Attention fashion lovers! The most important night of extravaganza has just arrived: The Met Gala. The biggest fashion event, bringing together celebrities, designers, filmmakers and the press to celebrate the history of fashion. This year's theme promises to be a true celebration of American history under the title "In America: An Anthology of Fashion".
Why is it one of the most important fashion events?
The Met Gala is a charity event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and one of the most glam A-list events of the year. But, this high-society function was not always like this. In 1948, it began as a dinner organised by legendary fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert and now it remains under the current leadership of Anna Wintour, Vogue’s editor-in-chief.
Annually, the event aims to raise funds for the museum's Costume Institute with tables ranging from $200,000 to $300,000. This year, Anna Wintour wowed with an incredible group of hosts - American actress Regina King, power couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds and the Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
For our part, Rapport has always been committed to fashion and heritage. Every runway and event is a new opportunity for inspiration. For us, what makes the Met Gala glorious is that it allows designers to explore materials, sizes and shapes and manage to surprise each one of us. We cannot be more excited about this year's event as it will be hosted by one of the most important fashion icons: Blake Lively.
From Harper's Bazaar
In every presentation, she manages to create a perfect composition. Who does not remember her look at The Met Gala 2018? This iconic Versace ruby and gold gown took more than 600 hours to make. Its colours, embroidery and irregular shapes inspired us to create the Portobello Watch Box. Beautifully handcrafted in a hexagonal shape box, the wooden box range is covered in premium grained leather and they are all lined in a creamy beige suede.
From Harper's Bazaar
Ah! Blake Lively at The Met Gala 2017 was simply unforgettable. At first, Versace's gold gown reminded us of her iconic acting role as the ‘golden girl’ on Gossip Girl, but then we saw the full-length look - stunning! The mixture of the colours, materials and the insert of feathers inspired us to create Amour Deluxe Jewellery Trunk. This modern trunk is wrapped in a colourful peacock leather with a matching plush soft suede lining.
And of course, in this list, we had to include the breathtaking Burberry gown at The Met Gala 2016. Which she wore while expecting her second child with her husband and famous actor, Ryan Reynolds. This exuberant look persuaded us to create Aura Jewellery Box, luxuriously designed in a premium smooth leather and quilted suede lining.
Whether you're a fashion lover or not, The Met Gala is an event that makes history every year. We can't wait to see all the surprises and looks each celebrity and designer has prepared for us and how they will inspire our next beautiful piece.
Banner image from Vogue Spain