Monday night’s annual celebration of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute’s Met Gala 2017 marked one of the highlights of New York City’s spring time festivities.
Often marked by some of the most daring and albeit stunning gowns and silhouettes; everyone remembers Rihanna at the 2015 Gala, Beyonce’s latex gown at last year’s red carpet and who could forget Kim K at 2013’s event; the annual Gala serves as one of the museum’s biggest fundraising events and is typically the grand opening of the annual design exhibit.
All the interweb is abuzz with the talk of the 2016 Met Ball, and like everyone else I was all too excited to see the red carpet looks. Manus x Machina is an interesting theme given the growing influence of technology on how most of the world’s fashions are created – with the dawn of 3-D printing, and print productions. etc.
Despite being the shortest month of the year, February is also one of the busiest here in NYC, and to add to the chaos it’s a leap year – meaning one more day to cram in eve more madness! But all that aside, this month has been truly amazing with awesome experiences and insights for the year thus far. With only ten more to go and I am beyond excited for the coming month…it’s going to be fantastic!
But before we get into any of this month’s festivities, let’s take a look back at some of last months happenings.
Last night the marked the 42nd annual People’s Choice Awards, hosted by comedian Jane Lynch, broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Dubbed an award show for the people…of the industry, by the people – us, the fans, it was of course a night marked with several entertaining moments. As always everyone also enjoyed seeing the gorgeous looks of some of their celeb favorites as they made their arrivals on the red carpet.
Today’s post recaps some of those as well as the night’s most memorable happenings.
First, The night’s red carpet arrivals:
Then, some of the night’s highlights:
And let’s not forget the most important part—the complete winners list:
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Did any if your favorites win? Hope you guys enjoyed this fun recap.
Last night celebrities and donors alike flocked to the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2015 charity Met Gala, one of the most epic nights in fashion.
The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. Each year’s event celebrates the theme of that year’s Costume Institute exhibition, which sets the tone for the formal dress guest are expected to choose for the evening as their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit. Following the event, the exhibition runs for several months. Attended by personalities from the arts, fashion, high-society, film and music, the Gala is widely regarded as one of the most exclusive social events in New York and one of the biggest fundraising nights in the city. The affair has been held at the Met since 1946 and is considered to be the fashion industry’s premier annual red carpet event.
Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and chair of the event since 1995, oversees both the benefit committee and the guest list.
This year’s theme, “China: Through the Looking Glass” is dedicated to Chinese fashion. The inspiration for this year’s theme was drawn from the spring 2015 Costume Institute of the same name. It showcases Chinese art and rare artifacts as well as garments (dresses interpreting Chinese designs) from Western designers like John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Laurence Xu, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Tom Ford. The exhibit which incorporates paintings, decorative arts, and filmic representations of China is quite possibly the biggest the museum has ever put together!