The Met Gala: A Preview
Ever heard of it? Tonight's the night
Pull back your hair in a low ponytail, powder it white, don a pair of black sunglasses, slip on a pair of leather gloves, find a cat and carry it everywhere. It’s that time of year, folks. The Met Gala. The annual celebration of fashion so far out of a normal person’s reach that you might as well try helping Elon Musk land on the moon. This year’s theme is Karl Lagerfeld, the long-standing designer for Chanel. One might assume that we’ll be seeing a lot of black boucle suits, shiny gold buttons and a smattering of gold chains. But this isn’t Bergdorf Goodman on a Wednesday afternoon. This is THE Met Gala, the true fashion event of the year — so big it makes the Oscars red (or champagne) carpet look like The Met Gala on Ozempic.
So what can we expect?
Pearls, lots and lots of pearls — a la Chanel. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone showed up in just pearls (Billy Porter? Lady Gaga? Kim Kardashian?)
Speaking of Kardashians, expect a gaggle of them to show up. After all, could Karl have been the lost Kardashian?
A next generation sighting, perhaps North West or Blue Ivy?
Young stars of the moment, like Halle Bailey (Zendaya who?) and anyone who was in either The Last of Us or Everything Everywhere All at Once
Eric Adams, who never saw a party invitation he could refuse
Dresses the Karl designed for Fendi, Chloe, Patou, Fendi and his namesake label as well as dresses by other designers paying tribute to those designs
My commentary — here on Substack, some time tomorrow.