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|24 Apr|3 mins

The Essential Met Gala Pre-Game

Iconic moments, plus what to expect this year
Laura Collins
24 Apr
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It’s almost that time of year again – the glamour, the pageantry, the naked dresses! On the first Monday in May – the 7th, to be exact – The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala will captivate our attention. It’s the event which draws fans, fashionistas and fabulous celebrities to the now iconic Met steps, where they’re photographed in jaw-dropping looks from the biggest names in fashion. In a nutshell, we’re obsessed with the whole thing and if there’s anyone out there reading who has a spare ticket to sling our way, do not hesitate to reach out.

Each year, there’s a theme which reflects the soon-to-be-opened Met show; in 2018, that show is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” and it explores religious iconography and its influence in fashion. Some critics have voiced concern over the potential for controversy and cultural appropriation, but in the spirit of good vibes, here’s hoping everything runs smoothly. After all, venerable designers like Cristobal Balenciaga and Coco Chanel were heavily influenced by their Catholic upbringings (Chanel’s austere black and white aesthetic was inspired by the nuns running the orphanage where she spent her adolescence). As the biggest show in the Met’s history, early reports say it’s a goodie.

On the Met Gala red carpet, the theme is ‘Sunday Best’. The rules are, there are no rules (except, no smoking inside the building and no selfies… but few attendees take heed of that last one). And with co-hosts Anna Wintour, Donatella Versace, Amal Clooney and Rihanna to impress, it’s essential that everyone looks 100. Will a whole squad of Dolce & Gabbana-clad starlets hit the stairs? Will Katy Perry where a dress that’s confusing, but maybe good, but mostly confusing? Will Sarah Jessica Parker nail the brief like only Carrie Bradshaw can? What colour will Kim Kardashian’s hair be?! So. Many. Questions.

While we eagerly countdown to this year’s event, let’s take a quick spin back into the greatest hits reel and bask in the OTT glory of some of our all-time fave looks.

News
|24 Apr|3 mins

The Essential Met Gala Pre-Game

Iconic moments, plus what to expect this year
Laura Collins
24 Apr
Share:

It’s almost that time of year again – the glamour, the pageantry, the naked dresses! On the first Monday in May – the 7th, to be exact – The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala will captivate our attention. It’s the event which draws fans, fashionistas and fabulous celebrities to the now iconic Met steps, where they’re photographed in jaw-dropping looks from the biggest names in fashion. In a nutshell, we’re obsessed with the whole thing and if there’s anyone out there reading who has a spare ticket to sling our way, do not hesitate to reach out.

Each year, there’s a theme which reflects the soon-to-be-opened Met show; in 2018, that show is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” and it explores religious iconography and its influence in fashion. Some critics have voiced concern over the potential for controversy and cultural appropriation, but in the spirit of good vibes, here’s hoping everything runs smoothly. After all, venerable designers like Cristobal Balenciaga and Coco Chanel were heavily influenced by their Catholic upbringings (Chanel’s austere black and white aesthetic was inspired by the nuns running the orphanage where she spent her adolescence). As the biggest show in the Met’s history, early reports say it’s a goodie.

On the Met Gala red carpet, the theme is ‘Sunday Best’. The rules are, there are no rules (except, no smoking inside the building and no selfies… but few attendees take heed of that last one). And with co-hosts Anna Wintour, Donatella Versace, Amal Clooney and Rihanna to impress, it’s essential that everyone looks 100. Will a whole squad of Dolce & Gabbana-clad starlets hit the stairs? Will Katy Perry where a dress that’s confusing, but maybe good, but mostly confusing? Will Sarah Jessica Parker nail the brief like only Carrie Bradshaw can? What colour will Kim Kardashian’s hair be?! So. Many. Questions.

While we eagerly countdown to this year’s event, let’s take a quick spin back into the greatest hits reel and bask in the OTT glory of some of our all-time fave looks.

When Rihanna wore Guo Pei Couture in 2015.

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When Beyoncé wore Givenchy in 2015.

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When Kate Moss wore Marc Jacobs in 2009.

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When Ashley Olsen wore Vintage Dior Couture in 2011.

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Laura Collins
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