MET GALA 2019!
Pheeew! Where to start?
What is the met gala?
The Costume Institute Gala known to many as the Met Gala is the biggest event on the fashion fundraising Calendar. It is an event that is held annually on the first Monday in May, hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Eleanor Lambert (a fashion publicist) established it in 1948 to encourage donations from New York’s high society.
Who attend the Met?
Fashion, art, film and even music celebrities all flock to the event to raise money for the Met’s Costume Institute and to celebrate the grand opening of its latest exhibition. The night revolves around the theme of the new exhibition.
Yes, theeeeme!! Celebrities and public figures across many industries come all dressed up according to their interpretation of the theme.
Who chooses the theme?
Behind the concept, curation and execution of it all is Andrew Bolton, the Costume Institute’s chief curator. A lot of work goes into the process of choosing a suitable theme. What Andrew Bolton tries to work on a topic that seems timely that defines a cultural shift that is happening or about to happen.
Who organizes the Gala?
Vogue organizes the event. Anna Win tour (US Vogue editor-in-chief) has chaired the event since 1995, turning the yearly gala into a global media blitz. She is the final say on everything from decor to who gets to seat with who. Anna also enlists public figures to serve as her co-chairs.
This year’s Met Gala?
To attend the Met Gala, guests need to first be invited by Wintour herself. After that, they must purchase a $30,000 ticket, approximately 3,000,000 Kenyan Shillings. A table at the event is $275,000 , approximately 27,500,000 Kenyan Shillings.
6th May 2019 Met Gala marks the 71st anniversary co-chaired by Serena Williams, Harry Styles, Lady Gaga and Alessandro Michelle.
This year’s theme “Camp:Notes on Fashion ” stirred up nothing but confusion with most people. Ok, so “camp” ,should we wear tents and sleeping bags? Ummm probably get our scout clothes out to play? 😂 Well, that was not the case.
The theme is a play on the Susan Sontag essay “Notes on Camp”, which basically means “Love of the unnatural”. It could easily defined as over-the-top, extreme and playful. Basically, every red carpet is camp but the aim of this year’s Met was to outdoo them all. Camp is all about performance! It has deep ties to queer culture and identity that tends to come out during moments of social and political instability. It’s all about presenting a more exaggerated side of oneself as seen by most attendees of MET GALA 2019!
Gaga literally came to this Met thinking, Oh! You thought it was over? *insert CB’s voice* Then BOOM !
Oh s*** ,here we go again! Then finally
🙊🙊🙊,yeah Sir! I know, you weren’t ready but that is Lady effing gaga right there. No wonder she was one of the co-hosts.
And this, ladies and gentlemen is how you walk into a party making your ex regret it all. This is how you stunt. Take notes please 😌.
Oh yes! That wasn’t yet it. I got wings and imma use them!
Heels, earring and nail polish because what the heck is toxic masculinity? He really burned it to the ground! Out here looking like your favourite aunty 😂❤.
Wooooooow! This is how you confuse you haters. Like now you see me, now you see 3 😂😂😂.
Zendaya gracing the met with her fairy god mother Law Roach, who has been her stylist from age 14. Utterly enchanting! 😍🔥
Damn! She really lit up 🔥.
Our Kenyan African queen 👑 . She really did nail it, wow 😍. Should we even talk about her hair? 😭
Is it me or are lashes becoming a trend now? I am here for it. Feathers? Sequin? And you pulled it off? Who are you?
Priyanka killed it! Nick on the other hand looks like an accessory she carried from home. Sorry not sorry 😁
Yaaas Cardi, you look like a sea creature! Just beautiful!
Ciara is out here looking like Mufasa! This hair makes such a statement and the green just screams nature,wow 😍.
The pink carpet looks good on you, hold up, wait! 2 heads? Well, that was unexpected ,but yes ❤.
I’m confused. Miley why does this look like one of those Hannah Montana outfits you use to wear?
Ummmm, did you even try? Or at least look at a mirror before you left? Worst look if you were to ask me. NO!
I’m gonna swing, from the chandeliiiiiiieeeeeeer! 😂😂😂 *insert Sia’s beautiful voice*. Tell me I’m not the only one who thought of this when they first saw her? Oh darling, we didn’t mean for you to take it that far. This is too tacky and not functional in the least bit!
A Cochella king I swear 💯😍
But this is not Cochella hunnay! What is you doing?
I did not know mops are being allowed in met. Just no! But I like the outfit ❤.
Whoever sent Cara out looking like that needs to take her back please 😭.
Disclaimer! What I’ve written is my own personal opinion and you don’t have to agree with it. Plus I didn’t mean to be savage 😂. Please don’t get your feelings hurt ❤.