If we had a king and queen here in the big ole US of A, there would be a royal ball each year.
We do not, though… have a king… or a queen… in which case, sadly, there is no ball.
BUT. We’ve got something really, realllly close to that royal ball, only it’s called the Met Gala. And if we’re still using analogies I will go so far as to say that Anna Wintour is the queen. Of fashion, that is.
The Met Gala this year did not disappoint. Held a little over a week ago, the theme was, ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.’ To put it simply, the goal of this year’s show was to present the influence of Catholicism in fashion. (Yes, I know; definitely fodder for another blog post on another blog;) Despite the controversy this theme engendered, the celebrities and designers embraced it wholeheartedly. Elaborate headpieces were all the rage, as well as ornate gowns, and religious symbols. If you didn’t see it for yourself, trust me when I say it was absolutely epic on so many levels.
My favorite look by far belonged to Gigi Hadid. I know, I know- she’s been featured here way too many times. What can I do, though? She slays time and time again! This year’s ensemble was brought to you by none other than Donatella Versace, and in keeping with this year’s theme, her striking, asymmetrical gown featured sheer, glittering, multihued fabric, reminiscent of a stained glass window of a flower floating in water, which can be found in many a historic cathedral. Whoa, whoah, WHOAH!!! Talk about a gorgeous take on the theme. To finish off this winner of a look, Gigi paired her dress with simple black heels, statement earrings, soft, understated makeup and her hair parted down the middle and pinned on either side. SWOON. WORTHY.
So here’s the thing. When this look jumped out at me, my immediate reaction was that there is no way in the world that a remotely similar scrub top exists. And then I was proven wrong. Enter the Wonderwink HP Mock Wrap Top. It’s literally called Stained Glass. Don’t believe me? Check for yourself. It’s got that asymmetric design going on, a mock shimmer to it… In short it mimics stained glass, and most importantly, Gigi’s look. Go with understated hair and makeup, and call it a day!
Oh, and welcome to your very own Met Gala!