Other-worldly hats, sky-high heels, daring designs and strapping tuxedos: We’re seeing them all come to life on Twitter as partygoers and scenemakers strut their stuff at the hautest of events of the year so far.
Just in the past week, the Kentucky Derby, Met Costume Institute Gala, San Francisco Ballet and Chanel have lit up Twitter as celebrities tweeted and vined their chic, punk, classic or otherwise memorable garb.
No closet full of couture? No worries. Twitter can take you there.
The stars who received a coveted invitation didn’t hesitate to tweet live from the red carpet and from inside the Metropolitan Museum:
This is everything #SJP #metball #punk #glam #gorgeous twitter.com/DaisyFuentes/s…— Daisy Fuentes ( @DaisyFuentes) May 7, 2013
On the #MetGala red carpet with #FaustoPuglisi vine.co/v/b2Od0XjepHd— CocoRocha ( @cocorocha) May 6, 2013
More pics from last night’s #MetBall, anyone!? Me, @psy_oppa & @mlauer!!! twitter.com/katiecouric/st…— Katie Couric ( @katiecouric) May 7, 2013
Meanwhile, at the 2013 Kentucky Derby last weekend, Orb was the star on the track, but the millinery took first place on the Churchill Downs red carpet. Racing enthusiasts stopped at the Twitter mirror hosted by @NBCSN to show off their frocks and pick their horses:
Making their #Derby picks on red carpet @larsapippen & @scottiepippen twitter.com/NBCSN/status/3…— NBC Sports Network ( @NBCSN) May 4, 2013
Making his #Derby pick on the red carpet @smokey_robinson twitter.com/NBCSN/status/3…— NBC Sports Network ( @NBCSN) May 4, 2013
Making their #Derby picks on red carpet @jasonbiggs & @jennyandteets twitter.com/NBCSN/status/3…— NBC Sports Network ( @NBCSN) May 4, 2013
Even those watching from home joined the fray, fashioning and tweeting their own daring hats for the occasion:
My derby hat beaming with bourbon pride. twitter.com/mingus7892005/…— Michael Mingus ( @mingus7892005) May 4, 2013
As a hat lover, oh how I love Derby Day! Here’s the Central Regional Director looking good in Louisville., twitter.com/DBuckhanWilson…— Dorothy B. Wilson ( @DBuckhanWilson) May 4, 2013
Derby Hats @emilysplumb @cswday #derbyparty twitter.com/CSCSwimcoach/s…— Chris Plumb ( @CSCSwimcoach) May 4, 2013
On the same day out west, balletophiles commemorated San Francisco Ballet’s premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s (@wheeldondance) Cinderella with a ball, complete with a Twitter mirror sending behind-the-scenes Tweets from the fest (even after the clock struck midnight):
Snapped: one of these is our awesome Twitter mirror, one is a #Cinderella prop… BUT WHICH IS WHICH? twitter.com/sfballet/statu…— San Francisco Ballet ( @sfballet) May 4, 2013
Dinner at #CinderellaBall with @wheeldondance twitter.com/sfballet/statu…— San Francisco Ballet ( @sfballet) May 4, 2013
@madisonkeesler has a message for you backstage! vine.co/v/bQIDu3xB3lM— San Francisco Ballet ( @sfballet) May 4, 2013
And à Paris, Chanel used a Twitter Mirror at their #n5culturechanel exhibition opening.
#N5inspires @sigridagren vine.co/v/bQdlQw16Ki3— CHANEL ( @CHANEL) May 3, 2013
Opening of #N5CultureChanel with @almajodorowsky twitter.com/CHANEL/status/…— CHANEL ( @CHANEL) May 3, 2013
If your invitation to the next big fashion event gets “lost in the mail” (as so often happens!) Twitter’s here for you.