Met Gala pictures

The Met Gala is fashion’s most expensive and lavish charity evening, often compared in relevance and appearance to the Oscars, but with more glam and extravagance in the choice of clothes for the red carpet. Apart from 2020 and 2021, when it was canceled and then postponed respectively due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Met Gala is organized every Monday the first day in May, marking the opening of the Fashion Institute’s annual exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum. New York.

Guests are always welcome to wear clothes inspired by a theme related to the exhibition, which was this year Gilded glitter, white tieReferring to the American Golden Age (the so-called Gilded Age actually), a period of economic boom and industrial expansion in the last thirty years of the nineteenth century.

There were classic black tuxedos for men and black and white suits for women, as well as gold or silver dresses. But as at the Met Gala in September — when she wore a black Balenciaga dress complete with a mask covering her entire face — Kim Kardashian was the most memorable: for the occasion she chose the original dress that actress Marilyn Monroe wore while singing Happy birthday sir, at John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s 45th birthday party in 1962. The dress first sold at auction in 1999 for over $1 million, and was finally purchased in 2016 for $4.8 million from museum chain Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Kardashian hired him.

After losing about 7 kilograms to be able to wear it, Kardashian only wore it for a few minutes, which is the time of filming and walking the famous stairs on which the catwalk is held every year, then changing it and wearing one of the replicas of the dress.

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Notably, Anna Wintour, wearing a tiara that’s belonged to her family since 1910, and Blake Lively, one of the evening’s co-hosts, in a Versace-inspired New York architecture dress with references to the statue. The Empire State Building and Grand Central Station, with a pink arch on the back that has been opened up and turned into a blue train.

The exhibition, which will open on May 7, will be titled In America: An Anthology of Fashion, the second part of an exhibition designed in two parts, the first opened after the 2021 Met Gala, which was held as an exception to the Corona virus in September 2021: both parts are devoted to American fashion from the nineteenth century. to the mid-20th century and will be open until September 5, 2022.

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