The Fashion of The 2016 Met Gala
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit, also known as the Met Gala, is one of the most anticipated events every year for the fashion industry. The iconic event takes place on the first Monday of May and serves as a fundraiser for the Costume Institute. It is best known for the abundant amount of celebrities it attracts as well as the trend-setting fashion statements it introduces. Every year the gala has a theme, this year’s theme is “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” Many honored guests dress to coordinate with the theme, so the styles are always extravagant. The Gala is a fantastic red carpet moment as well as an enjoyable experience for the guests; the exclusivity of the event gives it a private setting for the attendees to relax. No one really knows what goes on after the red carpet, since no electronic devices are allowed from that point on. The guests are ultimately there to help fund the fashion department, but so much more comes with their presence. This gala captures the essence of high fashion, complete with celebrities and designers that make up the guest list. Only about six hundred people are in attendance of the “party of the year.” The wardrobe displayed at this event has a ripple effect on the rest of the world, especially the fashion industry. The exhibition itself has a lasting impression on the future trends as well as the costumes that accompany it.