May is definitely one of our favourite months! First because Spring is here and at last, we can put our coats and jumpers in our wardrobe, then because it's Cannes, the most glamourous and interesting film festivals and this year some heavy names are present Sofia Coppola, Jim Jarmusch, Leonardo Di Caprio, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard and so many more! And last but not least, we love May because it is the month of the most WOW, the most fashion forward, the most prestigious event of the year (forget about the Oscars or the Golden Globes): The Met Ball!
Each year, the Metropolitan Museum also known as the Met, proposes an incredible exhibition at the Costume Institute of New York, exhibition hosted by Vogue. And each year, it is an absolute event insamuch as this exhibition could only be seen there and nowhere else. Thus in the past few years, you could visit Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations (2012), Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (2011) or Poiret: King of Fashion (2007) and the list is still long! If only we could be in NYC for the brand new exhibition! Yes, because this time it is about Punk, its influence on Fashion since the 1970s and the concept of DIY! It will feature pieces from COMME DES GARÇONS, JUNYA WATANABE, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, RICCARDO TISCI, HELMUT LANG, RODARTE or CHALAYAN. Hard to imagine a more complete and perfect exhibition!
Here are some pictures we took from the catalogues of the last two editions. You can easily imagine that these books have a special place in our library (and hearts).
This year, the Met Ball, the event preceding the opening of the exhibition (hard to find a synonym to this word!) will take place on May 6th, in one week on the dot and even if we are not invited ( the ticket price is around 20000$!), we cannot wait to see who will be there this time (we are pretty sure that every name that counts in the Fashion/Film/Music industry will be there wearing amazing and often unique outfits!) Imagine the best red carpet of the world ever and you will still be far from the result! No coincidence why the Met Ball is called The Night of Nights!
Cate Blanchett wearing Alexander McQueen
Kirsten Dunst wearing Rodarte
Chloe Sevigny wearing Miu Miu
Lana Del Rey wearing Joseph Altuzarra
Marc Jacobs wearing Comme Des Garçons
Constance Jablonski wearing Haider Ackerman
Carey Mulligan wearing Prada
Stay tuned next week for our review of the event and the selection of the best (and worst) looks of the night!