What is MET Gala
True to our heading, we surely believe that Met Gala is the ultimate fashion event where tonnes of risky fashion looks are seen on the red carpet, or the pink carpet for this time. “MET Gala is one of the topmost fashion events of the world which is held in the Museum of Arts in New York. No other fashion event can match up the level of MET Gala because of a lot of reasons.
It takes place on the first Monday of May every year. The main USP of this fashion event is that a unique concept is given to the celebrities to be dressed up and show up on the red carpet. This is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City.” There have been a lot of concepts out there that are still remembered from the MET Gala event. It is an invite-only event where the invitees get the seal of approval by Ms. Wintour. MET Gala 2019 is the 71st MET Gala event.
So, if you wonder why the outfits worn by the celebs at the MET gala is so outrageous and scary at sometimes, then you must know that this is the main thought process that goes behind the MET Gala event. The concepts change every year and the celebs try to put their best feet forward. So, if you spot someone too scary and extremely weird, just know that they did not play safe and went ahead to nail the theme of MET Gala.
What was the theme of MET Gala 2019
The concept of MET Gala 2019 was ‘Camp: Notes on fashion’. The celebs have to adhere to this policy strictly with their looks. This particular theme is inspired by Susan Sontag’s essay named ‘Notes on Camps’ that was published in 1964. Here, the word camp is derived from the French verb camper, meaning to strike an exaggerated pose. As per his essay, the beauty of camp lies in the unnatural that can be defined as artifice and exaggeration. Along with this, it means all about having fun without having the pressure of constantly looking perfect.
In short, the looks are not at all what you would wear in a real life and is more than an exaggerated version of it. Also, it is quite safe to say that it is because of Priyanka Chopra that Indians started showing more interest in MET Gala. Have you checked her MET Gala 2019 look yet?
This year, two of the Bollywood beauties, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone graced the red carpets of the MET Gala 2019 in different vivacious looks. Get ready to check out some amazing and dazzling looks from the event that is the fashion world’s biggest night.
1. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Of course biased! Couldn’t start the list without her being on the top for all the good reasons! Peecee stunned everyone with her looks wearing a Dior gown, Chopard jewellery, and she was styled by Mimi Cuttrell. Love her hair and makeup was done by Bokhee and Pati Dubroff. Extremely love her headgear and that lip colour. Also, Priyanka had her husband, Nick Jonas as her arm candy to be there with her at MET Gala 2019 red carpet. It was at MET where it all started. Nick was wearing a white suit by Dior and was looking fabulous like ever. We can’t take eyes off this couple.
2. Lady Gaga
Let us take a moment and applause Lady Gaga because she changed her outfit four times on the red carpet and she literally stripped. Hats off the ‘Lady’! She was wearing a pink exaggerated outfit by Brandon Maxwell and she was styled by Sandra Amador. Sarah Nicole Tanno was the one to do her on point makeup and Frederic Aspiras being her hair designer.
3. Kylie Jenner
Well, it is always a treat to watch the Jenner sisters on any red carpet and they obviously slayed this one as well. I love her lilac look from top to toe. With that purple fine hair done by her hairstylist ‘Touched by Tokyo’, with neutral makeup done by Ariel and her lilac naked gown with extra fluttered sleeves and trail by Donatella Versace, everything was beyond gorgeous.
4. Kendall Jenner
Not loving Kendall any less than Kylie today, or any other day! She was that orange bird you would never want to miss the sight of. She was dressed up in an Atelier Versace outfit. The whole gown was crafted from a sheer tulle base enriched with chevron pattern crystal embroidery on it. The matching feather trim was crafted very delicately by hand itself.
5. Dua Lipa
Well, not even lying but crushing over Dua Lipa’s outfit which is an embroidered bodysuit with leggings and is completed with an overflowing Dutchesse skirt which is in a high low style. It was a colorful outfit by Versace.
6. Celine Dion
First things first, let me give a standing ovation to that extra AF outfit and that super extra AF headgear. Never seen something so gold, in the literal sense, in quite a time! She was wearing a custom Oscar De La Renta outfit which was constructed from 18 panels and has hand beaded by 52 masters embroiders. It took around 3000 hours to be made. Wait, it weighed over 22 pounds. Can’t imagine how she is carrying that with that grace.
