La presse sur Madonna au Gala Met célébrant McQueen - 2 mai 2011.
Hollywood, fashion elite recall McQueen at NY gala
By ALICIA RANCILIO, Associated Press – Tue May 3, 6:51 am ET
New York – A who's who of Hollywood's elite and fashion's most coveted hit the red carpet in New York City on Monday night for the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala Benefit.
This year's event, "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty," honored the work of the late designer, who committed suicide in February 2010 at age 40.
"I miss him terribly, not only as a person but as a designer," said a visibly emotional Madonna, who was wearing a gown by Stella McCartney.
"I think the fashion business is a little bit dull without him and I loved his provocative punk rock attitude. I think his designs were brilliant. I think he was brilliant. And I hope he's having fun wherever he is right now."
Designer Rachel Roy chose her own gown for the event with McQueen in mind. She said she picked a more refined design to showcase that part of his personality.
"I wanted to show his more ethereal side," she said.
Many celebrities who attend the Met Gala are escorted by the designer who dressed them.
Francois-Henri Pinault, chief executive of luxury conglomerate PPR, and his wife, Salma Hayek, served as the event's honorary chairs. Colin Firth, designer Stella McCartney and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour were vice chairs.
Others who walked the red carpet included Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony, "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest with girlfriend Julianne Hough, Gwyneth Paltrow, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Alba, Fergie and Sarah Jessica Parker, who wore McQueen.
Also in attendance was the successor to McQueen at his fashion house, Sarah Burton, who also designed Kate Middleton's wedding dress,
The "Savage Beauty" exhibit will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 4 to July 31.
Stars Honour Alexander McQueen At Met Gala
An impressive collection of A-list stars have attended the Costume Institute Benefit Gala in New York, which honoured the life of the late designer Alexander McQueen.
The annual event marked the opening of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition and Sir Paul McCartney, Beyonce and Gwyneth Paltrow were among the guests.
Madonna spoke emotionally on the red carpet about McQueen, who committed suicide in February 2010 aged 40.
"I miss him terribly," the singer said.
"Not only as a person but as a designer. I think the fashion business is a little bit dull without him and I loved his provocative punk rock attitude.
"I think his designs were brilliant. I think he was brilliant. And I hope he's having fun wherever he is right now."
Francois-Henri Pinault and his wife Salma Hayek served as the event's honorary chairmen, with Colin Firth, Stella McCartney and Anna Wintour as vice chairmen.
Other stars who walked the red carpet included Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Alba and Taylor Swift.
Source: Sky News.
Alexander Mcqueen Remembered At Star Studded Event
03 May 2011 20:17
Alexander Mcqueen, the acclaimed fashion designer who committed suicide in February 2010 at the age of 40, was remembered at an exclusive red carpet event on Monday (2nd May 2011). 'Alexander Mcqueen: Savage Beauty' was the theme for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual gala benefit, reports MSNBC.com.
The late designer hit the headlines once again on Friday (29th April 2011) when Kate Middleton wore a dress by Alexander Mcqueen's creative director Sarah Burton to the Royal Wedding. A number of A-list stars were in attendance for the exclusive MCQueen event, most notably Madonna, who said, "I miss him terribly, not only as a person but as a designer. I think the fashion business is a little bit dull without him and I loved his provocative punk rock attitude". Sarah Jessica Parker, who once attended the annual event with MCQueen as her date, wore one of the designer's signature pieces to this year's gala. Other celebrities to walk the red-carpet included American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and television host Ryan Seacrest.
Alexander Mcqueen's death was announced on the afternoon of 11th February 2010. His body was found hanged in his wardrobe at his home on Green Street, London. MCQueen died just nine days after his mother had passed away.
Le Gala du Met Costume Institute 2011
Boucles années 20, rouge à lèvres rouge vif, Madonna avait un air rétro dans cette robe Stella McCartney en satin gris perle. Elle accessoirise sa tenue avec une paire d'escarpins Sergio Rossi et une parure Cartier.
Source: Vogue France.
PHOTOS - Met Ball 2011 : Madonna ou quand la reine de la pop reprend ses droits !
03-05-2011 - 12h29
Madonna au Met Ball 2011 !
C’était l’événement à ne pas manquer hier soir, à New York. La version 2011 du Gala du Costume Institute, ou Met Ball, a attiré une foule de stars du grand écran, de la musique et de la mode, tous enclin à rivaliser d’élégance et de style sur le tapis rouge du Metropolitan Museum of Art. Si les stars sont nombreuses à être venues en couple, certaines ont préféré s’accompagner d’un ami ou d’un collègue, comme ce fut le cas de Madonna, qui s’est présentée au bras de son manager.
Une entrée remarquée pour la reine de la pop, qui avait perdu un peu d’altitude ces derniers temps. Des relations trop exposées avec des toy boys dans les média, un manque de pudeur légèrement déplacé pour son âge et une concurrence maladroite avec sa fille, Lourdes, lors des derniers Oscars ont dernièrement mis du plomb dans l’aile de la star, dans la tourmente à cause de problèmes liés à son association, Raising Malawi. Mais hier, sur le prestigieux tapis rouge, Madonna a repris ses droits !
Moulée dans une somptueuse robe en soie signée Stella McCartney, l’interprète de Like A Virgin a fait sensation auprès d’un parterre d’invités. Très critiquée pour sa maigreur et ses muscles un peu trop saillants, Madonna a incontestablement marqué un bon point hier soir, en retrouvant une classe et une élégance plus appropriées que sa sexy attitude habituelle.
Source: People Premiere.
Stars out for Metropolitan Museum of Art costume gala
Page last updated at 14:42 GMT, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 15:42 UK
Rihanna, Madonna, Jay-Z and Beyonce are amongst celebrities at a star-studded costume gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Kristen Stewart, Gwyneth Paltrow and Salma Hayek were also in attendance. The exhibition will feature roughly 100 ensembles from various McQueen collections and will run until the end of July.
Source: BBC - Newsbeat.
Go big or go home! Celebs pay tribute to the daring designer with bold looks at the Met Gala
By ANAHITA MOUSSAVIAN
Last Updated: 10:26 AM, May 3, 2011
Posted: 2:23 AM, May 3, 2011
If it’s not dramatic, it’s not McQueen.
And so it went last night, at the fashion industry’s biggest red carpet event, the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala. A smattering of the boldest of boldfaced names tipped their perfectly coiffed heads to the man of the night, the late Alexander McQueen.
From dramatic, curve-hugging silhouettes to full-on fabulous, frothy ballgowns, signatures of the designer were everywhere: in Daphne Guinness’s structured feathered Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen frock to Beyonce’s gold-sequined embroidered gown. And while the more voluminous gowns offered up doses of obvious glamour, quieter looks were equally statement-making: Madonna’s simple teal Stella McCartney column — “to match my eyes,” the singer said of the hue — revealed a glittery silver star-spangled train.
Diane Kruger’s long-sleeved Jason Wu gown — with flower-encrusted bodice — revealed a sexy slit that cut the most elegant line on the German actress’s figure.
It was pomp and circumstance, but in the most respectful way. And considering McQueen was one of the most dramatic designers of our time, there’s no doubt that some of these ladies honored his visions in the most fitting fashion.
Madonna and her manager Guy Oseary arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala celebrating the opening of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, Monday, May 2, 2011 in New York.
Photos: AP/Peter Kramer ; AP/Evan Agostini ; REUTERS/Mike Segar ; REUTERS/Eric Thayer.