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“American Independence”

  1. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC): AOC caused a lot of anger by many people because of a political statement on her dress, “Tax the Rich”. Her gown was a borrowed white dress by Brother Vellies splashed with the political slogan in red. As far as the Met’s theme goes, AOC nailed it dead on. Her fashion choice literally made a fashion statement on the carpet! Don’t you just love her? Using your voice and putting that statement out there, really makes a difference in the world.
  2. Dan Levy: Dan showed up to the gala in a custom-made piece by J.W. Anderson and beautiful Cartier jewelry. His piece displayed two men kissing on the front shaped as different maps. This inspiration was dedicated to an American artist and Aids activist named David Wonjnarowicz. His work focuses on civil rights and LGBT+ identity. It is so beautiful! It truly is amazing to pay tribute to this fabulous American artist/activist.
  3. Billie Eilish: Billie showed up to the gala is the most elegant old Hollywood themed Oscar de la Renta gown. This nude chiffon dress was inspired by the famous Marilyn Monroe. The dress was an off-shoulder corset style gown with a long train. The gown was inspired by not only one look from Marilyn, but two! Billie also wore Cartier silver jewelry that was specially brought out from archives. I personally loved this look because Billie pulled off the hairdo, makeup, and gown! The entire look was on theme and she truly reassembled Marilyn herself.
  4. Kendall Jenner: Kendall entered the Met in a sheer crystal-embellished Givenchy Couture gown over a nude bodysuit. Kendall also had a bedazzled neck choker that matched the gown as well. This look was based off of Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy gown in My Fair Lady. I just love how eye catching this fit was overall. I feel this was the most stand out outfit of the entire night, just because of the crystals dripped on Kendall head to toe. The only thing that I think that could’ve been different was her hair. Her hair was in a simple pinned back bun. It could’ve been a different hairdo that resembled Audrey Hepburn more. Such has an updo on the top of the head with a matching tiara piece.
  5. Nikki Tutorials: Nikki entered the gala in a beautiful floral aquamarine gown by the designer Edwin Oudshoorn. Her hair tied in the floral design of the outfit and at the bottom of the gown had a sash woven in stating “Pay it no Mind”. This dress was paying tribute to Marsha P. Johnson who paved the way for many trans people in the community. “Pay it no Mind”, was one of many famous statements that Marsha gave. The gold flowers also play into Nikki’s Dutch heritage as well. The entire story of the outfit is just so beautiful!

By: Hannah McFarland

Hi my name is Hannah! I am currently studying marketing and entrepreneurial studies at Xavier University. In my free time I enjoy reading, dancing, painting, and listening to R&B music.
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