Met Gala 2019: The Best Dressed Celebrities On The Red Carpet
Met Gala is not only a successful charity event, but also one of the most anticipated events of the year in the fashion industry, being seen as an Oscars equivalent. Each Gala edition has a specific theme, which coincides with that of the Costume Institute wings exhibition of the year, and invitations are encouraged to follow the proposed dress code.
Met Gala 2019 theme’s was Camp: Notes on Fashion. A tribute to extravagance, humor, parody, passion, theatricality, exaggeration and frivolity. “Ultimately, the purpose of this concept is to bring us a smile on our face and a warm glow in our hearts,” says Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute wings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Here’s how they played the theme gala of this year’s Gala and were the most spectacular:
LADY GAGA (IN BRANDON MAXWELL)
Lady Gaga, being one of the co-hosts of this year’s edition, so having an important role in the event, chose not to resume a single dress, but scrolled for several decades on a red carpet, revealing four different outfits, in a game inspired by Matryoshka dolls (each look hiding beneath another, and the artist was helped by Brandon Maxwell, the designer who created the whole set of coats, to take off coat by coat until she reached at the final outfit).
JARED LETO (IN GUCCI)
Not few were the days when, at the Gucci shows, everyone could read the admiration of Jared Leto’s face even when some pieces did not even get off the podium . It turns out that the Gucci show for autumn / winter 2018, in which some of the models walked the podium with their own heads in their hands, was among Jared’s favorites, so that for his Met Gala 2019, his good friend, Alessandro Michele, created such a look, which contains a replica of his head as an accessory to wear next to the red crystal-coated silk robe.
CARDI B (IN THOM BROWNE)
Although we were expecting Cardi B to surprise us, considering the fact that she checked one place on the best dressed list of each major event this year, the artist even managed to exceed our expectations, displaying in one of the most extravagant (and the most in-theme) look of the evening – a Thom Browne dress with a three-meter train that required a whole arsenal of assistants to allow the artist to move. The dress was manually embroidered with 30,000 feathers and the hooded capillary accessory was created by designer Thom Browne in collaboration with Stephen Jones’s hatter. On the bodice of the dress, in the center of the breast, there are two rubies of 44 karate, and the dress was created from scratch by 35 people during 2,000 hours of work.
EZRA MILLER (IN BURBERRY)
Ezra Miller was initially unrecognizable on the red carpet of this edition of Met Gala, and once she got rid of her mask and her head with crystals, she revealed a look even more dramatic. The actor wore a train suit and a crystals corset, and on the face, two more sets of eyes were recreated that imitate his own, turning his look into a hypnotic result.
JANELLE MONÁE (IN CHRISTIAN SIRIANO)
Janelle reproduced the air of Pablo Picasso’s paintings from the early 1990s with the designer Christian Siriano who created a 3D dress complete with a detail of how unique and cool – the left eye, the one on the artist’s chest, is mechanized so (the gadget was created by Smooth Technology, who worked with Siriano to make the outfit).
KATY PERRY (IN MOSCHINO)
Katy is one of the celebrities who always adhere to the dress code from each Met Gala, and has never made an exception, fitting into extravagant themes through a design created specifically for her by designer Jeremy Scott (whose muse and close friend is), which perfectly renders the image of a chandelier. (Fun facts: the chandelier lights up, asked reporters how she plans to sit down once she enters the museum, Katy’s eyes go, she said, “You’re not down at Met Gala,” and she’s seen her way singing Chandelier the artist Sia).
JEMIMA KIRKE & LENA DUNHAM (BOTH IN CHRISTOPHER KANE)
Jemima and Lena chose the latest collection of Christopher Kane’s signature podium collection (which the designer presented at London Fashion Week in February 2019, which will arrive in stores early this autumn) the theme was exploring sex fetishism through print statements but also through novelties such as transparent plastic bags with crystals, filled with colored liquids.
CÉLINE DION (IN OSCAR DE LA RENTA)
Céline’s dress – which is actually a bodysuit made of several thousand glass micro beads – weighs ten pounds and lasted 3,000 hours to be made (entirely by hand). The outfit was inspired by Judy Garland’s “Ziegfeld Girl”. (Fun fact: Céline revealed in one of the interviews given on the red carpet that when she first learned that the theme of the evening was “camp” she thought it would be a campsite of the stars in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and that they will all be forced to sit there for a whole night).
Cara chose a look not only in line with the themes of the event but also with the global socio-political discourse – the supermodel, for example, wore an outfit that reminds of the LGBTQ + flag: a multicolored stripes, complete with a striped cane and an impressive capillary accessory made of moldings made of fruit, candy, jaw and some other cute & playful elements that have perfectly matched the air of the outfit.
DAKOTA JOHNSON (IN GUCCI)
Dakota Johnson remained faithful to one of her favorite fashion houses, choosing a Gucci creation for Met Gala 2019, perfect in line with the theme, thanks to the dramatic, air-borne heart of the chest, complemented by an impressive crown, under the signature the same label.
GIGI HADID (IN MICHAEL KORS)
Gigi Hadid’s ultra-glamorous face is almost unrecognizable in the design created by designer Michael Kors for her – a full body jumpsuit plus body, both covered with feathers and blends of transparent inserts over metallic material, all complete with a headpiece to measure.
KENDALL JENNER (IN VERSACE)
Many celebrities staked on the plumage to create an extravagant outfit, including Kendall Jenner, who chose a Versace feather-covered dress and complemented by an assorted accessory, both Versace.
SERENA WILLIAMS (IN ATELIER VERSACE)
Serena is among the co-hosts of this year’s Met Gala, alongside Lady Gaga, Harry Styles and Alessandro Michele, and to fit into the theme of the event, she chose a Versace Atelier dress whose elegant floral details were perfectly balanced by a pair of sneaker and Off-White x Nike.