The Met Gala is an annual fundraiser of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. Models, artists, designers and other celebrities gather here to showcase their love for fashion. The gala is known as ‘fashion’s biggest night out’ and it radiated from all sides during this edition. Every year the Met Gala has a theme and in 2021 American fashion will take center stage. So the dress code was ‘American’ and that can be interpreted quite broadly.
At French Maison Dior, art meets fashion for the finest causes. Christian Dior was represented at the Costume Institute Gala that celebrated the opening of the exhibition ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (September 13) in New York by two actresses in creations by designer Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Rachel Zegler glowed in a burnished velvet, tarot-inspired Spring-Summer 2021 Haute Couture gown, and Dior global ambassador Yara Shahidi glittered in a custom crystal-embroidered brown silk sheath with gold tulle cloak. Gain an insight into the spectacular savoir-faire behind these two head-turning dresses.
Yara Shahidi and Dior have hit a sweet spot of late, and that was highlighted by this custom Dior Haute Couture brown embroidered silk dress with a gold tulle cape. Her look was inspired by Josephine Baker who was dubbed as the ‘Black Venus’ and ‘Creole Goddess’.
She was also known for her iconic looks and beauty that symbolized Black American culture during the 1920s and made her an international star. I’m definitely getting a 1920s vibe from Yara’s look which exudes elegance. This was another shining example of how opera gloves can work on a red carpet look without it feeling dated. Cartier jewels completed her look.
Rachel Zegler wore a Dior Haute Couture Spring 2021 draped dress with ‘The Empress’ motif in multicolored dévoré velvet. This is a lot of dress, but Rachel manages to not be overwhelmed by it. The actress styled her look with Dior Fine Jewelry.
Two exhibitions will follow this year’s theme after the Met Gala 2021. From September 18, the exhibition ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ can be seen at the Anna Wintour Costume Center. In America: ‘An Anthology of Fashion’ launches on May 5, 2022.
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