NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was certainly one of style’s greatest nights.
The annual Met Gala on the Metropolitan Museum of Art returned Monday evening after being canceled final yr due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CBS2’s Ali Bauman had a front-row seat to all of the seems to be on the Met steps.
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The Met Gala started with a bang from the Brooklyn United Marching Band, and from there the steps grew to become a who’s who of style, motion pictures and music.
“I’m nervous. I’m not gonna lie. It’s like … we were shut down for so long and then to come back on such a huge red carpet,” actress Megan Fox stated.
“I’m super excited. I’m super star struck by everybody. I can’t believe I’m here. A girl from Houston, Texas. I’m like, we made it!” rapper Megan Thee Stallion added.
The theme for the present was celebrating American style and the company understood the task.
“For me, it’s showing up and looking gorgeous,” poet Amanda Gorman stated.
“Kind of cowboy the American dream, I would say,” singer Maluma stated of her outfit.
“I thought about the most iconic American designer for me, who like influenced the way I saw Black Americans in pop culture and that was Tommy Hilfiger,” playwright Jeremy O. Harris stated.
Some interpretations have been extra spelled out than others.
“I’m wearing the colors of the suffrage movement and the green of the ERA and making a fashion statement that we need to get it done,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney stated.
“We asked what does it mean to be two working class women showing up to the Met, so we decided if we going to do it, send this message and say tax the rich,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez added.
Even Mayor Bill de Blasio made his first look.
Red, white and blue have been the colours of the evening, as was something sparkly, except for Kim Kardashian, who got here in all-black all the pieces.
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Hosts Billie Eilish and Naomi Osaka surprised of their larger-than-life outfits and Lil Nas X shut down the steps together with his costume adjustments.
“We are trying to be beautiful and colorful and look forward,” designer Diane von Furstenberg stated.
The Met Gala marked the opening of “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” the primary a part of a two-part exhibition. It makes use of the organizing precept of a patchwork quilt to point out the completely different sides of American design.
There are 100 ensembles, most of them from rising designers.
“Seventy percent of the exhibition represents the future of American fashion,” Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour stated.
The visitor record was hand-picked by Wintour and, if invited, tickets price $35,000 apiece.