The Met Gala was back and better than ever this year after a break due to COVID-19. The theme of the event, created to showcase how fashion played a role throughout history, past and present,was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” Though the theme was broad, it allowed room for each designer to interpret it in their own ways.
Historical icons and other historical American events influenced celebrities at the Met Gala. Some of the movements represented in the lens of fashion were social and economic, while several celebrities focused more on the political side of current events. Fashion is an ever-changing industry that is constantly being influenced by history, as well as social, political, economic and environmental factors, and representing such events is vital to the core of fashion.
Designers went above and beyond creating one-of-a-kind pieces for celebrities, capturing the beauty of American fashion throughout the years. Several designers took inspiration from old Hollywood classics and transformed them into modern-day couture. One of the most distinguishable looks at the Met Gala was Billie Eilish, with her short blonde hair, neckline and eye-catching makeup. Kendall Jenner’s look, though, was inspired by Audrey Hepburn.
After experiencing and watching the pop-culture event, we created an Instagram poll for feedback from our followers. The poll revealed their favorite Met Gala looks were by designers Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, Christian Siriano, Jimmy Choo and Lorraine Schwartz.
The Met Gala’s theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”, provided an opportunity for designers to interpret their feelings and create a design based on that. Each designer took from social, political, economic, and environmental factors that have happened and are currently happening to influence the beautiful couture we witnessed on the red carpet.
Some other celebrity looks to look at would be…
Olivia Rodrigo wearing Saint Laurent
Jennifer Lopez in Ralph Lauren
Lili Reinhart wearing Christian Siriano and Jimmy Choo shoes
Megan Fox in Dundas, Jimmy Choo shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry