My invitation to the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art must have gotten lost in the mail — AGAIN! — and, as a result, I’m sitting at home tonight in the XXL “I Heart New York” t-shirt that I bought at JFK one fiendishly hot July day when my plane was delayed and the airport’s air conditioning was at Arctic levels. The souvenir store near my gate didn’t have anything with long sleeves at that time of the year, so I got the biggest t-shirt I could find and crawled into it like it was a pup tent. It helped a little.
While dressed like the epitome of glamour, I’ve glanced at the red-carpet pictures from the Gala but nothing I saw made my heart (my real heart, not my t-shirt heart) skip a beat. Then Beyonce showed up fashionably late, wearing see-through Givenchy, and I got palpitations.
I hereby declare that Beyonce the winner of the 2012 Met Gala. (Check out more photos of Beyonce striking her victory poses on Just Jared.) To everyone else — thanks for playing! Better luck next year.
I admit I am a little surprised that Beyonce went with what looks like a blueish purple. She’s been wearing a lot of pure blue in honor of her daughter Blue Ivy. I wonder if the color reads differently in photos than it does in person. If it is a true purple, then my only complaint about her look is that she isn’t wearing my amethyst Marie Antoinette ring. That would have been the cherry on top of her sundae of perfection, don’t you agree?
I’ve been dying to do more versions of this ring using different colored gems. Beyonce’s rapper husband Jay-Z needs to call me to discuss a sapphire version. The gal who wins the Met Gala deserves a little treat. I realize that at $20,000, the original ring isn’t luxurious enough for Beyonce, but I’ll be happy to make the blue version as
expensive special as you’d like, Hova!