I am some one who looks forward to the Met and other red carpet events every year. They inspire me and I adore the designs and artistry that goes into each outfit. But I am aware of how pretentious and over the top they can be and often just used as marketing for brands and films but I cannot help it, I love them none the less.
Best Dressed 2018:
I mean seriously! She can do no wrong! This I thought was the best outfit of the night for a few reasons: 1. It nailed the theme, 2. It is the most stunning design and so flattering for her figure, 3. The effort gone into the beading, embroidery and selection of materials is incredible! The hair and make up kept quite subtle (in comparison to many others) to make sure the dress was centre stage. It is just all round genius and I loved it!
Because no one can ever say dusky pink is a bad idea. I love this dress the design and the colour definitely angelic but I must say probably could have had more thought put into it to really capture the theme but the headpiece was definitely one of the best of the night beautiful design.
I know… shocking Kendall Jenner is in my top pics but she is stunning and could make a paper bag look incredible. Very glam, sleek and virginal but again could have played around more with the theme but being a pretty angelic model is all you need when you are Kendall Jenner.
I was in shock at Kim Ks look at the Met I normally hate her choices but this make up, hair and dress you can tell had a lot of thought put into it. It suited her shape and certainly captured that Tudor catholic extravagance with a modern day twist.
Again I was surprised by liking Gigis outfit I am not normally a fan (team Perrie all the way) however you cannot deny this dress is all kinds of fabulous! The cut and design is so flattering and the colours are perfect for her skin tone and hair colour. Paired with a sleek long hairstyle and natural glam make up it all just works perfectly. The pattern I believe is supposed to look like angel wings but I also think it looks rather like stain glass windows. Either way I think it was a great take on the theme, subtle but hit the nail on the head.
I couldn’t do a post about Met without featuring my favourite tv character at the moment. The design of this corset is the main feature and why I think it deserves some credit. The beading and embroidery almost looks like chainmale and the lovely reflective, shiny organza just epitomises Tudor decadence.
A Controversial Theme?
I grew up with a Catholic father (non practising but rest of the family are) and a Protestant Christian mother. I did have some thoughts towards the theme Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.
Firstly, yes if this was another religion it would have made front page news for being cultural appropriation and all manner of opinions would be publicised about how it was totally inappropriate.
However, I strongly believe this whole cultural appropriation thing is misconstrued by the media and used to demonise one and other against religious beliefs and cultural identities. Instead I believe in celebrating each others uniqueness and heritage by going to museums, galleries and by learning about others cultures.
None of these celebrities, designers, actors, actresses were wearing anything offensive or using this to negatively shame any religion. It was a celebration of our history, of design and cultures changing in our world. The Pope officially supported the theme and even gave artefacts to the museum for the evening.
The media need to stop slandering everything as cultural appropriation and only use it when something has actually been demonised, vilified or mocked. That of course is not ok and should be brought to the publics attention.
Celebrities are becoming more aware of their public sway and Miley Cyrus was there promoting sustainable, cruelty free fashion and Selena Gomez used her voice to shout out about her beliefs and gratefulness. The media loves a negative headline instead let us try and see the good in this event; it raises loads of money for charity every year and celebrates fashion as an art form.