Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Armchair fashionistas unite!

Charlotte's own Brooklyn Decker walked the red carpet at the Met's Costume Institute Gala with (and wore an ensemble by) designer Derek Lam. (style.com photo)

I've been trying to forget the dreary Charlotte weather by making my way through Style.com's 145-image slideshow from last night's Costume Institute Gala in New York. My hits? There were many, but I especially liked pregnant Heidi Klum in J. Mendel and model Nadja Auermann in Lanvin.

I was not in love with the Marc Jacobs-for-Louis Vuitton looks of Leighton Meester, Kerry Washington and Madonna. All three looked like they belonged in a twisted harlequin circus, perhaps run by Marilyn Manson. New York magazine's The Cut blog described Madge's look as "a cleaning lady moonlighting as a stripper who washed her Xanax down with one too many margaritas before she changed outfits."

Good times.

What's your take? Who's your fave? Nothing keeps the spirits up on a gloomy day like a little armchair fashion criticism!