How exciting that the Met Gala this year be centered on the ‘Gilded Glamour’ period in America! What an incredible idea for the coming out of a pandemic with a splash of reverie. Mindful of how people have had enough of restraints, confinement and living in fear- what best but to go all out and celebrate in a Gilded Glamour way? Speaking of which, have you watched the Gilded Age series on Crave Ca? It is incredible and so on point costume-wise; a definite treat for any fashion history buff.
Naturally, I revelled in watching the Red Carpet runway of the Met Gala to see how this theme would be manifested through fashion. I was incredibly intent on seeing the Met Gala’s interpretation of that time in history where all was glitter, glamour, excess and status- living beyond their means. Keeping in mind that Met Gala events are where academia, history and fashion, all come together- based on one theme. The celebrities are given an assignment when given the theme…It’s not just about getting a fabulous dress. Creating the look should be challenging, and labour-intensive; no small feat.
That in mind, I envisioned more of either an historical twist or very gaudy gold, excessive looks. So what I may have expected, was clearly not always what I saw. Some of the looks were well conceived and interpreted- but not all, that’s for sure. Based on this is where I ranked my favourite looks of this magical evening.
My favourites, reminiscent of a dreamy, glamourous time in the late 1800’s in America- with a definite touch of history:
And then there was the side of true Gilded excessive glamour that I think should have been an integral focus of the theme: Gold. These interpretations were my favourites.
These next two are not in Gold- but the infinite sparkle, glitter and extravagance are everything!
My Absolute Favourites of the evening:
For an absolute perfect take of the Gilded Age’s historical reminiscence in beauty, luxury and status, I give you none other than Sarah Jessica Parker.
Lastly, an absolutely outstanding accomplishment of the assignment, for what represents: excess, regality, glitter and gaudiness in absolute fairytale splendour- over-the top- magnificence:
Blake Lively in Atelier Versace where her gown transformed as she walked! This gown goes down in history for how fantastic it is in every sense of the Met Gala. Mission Accomplished.
What were your favourite looks?
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