Boundaries were pushed, as usual, at the annual Met Gala, held in New York City on Tuesday morning India time. The red carpet featured the likes of Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, Jared Leto, and several others. Simone Ashley and Natasha Poonawalla brought the desi flavour to the haute couture event.
The theme for this this year’s gala was ‘gilded glamour’, inspired by the Gilded Age, a term coined by Mark Twain. It lasted from 1870 to 1890. Last year’s theme was American independence, and the theme for 2020’s gala was Camp: Notes on Fashion.
Here are some highlights from the event:
Kim Kardashian wore the same dress that Marilyn Monroe had donned when she sang Happy Birthday Mr President for John F Kennedy in 1962. Kardashian told Vogue that she lost over seven kgs over three weeks to fit into the dress. “The dress was transported by guards and I had to wear gloves to try it on,” Kim recalled. “I always thought she was extremely curvy. I imagined I might be smaller in some places where she was bigger and bigger in places where she was smaller. So when it didn’t fit me I wanted to cry because it can’t be altered at all.”
Bridgerton star Simone Ashley arrived at the gala wearing Moschino. She was joined by her co-stars from the hit Netflix show Phoebe Dynevor, Nicola Coughlan and Regé-Jean Page. Ashley was also a member of the Sex Education cast before she broke out with the second season of Bridgerton.
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Former Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, who is pregnant with her second child with husband Joe Jonas, wore Louis Vuitton. The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Willa, in July 2020. Pictures of the couple showed both Turner and Jonas cradling her baby bump.