THE 2010 MET COSTUME INSTITUTE GALA: American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity

 A blue silk sequined and beaded Jean-Philippe Worth ballgown, 1898.
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The 2010 Met Costume Institute Gala took place in New York, May 3rd , 2010 night, and there definitely wasn’t a shortage of female celebrities attending.  “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart, Brooke Shields, Jennifer Lopez, Emma Watson, Jessica Biel, Iman, Sienna Miller, Taylor Swift and “Sex and the City” star Sarah Jessica Parker were among the fabulous who came out in New York to support the annual gala -- with its notoriously select social and celebrity guest list on par with the Oscars -- kicking off Metropolitan Museum of Art's "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" exhibition, which explores the way fashion between 1890 and 1940 contributed to the evolving identity and perception of American women. 
 Anne Hathaway in Valentino
Brooke Shields in Michael Kors
Emma Watson in Burberry
Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad
 Sarah Jessica Parker in Halston Heritage
Jessica Alba in Sophie Theallet for Gap
The Met Costume Institute Gala always brings out the best in fashion and this year was no exception.  You didn’t necessarily have to be an American woman to attend the event, but if definitely helped to be famous. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, legendary chat-show host Oprah Winfrey and Gap creative director Patrick Robinson hosted the event. Houses such as Thakoon and Rodarte were moonlighting, to dress ladies such as Kerry Washington and Kirsten Dunst.  Sarah Jessica Parker was wearing Halston Heritage, while Jessica Biel went with a Grecian Ralph Lauren number. Brooke Shields wore a Michael Kors and Oprah Winfrey wore an Oscar de la Renta, and both hit the red carpet with their creators.

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