Buy Metropolitan Museum Ball Gowns the Next Day

May 3, 2013 12:08pm
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Each year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala showcases celebrities in some of the most cutting-edge and creative fashions on the red carpet.  For their big event on Monday, high-end retail site Moda Operandi will give fashion fans the chance to buy the gowns they see on the red carpet the next day.

Starting May 7, at least nine red carpet looks designed by Anthony Vaccarello, Balmain, Calvin Klein, Delpozo, Rodarte, Michael van der Ham, Nina Ricci, Prabal Gurung and Wes Gordon will be available for purchase.

The prices are not yet available but long dresses on the site cost several thousand dollars.  The designers will make each dress to order.

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“Events like the Met Gala offer some of the most spectacular fashion moments because they inspire experimentation,” Moda Operandi co-founder Lauren Santo Domingo said in a statement. “We are thrilled to be able to provide women with access to the fashions from one the world’s most thrilling red carpet events.”

“Punk: Chaos to Couture” is the theme of this year’s exhibit at the museum.  Moda Operandi also debuted a punk collection Thursday of  more than 100 pieces in honor of the theme.

Fashion fans can watch the red carpet Monday starting at 7 p.m. on ModaOperandi.com, Vogue.com, Samsung.com/GalaxyS4/Punk and MetMuseum.org.

The names of the designers will be revealed on the red carpet at the celebrities arrive.  Beyonce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Alba are some of the celebrities that attended last year’s event.

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