In case you’re unaware, it’s time for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2015 Costume Institute Gala…aka known as the Met Gala…or fashion’s biggest night. And, with a long history of major red carpet moments, I thought we could welcome the start of a new week with a healthy serving of fashion flashback to the iconic moments that shaped the Met Gala into the major event it is today.
Anna Wintour is obviously the reigning queen of the Met Gala, with looks dating all the way back to 1989! Can you believe it? You should. Glimpsing back through the red carpet history is a dazzling walk down memory lane that celebrates the successes and pitfalls of fashion history in the last decade. From the rise and sad loss of Alexander McQueen, to touching memories of Oscar de la Renta…there’s definitely no shortage of “must-see” moments.
Also panning the history of the Met Gala raises questions about what we can expect to see on this year’s red carpet. Anna Wintour has a long streak of wearing Chanel couture to the event, but with Chanel’s Cruise 2015 show taking place on the same day in Seoul (great timing, Karl!) and longtime friend John Galliano back on the scene, I’m excited to see if she’ll return to a custom look by Galliano. Then, will Galliano himself face the fashion industry that shunned him by attending the event? What models will be on the arms of which designers? Will Cara DeLevingne choose the Met Gala over closing Chanel’s latest runway show? Only time will tell!
There’s a HUGE list of confirmed attendees that you can read here!
For now though, browse through pictures of past years…including a whole LOT of #FlashbackAnnaWintour
Who are you most excited to see at this year’s Met Gala?