7. Katy Perry
Okay, Katy Perry legit wore a chandelier to the MET Gala 2019 red carpet and oh my God, how is she looking. This was her rocking way to pay homage to the night and its theme. It was a custom made outfit by the designer Jeremy Scott for Moschino. It had silver crystals by Swarovski that covered the mini dress with a matching collar. The clear Swarovski crystals were falling all over the bodice. The look was balanced with a chandelier corset around her waist with matching smaller chandelier as the headpiece.
8. Serena Williams
If someone did the summer look right, it was Serena Williams, though that was not the theme about. The USP of her outfit was that her gown was crafted with an innovative fabric that had some fluorescent properties. It was a bustier corset dress with a detachable skirt and a draped cape by Atelier Versace. The ivy motif on her entire dress was organza embroidered with Swarovski crystals.
9. Jennifer Lopez
Current situation: Drooling over all the gowns from the red carpet of the MET Gala 2019 and cannot figure out which is the best! Jlo was all herself in a sheer sparkly gown by Atelier Versace. Her gown had Swarovski crystals all over that were hand beaded. It has opal and micro paillettes and it was finally completed with matching headgear. She was styled by Rob Zangardi.
10. Cardi B
To begin with, Cardi B wore $250 k rubies as the nipple covers and this bedazzled nipple jewelry was by Stefere. Her ever flowing down filled gown was by Thom Browne. Her dress was layered in oxblood blood and silk organza that had a 3-meter long train. It was designed as such that the tulle fills creates a shape that twists, gathers, and waves. It had hand embroidered bugle bead detailing all over. There were 30,000 burned and dyed coque feathers involved in the making of the dress. It was made by 35 people that took more than 2000 hours for creation.
11. Kim Kardashian
Let us talk about the queen herself now. Her ‘wet look’ was straight out of the ocean-inspired theme. Her outfit was by Manfred Thierry Mugler and it was totally beyond couture. This wet outfit look creation was based on the archive pieces for the Mugler fashion house. The look was more than justice to the theme they had in mind. Her makeup was done by ‘Makeup by Mario’ and her hair was done by Chris Appleton.
12. Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid walked the red carpet of the MET Gala 2019 while channeling her inner ice queen. To be honest, we are tripping over her look. She wore a silver, gold, and white streaked catsuit that had a matching headpiece and coat adorned with feathers all over. It was all designed by none other than Michael Kors who was also her date of the evening. To top that effect of an icy queen, she also wore crystal hoops and elongated silver eyelashes. Gigi’s stylist doing great for sure!
13. Camila Mendes
Camila chose an Indian designer, Prabal Gurung’s outfit for the MET Gala 2019 event and we are in awe of her look. The gown has a bright yellow bodice along with a feathered skirt that cascaded from behind. A giant blue bow cinched at the waist to give a romantic touch and twist to the whole look. It also added a trail detail to the look to make it MET ready. Keeping the yellow and blue combination in a feathered gown, made everyone think if Camila is channeling Bella’s look from the Beauty and the beast!
Zendaya was playing the Cinderella role at the MET Gala 2019 red carpet. She left everyone spellbound in a glowing blue glass outfit by Tommy Hilfiger. It could be safely said that this is the gown whose creation blended technology and couture together. She was wearing a crystal clear Cinderella gown too that she left behind as per the Cinderella vibes.
15. Deepika Padukone
Coming to the homie now who has the best fashion inspiration with her all the time, her husband, Ranveer Singh! Deepika was all decked up like a Barbie doll in a custom made metallic pink tube lurex jacquard gown by Zac Posen. The gown had the detailing of GE Addictive along with the Protolabs embroidery. She was styled by her personal stylist, Shaleena Nathani. Her makeup artist for the look was Sandhya Shekhar and her hair stylist for the night was Gabriel Georgiou.
16. Julia Garner
She was also dressed in Zac Posen’s couture. It was a custom made gown for her too. It was an ombre silver to the gold lame gown which was quite unique, to be honest. The headgear was Zac Posen X GE Addictives X Protolabs embroidery. I loved her neutral makeup with the red bold lipstick.
