Met Gala 2012 Celebrates Schiaparelli and Prada

Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada

The Costume Institute Gala (or Costume Institute Ball), known as the Met Ball and nicknamed the "Oscars of the East Coast", is an annual ball that celebrates the annual opening of the Metropolitan Museum's (The Met) fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute. The red carpet evening is considered to be a sighting of the stars and other influential icons who were all dressed to impress the fashion world and the public.

The much anticipated event is hosted by Vogue which was regarded as the top annual social event in New York City. The ball starts in a red carpet followed by a cocktail hour and a formal dinner. This year, The Metropolitan Museum’s Gala is celebrated through the theme of Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada.

Met Gala 2012

It’s every girls’ dream to walk into a red carpet with all those speed lights flashing, photographers taking a photo of their wardrobe, fashion jewelry, shoes, looking at their hairstyles and fashion sense in general. Also, walking in red carpets mean all fashion critique eyes are set on you so you better be dressed well or else you’ll be branded as lame dresser and you deserve to be enlisted in the long list of worse dressed people.

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If you enjoyed looking at your favorite celebrity, music, sports, or fashion icon you would also enjoy the feel of their styles by mimicking their style for less. If you’re into jewelries, you can opt to take inexpensive jewelries that have a class of its own which will give you more precious pieces without losing sophistication. You could also have your dress maker follow the style of a celebrity wardrobe here. There are a lot of options and your imagination is the limit to the many possibilities of looking great and having the style of your favorite celebrity.