Following last year's journey into the world of punk, this year's Met Ball saw its star guests return to the red carpet for a more glamorous ‘Hollywood’ attire.
With the Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrating the opening of its exhibition dedicated to Charles James, many embraced old school elegance in the most romantic of dresses. The result was a sea of ball gowns sweeping down the red carpet on the likes of Kate Mara, Rita Ora and Charlize Theron.
For those looking for something a little edgier, a number of trends emerged. Cropped tops, offering a hint of midriff, teamed with a long skirt worn by none other than Rihanna. While Blake Lively, Marion Cotillard, Gisele and Leighton Meester chose a more seductive look with plunging necklines edging towards the navel.
Meanwhile a number of designers stood out as the night's absolute favorites: Stella McCartney arrived with an all-star group, all dressed in customized versions of her designs - Reese Witherspoon, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna and Kate Bosworth. Valentino’s feminine prints and embroidered lace were in abundance seen on Florence Welch, Haley Bennett, Kate Mara and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Miuccia Prada worked her magic for Lupita Nyong'o, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Olsen and Dianna Agron - all of whom arrived dressed in bespoke Prada or Miu Miu creations.
View all of the spectacular red carpet looks on our Pinterest page now.
Out with the old and in with the shiny and metallic!
Shimmering fabrics and shiny accessories are all the rage on this Spring season. With metallic all around, there's no need to save your flashy fashion statements until after dark. Here are the hottest metallic trends straight from the runway to wear at all day and night.
The go-to print every woman should have in her closet... Snakeskin-print!
Snakeskin-print accessories offer the perfect dose of texture for any outfit. Whether you're a world traveler, businesswoman or stay-at-home parent, we promise that adding a little snakeskin-print will give your look a sophisticated, chic appeal. Even if you do not consider yourself exotic or have a small wild side, snakeskin-print accessories will be a welcome addition to your closet!
Inspired by an archival flap shoulder bag from the late 1940’s, the Gucci Nouveau shoulder bag evokes the effortlessness and movement of the modern day Gucci woman. Lacquered bamboo ornaments, signature maxi stitching and a dry-stoned embossed trademark are a few of the expert details that artisans spend up to two days completing.
Also available, Gucci’s Italian-made red Olimpia Python open-toe bootie with black suede trim and black elastic inserts is just one of the fabulous finds for your spring wardrobe!
Shop the entire Spring 2014 collection at the Gucci boutique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals.
Talk about a handbag obssession!
This exclusive Gucci bamboo tote is arriving to the Gucci store at The Shops at Crystals this week! This beautiful python bag with bamboo handles was created exclusively for the US market and is the perfect statement accessory for spring. With natural cotton linen lining, light fine gold hardware, detachable and adjustable leather shoulder strap and protective metal feet you next must-have spring bag is not only glamorous and durable but available this week at The Shops at Crystals!
For more information about the exclusive Gucci python bag, please call the Gucci boutique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals: (702) 730-1946