"It's the Super Bowl of social fashion events" as Andre Leon Talley proclaimed in The First Monday in May documentary. In terms of star power that is most definitely true. This year's big spring exhibition is Manus X Machina. An examination of the tension between the handmade and the machine fabricated. It's all about rethinking what luxury fashion is and what it will be.
First up Bee Shaffer in custom Alexander McQueen and her Queen Regnant mother Anna Wintour in Chanel. I love how both of them seem to have sticked to the 'Manus' part of the exhibition more than the 'Machina'.
Claire Danes' massive Zac Posen ballgown has something very princessy and cheesy about it and does not seem to be that special at all, until the hundreds of lights hidden in those skirts turn on. A bit gimmicky perhaps, but absolutely fabulous nonetheless.
Between a gazillion of shiny, silver, armourlike gowns, it was a pleasure to see the Haim sisters wearing something as intricate as their gorgeous Rodarte gowns.
I like to think that had I gone to the event yesterday, I would have worn something like Tyga. That jacket is just fantastic. as for Kate Bosworth in Dolce & Gabbana, I like the costumy bit and the fact that there seems to be a nice play between the 'manus' and the 'machina' here.
Same goes for Naomi Watts in custom Burberry. This silhouette is beautiful for her and I like how the rigidness of the base is broken by the flower appliques. No one though, comes close to Nicole Kidman who was, without a doubt, my favourite on the red carpet last night. Her Alexander Mcqueen was regal, sexy, spot-on theme-wise and just utterly stunning.