Popular question in crossword puzzles: “honey wine”. The three-letter solution word “Met” stands for friends of the more glamorous pastime, but of course for something completely different, namely that Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute in New York and once a year especially for the Met Gala. Officially the fundraising event for the costume collection and the opening ceremony of the current exhibition. Unofficial: The biggest party in the fashion world.
Usually the whole thing takes place on the first May Monday of the year, but because nothing runs normally in Corona times and the mega event had to be canceled in 2020, the opening was rescheduled to this Monday. Current motto as well as dress code: “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”, and where at the Oscars people usually handle with the handbrake on, it is absolutely permissible, no must, to be released at the Met Gala. So Billie Eilish – co-host of the evening too – came in a powder-colored robe with an endless train by Oscar de la Renta and a platinum mane as a tribute to Marilyn Monroe. Jennifer Lopez appeared as a rodeo girl with fringes and a cowboy hat, but unfortunately without her boyfriend Ben Affleck at her side.
But who is interested in any specifications when you can finally throw yourself back in silk after what feels like an eternity in elastane? As with every theme party, half of the stars simply dressed what suited them. In the case of models like Irina Shayk and Kendall Jenner as little as possible, and surprisingly as much as possible in the case of Kim Kardashian. The woman with probably the most shown face of our time came from Balenciaga completely covered in black. Subversive? A reference to Christ, who is posthumously covering the triumphal arch? Or an ex-couple look with Kanye West, who recently also often walks around with a face bag? At least such a look saves a lot of make-up time.
The Congresswoman of the Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in turn, used the event for political purposes and appeared in a dress with the inscription: “Tax the rich”. Tickets for the gala cost around $ 35,000 each, a table between $ 200,000 and $ 300,000. At least as far as the target group is concerned, she should have been at the right address with her message.