I couldn’t pull myself out of bed this morning. Not a hangover from the bank holiday but an amazing feed of beautiful people in the most overly sparkly frocks. I was, of course, on Instagram glued to the morning after last night’s Met Gala.
The annual Met Gala held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City usually brings a plethora of well-dressed artists, actresses celebrities and models but with a theme this year of Manus x Machina, Fashion in the age of technology, dresses were sparklier, ethereal and altogether more other worldly than before.
Cut out was a major theme as was OTT dressing for the future, Katy Perry turned up with a 90s Tamagotchi around her neck, (that’s a digital pet, for those who don’t know!)
The event is curated (guestlist approved) by US Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour who has chaired the event since 1995.
Tickets for the annual invitation-only event reportedly cost £20,5000 ($30,000) and the proceeds go to the museum’s costume institute.
Which made me think, fashion houses make dresses worth millions for the gala, they buy the tickets for the celebrity guests, raising money for The Met. The Met, in turn, buys dresses from the fashion houses to exhibit, some of the dresses that will be worn by the stars.
PS Alexa Chung, your my favourite!
Love DSB x
Images; Ghetty Images