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What to wear to the MET Ball?

Red gown by Alexander McQueen

If you’re one of the chosen few to be invited to the MET ball it’s a blessing and a curse. As a fashion stylist I realize that all eyes will be on what you wear and you need a gown fit for a ball.  So I’ve compiled a list of designers who would be wonderful and appropriate to wear to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Ball this year in honor of the exhibit featuring Alexander McQueen. It’s a shame he won’t be able to be there.
All of these designers make gowns meant to make a huge impression.
If you haven’t had a chance to order your dress custom by now RUN don’t walk to Bergdorfs, Saks, and Barney’s in NYC as they all have stunning dress

departments. Tell them I sent you 🙂
1. Alexander McQueen-why not pay homage to one of the greats
2. Chado Ralph Rucci-available at Bergdorfs or Saks. The custom process takes weeks
3. Marchesa-Online at Neiman’s, Net-a-porter, Mytheresa, 24fab.com, and Saks. In NYC at Bergdorfs, Saks
4.Rodarte-Net-a-porter, Bergdorf Goodman, Barney’s
5.Vivienne Westwood-another great British option
6.Armani Privee-a Giorgio Armani on Madison avenue, also at Bergdorfs and Barney’s
7. Carolina Herrera-madison avenue upper east side
8. Douglas Hannant-in the Plaza hotel at One West 58th Street
8.5 Pilar Rossi on Madison avenue and 66th street
9. Valentino-who made Jackie O’s wedding dress and famous for red gowns and classic elegance. Store on Madison ave and 65th, also at Bergdorfs, Saks, and Bloomingdales
10.Carlos Miele-meatpacking district store on 14th street
11. Temperley-store in soho on Broome street

12. Elie Saab-at Saks, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman
13. Badgley Mischka-Nordstoms, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neimans
14. Oscar de la Renta-store on madison avenue upper east side
15. Zac Posen-downtown wunderkid and Parson’s superstar available at Barney’s, Bergdorfs, and Saks
16.Monique Lhuillier-known for bridal her gowns are exquisite
17. Isaac Mizrahi-shop on east 67th street, Bergdorfs or Net-a-porter
18. Joanna Mastroianni-a garment district gem and favorite of Carol Alt and Iris Apfel
19. Sergio Guadarrama of Celestino Couture-local to garment district and lovely
20. Selma Karaca who dressed Esperanza Spalding for the Grammy’s when she won this year best new artist
21. Anthropologie has launched BHLDN which I LOVE geared towards bridal but there a few which could totally work for the MET Ball

In a pinch you can always RENT the RUNWAY or Go Vintage-Keni Valenti and Resurrection Vintage in Nolita
And if you are having a fashion emergency and don’t know what looks good on you I can help.


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