Every year the steps of the MET are flooded with designers’, models, celebrities and musicians wearing some of the world’s most incredible designs. We’re talking about the ‘Met Gala’.
The Met Gala is the biggest fashion fundraising event of the fashion calendar
Founded in 1948 the Gala encourages donations from New York high society and elite. The famous faces from all over the globe take to the stairs wearing outfits inspired the theme of the MET’s exhibition. The themes for the Met Gala are often very open to interpretation, 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.
Those who attend the event always look phenomenal but there are always a few who stand out from the crowd and create a ‘moment’. We have selected a few of our favourites moments at this year’s MET Gala:
Kendall & Kylie Jenner:
This year the Jenner sisters wowed viewers with their Cher inspired dresses covered in feathers and jewels, they truly understand the definition of ‘standing out from the crowd’. However, as spectacular as the outfits are, we can’t help take our eyes away from the twinkling diamonds wrapped around Kendall’s neck. Kendall donned a Tiffany & Co. 18K gold with imperial topaz and diamonds necklace from its 2019 Tiffany Blue Book Collection. She also wore a Tiffany & Co. ring valued at $43,000 (the value of the necklace she wore is unknown, but we imagine it’s a pretty large price tag).
Jennifer Lopez is the definition of the phrase ‘age is just a number’. Each year she just looks better and better. At this year’s MET Gala J-Lo was blinding wearing a beautiful silver figure-hugging dress embellished with sparkling detail including a matching headpiece too. J-Lo didn’t stop at the dress for her ‘bling’ she then added a beautiful and very large Harry Winston necklace, which includes a 65.32-carat purple sapphire. The humongous centre stone is surrounded by round brilliant, pear, and marquise-shaped diamonds.
We need a moment just to compose ourselves with this dress. I think the word we’re looking for is…breath-taking. Every year we can count on Zendaya to showcase the most wonderful and well-thought designs. This year Zendaya took the concept of Princess and decided to become the living embodiment of Cinderella. As she arrived in her stunning blue gown designed by Tommy Hilfiger but decided that it wasn’t quite enough. As Zendaya arrived at the MET Steps her stylist (and part-time fairy godmother) Law Roach began to wave his wand. As he begins waving smoke appears from the end of his wand and before our very eyes Zendaya’s dress transforms and lights up. As she gracefully moves up the stairs, she perfectly completes her role of Cinderella by leaving a glass slipper on the steps of the MET. Zendaya, Tommy Hilfiger and her teams of stylist deserve a round of applause.
This year, we felt as though we could take our eyes off Ezra Miller and we might mean this literally…
Ezra’s incredible outfit almost comes in second to his outstanding and very realistic makeup and face art. Ezra is always a favourite on red carpets and this year he really went above and beyond for his MET Gala outfit. After we spent a considerable amount of time staring at the incredible and almost creepy makeup, we can’t help but notice the twinkle or a crystal encrusted corset piece fitted around Ezra’s waist, it creates a very elegant and beautiful feature to the design of the outfit.
Kim Kardashian -West:
When we use the term ‘dripping in crystals’ we have never meant it more than we do with Kim’s 2019 MET Gala outfit. Kim’s outfit perfectly matches her skin tone creating an almost silhouette look to the outfit. Her cinched-in waist, however, creates an almost doll-like look as it makes her body look unreal. However, what we adore about this dress is the beautiful droplet crystals hanging from every inch of her. These beautiful crystals create an almost wet like look which is only exaggerated by her dewy makeup. This outfit is definitely a look she will be very proud of.
Did you know: In order to wear this dress Kim Kardashian had to take breathing lessons and was unable to sit down. That’s dedication…
It’s hard not to be taken aback by the bejewelled design of Bella Hadid’s Moschino dress. Her figure-hugging cut out black dress trimmed with jewels made the already stunning model even more glorious. The jewels up and down her arms are really what makes this incredible design.
This look is fierce, and Bella Hadid really nails her vision of what ‘Camp’ is and to her, in her eyes, it means being extravagant and fun.
With all these high fashion icons and well-known celebrities, we can only imagine what kinds of conversations might be happening within the walls of the MET. A person can dream…
We look forward to next year’s MET Gala.
To view all the looks, check out this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKE2fHEFgDY
After seeing all these amazing looks it reminds how important variety is to show each individuals personality. At Caress, we have an extensive collection of earring ranging from different colours gems, different types of metals and even different shapes.