Ah, the Met Gala. Though the seminal, annual event in which the worlds of art and fashion collide occurred last month, I thought it only appropriate that the first post of this blog be dedicated to the festivities. The Metropolitan Museum of Art first hosted the affair in 1948 (when the Costume Institute was founded), and it has evolved into what is often called “The Fashion Oscars” over the years. Hosted by Vogue magazine, designers start luring models and actresses months in advance to be their dates at the event and don their most fabulous ensembles on the red carpet. The fashion world is abuzz weeks before the event as designers announces their dates. Yet, amidst all the fashion hoopla of who is wearing what and who is accompanying whom, the media often forgets about the real purpose of the event, which is to announce the opening of the exhibit at the Costume Institute: Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations (exhibit to be reviewed in a later post). Accordingly, Miuccia Prada was on hand and dressed many lucky attendants. Below are just a few favorites from the Red Carpet.