechless was Miss I-look-fantastic-no-matter-what Kate Moss in one of "her own" creations for my beloved British brand Top Shop. I don't reckon much people can pull of such a look including full-lenght dress and oversized blazer; but she simply does. You would never think Natalia Vodianova a mum looking at her with that breath-taking body. However, her choice for the night —a Valentino Haute Couture— was unfortunate. One of my favourite pictures from the night is the one pratraying fashion-legends Ralph Lauren (and wife Ricky), Donna Karan, Diane Von Furstemberg and Valentino. How cool would it be to be right there in the middle?! They all look fantabulous, but let me focus on the Laurens. He looks absolute dandy, but she looks like she ran away from a Middle Age market! Design-genious Marc Freaking Jacobs posed with boyfriend Jason Preston as he resumed his very own gay parade that's been going on for months, now. She was one of the highlights of the night. Dita Von Teese showed up in the most superb Marchesa dress and left me stoned.

British icons Agyness Deyn and Henry Holland took advantage of their contract and attended the gala in quite "interesting" outfits by Burberry Prorsum. Another of the guests was Lapo Elkann, in one of his signature Italian vintage ensembles. Vera Wang went for a more casual and very ethnic outfit by herself. The Olsens made their way into the event holding from the arms of Giambattista Valli (who dressed Mary-Kate) and Francisco Costa (Calvin Klein creative director who dressed Ashley). Elle McPherson is looking better and better with age and even more so when she's wearing Valentino. The Karan women are gorgeous by nature, my only choice is becoming a mormon as I cannot decide whether to marry one or the other. Bette Middler posed with the designer resposible for her look, Michael Kors. Carolina Herrera found talent and the source to eternal youth at a time and she attended the found gala with hubby Reinaldo looking magnificent!

It was also very nice to see some less celebrated people in pretty well-chosen clothing. This is the case of Tatiana Santo Domingo (above top) in Missoni, Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer (above) in Oscar de la Renta, Helen Lee Schiffer in Proenza Schouler and Alexis Bryan in Alberta Ferretti.

[Credit photos: Sherly Rabbani & Josephine Solimene;]

Click here to see all the couture that attended the gala.
I'm off.


Char Ruiz Manjarrez said...

One of the best fashion events. I loved Mary Kate and Ash as I usually do, and almost everyone looked their best.


WendyB said...

Dita looked fabulous.

Eva. said...

i loved the blue&white oscar de la renta dress