Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dress Inspiration: Coco Rocha at the Met Gala

Coco Rocha, the Irish dancer turned fabulous model, turned heads at this years Met Gala wearing a vintage Givenchy jumpsuit once owned by Elizabeth Taylor. Amongst impeccably dressed celebrities, models, and socialites, Coco's unconventional ensemble was truly unmatched. Her bright pink and canary yellow jumpsuit, embellished with glittering silver and gold beaded paisleys, stood out in a sea of couture gowns. On top of that, her bright pink highlights complimented the look magnificently. [I'm a sucker for pink hair! I fell in love with Cindy Lauper and her colorful locks in preschool and never got over it.] I adore this look, from her pink locks to her peachy, orange shoes. Not everyone could pull off this adventurous jumpsuit, but Coco pulls it off perfectly.
[Photo found on Zimbio]
As soon as I saw this look, Coco made it to the top of my best-dressed list. After admiring her bold fashion choice, my mind made the next logical step: translating her Met Ball look into an Irish dancing costume! [Duh. This is really how my brain works.] Her jumpsuit has everything an Irish dancer needs onstage: bold, bright colors, sparkly embellishments, and a one of a kind look. Perfection! I found several costumes [that happen to be for sale] that share some of these characteristics with Coco's jumpsuit.

If I could design an Irish dancing look based on Coco's vintage Givenchy, I would include...
- Bright pink bodice with canary yellow "ballet shrug"
- Canary yellow soft skirt
- Loads of silver and gold paisley detail on skirt and shrug
- A low, side ponytail with loose curls [neon pink dye optional]

What do you think of Coco's look? Would you wear a pink and yellow solo costume? Do you think Coco's background in Irish dance influenced her fashion choice for the Met Ball?

Keep Dancing,

More about Coco's smashing Met Gala fashion from EllePeople, and [my personal favorite] Feisonista.
Listings of the dresses feautred in this post [clockwise from upper left corner]:
Loretta's Dresses design [on Get that Dress]
Another lovely Loretta [on Get that Dress]
Adorable star covered dress [on Glitxy Irish Dance]
Super fun dress [on Glitxy Irish Dance]

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