Representing Alexander McQueen was Sarah Burton, the up-and-coming designer responsible for the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress. The exhibition was intended as a look back at McQueen’s work.
As the fashion world has already surmised, the MET Ball coincided with the enormous attention on the royal wedding in such a way as to catapult the McQueen brand back into the spotlight. The red carpet showcased McQueen and McQueen-inspired designs.
The event was one of the most star-studded shindigs in recent memory, with appearances from Jay-Z, Beyonce, Orlando Bloom, Blake Lively, Paul McCartney, Demi Moore, Rhianna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Lea Michele, Renee Zellwegger, Anna Wintour, and others.
Obviously these sorts of swanky New York events are one of the many side benefits of running with the Knicks, and Stoudemire and Anthony both looked amazing. There was also a great look from the other NBA-affiliated member, Jay-Z, who showed up in a blinding white dinner jacket. Fellow athlete Serena Williams arrived in a lacy Oscar de la Renta dress and Philip Treacy hat, making quite the splash.
An event like the MET Ball sets up expectations for the future. Not only will it be exciting to see what Burton has in mind for the Alexander McQueen brand, but Stoudemire’s appearance with Rachel Roy also makes us want to see what they can come up with this fall.
It was a night of glamour, fashion and promises; what more can you ask from the world of haute couture?