So as most of you know, we at The Greene Room are Huge fans of the MET Gala over the years. This year is no exception, as organisers worked with the theme of ‘Heavenly Bodies’ to complement the Met Exhibition of the same name ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’.
Not so Easy Dress Code…Or Was it!?
With a desciption ‘…designed to create a dialogue between fashion and the masterworks of religious art in the museum’s holdings…’ the Met Ball theme heavily informed the not so easy dress code choices by attendees this year. To quote The Guardian:
‘To succeed on this red carpet required honouring the theme of Catholicism in fashion without being seen to make fun of it. What is special about the Met red carpet – by comparison, for instance, with Cannes – is that you can’t win it just by looking good. A supermodel can wear a tight dress and high heels and sail through almost every other public occasion with flying colours, but that look is a fast track to being completely ignored at the Met. You have to dig deep for this night, because Met Gala triumph requires not just beauty but bravery and a leap of faith. The Vatican would surely approve.’
The Greene Room’s Top 5
Our Top 5 favourite fashion choices, also contained some of our favourite Hair & Make-up. For now, we will continue to look on, while we patiently wait for our invite from Anna for next year’s First Monday in May.