Costume Institute Gala At The Met: Superhero meets Superstar

There’s so much to talk about surrounding the Costume Institutes’s “Superhero” show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The fashion of those who attended, the fabulous and the strange) and news out about a new Diane von Furstenberg collection.

First up the fashion.  Two weeks ago we had the Fashion Sensei Says…Nerd Alert Edition and I told you about the “Superhero’s” show.  Today I thought you may like to see some of the fashion from those who attended the gala.

Editor of the style bible Vogue, Anna Wintour, wore a gown from Chanel Haute Couture.  The gown looks a little bit like a cross of Princess Leia and a Tauntaun ( I didn’t know the actual name of this animal from the movie, so don’t put me under suspicion.  I had to look it up).

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This dress worn by Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann in Chris Benz, with the designer himself looks nothing like a cartoon or superhero.  It’s just an high fashion example of the geometric trend so popular right now.  I love it.


Here are some other noteworthy gowns from the gala.  (Click on the image for an enlargement.)

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And some of the more unusual ensembles…

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We can’t forget about the guys… *sigh*

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Finally, I wanted to tell  you about some interesting news about a new Diane von Furstenberg collaboration.  While reading Indian Rose Fashionista‘s site, I learned that DVF will be designing a new collection based on Wonder Woman, set to come out this holiday season.

“For this holiday season, von Furstenberg has collaborated with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Comics and created a capsule collection of ready-to-wear, small leather goods and footwear that loosely takes its cues from the superheroine.” []

I’m really anxious to see the full collection, but here is a sneak peek…


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In honor of the new collection, Linda Carter(Wonder Woman herself) is shown here at the Costume Institute’s “Superhero’s” Gala with some wicked WW cuffs.


Naomi Watts has a little bit of Wonder Woman with the star on her dress and Pegasus rolled up in one with this dazzling pleated gown.


But I think the woman most worthy of a superhero title that night goes to Christina Ricciin Givenchy Haute Couture and Bulgari jewels.  This dress is just stunning.  It’s sort of Wonder Woman meets the new millennium.


For more behind the scenes click here for a video from

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3 responses to “Costume Institute Gala At The Met: Superhero meets Superstar

  1. sosyourface

    Cool blog! I enjoy these dresses… even though Christina Ricci looks a little alien in that pink dress.

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