If there were ever an event I would want to go to in my lifetime, it would be the Met Gala. A modern day Cinderella kind of ball. If you don't know what the Met Gala is, it is an annual fundraiser for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City.
Every year there is a particular theme. Celebrities show up in absolute works of art, costumes, and gowns. This year's theme was inspired by Rei Kawakubo, designer of Comme des Garçons. "Rei Kawakubo is the first living designer since Yves Saint Laurent in 1983 to be the sole subject of the Met's blockbuster fashion exhibit." says British Vogue. What an honor! This designer's work truly is like no other's.
With this being more of a costume party, some of the more eccentric celebrities such as Rihanna and Katy Perry, go all out. And why wouldn't you?! This is the one time of the year people let ART BE ART with little judgment. Note that I said "little judgement."
One of my biggest "pet peeves" is when people who aren't necessarily involved in the fashion industry criticize runway fashion... "What is that?" "That is so weird... No one would ever wear that." "That's ugly, why would anyone want to buy that?" IT IS NOT ABOUT FEASABLE FASHION ALL OF THE TIME. Designers are artists too. Just like painters and sculptors and musicians. Everything that goes down a runway isn't always about selling a product, (that is what ready to wear fashion is for.) Sometimes, it's a designer simply sharing their beautiful creations. The runway is like their art gallery.
So, I just wanted to share a few of my favorites from the Met Gala. Some more unconventional than others, but if you can't go all out for the Met Gala, then where can you? I know some of you probably won't admit it, but I am sure there are plenty of us who miss dressing up like we did when we were little kids, being able to sneak off to our own little fantasy world. It's a shame we no longer can do so without being labeled by society as a weirdo...
To read more about the Met Gala and to see more pictures and videos of the attendees, here are a few fun links!
Hope you all enjoy the crazy costumes as much as I do.