Met Gala: what a shimmery bright night where all the stars don bold on the glided glamour’s theme.
After waiting for long due to pandemic, finally the Met Gala happened with so much of enthusiasm and shimmery vibes.
Blake Lively smiled for the cameras in a grand Versace gown, with husband Ryan Reynolds in brown velvet, Billie Eilish went with an upcycled green lace-trim dress from Gucci and Cynthia Erivo wore sheer white Louis Vuitton with a matching head piece as the Met Gala returned to its berth on the first Monday in May, years of pandemic upheaval.
The celebration of American design was themed to gilded glamour, sprouting classic black tuxedoes for many of the men and lots of dresses in black and white for the women. Others paid literal homage to New York City and still more shimmered in metallic golds and silver.
“Black and white are THE colors for the evening,” said Holly Katz, a stylist and host of the Fashion Crimes podcast.
Lively, the one who host wore a bronze and rose gold look that transformed into a shimmery layer of baby blue as a large bow was pulled.
“Instead of looking to fashion to influence the dress, I looked to New York City architecture,” Lively said.
“Amazing. I’m proud to be American. I’m proud to be wearing Ralph Lauren. This is gilded glamour from the future,” Monáe told The Associated Press.
Vogue livestream co-host Vanessa Hudgens made her way up the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a vaguely Victorian black sheer lace gown with a long train. She was joined by La Anthony, her fellow Vogue host who wore a deep red look with cut out shoulders from LaQuan Smith.
“I’m practically naked,” Hudgens joked.
Anthony said: “Those stairs are intimidating.”
More than $16.4 million was raised last year. The starry event is the institute’s primary budget feeder.