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The Costume Institute’s Annual Gala

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Designers and their muses from seasons past:

Clockwise from L to R: Isaac Mizrahi with Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista, Hedi Slimane and Agness Deyn, Tom Ford and Natasha Richardson, Alexander Wang and Erin Wasson, Francisco Costa and Liv Tyler, Valentino and Claudia Schiffer.

Tonight at the Costume Institute’s annual gala the theme is The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion. It focuses on iconic fashion models including Lisa Fonssagrives, Peggy Moffitt, Iman, Nadja Auermann, Gisele Bündchen, Veruschka, Twiggy, and Naomi Campbell. The model as muse will be celebrated along with their integral role in inspiring some of the world’s most notable fashion trends.

The designer-model connection will not be limited to the exhibit. Word has it that on opening night Marc Jacobs will dress fellow co-host, Kate Moss in his own design. Gisele Bündchen will attend on John Galliano’s arm; Lauren Hutton will be accompanied by Michael Kors; Lily Donaldson is reported to have teamed up with Narciso Rodriguez; and Heidi Klum will walk the stairs of the Metropolitan Museum with Gilles Mendel.

Stay tuned for the full report later this week.

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  • kristin

    I just saw the exhibit at the Met and it was FANTASTIC!! As someone in fashion design school during the years of the SUPER MODELS Cindy, Naomi, Helena, Linda, and Kate – this was flash back to seeing some of our biggest inspirations. Immortalized in the glossy photo shoots wearing some of the most fantastic clothes from when Gianni Versace designed Versace to Marc Jacobs designing grunge at Perry Ellis!
    The show is a perfect history lesson in the rise of the super model: magazines, amazing clothes, music and the attitudes of the girls. I am very pleased to see these “super models” finally being recognized for all they do for our industry! One must go if in NYC.

  • They’re Back!! Models have been superseded recently by “celebrities,” good to see Linda, Christie and Naomi again!

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