Met Gala 2015 … In The Theme of Things!
So, the 2015 Met Gala was last night and I couldn’t wait to share my thoughts on the buzz about the fashions! But first, how about a little background on this coveted event. I sometimes wonder if the celebrities really put a lot of effort in staying with the “theme” of things or has it just become another night to be seen wearing the most daring and unique gowns and dresses created by the best of designers, and photographed by hundreds of the most well know photographers. Well I guess, both are what makes this night one of the most fashionable nights of the year!
The Gala, formally called the “Costume Institute Gala” and also known as the Met Ball, is a fundraising event held each year to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit, and, each year it’s celebrated with a theme of that year’s Costume Institute exhibition. The exhibition sets the tone for the formal dress of the night since guest are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit. This year’s theme “China: Through the Looking Glass” is actually a subject for a documentary directed by Andrew Rossi and produced by Conde’ Nast Entertainment, Vogue and Relativity Studios. The theme not only sets the tone for the annual exhibit, but also for the guests who attempt to dress to uphold the theme of the year, oftentimes causing runs on certain fashion themes among the world’s leading fashion retailers.
Okay, so what’s your thoughts on Monday nights extravaganza? … I’ll start with one of my favorites, …. drum-roll please, RIHANNA! Speaking of upholding the theme, Rihanna wins hands down, donning a bright yellow exceptionally dramatic cape gown by Chinese couturier Guo Pei! Pei has dressed many Chinese celebrities and also designed an outfit for the 20o8 Olympic games, which were held in Beijing. If this is not beholding to the theme “China: Through the Looking Glass”, I’m not sure what would be! As reported by Vanity Fair, Guo Pei had not even heard of Rihanna before and no one had worn that dress of the runway, which by the way took two years to make. “Only women who have the confidence of a queen could wear it.” she reportedly said. After putting it on, Rihanna herself told the designer, “It feels like a dress for the queen of China.” And I say, … “nuff said”! (http://fashionista.com/2015/05/guo-pei-rihanna-met-ball-dress-interview)
I re-posted earlier this week Mrs. KimYe’s announcement via Twitter that she had just wrapped up a fitting with Peter Dundas” and she would be wearing his first creation for the house (Roberto Caballo) to the Met Ball. Yes, I got extremely excited to see what she would be gracing us with! I happen to love me some Kim Kardashian/West, and contrary to what you may think of her, she can slay the red carpet with the best! So keeping up with the “theme” of things, I expected to see something more on the “China” side. But, if you are anything like me, you were slightly disappointed! I mean she looked great, … but the buzz is, she basically wore the same gown Bey wore at the 2012 Met Ball! Let’s be real though, we know it wasn’t the same gown, but the details were basically the same, … figure-hugging sheer dress with amazingly sewn details and a to die for feathered train, not to mention, oh did I say sheer! Quite frankly for me, the dress had nothing to do with the theme, not to mention, all of these dresses are starting to look the same … the infamous “Naked Look”. And, if you want to keep it real, … Bey copied Bey’s look! Her dress this year was very much like her own look in 2012 as well, … minus the feathered train and a lot more sheerness!
I don’t know about you, but is there a contest as to who can bare the most! These are the looks that are popping just about every red carpet!
So enough of the copied and the naked! My favs for the night:
Best in keeping with the “theme” of things:
I’d love to hear from you! Tell us your favorites for the night, or just your thoughts!