Well Folks, the #MetGala2017 was nothing short of an artistic cool kids night out. I could go into a huge spiel about how we miss the point of these grand shindigs, but you’ll be satiated to know that we have a section for inspiration! With that being said, we’ll go ahead and focus on both, the fashionable and the frivolous things of the evening. Every year the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art puts on a soiree of an event that is intended to honor art and designers. Attendees are valuable contributors and influencers of art, design, and fashion. Some gracing runways, others gracing big screens or your home screen. Regardless, of where they’ve been seen or what project they’ve been on, celebrities from all over attend the Met Gala.
Cool Kids Will Always Be Cool
An icon himself once sang a song about “all the girls standing in a line for the bathroom”. It seems celebrities in attendance at this year’s fundraiser took things back to the future. And by “back to the future”, I mean starting new precedents My guess is that it’s all in the spirit of grunge and an ode to skipping class – dare I say this event is that boring (Hopefully we’ll find out one day). Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Versace Not-So-Much on the Floor
The Met Gala included no shortage of masterfully dressed men. Among the most notable: the Grammy-winning entertainment group, Migos. You may know them for that knew “Bad and Boujee” attitude you’ve adopted. If not, it’s definitely one of the first songs you turned on to get in the mood for spring. I dare you to lie. This is a team of talented guys who have lived up to the first hit that put their stylistic rap on the map: Versace. The influential rap group made the all black Versace Tuxedos look like nothing less than royalty and prestige; decked out in layers of gold and precious stones. Without further ado:
Definitely makes you want to get your diamond accessory game up. And, if you don’t have one, shame on you.
The Met Gala pays homage to the design and art worlds’ merge of excellence. This year’s honoree, Rei Kawakubo, loves the oddities, obscurities, subtleties, and all things fashion and art alike. We can admire the work of such a designer when we think about the pieces that intrigue us the most. Erring on the side of extreme and dull, everything about your outfit needs balance, right. Even the most absurd of fashion still has some thought behind it. However the 2017 Met Gala aimed to highlight the art in between those spaces.
Trust that it is no coincidence Rei and the COMME des GARÇONS brand are being recognized and celebrated for this exhibition. The edginess that comes with this iconic woman has set a precedence for the fashion industry and it is amazing that we get to see such prominent artists such as Rihanna in her work. However, if the relationship to your culture or personal style isn’t evident enough and you need a quick catch up, Vogue can help.
Battle of the Sexes
Sometimes, it seems there must be this “vibe” of fashion. Ignoring those just trying to live outside the box, We at For the Love of Style magazine and Kamisol Style Consultancy know that some naturally live outside the box. For others, there’s the perfect congealing of femininity and masculinity that creates your personal elegant suave. The Met Gala pulls that together. Here are some of the looks from past and present that of there are those that embrace tradition.
If, by chance, it’s been awhile since you’ve visited any exhibit or even thought outside the box, you can view more of Rei’s work. For the average citizen, you can freely view the exhibit open currently until September 4, 2017.