The who’s who of the fashion, entertainment, and sports worlds gathered in New York City at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year’s theme was “China: Through the Looking Glass.” I was disappointed that more celebrities didn’t honor the theme, but there were some statement making looks, nonetheless.
And per usual, here’s a roundup of the celebrities from the sports world who were in attendance. Unfortunately, our usual favorites such as Carmelo and Lala Anthony, Amar’e and Alexis Stoudemire, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, and a few others skipped this year’s Gala. But one hot couple did attend the high fashion event for the first time, and I was especially thrilled to see them together.
Well, Queen B and King Hova made quite the arrival! Beyonce’s sheer and floral beaded gown is a Givenchy creation. Ricardo Tisci seems to be her go-to designer for the Met because I don’t recall her wearing any other designer for the past four years. While she looks positively flawless in this look, I would like her to go in another direction in the future. Playing peek-a-boo with your body parts isn’t the only way to make a fashion statement . As for Jay-Z, I love the flower, but I wish the pants had a more tailored fit. The hem is too sloppy and, while it could just be the angle of the photo, his legs are looking extra thin. A pant with a better fit wouldn’t have highlighted his lower half as much.
Mrs. Dwyane Wade aka Gabrielle Union looks so regal in plum! It’s a completely different look for her and I absolutely love it. The hair, the makeup, the accessories…everything works for me! Although the Being Mary Jane star may have skipped the theme, she still gets an A because this look is effortlessly chic. As for D. Wade, I’m not quite understanding his red sash and boy scout medals, but I appreciate the Miami Heat guard remaining true to his fashion roots and rejecting a tux. I wish they would’ve coordinated their looks, but they’re a great looking couple, regardless!
I was pleasantly surprised to see retired New York Yankee Derek Jeter and his smoking hot Sports Illustrated cover model girlfriend Hannah Davis walk the carpet together. This is the first time either of them have attended the exclusive event, but they both knocked it out of the park. Jeter kept it simple in a well-tailored tux, while Davis brought the fire in a red one-shoulder cut-out gown with matching accessories. In the Asian culture, red symbolizes good fortune. Based on the breakout year Davis is having, I’d say red was a very appropriate choice for the swimsuit model!
Actress Olivia Munn convinced her NFL boyfriend Aaron Rodgers to leave Green Bay, Wisconsin for the big city, and I’m so glad she did! I adore this couple. Although Munn likes to get glam every now and then, she’s such a natural beauty who looks great in the simplest, carefree looks. Munn is all about comfort, and this billowy, black/red/white ombre pleated gown by J. Mendel paired with a sleek bun and pop of red on the lip…oozes comfy chic. Ordinarily, I’m not sure that’s the look most would want at the Met Gala, but Munn stayed true to her personal style mantra, and I dig that. She looks gorgeous.
Kate Mara, who has ties to the New York Giants Mara family, stayed true to the theme. Her one-of-a-kind Diane von Fursenberg black and white floral dress, with a high neck and long split, gave me a modern take on a traditional Asian-inspired kimono. While it’s not a wow moment, I appreciate the actress for following the directive.
This was a surprise! New York Knicks superfan Spike Lee and wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, rarely make appearances on a non-movie related red carpet. Additionally, it was refreshing to see Spike leave the head-to-toe Knicks fan gear at home, and get fancy for a night. While Lee looks quirky, Lewis Lee is serving body in this black and gold floral, ruching number. Cute looks on both.
But hands down, my favorite look of the night goes to Victoria’s Secret model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. She looked dazzling in the champagne one-shoulder cut-out Versace gown. The dress, shimmers and all, fit like a glove and made her look very statuesque and tone. I love.
And that’s it for the Met Gala’s sports edition. See you next year!
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