Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and Madonna are recognised as three of the world's most famous fashion icons. But they left a trail of wardrobe disasters when they tried to outdo each other on the red carpet last night.
The three women went head-to-head at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala in New York, one of the most glamorous events of the New York fashion calendar. Victoria Beckham arrived in a flamboyant black polka-dots dress which was hard to miss, while Madonna turned up in a outfit resembling Puss in Boots.
Even style queen Kate Moss could be accused of trying too hard as she matched her gold toga inpired dress with a turban. Supermodel Moss, was co-host at the gala, and was accompanied on the red carpet by designer Marc Jacobs, who was 'honorary chair' of the event. It was held to celebrate the museum's spring 2009 exhibition which takes the theme of 'The Model as Muse'. Posh's figure-hugging Louis Vuitton outfit had a sweeping train and showed off her toned legs and arms. But it was Madonna's bizarre garish 80s-inspired ensemble by Louis Vuitton that was the fashion disaster of the night. The 50-year-old singer, usually known as a fashion chameleon, was described as looking like a cleaning lady.
Stressed: Was the pressure of adoption getting to Madonna? She rocked up with an outrageous 'rabbit' hat and thigh length boots. She walked the red carpet in a navy blue ruched mini dress with a puffed skirt, teamed with thigh-high black boots and jewelled black fingerless gloves - topped off with a pair of blue rabbit-style ears. Other celebrities at the event included Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Rachel Weisz, Liz Hurley and US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Biel wore a Spanish-style William Rast red gown which showed off her legs but also featured a dramatic train. Newlywed, supermodel Gisele Bundchen wore a Versace mini, while Bruce Willis and new wife Emma Heming went for matching black.