If there was any further doubt of this look’s inspiration, aside from the Met Gala’s Gilded Glamour theme, Vanessa Hudgens looked poised to promenade with fashion journalist Hamish Bowles and Lala Anthony, who wore Ralph Lauren and LaQuan Smith, respectively.Vanessa Hudgens, Hamish Bowles, and La La Anthony arrive at The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.”
Kevin Mazur/MG22The 2022 Met Gala is being co-hosted by Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Regina King, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Gilded Glamour theme serves as a lavish follow-up to last year’s exhibition, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” which was postponed to September 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Both parts of the “In Amerca: An Anthology of Fashion” exhibit will be open to the public from May 7 until September 5, 2022.This article first appeared on Glamour.comAlso read:Inside the 2022 Met GalaMet Gala 2022: Everything you need to know about fashion’s biggest event
So who exactly are zaddies? Zaddy is a millennial slang used to describe older gentlemen of distinction who are established, successful, intelligent, and powerful – making them attractive. Most importantly, zaddies have a certain je ne sais quoi that gives them a one-up over the daddies. Note: not all daddies can be zaddies. 2018 was touted as the Year of the Daddy by New York Times when dad sneakers, dad shirts, and dad bods were internet buzzwords. Circa 2022, we’re ushering in a hot zaddy summer.The recent wave of zaddy appreciation is hardly a new phenomenon – it can be traced back to the 2019 runway when Berluti sent out greying men dressed in trench coats and marbled-printed shirts. Junya Watanabe’s A/W 2019 menswear collection was displayed on vintage men with stark beards, greying locks, and strong personalities – he called it Silver Swagger. His fascination for zaddies wasn’t limited to casting – it extended to the clothes as well. The collection comprising workwear, tweed, and 50s knits was zaddy-core – not to be mistaken with dad-core, made famous by Demna Gvasalia’s Balenciaga, who also enlisted zaddies to walk the runway.Instagram contentThis content can also be viewed on the site it originates from.
Chae masterfully uses dress as a tool to support the changing narrative throughout the show. As a grandmother living in Osaka, Sunja is seen wearing brown knit sweaters over white button-down shirts, midi dresses with soft ruffles at the hem and even baggy sweatshirts, all suggesting signs of relative affluence, modernity and westernisation. Also, the contrast between Sunja’s agile and astute personality and her sister in law Kyunghee’s more privileged and sophisticated lifestyle is emphasised through visual representation. Newly married and pregnant, Sunja is seen in blue and brown hanboks with braided hair and often a traditional jacket. In contrast, Kyunghee wears her hair down and dons floral patterned dresses, trench coats and body hugging skirts that gently graze her calves.I was also struck by how the costumes of the male and female characters were in conversation with each other. “Since men were the primary breadwinners, they had more social mobility. They travelled between countries for work and so their style was Westernised a lot quicker,” says Chae, explaining why many of the male leads including Isak, Solomon and Hansu were styled in suits. On the other hand, women were restricted to their homes and depended on their partners for financial sustenance, as a result only upper class Korean women wore Western clothing in the early 1910s.While Pachinko is Chae’s first American project, she has built an extensive repertoire of Korean dramas over two and a half decades as a costume designer, including the globally renowned political thriller series Kingdom. Even as a child, Chae was drawn to fashion; she would spend her days playing dress-up in her mother’s winter coats and often stitched clothes for her dolls using leftover fabric. Still, she reveals that Pachinko quickly became one of the most special projects she has worked on. “When I read the book, I immediately fell in love with the story and knew I would be perfect to bring the characters’ costumes to life. More than anything, it narrates a very important segment of Korean history and I was excited to be a part of that,” she reveals.Also Read: 10 of the most stylish K-drama characters that you need to take fashion cues from while watching Netflix7 K-pop stars shaping fashion in 2020
Last time we saw Gigi Hadid on the Met Gala red carpet, she was a column of ivory Prada, statuesque in a corset and Jessica Rabbit-ish hair.This year, with expectations higher than ever, she subverted expectations. While the vast majority of attendees interpreted the “Gilded Age” theme literally with diamonds and gold, Gigi Hadid’s Met Gala 2022 fit trended more liquid latex than 20th century ruling class.Dressed by Versace, Hadid wore head-to-toe shiny scarlet—pointy-toe stiletto boots and skintight pants leading up to a structured bodice of the same material, her waist sucked into a somehow even tighter corset. But the outfit was made by a billowing, sumptuous coat, though the word coat does not do justice to this particular garment. Hadid’s look will surely polarize fans, but the fact is that a billion puffy jacket owners around the world are shivering with envy right now.Jamie McCarthyHer sister Bella Hadid, 25, wore an almost complimentary look—a leathery black corset with articulated cups and metal accents. Though their outfits seem like siblings, Bella’s is Burberry while Gigi’s is Versace.
Last year, Kim Kardashian arrived at the Met Gala without a face. This year, she arrived on the Metropolitan Museum of Art steps with her boyfriend, Pete Davidson.It was rumored that Kardashian would honor the 2022 Met Gala’s “Gilded Glamour” theme by wearing Marilyn Monroe’s iconic ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’ dress—and the rumors were right: Kardashian not only wore the iconic beaded gown, she arrived with dyed blonde hair, too.The dress, originally designed by Jean Louis, is technically the most expensive gown in the world. It was sold to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in 2016 for nearly $5 million by Julien’s Auction. When it’s not being worn by Kardashian, it is housed at the Orlando, Florida-based Ripley’s museum.Kim Kardashian attends the 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022.John ShearerKardashian previously told Access Hollywood that the dress could not be altered, meaning that rather than have dress fit to her, she had to fit to the dress. According to People, Marilyn Monroe was originally sewn into the dress when she performed for JFK in 1962.
