people have reblogged that one post about sam at the met gala from me without my tags (which I could've been much clearer on anyway I just didn't wanna accidentally sound rude to op) so I'd just like to say it once:
I'd love to see Sam in a dope outfit but Sam and Bucky wouldn't go to the met gala lol
1. they can't afford it (hi, government is still not paying Sam for being Cap bc he doesn't work for them & Bucky seems to just have a decent allowance, not like...wealth)
2. if they could, do you honestly think that's what they would spend the money on?? like, i think they'd be fixing stuff or donating it or idk, making a down payment on a house. (and I am not exaggerating with the amount of money there)
3. i don't believe in my heart that Sam Wilson would go and chill at an event where protesters were being violently arrested outside, like that's just...yeah no
The whole thing was pretty much a celebration of ridiculous excess wealth, and although some celebrities I like were there and good for them I guess, I do not think Sam and Bucky would go.
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An American Lexicon of Fashion
The Met Gala 2021 Highlights
America: A Lexicon of Fashion – a theme that opened doors for statements and creativity for those attending the Met Gala of 2021, held in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. The night was a true lexicon (meaning record or inventory) of what truly is contemporary American fashion at its truest and best. Chic, contemporary looks of American fashion walked the stairs alongside of dramatic reveals that powerfully stood up for American ideals and rights. Modern American fashion pushes the limits of conceptual style and has a deeper meaning than looking good for the camera. Celebrities used this platform to represent their causes emulated in fashion, bold and subtle approaches alike. Eight looks rose above from the celebrity crowd as a clear representation of contemporary, expressive fashion in America on all parts of the spectrum.
Kim Kardashian wore a theatrical, all-black Balenciaga bodysuit that covered her face and had a sweeping train. I was under the impression that this was a statement about oppression or “Black Lives Matter”. But true to the Kardashian attitude, the motivation was much lighter, verging on superficial – the inspiration was revealed on her Instagram: “What’s more American than a T-shirt head to toe?!”
Lil Nas arrived to the Met as Versace American royalty, beginning in a gigantic velvet robe. He then dramatically shed his layers as a symbol of his growth as an artist in the music industry. An armor suit of gold represented his fear when he first entered the public arena. Finally, a gold-encrusted bodysuit encapsulated who he is now and the confident man he has become.
Kendall Jenner reincarnated a modern Audrey Hepburn in her barely-there, jewel-encrusted gown with minimal nude fabric. 85,000 hand-painted and handset crystals went into the dress that took 160 hours and 26 different artisans.
Rihanna sent a powerful social message about police racial-profiling in her sculptural Balenciaga gown. She accessorized the look with a knit beanie and bejeweled head piece and necklace. Rihanna explained, “Well, I wanted a look that seemed very powerful, yet feminine, yet like a black hoodie, which is usually the thing that we are incriminated by as Black people.”
Timothee Chalamet paid homage to the diversity in America with a look that had everything – a shrunken, fitted suit jacket, sweatpants and Chuck Taylor Converse shoes. Featuring an array of designer influences, such as Rick Owens, Haider Ackerman, JR and Nicholas Brittel. In between flirtations with interviewer Keke Palmer, Chalamet explained his look by stating that he didn’t want to get too lost in the glamour of the Met because people are suffering in America and the world.
Billie Eilish in Oscar de la Renta lived up to her American muse – the Holiday Barbie, who she loved as a child. This is her first debut in a feminine ballgown, no brightly colored hair or baggy clothes in sight. She explained that she always wanted to do this but struggled with body image and confidence. “I was just scared,” she said, “and like didn’t feel comfortable in my skin and I feel like I finally did and it was time.”
Iman symbolized a ray of hope in America with her shining, gold mermaid style gown, feathered headpiece and caged hoop skirt. Designed by Dolce & Gabbana and Harris Reed, her gown took 400 hours of hand tacking, hand gluing, hand embellishing, gold leafing and fittings for the idea to come to show-stopping fruition.
Cara Delevingne wore a simpler look than usual in terms of silhouette, but not in terms of message, which was all but paired down and decidedly her boldest statement to date. The creative director for Dior, Maria Grazia, helped bring her inspiration to life – bringing down the American society led by men. The main feature: a tongue-in-cheek breastplate that stated: “Peg the Patriarchy.” Pegging is a term for a woman sodomizing a man. During a behind-the-scenes interview while getting her makeup done, she explains that she is, “Pegging the patriarchy one peg at a time.”
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