“Model as Muse” is the impression that Costume Institute Gala at the Met leaves me. So many celebrities wearing luxury want more flash. There are two courses of action: decide to be happy in your own skin, stick to what suits you and realize you are never ever going to outshine Gisele and Kate; or go into hyper-competitive mode and try and steal the limelight away from the “The Supers”.
Madonna really won in this Party. Louis Vuitton catwalk show, this time the collection for next autumn/ winter, finally settling on a teal taffeta puffball with thigh-high, black, “Belle Époque” boots and a turquoise “bunny ears” hat. Please not unsurprisingly, the concoction, which had looked “absolutely fabulous” in a bizarre kind of way, on a model, on the Paris catwalk, in March, failed on “Our Madge” and looked merely ridiculous.
Just having the guts and the gumption to wear something outrageous does not a style icon make. Surely it is time for Madonna to invest in a little grown-up glamour.
Kate Moss, meanwhile, one of the evening’s hosts, along with Marc Jacobs, Justin Timberlake and Anna Wintour- looked every inch the glamour goddess. Her dress was a shimmering metallic, toga-style gown with a wing of fabric cascading from the left shoulder, also by Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton, and with it, in typical Kate fashion, she added a matching turban. There are few women who can dress for optimum effect without the security blanket of a curtain of hair- “Mossy” is one of them.