So yesterday was kind of Christmas for anyone who loves celebrities’ red carpet looks or just fashion in general! The event that took place was the annual Met Gala, which is a fundraising gala, hosted by Vogue, for the Costume Institute department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It’s by many considered to be the fashion event of the year, with its A-list people, designer creations and the theme that influences the red carpet looks. Previous years the themes have been China, Catholicism and technology. You can find my reviews from 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively. The theme for this year was no less than Camp: Notes on Fashion. Camp is a fashion style that is characterized by its exaggerated looks, ironic approach and kitschy style. In other words, the theme for the red carpet this year was pretty wide, except the expectation of a “more is more” look. I’m not gonna get too detailed with this post, but looks this year was pretty much all over the place, and not necessarily in a good way. It was sometimes too safe, sometimes too unwarranted and sometimes just “what?”. I wish more people would have embraced the theme and embodied what fashion looks like when it’s flirting with art. Anyways, here are some thoughts on some of the looks from the Met Gala 2019:
Met Gala 2019
Okey, fair enough that this red carpet look is pretty modest in comparison to what the Met Gala can be about, but let’s start light here. This pink dream, with its rosy makeup and hair accessory is just so delicate on so many levels. Adore the tulle fabric and how it’s layered to create a voluminous look. It’s also so pretty with the more transparent look and the dusty rose color. I love that the neckline is even more transparent and balances the heavy look of the dress. The makeup and choice of jewelries/accessories is also really well done, making the look very cohesive and neat.
In contrast to Roberts, Monae’s creation is more artsy fashion. It’s the very embodiment of fashion art with its fun play of shapes, volume and colors. I love the presence of modern art and how it’s been translated to fashion. The placement of the eye is genius, with the long lashes adding an interesting twist. Also love how the hats are layered, they enhance the playfulness in the look. If you ask me, I think this creation reflects what the Met Gala is about. It’s supposed to be about a fashion that’s pushing the boundaries and makes you think twice!
Now this is what I call a cape! Murphy’s embellished cape with a statement collar is just everything. Love love love the peachy color, such a great one for spring. The layering with a very glam suit is also superb as well as the color match. I love the white shirt that pops up though, it relates nicely to the pearls of the cape. This outfit is a stylish example of how a Met Gala theme can be respected and wearable at the same time. It’s royal, it’s exaggerated, it’s camp!
Another favorite of mine is this floral dress of Jourdan Dunn. The metallic look, the wine red color and the 3D petals are just divine in combination. Although it’s a statement, it’s pretty petite in its style and almost neutral with the dark, wine red color. I think the short style of the dress helps it look more wearable and also be more manageable regarding styling. The choice of going for matching shoes is favorable, as well as doing a golden makeup look. Overall, I just think it’s absolutely gorgeous on Dunn!
A playful look from the evening is definitely this one from Steinfeld. Remember this article I did on Viktor & Rolf Couture 2019? Well, I absolutely love that at least one of those fun and entertaining dresses found its way to the runway. Love the irony of Steinfeld’s camera as an accessory too. What perhaps enhances the playful vibe in this dress the best though, is the matching makeup and voluminous hair! This dress embodies the theme of the gala perfectly with its humoristic approach and shows that fashion doesn’t have to be that serious all the time!
Folks! Do you have a favorite from the Met Gala 2019? Let’s discuss some of the creations down below! Xx