Wednesday, 9 May 2012

MET Gala 2012 | Schiaparelli's Come Back

Ever since Diego Della Valle bought the name and the archive of Elsa Schiaparelli’s legendary house in 2006, he’s kept his plans for its future mum. But the opening of the Schiaparelli/Prada show at the Met and Costume Institute Gala on May 7th, 2012, made the timing perfect for a big announcement: Schiaparelli is coming back. (Della Valle was on hand this morning for the exhibition’s press conference.) The revived label has no designer yet attached, but it does have a spokeswoman: Farida Khelfa, muse to Azzedine Alaïa and Jean Paul Gaultier, who will reportedly wear vintage Schiaparelli to tonight’s gala.

Farida Kelfha

“The idea with Schiaparelli is to propose the brand with all its modernity, and represent dreams, art, and all the most sophisticated things we can do,” says Della Valle. “This brand doesn’t have to get involved in the frenetic world of numbers, accounts, and dimensions, but it just has to express itself at its best. The heart of this project will be the Parisian maison in Place Vendôme, in the original location where the first atelier was.” Issuing from that atelier will be “accessories, fragrances, and cosmetics, along with some clothing” beginning February. Rumors that John Galliano would helm the label were denied by his spokesperson as well as one for Tod’s Group, Della Valle’s company. The designer is expected to be announced in October in Paris.

After last year's posthumous Alexander McQueen retrospective 'Savage Beauty' and in celebration of the annual Met's Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, for the first time in the event's history, red carpet arrivals at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's renowned Costume Institute Benefit were live streamed last Monday, May 7, 2012, see my previous post 'Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations'. Here, I'd like to showcase some first exhibition insights, before presenting you 'My Favorite MET Gala 2012 Red Carpet Looks' in this post. Vote for them, if you'd like! LoL, Andrea

My Favorite MET Gala 2012 Red Carpet Looks

Diane Kruger in Prada

Beyoncé in one of her first red carpet appearances since the birth of her daughter
wearing a Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci

Barry Diller & Diane von Fürstenberg

Carey Mulligan in Prada

Anna Wintour in Prada (inspired by Schiaparelli's and Salvador Dali's Lobster Dress)

Bee Shaffer in Erdem

Cameron Diaz in Stella McCartney

Candice Swanepool in Rag&Bone with the designer-duo 
David Neville and Marcus Wainwright

Conctance & Haider Ackermann

Marion Cotillard in Dior

Milla Jovovich in Prada

Rachel Zoe & Karolina Kurkova wearing the designer's dress

Sarah Jessica Parker wearing VALENTINO & Valentino Garavani

Dianna Agron in Carolina Herrera

Donatella Versace

Elizabeth Banks in Mary Katrantzou

Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada

Heidi Klum in ESCADA

Jessica Chastain in Louis Vuitton

Karlie Kloss & Jason Wu wearing the designer's dress

Olivier Theysken & Caroline Trentini in Theysken

Dee in Roksanda Ilincic & Tommy Hilfiger

Jessica Stam in Dior Couture

Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

Photo Credits/Source: © Getty Images

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