This won’t be any news…

19 May

… to any of you, but there was a fashion orgy at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala Benefit earlier this month. Many celebs did their best to impress, which unfortunately often translates as re-enacting the prom night (deeeep sigh). Just a precious few caught the message of this year’s theme (Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty) by either going McQueen or savage…

But let us be fair, there was a lot more real fashion on the red carpet this night than usual. Looking at the pics, I found two of these women deserved special mention.

#2: Christina Ricci in Zac Posen

Morticia's true heir

The pixie won a special place in my heart as Wednesday Adams, a literal killer. She often goes back to the gothic chic of the Adams universe, with much brio. Here in a fabulous Posen number, with the designer himself as the non plus ultra accessory.

(Wanna be cruel? Look at the sorry excuse of a prom-queen behind Christina…)

Fashion hot tip: don't go out without your dress' designer

#1: Anna Wintour in Chanel

Chapter XXI: How A Prince(ss) Should Conduct Him(Her)self As To Gain Renown

What a lesson in class! No matter how hard the competition, Anna Wintour still rules the red carpet queendom with an iron fist in a sequined gown. She totally wins the title and you won’t find a better picture to illustrate chapter XXI in Machivelli’s The Prince (a great read by the way), which begins thusly:

NOTHING makes a prince so much esteemed as great enterprises and setting a fine example.

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