It is obvious that you are a Met Gala fan and closely observe the activities occurring at the event every year; I mean, that’s why you’re here, right?
And the thing that is mostly the table talk during and after the Met Gala event is the glamorous celebrity dresses.
You may have wondered, or should I say, wished to be a guest at the event. Let’s say you got an invitation to the event; what now?
Shouldn’t you be dressed nicely like the celebrities? Of course, you should be. But you’ve never been to an event like this before. Don’t worry; we got you covered.
However, before moving on, let’s take a quick look at what a Met Gala event is, its purpose and what to wear at this kind of event.
What Is Met Gala & What Can You Expect At The Event?
In simpler words, Met Gala is a fundraiser event that is held every year to raise funds for charity for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
Met Gala has been really successful at its purpose, as it has raised more than 150 million$ in charity for its mission.
Now, what can you expect at a Gala if you happen to be invited to it? First, there’s almost always a dress code for the event.
Usually, the dress codes are black tie, white tie, and semi-formal dress. By the way, the “white tie” was the official dress code of 2022’s Met Gala event.
Anyways, you can expect everything that you can think of at a high-profile party. There is dinner, beer, an auction, a ball dance, and many other things.
Why Are Met Gala Dresses So Unique and Experimental?
You see, professional fashion designers put a lot of hard work and detail while making Met Gala dresses.
However, many of you must’ve wondered why some of those dresses are so unusual or, in other words, weird? Here, I would like to bring to your attention that met gala dresses are actually art pieces.
That’s because the designers work freely and come up with innovative ideas to make dresses and test their design ideas.
The dresses they make have a complete story behind and the process all starts by having ideas, themes, sketches, and then final making.
So, whenever you see a celebrity wearing a unique (or weird) dress, as Kim Kardashian did in 2021, know that it’s the designer trying to test his idea and art.
Famous Italian Textiles/Fabrics
Anyways, the most important part of met gala dresses is the fabric (especially Italian) as Italian fabrics are known for their style, appeal, and look.
Nowadays, celebrities and designers are leaning toward making eco-friendly dresses and this site is dedicated to making the best textiles for met galas haute couture.
Gisele Bündchen, in 2018’s Met Gala event, entered the venue wearing a completely sustainable dress created by Versace.
According to Versace, the dress was made from pure silk fabric, which was dyed using environment-friendly methods. Moreover, the thread used in the making of the dress was made using natural cotton.
The designers used reused glass bottles to create tiny crystals, which were later embroidered on the dress.
Even the zip and all the other parts of the dress were created using pure natural cotton and reused plastic materials.
And there are some other elements used in the making to give a final touch. All of these procedures were certified as eco-friendly.
Over the years, Italy has been a famous producer of cotton, linen, and silk. As part of the experimentation, the textile industry even manufactures fabrics using some recycling techniques and methods.
These Italian fabrics are all of the highest quality and have an extremely high level of finishing.
(Fun Fact: All of this dress-making process took place at Versace Atelier in Milan, Italy).
Some Met Gala Dresses Which Have Stood Out Over The Years
Givenchy Gown (Wore By Beyoncé in 2015)
With an open back and long sleeves gown, Beyoncé absolutely owned the event back in 2015. The dress was bejeweled with diamonds.
Emilio PUCCI (Wore By Kim Kardashian in 2015)
Kim Kardashian, in 2015’s Met Gala event, grabbed all the attention with her white Emilio PUCCI dress with long, incredibly detailed sleeves.
Chanel Couture (Wore By Dakota Johnson in 2015)
Wore by one of our favorite actresses, Dakota Johnson, in 2015, the short Chanel Couture dress was made from many tiny glass pieces.
Calvin Klein (Wore By Emma Watson in 2016)
Sometimes, both the dress and the superstar are our favorites. Emma Watson made a shiny entry at the Met Gala event in 2016.
What makes her dress really innovative is that Calvin Klein made this dress from reused plastic, and this innovation faced mixed reactions from the masses.
Custom Ralph Lauren (Wore By Priyanka Chopra in 2017)
All the way from India came Priyanka Chopra, with her glittering gold Ralph Lauren dress stole the show despite being relatively new to this stage.
Tommy Hilfiger (Wore By Gigi Hadid in 2017)
Gigi Hadid, as always, had some of the best dresses at the Met Gala event in 2017. She wore a skin-colored Tommy Hilfiger dress, and her cat eye make-up was a sight to see, too.
These were some suggestions and insights about how a Met Gala dress is made and what to wear to this event nowadays. If you are the lucky one invited to such an event, do keep these suggestions in mind.