Yesterday, the MET GALA or the most-coveted annual NY Event hosted by Anna Wintour took place in the legendary MET Museum located on Fifth Avenue where celebrities were dressed following the theme « Heavenly Bodies » crossing Fashion to Catholic Imagination.
Beforehand and for the most privileged, the guests could enjoy a private tour of the Met’s Museum new Costume Institute exhibit unveiled at the beginning of the night. « Heavenly Bodies : Fashion and the Catholic Imagination » was the theme and highly respected dress code for the sacred 2018 MET GALA. The museum had the allure of the Sistine Chapel Sacristy where guests took inspiration in Game of Thrones and The Young Pope series for the holistic outfits. Celebrities working alongside with talented designers must have had a lot of fun and imagination in picking and crafting their outfits for the ball.
As a matter of fact nuns, cardinals and Joan of Arc styles were spotted traipsing down the Red Carpet amongst devil looks, angel faces, and baroque creatures coming from the Ancient era. Cross pendants, bejeweled veils and dazzling gowns surprised the audience once and for all. There was a feeling of a Versace or Dolce Gabbana DNA topped with a hint of Jean-Paul Gaultier or Margiela in the gowns yet, it was harder to spot the signature of most jewels. And if Lorraine Schwartz won (again) the jewelry battle, other fine and high jewelry designers shared the flashlights of the photographers and paparazzis.
Badgalriri made quite an entrance with her custom Martin Margiela by John Galliano dazzling dress mixing her jewelry between the institutional house of Cartier and new designer Maria Tash (who became famous for her piercing bars) and she even topped her look with an accessory from the genius but late- Judith Leiber. Zoe Kravitz pulled off Jacob & Co. massive earrings and so did Cindy Crawford. Blake Lively was dazzling in Lorraine Schwartz but it’s Gigi Hadid who won the battle in wearing $5 Million worth of Schwartz jewels ! Her sister Bella was spotted in black and fully adorned with Chrome Hearts jewels. Hailee Steinfeld pulled off a Tasaki tiara adorned with white Japanese Akoya pearls when Diane Kruger covered her face with a custom Philip Treacy by Tasaki pearl-accented lace headpiece. Super-pregnant and over-glamorous Cardi B almost stole the show to Rihanna with her Jeremy Scott dress and Moschino crown.
In times where women don’t take the chance nor have the opportunity to pull of princess gowns and jewelry anymore, it is thanks to Anna Wintour and the MET GALA that every year fashion and jewelry designers from around the globe offer and expand their creativity for a purpose we all enjoy watching… as if we were expecting the event like a sacred divinity.