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"Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala

Coco Rocha

Coco Rocha had already established herself as a model with a little more to offer than most models, so she really didn’t need to do anything else to impress me.  At this year’s Met Gala, however, instead of shilling for some designer in a borrowed gown, Rocha showed up wearing a vintage Givenchy pantsuit that she purchased at Elizabeth Taylor’s estate auction.  Afterward she Tweeted “Putting my Liz Taylor Givenchy into storage for now, wondering if someone one day will get to have as much fun wearing it as I did!”

I certainly hope so!  While many couture creations justifiably end up as museum pieces, fashion should be fun.  The story of this ensemble — red wine stain and all — put a smile on my face and overshadowed every other outfit on the 2012 Met Gala red carpet.  Way to go, Coco!

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December 31, 2012 at 3:04 pm

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