NEW YORK, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Purple, silver and blue dominated the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork steps at a youth-driven Met Gala on Monday in a celebration of the perfect of American vogue.
There have been show-stopping outfits from rapper Lil Nas X, carrying a Versace swimsuit of gold armor and supermodel Iman in a surprising feathered gold and beige headdress and cage skirt as actors, singers, sports activities stars and social media influencers embraced the theme of “American Independence.”
Kim Kardashian, carrying Balenciaga, turned heads by dressing completely in black, with even her face coated in thick black cloth. Her companion, a person carrying a blackout hoodie, was initially considered her estranged husband Kanye West, however Vogue.com mentioned later it was Balenciaga designer Demna Gvasalia.
Rihanna, some of the anticipated Met Gala stars, arrived fashionably late about 45 minutes after the remainder of the company had gone inside. The “Diamonds” singer wore an outsized black coat gown, topped off with a beanie.
Chaired by 4 of the largest Gen Z stars – actor Timothee Chalamet, singer Billie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman and tennis champion Naomi Osaka – the so-called Oscars of the East Coast annual fundraiser was supposed to focus on younger designers and celebrities.
“Dune” star Chalamet sported a white silk swimsuit with black lapels, teamed with white high-top sneakers, whereas Eilish, 19, shed her trademark dishevelled garments for a plunging Oscar de la Renta peach robe she mentioned was impressed by Marilyn Monroe.
The invitation-only gala is a fundraising profit for New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Artwork and in addition marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual vogue exhibition which this 12 months is titled “In America: A Lexicon of Vogue”.
Some company took the theme extra severely than others. Jennifer Lopez sported a Western black hat over a plunging bronze robe and fur jacket, singer Leon Bridges had a white cowboy hat and fringed suede jacket, Kim Petras wore the mannequin of a horse’s head on her bust, “Blondie” singer Debbie Harry picked a robe impressed by the U.S. flag, and “Pricey Evan Hansen” star Ben Platt selected denim flares and Nineteen Seventies platform footwear.
Gorman wore a blue Vera Wang robe and crystal laurel headpiece she mentioned was supposed to make her appear like a reimagined Statue of Liberty, whereas purple was the selection of a number of celebrities, together with mannequin Karlie Kloss, actress Jennifer Hudson and Colombian singer Maluma.
Amid the glamour, some company highlighted social points.
Soccer participant Megan Rapinoe carried a clutch bag with the phrases “In homosexual we belief,” whereas Schitt’s Creek actor Dan Levy opted for a daring, puff-sleeved creation that includes an art work on the entrance that confirmed two males kissing.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 31 year-old Democratic Congresswoman from New York, had “Tax the Wealthy” written in purple throughout the again of her white robe.
“It is time we convey all lessons into the dialog about having a fairer nation,” Ocasio-Cortez mentioned concerning the slogan.
Like Ocasio-Cortez, lots of the celebrities had been first-timers on the Met Gala, together with YouTuber Emma Chamberlain, Tik Tok star Addison Rae, musician Probability the Rapper, singer Olivia Rodrigo and “Sport of Thrones” actress Maisie Williams.
Final 12 months’s Met Gala was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Monday’s gathering was a couple of third smaller than traditional with about 300 company, with proof of vaccination required, although they didn’t put on masks whereas posing upon their arrival.
Grimes, the musician girlfriend of Tesla entrepreneur Elon Musk, was among the many exceptions. She sported a metallic face masks and carried a sword.
Writing by Jill Serjeant; Enhancing by Karishma Singh