Sea of Golden Glamour – The Gala of the Year at The Met.

Watching the live steam on Vogue.com I felt like Alice in Wonderland and my laptop my looking glass, transporting me through time and space to the red carpet at The Met in New York. With my birds eye view I spied what seemed like 100 years of fashion influence. Gala goers dressed in awe inspiring gowns with sweeping feathered trains, glittering beaded dresses and dashingly handsome men in tuxedos. Live across the universe living Fashion Royalty walking the red carpet with Movie Stars, Rock Stars and 21st Century Business Tycoons.

This years Costume Institute annual fundraiser exhibition called “Impossible Conversations” featured two Iconic Female Fashion Designers. Innovators Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada although they never met the exhibition explores the parallels between their design philosophies and surrealism .

The question of the night was, if you could talk to anyone living or dead, fact or fictionally who would it be? The fashion icon I would have a conversation with is Coco Chanel. Who would you choose? Here are my favorite looks of the evening to inspire you.

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Facing the firing squad of flash bulbs Camilla Bell channels eternally glamorous cool in a Ralph Lauren beaded gown and striking dark lips.

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Muiccia Prada arriving on the red carpet exuding a playful confidence in a casually elegant pantsuit.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley stunning in the black and brown “color combo of the moment”, a beaded striped Burberry Gown.

Blond Bombshell Cameron Diaz rocked this sparkling silver beaded gown by Stella McCartney

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Bergdorf Goodman’s Luxury Brand Maven, Linda Fargo beamed radiantly effortless chic in Naeem Khan

The Reigning Queen of American Fashion, Editor in Chief of Vogue,  Anna Wintour dressed in Miuccia Prada’s homage to Elsa Schiaparelli, a white gown with a golden lobster.

Bianca Brandolini d’Adda dressed in a golden sequined gown and cape by Dolce and Gabbana looked like a Roman Empress.

Bianca gives one last fleeting look as she exits the Gala her golden billowing Dolce and Gabbana cape enveloping her.

If you enjoyed this post you too can watch the two hour red carpet arrival here at Vogue.com

Photos: Vogue.com / Celebuzz / Image Wire

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