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Sound Off: “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” Costume Institute Gala At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

I expected a bit more drama from the guests of last night’s Met Gala, especially with the night being a tribute to Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty exhibit. Perhaps I expected too much because, while industry titans, taste makers and stars took to the red carpet I couldn’t help but feel a little underwhelmed.

I expected brilliance, ‘splendiforousness’ and all the wonder that come with names like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Society, Anna Wintour, Vogue, and Alexander McQueen.

Christina Ricci in Zac PosenMy favorite gown of the night, this Zac Posen spider web dress is positively divine. It’s as if the Adams Family took to the high fashion world in a frock that embodies the Savage Beauty that the Met Gala was supposed to exhibit.

Andre Leon Talley & Anna WintourBlake Lively with Karl Lagerfeld

It may be Anna Wintour posing center stage in Chanel, but it’s definitely Andre Leon Talley that’s caught my eye. The Isabel Toledo cerulean blue cape has an outlandish quality and his facial expression takes the cake – his whole persona was perfectly in tune with the drama that the Met Gala is supposed to encourage. As for Blake Lively, between the strawberry blond locks and the Chanel couture gown that manages to conceal all of her assets, I just couldn’t understand it, at the very least I can usually expect something that deserves a closer look – this does not.

Leighton MeesterI didn’t much care for her Louis Vuitton corset dress to be honest, but there was this sort of startling resemblance to Audrey Hepburn in Leighton Meester last night that I can’t take my eyes off of her. From the moment I saw her in the first episode of Gossip Girl, I knew the casting director made the right choice.

In other news, here were the hits from last night’s foray onto the red carpet:

Zac Posen Hosts Belvedere Bloody Mary Brunch at Le Caprice in New York

Zac Posen has been a man about town, jet setting from London to NY and throwing lavish brunches in both destinations to celebrate the launch of the Belvedere Bloody Mary maceration. Yesterday, Zac hosted his Belvedere Bloody Mary Brunch at the Pierre Hotel’s restaurant – Le Caprice. Lynn Whitfield, Bevy Smith, Derek Blasberg, Leigh Lezark and Genevieve Jones were some of NY’s finest in attendance.   Ever thought your vodka could have all the flavors of your favorite hangover cure without all of the added necessary ingredients. Enjoy the Belvedere Bloody Mary straight or mix it in a cocktail or two as per these recipes.

Belve Bloody Mary

Belvedere Bloody Mary
• 60ml Belvedere Bloody Mary
• 60ml tomato juice
• Dash lemon juice
• Tabasco to taste (optional)
Combine ingredients in a highball glass over cubed ice.
Garnish with a lemon wedge and/or celery stick

Pineapple-Mary

Belvedere Pineapple Mary
• 1.5oz Belvedere Bloody Mary
• 3oz Fresh Pineapple juice
• 0.75oz Fresh Lime juice
• 2 bar spoon Simple syrup
• 2 dashes Orange bitters
• 1/8 bar spoon Smoked paprika (hot)

Shake and strain all ingredients into a rocks glass filled with cubed ice.