THE CUT:  The 25 Best Red-Carpet Moments This Yearby The Fug Girls for New York Magazine.
#10: Coco Rocha at the Met Ball
Okay, technically it’s not a gown — it’s a vintage Givenchy pantsuit, complete with authentic red-wine stain, which Coco Rocha wore to the Met Ball after purchasing it from an auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s things. Had Coco worn it, say, to a movie premiere or to a party honoring some random new smartphone, we might feel differently. But this outfit has two places in time: on Elizabeth in its era, and on Rocha here, as a nod to the “Impossible Conversation” between a deceased superstar and a living supermodel. We loved it as a clever nod to the night’s theme, and Coco wore the hell out of it — no mean feat when you try to imagine if Lindsay Lohan, in full Taylor regalia, had worn it in Liz & Dick. We are clutching our phantom pearls in very real horror.
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THE CUT:  The 25 Best Red-Carpet Moments This Year
by The Fug Girls for New York Magazine.

#10: Coco Rocha at the Met Ball

Okay, technically it’s not a gown — it’s a vintage Givenchy pantsuit, complete with authentic red-wine stain, which Coco Rocha wore to the Met Ball after purchasing it from an auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s things. Had Coco worn it, say, to a movie premiere or to a party honoring some random new smartphone, we might feel differently. But this outfit has two places in time: on Elizabeth in its era, and on Rocha here, as a nod to the “Impossible Conversation” between a deceased superstar and a living supermodel. We loved it as a clever nod to the night’s theme, and Coco wore the hell out of it — no mean feat when you try to imagine if Lindsay Lohan, in full Taylor regalia, had worn it in Liz & Dick. We are clutching our phantom pearls in very real horror.

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THE 2012 MET GALA - via my Instagram. 
May 7th, 2012

  1. Last minute ironing of the hubby’s shirt!
  2. Taking a picture of James as he takes one of me on our way to the Met Gala!
  3. Talking to E!’s Giuliana Rancic on the infamous Met red carpet.
  4. In the Schiaparelli & Prada exhibit.
  5. These two made my favorite couple at the Met - Zac Posen and Amber Heard.
  6. Beween my two English roses, Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn.
  7. Ominous figures in the Schiaparelli and Prada exhibit.
  8. Shocking Schiaparelli pink was the color of the night.
  9. With my old buddies Caroline Trentini, Olivier Theyskens, Isabeli Fontana and Rohan Marley.
Model Coco Rocha to Channel Elizabeth Taylor at Met GalaBy Lorena Blas, USA TODAY
It’s the fashion world’s equivalent of the Oscars, so it’s no wonder models and stars want to go all out for the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala. Model Coco Rocha will merge the fashion and entertainment worlds at Monday’s event by wearing a vintage Givenchy outfit previously owned by Elizabeth Taylor. Rocha bought the yellow and fuschia jumpsuit and jacket at auction in December.
"I’ve always been a huge admirer of Elizabeth Taylor," says Rocha, 23. ,"For me, it was her wardrobe that was really impressive. Here was a celebrity who, in the time before stylists and professionals picking your wardrobe, always looked amazing."
Gala guests can try to spot a souvenir on the outfit. “If you look carefully, you can see the suit has this very faint red wine stain on it. After I had it cleaned I took it to show the editors at Vogue and we could still see the stain. We all agreed that since it was Liz Taylor’s wine stain, it’s OK to wear as is,” Rocha says.

Model Coco Rocha to Channel Elizabeth Taylor at Met Gala
By Lorena Blas, USA TODAY

It’s the fashion world’s equivalent of the Oscars, so it’s no wonder models and stars want to go all out for the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala. Model Coco Rocha will merge the fashion and entertainment worlds at Monday’s event by wearing a vintage Givenchy outfit previously owned by Elizabeth Taylor. Rocha bought the yellow and fuschia jumpsuit and jacket at auction in December.

"I’ve always been a huge admirer of Elizabeth Taylor," says Rocha, 23. ,"For me, it was her wardrobe that was really impressive. Here was a celebrity who, in the time before stylists and professionals picking your wardrobe, always looked amazing."

Gala guests can try to spot a souvenir on the outfit. “If you look carefully, you can see the suit has this very faint red wine stain on it. After I had it cleaned I took it to show the editors at Vogue and we could still see the stain. We all agreed that since it was Liz Taylor’s wine stain, it’s OK to wear as is,” Rocha says.

