Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute( Met Gala) benefits a black- tie extravaganza and raises money for the Costume Institute(a.k.a the fashion department). This exotic night was held on Monday.
This night festivity was called many things like “the party of the year,” “the Oscars of the East Coast” and also, “an A.T.M. for the Met.”
Kim Kardashian West wearing custom Manfred Thierry Mugler
This party signals the opening of the Costume Institutes blockbuster show and it well known for its fashion hosts and celebrity. The theme of this years exhibition is “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” The hosts of the show were Anna Wintour( the magical manipulative Wizard of Oz for this event., Rihanna (who has a starring role in the coming Met Gala heist movie, Ocean’s Eight.)
Gigi Hadid wearing Michael Kors
The original founder of this gala was publicist Eleanor Lambert.The gala was first held in 1948 to encourage donations from New York’s high society. In the modern scenario, the most famous faces from realms of film, music, fashion and art come together to raise money for the Met’s Costume Institute and celebrate the grand opening of it’s latest exhibition. Previously the themes of the party were from Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and The Catholic Imagination, to Manus x Machina, Punk: Chaos to Couture and China: Through the Looking Glass. This year’s exhibition theme is Camp: Notes on Fashion.
Anna Wintour wearing Chanel
This event has been chaired by US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour since 1995. She enlists public figures to enlist her co-chairs. The list of the past hosts are Beyonce, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Amal Clooney. The Met Gala of 2019 marks the event’s 71th anniversary and it was co chaired by Alessandro Michele, Harry Styles, Serena Williams and Lady Gaga.
Serena Williams wearing Versace
About 48% of the guest list comprises of actors including Emily Blunt, who wore a custom Micheal Kors look comprising 510,000 sequins. Tracee Ellis Ross was transformed into a literal work of art by Jeremy Scott. Rachel Brosnahan wore an Erdem dress that was an acidic tribute to cross- dressing and Italian aristocracy. Fashion covered about 32% of the 2019 committee with people like Tom Ford, Donatella Versace, Miuccia Prada, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Clare Waight Keller all bought tables.
Harry Styles wearing Gucci
This glamorous night begins with a cocktail hour, in which the guests walk the red carpet and explore the new exhibition. After this event, they sit down to have dinner and in this year it came with the courtesy of Cher.
“Camp: Notes on Fashion” is a fitting theme for the annual Met Gala and it is a stage for camp costumes. One of the co-host, Lady Gaga orchestrated four outfit changes before even entering the ball. Harry Styles got his ears pierced to offset his custom Gucci look. Serena Williams chose to accessorise her Versace dress with a pair of trainers. A group of the world’s most famous faces descended on the red carpet.