Pretty Pairings: 2014 MET Costume Ball
Arguably the single most stylish night in fashion, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala (aka. The Met Ball) brings out a flurry of celebrities and fashion heavies wearing their best interpretation on the year’s theme’d exhibit, which this year happened to be Charles James. Known for his elaborate, highly-structured ball gowns and architectural petticoats throughout the 1930′s and 40′s, James—though hardly a famed name outside of the fashion world—has served as inspiration for some of the world’s most celebrated designers, like Christian Dior and Cristobal Balenciaga. From Beyonce and Jay Z to Kim Kardashian an Kanye West, the element of Hollywood romance was apparent, with tailed tuxes and white bow ties vying to take attention from the structured and simple gowns of Hollywood’s most elegant ladies. Here are some of the most fashionable pairings of the evening.