Today at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, New York's fashion industry is celebrating the new Anna Wintour Costume Institute, which opens with an exhibition about the work of mid-century designer Charles James, commonly known as "America's First Couturier."
Wearing a dress by Naeem Khan, First Lady Michelle Obama cut the ribbon at the new institute's opening ceremony. FLOTUS also announced the launch of a new fashion workshop for students, which she'll be bringing to the White House as part of a joint effort with Anna Wintour.
— Jim Shi (@jimshi809) May 5, 2014
As expected, Twitter and Instagram are boiling over with Met-related shares. The Internet is blessed. We'll be bringing you highlights over the course of Met Day, so keep checking back!
Their love is real:
— Elizabeth Holmes (@EHolmesWSJ) May 5, 2014
Name in stone. Accompanying caption: "Now she's in a museum?! This is a lot to live up to…"
Another win for the flower lobby:
Oh, this old thing?
"Reserved for Victoria Beckham."
The waiter's face.
Marc Jacobs is working a new, Peewee-esque look.
Put this one in the yearbook:
And theFashionSpot is currently in the Charles James galleries, previewing the exhibition, so make sure to follow us on Instagram:
Not to be outdone by FLOTUS and VOGUEUS, Cara Delevingne and Stella McCartney are getting super adorable ahead of tonight's festivities.
A quiet moment with Bill Cunningham:
Zac Posen piques our interest: "Thank you to the Zac Posen atelier for creating the most amazing creations for tonight's Met Gala I am so excited to see them worn tonight! Can't wait for all the followers to see. Can you guess who's wearing us tonight?"
Kendall Jenner in the back of a town car on the day of the Met Ball. Somehow feels like a modern version of the board game Clue.
I feel very positive about whatever's happening at Prabal Gurung's atelier right now.
Happens to the best of us.
That moment when your cat casually walks up,then abruptly ATTACKS your custom satin Oscar de la Renta gown during your fitting for Met Ball.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 5, 2014