Costume versus fashion
Nashauna Drummond, Lifestyle coordinator
Right up there with the Oscars, for the east coast the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala is the red carpet event of the year.
On Monday everyone donned their most fashion-forward outfits and stepped out to make a statement. This year's gala was to celebrate the designs of Italian women: Miuccia Prada, and the late Elsa Schiaparelli. With such household names it's the fashion event of the year.
I am usually hard on celebrities on the red carpet for reasons that I've outlined before (they put themselves up to it and with seemingly unlimited resources they have no excuse). And though my jaw fell a few times when I saw what some persons wore to the gala, this time a different approach has to be used. This is the time (the only time) when any-thing goes and you can be as outlandish as you wish and wear almost anything you feel like.
It's a universally agreed fact that fashion is art. And when you are going to an event that has the word costume in it how can you go wrong? Well stranger things have happened in Hollywood so I will let you judge for yourselves what pieces were works of art, plain ordinary or totally confusing.