At the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York hosted the annual Costume Institute Met Gala Ball , which is considered the main fashion event of the year. This year again, the ball was dedicated to American fashion.
The advertised “Gilded Glamour” dress code for celebrity guests refers to the so-called “Gilded Age” of US history – this is the period of the 1870s-1890s. During these years, the American economy experienced incredible growth, and fashion was dominated by the unspoken rule “the more the better” – skirts that were too baggy, necklines that were too deep, fabrics too bright and too unusual accessories.
The star of the evening was undoubtedly Kim Kardashian, who managed to get Marilyn Monroe’s dress for the ball, in which the actress sang “Happy birthday, Mr. President” for John F. Kennedy in 1962. Certainly, after appearing on the red carpet, Kim changed it into an exact modern copy. As she told the media, to fit into the original outfit, she had to lose 7 kilograms in three weeks, by following a no-carb, no-sugar diet and sweating it out on a treadmill. It took 14 hours to lighten the hair to a platinum shade, like Marilyn’s.
But Kim’s younger sister – model Kylie Jenner – was named the worst-dressed celebrity at the Met Gala 2022 because of the combination of a puffy wedding dress with a baseball cap.
Incidentally, the prom was a rare occasion when all of the Kardashian-Jenner clan sisters dated mom Kris.
References to famous outfits and icons weren’t just in Kim. For example, Billy Eilish came in a corset dress with a bustle, very similar to what she wore. Mrs. Paul Poison when it was written by John Singer Sargent in 1885. Perfect dress code match.
The image of model and actress Emily Ratajkowski in a vintage Versace dress from the 1992 collection was considered by many to be one of the worst in the event’s history, despite the same outfit being 30 years old. looked great on Yasmine Gauri .
The model Cara Delevingne interpreted in her own way the characteristic excesses of the “Gilded Age”, too bare. On the red carpet, she stepped out in pants and a jacket, which she then took off and appeared shirtless, covered in pasties (nipple stickers). Cara Delevingne’s skin was dyed gold.
Singer Nicki Minaj herself admitted to reporters that she slightly “exaggerated the cleavage, so my breasts were literally falling.”