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Rihanna glams up Met gala


CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Rihanna glams up Met gala

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Rihanna has flown from Jamaica on a G4 to attend the now happening annual gala opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute’s exhibit.
The gala always draws fashion’s heavy-htiters, and this year’s fete will no doubt be even more explosive, thanks to the theme of the exhibit: “Alexander MQueen: Savage Beauty.”
The exhibit – which runs May 4 through July 31, with the benefit gala  tonight will include pieces collected from a slew of sources: McQueen’s graduate collection at Central St Martins, selections from his tenure at Givenchy, custom-made items from the closet of Isabella Blow, and more. There’ll even be a “Cabinet of Curiosities” including pieces McQueen made in collaboration with fellow designers like Philip Treacy.
As Andrew Bolton, who is spearheading the exhibit said: “After McQueen’s death, we wanted to stage an exhibition to celebrate his legacy in fashion history and his contributions to fashion . . .McQueen had such a singular voice and he was a remarkable technician.”
Since the designer’s untimely death in February, McQueen’s dresses have become the subject of cult-like devotion among fashion insiders and laymen alike. The Costume Institute’s annual party has become, in many ways, the fashion community’s biggest red carpet night (last year’s dresses ranged from a Zac Posen meringue to a Dolce and Gabbana tuxedo-ed Rihanna.

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