Last night, the internet was in a tizzy as we all frantically posted pics to social media, itching to give our two cents on celebrity ensembles as they graced the red carpet at this year’s Met Gala. The Met Gala has been popular for some time now, but some of you didn’t even know it was a “thing” until you got wind that Solange was in an elevator beating Jay-Z like he stole somethin’ last year. While I enjoyed the fashion, and the pomp and circumstance, some of you just didn’t seem to get it. Let me explain.
Over the last ten years, the Met Gala has been the party of all parties. Actors, actresses, singers, fashion designers, and anybody who’s anybody all show up to this awesome fundraising event to cut a rug, get really drunk, and of course, show off their fashions! The co-host of the dinner party, Ms. Devil Wears Prada herself, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, has transformed this event into one of the greatest fashion events in the world. This is the “The Oscars of Fashion.”
So in case you didn’t know, every year, there is a theme at this star studded affair. This year’s theme was inspired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s opening of the Costume Institute’s new exhibit, “China: Through the Looking Glass.” The idea was to highlight how Chinese aesthetics have influenced other designers.
Ok. Now that we got that part down, let’s talk about three of the outfits that got the most flack, and why they actually are the winners of this whole Met Gala thing.
Let’s start with Sarah Jessica Parker:
She nailed this! Why? Because she followed the theme, her headdress is stunning, and she designed this dress! She looks beautiful. Wow. Wow. Wow.
She Gaga-fied a kimono! She even wore a crystal covered Giorgio Armani catsuit underneath. Yes!
And last, but certainly not least, Rihanna was in the building with the knockout ensemble.
I don’t know of many people who actually WORE a Chinese designer. Rihanna did. This cover up is Chinese couture designed by Guo Pei, and it took two years to complete! And please believe Ms. Rih Rih did her research! In case you didn’t know, the color yellow is held in very high esteem in traditional Chinese culture. Historically, people actually worshipped the color yellow during the reign of the legendary Chinese sage king. Not to mention, Rihanna’s helping to put this emerging designer on, and that’s actually what this event is all about!
In a comment, Pei told the blog of her designs, “The focus and attention paid to this dress will make it remembered by the world—I want is to make them remember…. It is my responsibility to let the world know China’s tradition and past, and to give the splendor of China a new expression. I hope that people do know China in this way.”
I think that’s just great. Not to mention, Rihanna looked stunning. I’m not sure how anyone can really argue that. Plus she had this…
So…yea. Winner. I think what I’m trying to say is, don’t hate, participate. Just because you never take fashion risks, and don’t understand what it means to step outside of the box, it doesn’t mean that these celebs looked “ridiculous” or “weird” or “classless.” Newflash: THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO LOOK EXTRAORDINARY. And if your ordinary behind can’t understand THAT, then you don’t need to tune in next year.
Honestly, I wish more celebs would have followed the Chinese theme…ESPECIALLY Beyonce. She was giving me Moroccan princess or ol’ girl from Coming to America. That’s fine, but just not here. What do you think? Who was best dressed last night?