The Met Gala is arguably fashion’s biggest night and often thought of as the Oscars of the fashion industry. This year the theme mirrored the Met’s exhibit, "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion," and like most years, the theme was open to interpretation. Some guests chose to stick with American designers whereas others opted on quintessentially American themes.
Ahead is our pick for the top five designers and the muses who wore their creations. We purposefully didn’t include Oscar de la Renta because, well, the fashion house killed it at the gala and deserves a separate post.
DOLCE & GABBANA
The Muse: Iman
Why we love: After almost two years of lockdowns and loungewear, this look reminds of a Brazilian or better yet, carnival in the designers’ hometown, Venice, and conjures up carefree and festive feelings. We’re dying over the brocade and feather detailing, which fittingly reminds us of solid gold jewelry.
The Muse: Chloe Fineman
Why we love: We simply adore Tory Burch because her fashion line has a way of being both aspirational and accessible. Her Met Gala designs are no different. This gown looks unfussy and easy to wear and at the same time, it has an element of contemporary sophistication. In many respects, it reminds us of our elevated essential diamond jewelry.
The Muse: Yara Shahidi
Why we love: The effortlessly tailored silhouette looks modern and sleek while the ephemeral all over beading reminds us of iridescent pearl jewelry. Fun fact about this look? It was inspired by Josephine Baker, a celebrity and civil rights activist. Love it when style meets substance!
The Muse: Lupita Nyong'o
Why we love: There is nothing more American than denim. The United States is the birthplace of the jean. So it’s only fitting that denim makes an appearance at this year’s gala. Of course, leave it to the House of Versace to “make it fashion” with glam bead detailing. Our favorite thing about this dress? The structured silhouette of the gown, reminiscent of vintage art deco jewelry.
The Muse: Karlie Kloss
Why we love: Two words. Rose petals. It is so very difficult to incorporate ruffles into a gown without it looking like the frosting on a cupcake. Carolina Herrera effortlessly did this by emulating rose petals and we are loving it! After rose gold jewelry, this is our favorite rose look.