Met Gala 2022: Kylie Jenner’s outfit in tribute to Virgil Abloh, Sarah Jessica Parker pays tribute to the black designer
The 2022 Met Gala red carpet was eventful, as it saw celebrities interpret this year’s theme – “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” – in their unique and fashionable ways. It was also a tribute, because fashion is often seen as a powerful tool for asserting oneself.
Kylie Jenner, who was also in attendance this year after welcoming her second child, a son, walked the red carpet (and was also joined by her sisters) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in, what was essentially, a wedding dress designed by Off-White, a luxury fashion brand founded by Virgil Abloh.
The white dress had ruffles and feathery detailing at the bottom, and the top resembled a sheer corset, something that matched the theme and dress code quite well.
Abloh, also artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear, died of cancer aged 41 last year, and Jenner honored him by sharing an Instagram post featuring a photo album of herself. preparing.
“Virgil and I were supposed to go to the Met together before it was postponed to 2020. Celebrating V tonight and his incredible legacy truly means the world to me. I’m honored to wear this dress and honor my talented beautiful friend We felt you tonight Virgil, and we love you forever, and thanks to the whole team @off____white!” the caption read.
The reality TV star and makeup mogul completed her look with a white cap and veil, and also wore a gold necklace that read “OFF” and long gold and stone earrings.
On the other hand, actress Sarah Jessica Parker showed up to the gala looking simply stunning and regal. According to a vogue report, she collaborated with fashion designer Christopher John Rogers to create a “thoughtful ensemble.”
Rogers reportedly said, “What got me most excited about dressing her was how much of a fashion lover and historian she is. She is intentional in everything she wears.
According to the outlet, Parker’s outfit was a powerful tribute to a certain Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, who would have made history as the first black fashion designer in the White House. She was a former slave who moved from Virginia to Washington DC in 1860 to become the “official seamstress to First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln”.
It is also believed that Keckley also dressed several Washington socialites.
“She was a small designer, and someone that people don’t really talk about. The idea was to highlight the dichotomy between the extravagant and exaggerated proportions of the period and the disparity that was happening in America at the time. era,” Rogers said. vogue.
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