I keep on seeing news articles plastering “they understood the assignment” all over the met gala for celebrities who are notable, yet didn’t understand. So here is my list of people who UNDERSTOOD the assignment and why.
First we have Rosalía in Rick Owens. The ode to the Wild Wild West with the camp of a high fashion event is everything. From the red leather to the fringe everywhere, this look is an +A
Next up is Erykah Badu in Thom Browne. The nod to the 1950s American gangster here really pulls out the Americana for me. It gives me Las Vegas mob boss reloaded. With the wiener dog purse and the crystal jewelry it’s another +A for me!
Here we have Lourdes “Lola” Leon wearing Jeremy Scott of Moschino. With hair down to here and hair everywhere, this 70s inspired look has me on the floor. When I saw this, I instantly felt a nod to Cher and ate up every moment since. Another +A for me
Okay, now stop and take a moment to absorb Jeremy Pope wearing Phlemuns. This outfit is taking back a piece of history to put in broad display of the masses. With the cape fashioned to resemble a cotton holding bag and the modern silhouette of the outfit, all finished with a cotton flower on the lapel - this outfit holds beauty and power. 110% from me.
Coming up we have Ms. MJ Rodrigues rocking Thom Browne (a popular designer on this list). I love the 80s vibe this outfit is giving me! Somehow this garment lives between then and now and it collected everything in between. I truly think the theme was met here. A solid A for sure.
Walking the runway is Quannah Chasinghorse wearing Dundas. Quannah is quickly putting the word super in front of model with this outfit. This stunning gold ensemble with bright and beautiful handmade turquoise jewelry really ties together current fashion with tradition. In this photo the true America is really represented. 110% once again!
Now hold your horses for this one! In rides Kim Petras on a stunning gown by Collins Strada. This dress speaks to every horse girl waiting to ride away. The touch of country floral with the whimsy of a horse head bodice makes this one for the galleries and the stables. Blue ribbons all the way with an +A
Next up we have Paloma Elsesser wearing Zac Posen. Despite its understated nature, it’s play on early American fashion with the ornate bodice and plumage on the train really speak to me. When paired with the modern sleek and elegant silhouette, this dress highlights the wearers beauty. Very refreshing earning it an A
A vision in red, here we have Kerby Jean-Raymond wearing Pyer Moss. I don’t know if it was intentional, but this vest in red makes a statement to me. This could be a statement about many social issues or simply a fashion statement, and both ways it lands heavy in my books. Also it’s just a fabulously tailored suit, and who doesn’t love that! +A
Last but not least we have Jackie Aina wearing Fe Noel. This is what every Floridian thinks they are but will never be. With the playful flamingo purse and the tease of dress revealing a darker pink body suit underneath, this is the envy of every woman and every lawn. I think this is such a clever play on Americana, and one I wouldn’t have thought of. 10/10 earning it another +A in my books.
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