Rye’s Harold Holzer, senior veep of external affairs, and Thomas Campbell (far right), director, are all smiles with their lovely wives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recent Costume Institute Gala, celebrating the dialogue between Prada and Schiaparelli. The May 7 event marked the New York social debut of New York Jets’ backup quarterback – and cultural icon du moment – Tim Tebow, looking splendid in Ralph Lauren. Snarky Manhattan-based publicist Kelly Cutrone had predicted weeks ago in The New York Times that Vogue editor and gala host Anna Wintour would snub the virginal Evangelical Christian. But we at WAG knew that Wintour – who has superb taste, including in beautiful young men – would be all over that invite. (This is, after all, the woman who put Ryan Lochte on the June cover – only the fourth cover-guy in Vogue history — Novak Djokovic in a black Speedo by a Miami pool in the May 2011 Vogue.)
Given the jolie-laide theme of the Costume Institute exhibit, the gala fashions were a decided mixed bag this year. One standout was Scarlett Johansson in a jewel-crusted, tulle-skirted nude fantasy by Dolce & Gabbana. With her tousled blond tresses, the actress looked like she just stepped from the sea.
Johansson is on a roll, holding her own with the big boys in “The Avengers,” while speaking Russian to boot and giving her scenes with Tom Hiddleston’s beguiling bad boy a certain erotic frisson.
See Zoё Zellers’ take on the exhibit here: http://www.wagmag.com/articles/yada-yada-prada