Met Gala more impressive than last year

Organized by the Editor- in-Chief of Vogue Magazine, Anna Wintour, the infamous Met Gala is a chance for designers to showcase their work for a good cause.


Arrowhead photo by Annabel Cunningham

Very camp… gazing over this year’s Met Gala looks, seniors Dekai Averett (L) and Miranda Razzi critique the looks displayed this year. The Met Gala was hosted on September 13.

The Met Gala is a fundraiser for the costume department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. 

It’s a place for “stars, young creatives, and industry paragons,” according to the Vogue Magazine website. 

In addition to Wintour, there were four co-chairs of the event this year, who helped bring the Gala together. 

These co-chairs were Billie Eilish, Timothee Chalamet, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka. 

Every year, the Gala features a new theme. This year’s Met Gala theme is In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, and is to be followed next year with In America: An Anthology of Fashion, being the Gala’s first two part exhibition. 

Looking at the theme for this year, the word lexicon means a dictionary or extensive vocabulary. 

Putting that together, that makes this year’s theme essentially “In America: A Dictionary of Fashion,” which provides interesting grounds for creators to build on. 

Though not as favorable as other years’ themes (like 2018’s Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination), this year’s showcase did not disappoint. 

Featuring a multitude of celebs and influencers like Pete Davidson, Kim Kardashian, Kid Cudi, Addison Rae Easterling and more, this year’s Met Gala covered a wide range of topics, pop culture, and American classics. 

On the “red” (actually leafy green this year, to represent the event’s “green” approach) carpet, we saw different interpretations of”American” looks, like dresses made of denim or Empire State style sparkles.

When presented with a theme like this, there is potential for controversy. 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and Cara Delevingne both sported political statement dresses, causing frenzies among press and viewers. 

AOC’s Aurora James dress read “Tax the Rich.” Along with that, Cara Delevingne wore an almost corset style top and matching bottom, reading “Peg the Patriarchy.” 

 One of the top looks of the night was easily Lupita Nyong’o in Versace. Nyong’o’s look features a two-toned denim ensemble, paying homage to the “all American fabric.” 

Timothée Chalamet walked down the carpet in Haider Ackermann, Rick Owens, and Converse. 

He sported a white suit with baggier pants, and that was paired with white Converse All Stars. 

This goes with the theme in such a low-key way and was a very enjoyable look. 

Along with individual outfits, an overall theme that was wonderful to see was the return of the Roaring Twenties, with flapper inspired dresses and gorgeous finger waved hair. 

The overall show stopper was Lil Nas X’s ensemble by Versace. 

Taking his first steps down the carpet, Lil Nas X wore regal robes over a fitted suit of gold colored armor. 

Then, underneath the armor, he wore an ultra-fitted, golden studded, unitard-esque outfit, all paired with platform boots.

Though representing a more royal view, X’s outfit was definitely something Gala followers will remember. 

This year’s Met Gala was refreshing as there wasn’t one last year. It was wonderful to see so many celebrities.