Fashion’s biggest night is finally here, and it wouldn’t be the 2022 Met Gala without an appearance from Billie Eilish. The 20-year-old singer has cemented her place as a fashion icon over her past few years of fame, and her look at this year’s Met Gala is no different.Eilish has been keeping us on our toes when it comes to red carpets this year, and on May 2 she showed out and showed up in a corseted gown, which is definitely a different side to her. On top, she wore a mint green boned corset with a gorgeous square neckline, embellished with a giant purple flower. A creamy satin bustled skirt gave it that gilded glamour flair we were looking for, while green lacy sleeves (complete with thumb holes) and a ribbon choker gave it almost a modern e-girl element.The ensemble was designed by Gucci, with who Eilish often works with, and all the fabrics are recycled, so the look is snatched and sustainable. As far as beauty goes, she kept the makeup pretty natural, with just a swipe of liner, and swept her hair into an era-appropriate updo, showcasing those amazing bangs.Jamie McCarthy/Getty
Riz Ahmed put his own unique twist on the 2022 Met Gala’s “Gilded Glamour” theme.While most stars opted for everything gold and sequins on the Met Gala 2022 red carpet, the actor chose to turn the spotlight on a lesser represented group at the time: immigrants. Ahmed underscored the great class disparity that existed during that era by dressing as a an immigrant laborer, arriving in an undone navy blue jacket from immigrant designer, 4S Designs, over a white tank top, and matching loose, drawstring pants tucked into knee-high black leather boots. He finished off the look with a long Cartier necklace that he told Vogue on the red carpet was very much inspired by India and the jewelry that comes from there. When asked about the inspiration behind his outfit for fashion’s biggest night, he explained, “This is an homage to the immigrant workers who kept the Gilded Age going.”When asked about her interpretation of this year’s theme, the actor’s stylist Julie Ragolia told Vanity Fair, “In thinking about the Met Gala theme of ‘Gilded Glamour,’ I wanted to focus on the people without whom nothing Gilded would exist: the laborers, the workers, the unseen. This look is for everyone who thinks they don’t have a voice. They do.”This year’s gala encouraged guests to interpret the theme as they saw fit, but asked that they do so while still dressed in white tie, and to “embody the grandeur—and perhaps the dichotomy—of Gilded Age New York.” Ahmed was one of the few stars of the evening to use his fashion to underscore that dichotomy.Fashion’s biggest night comes just eight months after the last Met Gala, which was held in September 2021 following a number of delays due to the coronavirus pandemic. For that event, stars dressed according to a slightly different theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” to launch the first phase of the exhibition. Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda served as the night’s official co-chairs, while designer Tom Ford, Instagram’s Adam Mosseri, and Vogue’s Anna Wintour continued as honorary co-chairs.This article first appeared on Vanityfair.comAlso read:Met Gala 2022: Everything you need to know about fashion’s biggest eventHow to watch the 2022 Met Gala live from the red carpet
“I wanted something ornate yet whimsical, with a focus on the waist as a curtsy to the corsetry and bustles of the time, and a frothy swathe of tulle with delicate embroideries in an Indian drape,” says Adajania of the look, adding that she chose the corset to symbolise the renaissance-like effect it had on fashion at the time of its introduction, and chose to combine it with a piece from a designer who is arguably India’s foremost couturier. The gold printed tulle sari came complete with a trailing train and featured hand-embroidery along with silk floss and bevel bead, semi-precious stones, crystal and sequin embellishments, capped off with appliquéd printed velvet. “I interpreted the dress code, Gilded Glamour, with an Indian gaze that revels in our multiculturalism and the authenticity of our design, aesthetic and craft legacies,” says Mukherjee of the bespoke creation.This year, the Met Gala strives to answer the question posed at Prabal Gurung’s spring/summer 2020 show, “Who gets to be American?” by putting the lens on inclusivity in fashion through a celebration of the pluralistic influences that define American style. Which is why Poonawalla’s penchant for blending Indian and Western couture could not have found a better time to shine, although it is so a part of her personal style to mix, say, a diamond mang tikka with a custom couture dress (as she did in her 2019 Met look by Dundas) that the theme feels almost besides the point.The devil, as they say, lies in the details, and here, details such as the contrastingly delicate laced-up sides of an otherwise rigid corset and the layered bangles and dramatic bejewelled earrings—all by Sabyasachi fine jewellery, and some from a limited-edition collection from Sabyasachi’s Curiosity Art & Antiquity Project—work harmoniously together to create not just a bold look, but one that has layers of texture that feel carefully considered. “The outfit is strong but feminine,” says Poonawalla, adding that using art as expression has the potential to be, “A powerful tool for social change.”Photographer: Greg Swales Styling by: Anaita Shroff AdajaniaMakeup by: Kabuki Hair by: Angelo SeminaraNails by: Sylvie Macmillan Draping by: Dolly Jain Produced by Alexey GaletskiyCatch a livestream of the 2022 Met Gala here.Also read:Natasha Poonawalla: “I think I was misjudged a little bit”5 times Natasha Poonawalla took her style to the max