17. Lily Collins
Lily Collins was in an ivory look at the MET Gala 2019 event. She wore a Giambattista Valli Haute Couture 16 silk gown and heels. She was styled by Rob Zangardi. Her jewelry was from the Cartier High jewelry collection. Her hairstyle was the king element of her whole look and this masterpiece was styled by Gregory Russell.
18. Lupita Nyongo
Hands down this as one of the most talked about looks from the red carpet of the MET Gala 2019. She was in a custom made column gown crafted from star-shaped macramé embellished with crystals in fuchsia tones. The outfit of the town was by Atelier Versace again. Her gown was styled by pairing it with a sculptural and hand brushed organza cape enriched with bejeweled buttons. Her statement hairstyle was done by Vernon Francois. She was styled by Micaela Erlanger.
19. Michael Urie
There were people taking risks on one side and then there was this, hands down the utmost risk taker, Michael Urie! It was a custom made outfit created by the designer Christian Siriano. This half gentleman and half princess look were hands down one of my super favorites. Love the experiment done here.
20. Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas
MET Gala 2019 was the debut event as the newlywed couple for Sophie and Joe and hence a lot of eyes were on them. Quite a cliche, they were coordinated in outfits just like the newlyweds do but we loved them. Sophie wore a sequined jumpsuit/catsuit by Louis Vuitton in a green, blue, and black colour palette. She was styled by Kate Young. And Joe was in a turtle neck t-shirt in the same colour palette and black pants.
21. Jared Leto
Just when we thought that we saw everything, come Jared with Jared’s head! Okay, I am stunned and shook to the next level by now but let us talk about the look. He was wearing a red matte satin tunic by Gucci with padded shoulders, front ruffle with lamé trousers, tulle gloves with crystal embroidery, and bracelets having aged palladium finish and crystals.
22. Gemma Chan
One of the fanciest headgear to be spotted at the MET Gala 2019 red carpet was of Gemma Chen which was by Tom Ford. The headgear was inspired by Elizabeth Taylor. She wore a silver sequinned crystal embroidered evening gown and cape by Tom Ford as well. Totally stealing the show and how!
23. Billy Porter
Who said you do not deserve an entry like that! Just kidding, it can be done with sass only by Billy. Reportedly, he made the most fabulous MET Gala entry ever. He wore a custom outfit by The Blonds and was styled by Sam Ratelle. It is tough to take eytes off from such a gold look.
24. Bella Hadid
Bella Hadid stepped out looking fancy as ever on the red carpet of the MET Gala 2019 event. She was wearing a black bejewelled gown which was beautiful and sexy with chic cutouts. Though a lot of people were expecting Hadid to walk the red carpet with her boyfriend but, this time he wasn’t her red carpet partner.
25. Violet Chachki
Totally one bitchy look for sure, or wait, is that a look of the witch! It was a beautiful black tube dress by Moschino that fitted her body like a glove. That thigh high slit complimenting the finger trail detailing was just gorgeous like nothing usual. Her fabulous hairstyle was done by Jean Baptiste. Her makeup was on point by Mac Cosmetics.
26. Ezra Miller
Last but not least, ending the MET Gala 2019 looks with one of the best and most viral looks which were by the actor Ezra Miller. He was wearing a custom made Burberry black pinstriped wool English fit suit that was designed by Riccardo Tisci. The suit had an exaggerated cape detail along with a crystal-studded cage corset. He wears it with personalised cufflinks and crystal embroidered brogues. His dapper makeup was done by Mimi Choi.
These were some of the best and the most talked about looks of the MET Gala 2019 event. The red carpet of the year has seen some of the most exciting looks ever. Every year, there is something exaggerating about the MET Gala event with a new concept and crazy looks and this year too was not a failure by any means. We love how celebrities come out of their comfort style zone to show the other daring side of their personality.
There were so many fabulous looks from the red carpet of the night. And we want to know which of these was your favorite look from the MET Gala 2019 event? Ours was definitely Priyanka Chopra’s. Not biased but look at her, just look at her. Also, let us know about the failed looks from the biggest fashion night. I am quite sure that there were a lot of bummers for sure. But, focusing on the positive side for now!