For weeks, the news has been full of the Met Gala. This philanthropic event takes place once a year. The goal is to raise money to support the museum in New York. This is indeed where high society meets and photos are taken. But it’s not as exclusive as playing Play Amo.
This year the board of the event consisted of Blake Lively, her husband Ryan Reynolds, Regina King, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Anna Wintour, designer Tom Ford, and Instagram’s Adam Mosseri are honorary co-chairs. This year’s theme was “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.” Each year, the board selects a theme. The outfits are supposed to meet its criteria. Then after the gala, the best outfit is chosen.
This is very difficult because all the outfits are unique. Every designer who has a name is well presented. From Dior to Oscar de la Renta, Charles James to Halston, everything is there. But of course, the rich and famous also meet there. And it is not easy to get a ticket. You have to be invited and then buy a seat. That is pretty expensive. But the guests are more than willing to pay the price. Because it is for a good cause and it is important to be seen there. Networking only for this closed and small circle. But who goes there every year? And which outfits were top this year? Which ones were particularly eye-catching and memorable?
WHO WAS THERE AND WHAT DRESSES THEY WORE
This year’s Met Gala was somehow not that flashy. Still, some stars stood out with their creative and fabulous dresses and outfits. All under the umbrella of this year’s theme. Among the highlights was Pete Davidson in Dior Men as well as Kim Kardashian in a vintage dress by Jean Louis and jewelry by Cartier.
Kim Kardashian lost 15 pounds in 2 weeks to fit into her dress. But this was indeed a very special dress. It belonged to Marilyn Monroe. She wore it 60 years ago. This fashion icon is a household name to everyone in Hollywood. The fact that Kim borrowed this dress from a museum puts her in the spotlight. She looked stunning. But critics said afterward that she damaged the dress. Which would be a total disaster. A Marilyn Monroe dress and gets ripped by Kim Kardashian.
But fortunately, those rumors were not true. According to the museum, which is now back in possession of the dress, everything is fine. Other celebrities also stood out with their choice for the evening. Blake Lively especially stood out with a stunning gown by Atelier Versace that matched her crown, opera gloves, and drop earrings. She later transformed her bow into a long blue train. There will surely be many more years of elegant dresses and interesting themes. And the best part is that it is all for a good cause.
Stormzy in a white suit with a cape by Burberry, Tory Burch in a fantastic black and white tailored suit by Tory Burch, the famous singer and songwriter Katy Perry wore a dress by Oscar de la Renta, sandals by Aquazzura, and jewelry by Briony Raymond.
People cannot wait for next year’s event and are already excited about the theme. To find the perfect outfit to go with it. And of course, it takes time to know what to wear. Everyone wants to show their best side.
The Met Gala is definitely the right day for it. Looking good and raising money for a good cause at the same time. That fits like a glove. Just like the VIPs with their perfect and elegant wardrobe. Surrounded by numerous photographers.