Costume Institute Gala Vintage Style

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You know you are somebody in the fashion world if you receive an invitation the Costume Institute’s annual gala. The theme this year was Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy. While some fashions were blatantly superhero inspired (Wonder Woman wore gold cuffs), many of the guests went for pretty and fantastical.
I was very pleased to see some vintage amongst the sea of couture and high end designers. But I have to admit, some of the vintage pieces weren’t as inspiring as some of the new designs, and that was disappointing. Of the many ways to infuse fantasy and a touch of costume to your outfit, you would think vintage would be the way to go. Wearing vintage in and of itself, to an even like this requires more than just a vintage dress – here’s you chance to pull out the most outrageous and beautiful pieces known to fashion history.
I felt these fell a little short. But I’ll let you decide.
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Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene
Michelle Trachtenberg, in a vintage skirt and top with Kwiat diamonds and a Cesare Paciotti clutch.
Kate Bosworth, in vintage Chanel Haute Couture
Caroline Trentini, in vintage Thierry Mugler and Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry.
Anna Sui, in vintage Zandra Rhodes and boots of her own design.
And some notable non-vintage looks:
Sarah Brown
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Dita Von Teese
Check out the rest of the images, all 164 of them!, at
Shirmpton Couture and Style It also have some images and commentary on the big event.

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