Reacting to the Met Gala’s “colgate carpet” looks
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I really like ModernGurlz’s idea that they could’ve done a “Momento Mori” theme since the industry has lost so many influential creators in the last 5 years. A night to allow people to honour not just one, but multiple different designers such as Virgil Abloh or Vivienne Westwood for example. It would’ve allowed for a lot more variation.
@Tanu k when i was in 5th grade i wrote kate spade a letter. i told her that my name was also kate, i loved her designs and how she was an inspiration to me. (back when i thought i could be a fashion designer lol.) she wrote me a handwritten card back. i still have it. it really meant a lot, because she could have just ignored it or had someone else write a response. it really broke my heart when she died, especially as someone who has struggled with their own mental health. it would have been nice if the met gala theme honored all of the great people we have lost instead of one of the most problematic white man in the industry.
Isabelle I hope you know you’re a genius.
@bibimbap I think the thing with Karl is that he was a very controversial person. Plus when they did a Chanel met a while ago a lot of it was Karl’s designs because he had been with the company for so long
ModernGurlz ** great YouTube channel
But like imagine a Vivienne Westwood themed gala? I think it would have been so much more interesting, and she was also super influential and passed recently
@Elizabeth McMillan i mean Vivienne stopped being what is commonly regarded as punk pretty early on. Dont get me wrong, she kept it on real well, but not to the like. Common conception of punk-ness. A lot of the stuff she did in later years is no longer punk for us in the 2020s. One big example is like. Corsets. Corsets were used widely in alternative anti-stablishment fashion because it was underwear as outerwear, is part of the sexual rebelion. But now corsets arent seen in that light that much anymore, they are just a common, ableit slightly elevated and more ‘dressed up’, piece of outerwear. That translates into many things too. In a way it tells how much we have walked, which is really nice to think about, but unless you are hardcore into fashion history from a political lens or in the punk scene, a lot of later Vivienne desings just look like eccentric maximalism
Yes! The style side of tiktok is having a lot of fun with it and it would be amazing to see professional designers have their own take at it
@L. T. Celoni Maybe next year they’ll do a Vivienne Westwood theme
There would definitely be more colours to experiment with. I love Karl Lagerfeld but the met is giving really monochrome rn.
Imagine if the carpet was turquoise??? That would look SOO GOOD in contrast with all the black and white outfits
That gives Tiffany’s more than Karl. Honestly, it should have been black with minimal white accents
Hate hate hate teal shades, please no
Gosh, the panic in every celebrities and their teams when they see a turquoise carpet 😂 that would be funny
@Rose Deathooo that’s exciting, thanks for telling us, i might actually watch:)
@Rose Death thanks for reminding me, I’m quite a Eurovision fan, but I never know about these accompanying events on time
The carpet is made by a brand (Neytt by Extraweave) based in Kerala, India. It is made of fibres from the bark of agave plants making it very sustainable. It was hand painted in the U.S., a process that took 60 days. I fully agree the carpet colors might not have been the best choice for complimenting the theme but let’s not brush away the effort behind it:)
@Yaritza Miranda I know lol everyone criticizing the looks that also took tons of working hours and effort
K, but: Effort comes in better colors!! The beige just ain’t it!!! Sooooo absolutely noooo no no no …. a definite NOT!! …. and please don’t do that again not!!!
I’m sure the creators worked really Hard but this is a case of awful taste but great excecution
I don’t necessarily doubt this but also , “aria” is a bot
If they can do this for Karl, I hope we’ll get Vivienne Westwood theme one day
I wonder if the Met thinks that the Punk theme from a few years ago is too recent to do Vivienne Westwood alone (at least for a few more years) as that was largely (but not wholly) inspired by her
Totally! I love her.
You should’ve included Anok Yai’s outfit, it was so beautiful. She looked like a fairy 🧚🏾♂️
@zurzak ne-etra wait i thought she only had sequins on her dress?? did she have camelias on the back and i didnt see them
@Paije Peri actually it does, chanel does this thing with flowers, and her dress had that specific kind of flower
Her outfit was pretty but it didn’t fit the Chanel theme. Neither Chanel nor Lagerfeld ever designed anything like that.
When I’m more excited for Mina’s review than the actual looks.
Exactly how I feel
same iam not even joking
Hey you’re not alone😅
A lot of the outfits that were pink and/or exaggerated curves where in reference to the many times Karl Lagerfeld stated that he hated pink and that “no one wants to see curvy women”. Cardi B and I’m pretty sure Ashley Graham’s looks were an example of that. So were Grace Elizabeth, Harvey Guillén Quannah Chasinghorse, Lizzo and Kela Walker. I was surprised not to see that mention.
^^ second prt of the reply is very key
I personally think karl’s dislike of pink has been super over-emphasized in the media. he designed many pink outfits throughout his career and naomi campbell, a longtime friend & collaborator of karl, wore pink last night as well. unless any celebrity says outright that they were protesting, i think it’s probably giving them too much benefit of the doubt and taking away from celebs like jameela jamil who has vocally and persistently called out the met for their karl exhibition and who wasn’t in attendance.
Can we take a moment to appreciate Mina’s magnificent outfit?
She’s looking gorgeous and on theme!!
Yes! I was thinking she did better than most of the gala attendees… love it! ❤
Men like Bad Bunny, Conan Gray, Taika Waititi and Pedro Pascal slayed. They tried something different and I love that
@Quetzi Guadalupe Also ASAP Rocky was literally a reference to one of Karl’s outfits. Some People thought it was Boring but I liked Robert Pattinson’s suit
Pedro Pascal was not on theme… But I loved him specially when he did the slutty knee pose.
i didn’t feel Pedro Pascal’s outfit was very inspiring. lately his outfits aren’t being that innovative or transgressing, which i think would fit with his more open, progressive persona.
one sneak i fear..
Let’s not forget Brian Tyree Henry. He slayed all the men.