With 2019's awards season done and dusted, you would be forgiven for thinking that the world's red carpets had been rolled up and packed away for the year. But you'd also be wrong. The Met Gala, otherwise known as the Costume Institute Gala, is perhaps the biggest red carpet event of the year and takes place in less than a month. Known as the Oscars of fashion, it's one of the style crowd's most eagerly anticipated events in the calendar and celebrity attendees and their stylists will be spending the next few weeks drowning in a sea of fabric and safety pins as the final adjustments take place. From Princess Diana in John Galliano for Christian Dior at the 1996 event to the Guo Pei coat worn by Rihanna which inspired hundreds of memes in 2015, there have been some headline-making looks at Met Galas gone by. The theme of this year's exhibition is "Camp: Notes on Fashion", and will be … [Read more...] about Best ever Met Gala dresses: from Princess Diana to Rihanna
THE highly-anticipated Met Gala is fast approaching and if this year is anything like 2018, the celebrities will not disappoint with their red carpet outfits. But when is the 2019 ball, what's the theme and is it always held in the same place? When is the 2019 Met Gala? The Met Gala is always held on the first Monday of May. In 2019 this falls on May 6. The event will start, as will red-carpet coverage at 7pm local time. The red carpet walks began at 7pm local time in New York, which is 12am BST. The gala is the biggest event in the fashion fundraising calendar, with donations and proceeds going towards the Met's Costume Institute. Where does the Met Gala take place? The annual event is a celebration of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is located in New York. It is one of the world’s largest art galleries and is located on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan’s Museum Mile. Celebrities rock up to the city that never sleeps to pay tribute to the Costume … [Read more...] about When is the Met Gala 2019 and is the Met Ball always held at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art?
THE Met Gala is known as one of the biggest events in the fashion calendar, marking the grand opening of the New York Costume Institute's annual exhibition. Each year, celebrities are chosen to host the event which matches the theme of the exhibit, and 2019's is set to be just as explosive as in previous years. Here's more... What is the 2019 Met Gala theme and what does it mean? The full title of 2019's theme is Camp: Notes on Fashion. The theme is inspired by a 1964 essay in which American author Susan Sontag defined camp by its "love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration". It is, like every other year, completely open to interpretation and will undoubtedly attract some incredible outfits. Lady Gaga, Serena Williams and Harry Styles have been chosen as the 2019 co-chairs alongside Vogue USA Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and curator of the Costume Institute, Andrew Bolton. Bolton made headlines when he referred to Donald Trump as a great example of political camp. What was the … [Read more...] about What is the Met Gala 2019 theme and what was chosen in previous years? From camp and Catholicism to technology and superheroes
One of the biggest events in the fashion calendar is fast approaching, as 2019’s edition of the Met Gala is slated for May 6 this spring. Hosted annually by Vogue editor Anna Wintour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the stylish fundraiser is set to be even more fabulous than usual. This year’s theme is inspired by the Met’s latest exhibit at the Costume Institute - Camp: Notes on Fashion. As the polar opposite to last year’s focus on Catholicism, a Met Gala curator elaborated on what exactly the theme means - as well as what looks we can probably expect from the red carpet. Andrew Bolton, the curator behind the upcoming exhibition, spoke to French Vogue at length about it. Inspired by writer Susan Sontag’s seminal essay Notes on Camp who described it as “a seriousness that fails”, Bolton latched onto the intangible nature of the aesthetic calling it “a series of random expressions” which “falls apart” when … [Read more...] about The Met Gala’s 2019 ‘camp’ theme as explained by a Met curator
If you scroll through a list of the best dressed stars in recent years, there's one name you're bound to come across frequently: Zendaya. The Spider-Man: Far From Home star and unexpected Twitter sensation has continued to push fashion boundaries with her celebrity stylist Law Roach, who she has worked with since 2011. From sleek, glittering silhouettes to sculptural masterpieces, the 22-year-old star has become a sartorial force to reckon with. Zendaya's eclectic wardrobe is a mix of carefully curated designers, which have shifted as her sense of style has evolved. In her earlier years, she tended to favour pieces by the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Fausto Puglisi and Emanuel Ungaro. In recent years, she's turned to high profile designers, including British fashion designer Ralph & Russo and Zuhair Murad. Naturally, the fact that she starred in Brunos Mars' Versace on the Floor video put her in good stead with the luxury … [Read more...] about Zendaya’s best dresses: From the Met Gala to Versace on the Floor, all of the Spiderman star’s greatest hits