Two Charles James’ designs
The much awaited Met Ball 2014 dress code has been revealed as White Tie and Decorations.
The dress code is non-negotiable for the guests who have paid an astounding $25,000 for their exclusive ticket Fashion’s most prestigious annual event.
A huge dissimilarity to last year’s tricky theme of Punk, which many guests chose not to attempt and many of those who did epically failed (remember the Miley fishnet dress and that Sarah Jessica Parker ensemble), the Met museum has finally announced the more sophisticated, classic theme of White Tie and Decorations.
While the male celebs adhere to their smart white tailoring, think classic Hollywood glamour of yonder year, sashes, sequins, jewels, flounces of fabric in billowing skirts in the style of Dior, Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad and Balenciaga.
This is a theme which could easily go wrong for the women, who will have to think carefully about their outfits so they are not remembered as the woman who looked like a loo roll decoration or Christmas fairy. This huge fashion event can either make or break one’s fashion reputation.
The ball will be held on May 5 at the recently titled Anna Wintour Costume Centre which is set central to the Met Museums exhibition, entitled Charles James: Beyond Fashion.
The exhibition features the British couture designer active from the 1920’s-1950’s, famous for designing for films and icons such as Elizabeth Arden, he dressed Hollywood’s finest in his most decadent and glamorous pieces. This year’s met ball attendee’s must emulate his classic influence.
Expect to see dramatic silhouetted ladies and dapper gentlemen of Fashion, stage and screen at the classiest fashion party of the year.
It will be intriguing to see how celebrities will adhere to the theme and how the Queen of fashion herself- Anna Wintour will interpret the look, as last year she decided to ignore the problematic dress code, and turned up wearing the polar opposite of punk in a pretty floral gown. We’ll let her off she is fashion royalty you know.
Here are some of our Met Ball outfit highs and lows from last year. All we can see is we wish we had a money tree to bag a ticket: