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Islandistas at the Met Costume Institute Ball … at last!

Shame on us – look how long we promised to bring you our take on the Met Costume Institute Ball and we’re only now getting to it!

Trust, it has been a hectic week islandista-wise and other stories kept pushing our Met review further and further back.

So now, without further ado, here are some of the islandistas who graced (or in Naomi’s case, was supposed to grace) the Met’s Costume Institute Ball.

Met - Rosario Dawson - DVF- getty

Rosario Dawson was as gorgeous and on point as ever in her coral column gown. I feel like she could have gone a little more high fashion though – the dress was pretty but it was not a standout on a night like that.

Met- Arlenis

Model Arlenis Sosa was in an Alberta Ferretti dress with black booties. Maybe it’s the picture, but this dress is not doing for me on Arlenis. You can barely notice the beautiful thread-like material of the dress and it just looks a bit shapeless on her.

 Met- Jourdan Dunn

One of our our favourite islandista models out there, Jourdan Dunn was fab in a gun-metal grey gown.

Naomia post costume institute gala

And Naomi Campbell did not actually show up to the Met Costume Institute Ball. There was a bit of a kerfuffle when her designer and long time friend Azzedine Alaia pulled the seven dresses he had made for the gala, after finding out that his work was not going to be in the exhibition. Alaia had made dresses for seven models including Naomi’s fellow ‘supers’ Linda Evangelista and Stephanie Seymour. Campbell’s spokesperson said:

As Naomi has been the muse of Azzedine Alaïa for 23 years, she feels she doesn’t want to attend unless she can represent his work.

However, Alaia did have a post-ball party and Naomi wore this aqua Alaia mini. We are … not too certain about this dress. It fits beautifully and the colour is great but it reminds us of a mermaid. A very hot, statuesque, fierce mermaid, no doubt but it is still making us hum ‘Disney’s Under De Sea’ very softly.

Everything’s better, everything’s wetter…

Under de Sea!

By Me

island ~ ista
From Latin -ista via Portuguese -ista
one who follows a principle; an adept.

As an islandista I live, embody, exude the spirit of the Caribbean islands.

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