Anyone else thinking about the Met Gala?!
On Monday, May 2nd, the fashion world's biggest designers will gather to a celebrity packed house for the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, more commonly known as the Met Gala - though there is nothing common about it.
The star-studded event, labeled as the Oscars of Fashion by Andre Leon Tally, will deliver a red carpet like no other. Who'll be the most creative, who will play it safe and which celebs will be show-stoppers?
This year's theme is “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” and the Costume Institute exhibition will feature more than 100 haute couture and ready-to-wear pieces.
Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute had this to say about the exhibit to Vogue: “Traditionally, the distinction between the haute couture and prêt-à-porter was based on the handmade and the machine-made... But recently this distinction has become increasingly blurred as both disciplines have embraced the practices and techniques of the other.”
This exclusive fashion party has a guest list of about 600 A-listers and quite the impressive chairing committee to include Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, Jonathan Ive and Anna Wintour. Nicolas Ghesquière, Karl Lagerfeld, and Miuccia Prada will serve as honorary chairs.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York opened on May 9th with an exhibition titled PUNK: Chaos to Couture. Earlier this week they hosted the annual celebrity studded, Met Gala to kick off and slam-dance the festivities. [Images.] PUNK: Chaos to Couture presents and looks over the influence, impact and relationship between the punk movement and fashion.
"Featuring approximately one hundred designs for men and women, the exhibition will include original punk garments and recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk's visual symbols."
PUNK: Chaos to Couture / May 9 - August 14 / VIEW Exhibition Photos:
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