Vogue US - May 2011 Title: Alexander the Great Photographer: Steven Meisel Fashion Editor: Grace CoddingtonGiant boxes the size of elephant containers arrived in New York earlier this year. I was there as they were unpacked - rather than contain exotic animals, these crates were filled with some of the most imaginative and stunning pieces of clothing ever created. The archive of Alexander McQueen. I’m very honored to have been a part of this historic McQueen retrospective for Vogue magazine and I’m extremely excited about this year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute's exhibit: “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.” The Gala event is May 2nd and so I have one question to ask you all: What ON EARTH do I wear to this event?!

Vogue US - May 2011
Title: Alexander the Great
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Fashion Editor: Grace Coddington

Giant boxes the size of elephant containers arrived in New York earlier this year. I was there as they were unpacked - rather than contain exotic animals, these crates were filled with some of the most imaginative and stunning pieces of clothing ever created.

The archive of Alexander McQueen.

I’m very honored to have been a part of this historic McQueen retrospective for Vogue magazine and I’m extremely excited about this year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute's exhibit: “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.” The Gala event is May 2nd and so I have one question to ask you all: What ON EARTH do I wear to this event?!

THE CLOUD DRESS
by Coco Rocha

One event I look forward to every year is the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Absolutely everyone you can imagine is there, all dressed up like they’re attending a high society event straight out of a Jane Austen novel. I suppose you could think of it as the one big New York event that kicks off the summer social calendar. This year Anna Wintour and Oprah Winfrey hosted the annual event, opening the special exhibit called “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” and I was privileged to attend.

I’m sure countless hours of preparation go into this event but for me the prep work started two weeks earlier at Zac Posens atelier. Before I got there Zac had brought a few dresses out of his archive for me to look at. Every one of them was a masterpiece in its own right but by the time I tried on his “cloud dress” my choice was obvious. The cloud dress, you might remember, is from his spring 2008 collection (vintage!) and is a spectacular gown with an incredible 8 foot train. Apparently it had never been worn on a red carpet before either. It looked perfect but the question on everyone’s mind was: how on earth was I going to walk through a room of 600 people with this massive train behind me and not rip the dress or worse!? James had this crazy yet fabulous idea to take my train, flip it up and use it as a cape. It was very 1920’s avant garde and when we tried it, we all loved the idea. Zac’s team went right to work attaching a button and loop hole and in no time my cape was ready to go.

The day of the Gala I was getting ready to leave my house when I realized the dress was a little heavier than I remembered. I turned around a found my dog Peekaboo curled up and taking a nap on the train. Apparently she was quite content being dragged around the house. After ending Peekaboo’s free ride I flipped up my cape, got into the car and headed uptown to the Met. I was so nervous the whole way. The red carpet at the Met Gala can be brutal - with celebrities like Oprah and Justin Timberlake on hand, how can a girl expect to get any attention? James assured me I looked great and told me I had nothing to worry about. As it turned out he was right, the photographers loved the dress and I could barely see straight after the barrage of flashing lights that hit me on the red carpet.

Once inside the Met you get your table number and then ascend another very long staircase up into the cocktail room. This staircase isnt lined with photographers though, its lined with male and female attendants in tuxedo’s and ball gowns every step of the way. Every single attendant has their eyes on you, all silent. Its a very eerie experience, climbing all those steps and then finding at the very top Anna Wintour and Oprah Winfrey are stood waiting to shake your hand.

Once I was inside the cocktail hall I decided it most practical to keep myself and my dress in one spot. I bet Caroline and Hilary both thought me a snob at first, since I wasn’t running over to talk to them, but once they realized my predicament they kindly came and chatted with James and I for the better part of the cocktail hour. At diner I had to ask for the gentleman’s forgiveness before sitting and tried very hard to push as much material under the table as I could.

There were a number of other beautiful dresses at the Met ball but I’ll never forget wearing my cloud dress. I’m so thankful to Zac and his team for making me feel like a true Cinderella story.

Prep Work

The Met Ball is Monday and I’m terribly nervous. I think I will be alright because I’ve got Issac Mizrahi to take care of m - I’m going to his studio tomorrow to finalize what dress I’ll be wearing and then I’m off to Fekkai’s Salon to see what we can do with hair for the special night. Who knew so much effort was put into looking good for one evening?!