MET Gala Outfits With A Message

MET Gala Outfits With A Message
The Met Gala, often known as fashion's Oscar night or the year's largest celebration, is where the world's who's who gather to pay homage to fashion history and make a statement with their stylish choices. The statements at this year's Met Gala varied from Blake Lively's theatrical dress reveal to Hillary Clinton's understated but meaningful homage to the women she idolises, all in keeping with the theme 'In America: An Anthology of Fashion.'
Take a look at some of the looks that made a sartorial as well as a cultural statement:

Blake Lively's New York Inspired Outfits
In her stunning Versace gown, which she unfolded as a longer, lovely blue train, co-host Blake Lively grabbed more than just a moment on the famed steps. The Empire State Building inspired the bodice, the train of the garment is adorned with the celestial map found on the Grand Central's ceiling, and her crown is a tribute to the Statue of Liberty.

Hillary Clinton Honours Women She Looks Up To
Hillary Clinton took the stairs for the first time in two decades, wearing a Joseph Altuzarra gown with the names of 60 women embroidered on the neckline and hem as a tribute to those she admires, including Rosa Parks, Lady Bird Johnson, and Clinton's mother, Dorothy Rodham.

Alicia Keys’ Train With the New York City Skyline
Alicia Keys capped the Met Gala red carpet with a tribute to New York City, her hometown. Alicia Keys wore a cape with rhinestone accents evoking the New York City skyline with her shimmering black and silver Ralph Lauren gown.

Riz Ahmed’s Homage To Immigrant Workers
The Sound of Metal star donned a 4SDesigns ensemble by Angelo Urrutia, which included a thick silk/wool faille inspired by the fabrics commonly worn by immigrant labourers. Double knee pads and leather boots completed the ensemble.

The Addams Family Reference by Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner.
For the occasion, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner donned Louis Vuitton. Their clothes were inspired by The Addams Family, a collection of New Yorker cartoons that was adapted into a television series in 1964.

Billie Eilish’s 1885 Portrait-Inspired Dress
Billie Eilish dazzled the show in an upcycled Gucci gown that had a very unique moodboard - a painting of Madame Poirson by John Singer Sargent from 1985.