On Monday A-listers graced the Met’s Costume Institute Gala red carpet in glamorous dresses that honored the late renowned American designer Charles James. Anna Wintour, Vogue’s editor-in-chief, chose James as the inspiration for this year’s gala because he is consider one of the greatest American couturier for his extravagant, highly-structured ball gowns. Check out these top five iconic gowns from the event that translate beautifully into decor:
Karolina Kurkova in Prabal Gurung
Paying homage to Charles James’ “four-leaf-clover” gown (see it here), Karolina Kurkova floated down the runway in this sculptural navy dress by Prabal Gurung. Recreate the look in your home with dramatic cascading satin drapery as well as elegant & graceful details like velvet upholstered sofas & pillows, a chandelier and a natural rug to balance the glamour.
Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta
The most talked about dress of the evening was donned by forever-fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker, who, despite her petite frame, carried the voluminous black & white gown with such poise. The square back chairs in this simple black & white dining room mimic the window pane pattern while white walls provide a clean palate for a couple of black-framed mirrors. And the best feature is the wallpaper peeking through the doorway that plays on the same “surprise-in-the-back” aspect of SJP’s dress.
Lea Michelle in Joseph Altuzarra
Lea Michelle’s slinky gold dress by Joseph Altuzarra caught our eye, shimmering each time the star moved from left to right. The metallic walls & modern organic shapes in this living room reference the gown perfectly!
Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera
Playing on the painterly floral trend, Emmy Rossom brought some sunshine to the red carpet with a vivid yellow gown by Carolina Herrera. Bring the look to your home with painterly patterns in pinks, yellows, plums & greens.
Lupita Nyong’o in Prada
Lupita Nyong’o, the red carpet fashion princess of this year, had everyone buzzing about her utterly unique Prada dress. It was a love it or hate it situation, but without a doubt made a statement! We like how this boudoir echos the much-talked-about dress with its feather-printed pillows by Nanette Lepore and bejeweled accessories.
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