Met Costume Institute Exhibit (and Gala!) Preview


Supermodels have dominated ad campaigns for the past year, but their comebacks shan't stop there. Their next conquest is the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute and, it follows, Anna Wintour's Big Gala. The Costume Institute's next exhibit is titled "The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion" and will show how models like Lisa Fonssagrives, Peggy Moffitt, Iman, Nadja Auermann, Gisele Bündchen, Veruschka, Twiggy, Naomi Campbell, and more have inspired twentieth-century trends. The goods on display will include 70 couture and ready-to-wear looks, photos, and video footage of models, rock stars, socialites, and actresses who have influenced each era. A natural next step from this year's Superheroes exhibit.

The exhibit may be the meat and potatoes, but Anna's gala celebrating its opening (often called the "Oscars of the East Coast") is the juicy bits. Marc Jacobs is the honorary chair, and Kate Moss and Justin Timberlake will co-chair. Kate really does love the limelight these days, eh? At least we can count on Anna to keep her from wearing one of her Topshop frocks to the party. Shameless self-promotion is fine, but one must be red-carpet-worthy at the gala.

The Costume Institute Looks at the Model as Muse [WWD]
Kate Moss to co-chair Costume Institute gala [Telegraph]