The first Monday of May is my favorite Monday of the year because it’s Met Gala Monday!! Celebrities and fashionistas alike come together to celebrate the newest Costume Institute exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. I love the Met Gala because it’s a chance for fashion geeks like me to salivate over some of the most beautiful couture, inspired by the exhibit’s theme.
image via metmuseum.org
This year’s exhibit is China: Through the Looking Glass and explores how Chinese aesthetics, art and culture has influenced Western designers and the pieces they create. The museum’s website describes the exhibit as “[h]igh fashion will be juxtaposed with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other art, including films, to reveal enchanting reflections of Chinese imagery,” and that it “will feature more than one hundred examples of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear alongside Chinese art.
Some attendees really took the Chinese theme to heart and incorporated these looks in their ensembles, while others may have stayed away from the theme but still looked utterly gorgeous in their gowns. Take a look at my favorite looks below!
Last night was one of the the biggest nights in fashion, The Met Gala. Let’s just say I would die happy if I were able to go to the Met Gala. It is held every year to honor the annual opening of the Metropolitan Museum’s fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute.
The event is hosted by Vogue and every year it attracts celebrities and the fashion elite alike, wearing the most gorgeous couture. The difference between the red carpet at the Met Gala and the red carpets during award season is that the Met Gala is all about fashion, which means the people who walk the red carpet are much more willing to take risks and be a little bit more avant-garde than celebrities who walk the red carpets at award shows.
This year’s fashion exhibit is entitled Punk: Chaos to Couture and exhibits the impact punk has had on fashion through the years. According the to the Met’s website “the exhibition will include original punk garments and recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk’s visual symbols.” The red carpet typically reflects the theme of the exhibit and this year, there were definitely outfits that had that punk edge to it. Below are my favorites!!