It’s no longer enough to look good to stand out on the Met Gala red carpet for the right reasons. This year’s best outfits at the annual fundraiser that spotlighted designer fashion had fascinating backstories that went beyond the traditional parade of sparkles and sexy.
On the steps of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kim Kardashian’s dress, originally titled Wearing by Marilyn Monroe, Sarah Jessica Parker’s gown took on a chapter in American history, while Blake Lively’s double duty ensemble was a It was an encyclopedia. Magnum opus,
Kardashian, who arrived last year masked in an infamous black catsuit by Balenciaga, stepped out of the shadows in a beaded dress sketched by Cher favorite Bob Mackie for Hollywood costume designer Jean Louis, which was worn by Marilyn Monroe when He had pulled out “Happy Birthday, Mr President”. For President Kennedy in 1964.
The reality star proudly claimed that she dieted aggressively to replicate Monroe’s proportions in a fitted gown, which on the surface ignored the theme of the evening. gilded glamor and white tie, Its reputation as the most expensive dress ever sold at auction, going under the hammer in 2016 for $4.8 million ($5.8 million), made it a fitting representation for the extravaganza era.
Parker’s colossal costume was a thoughtful collaboration with designer Christopher John Rogers, who dressed US Vice President Kamala Harris for her inauguration. The full-skirted, strapless check gown with a buttoned bodice was inspired by a dress designed by Elizabeth Kekley for Mary Todd Lincoln in 1862.
The organization’s origins may be dated back to The Gilded Age by eight years, but Kekley’s background as a slave who bought his freedom had a more important story to tell. Milliner Philip Treacy’s disguised headpiece, with feathers and flowers, helped pass down the history lesson.
as co-chair and serial participant of the program, which is overseen by the US the trend Editor Anna Wintour, the pressure was on gossip Girl Alumni lively to adopt dress code. With many references to the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, Versace succeeded vibrantly in the gown, which included a quick change that saw a copper-colored train torn off, with an aqua tint symbolizing the patina of the age. was disclosed.
Billie Eilish stuck such a short, but sweet and irritating message with a Gibson Girl silhouette in a mint and lemon Gucci gown that it made it look like it was from the costume department. the importance of Being Earnest By conveying sustainability by using repurposed fabrics.
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