Met Gala’s Garden

The Met Gala happened yesterday.  The ultimate “LOOK AT ME “Red Carpet ceremony went off without a hitch after brokering a last-minute deal averting a strike involving NewsGuild members of Conde Nast employees. Anna Wintour took center stage.  The Vogue head has transformed the event into the most important annual fashion ritual on the calendar with global celebrities and business tycoons attending.   

This year’s theme “Garden of Time” was inspired by JG Ballard with hosts Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth and Zendaya.   The dress code inspiration centered on nature with proceeds going to the Costume Institute. 

Admittingly, this year’s looks were striking.  The designers got the memo, then went to work. 

Way ahead of the pack, Cardi B., the rapper took over the scene with a more means more black strapless look.

Zendaya is the Modern Queen of the Red Carpet, no argument on this end.  The Dune star decided to have two looks for the night by Maison Margiela. 

According to Vogue Gigi Hadid’s dress White Rose dress took 13,500 hours to create.  The Thom Browne creation is a mix of satin and silk moire with thorn appliques and the off the shoulder corset.

Gwendoline Christie in a Masion Margiela black and red ensemble was a subtle stunner.

In the “Only eat one carrot a day” the Sand Dress from Balmain worn by songstress Tyla will rank as a Met Gala standout. 

Barry Keoghan’s Burberry three-piece suit with top hat took the Beau Brummell prize for romance and elegance in the menswear category. 

Has the Met Gala aged well?  Red Carpet bashes feel more ponderous than glamorous. The format comes across as modern as our grandparent’s prom pictures.