The Met Gala: Twitter reacts to lavish looks

The Met Gala, the fashion world’s equivalent to the Oscars. With models and Hollywood stars taking to the red carpet after interpreting the Gilded Glamor theme.

From the late 1800s through 1900, the Gilded Age was a period in American history with tight corsets, silk gowns, rich velvet, exquisite needlework, and larger-than-life millinery and feathery headpieces are just a few examples.

We witnessed bedazzled clothes, elaborate embroidery, and gold on gold ensembles.

Corsets were worn by both men and women, and they came with inflated hips, trains, and puffy sleeves, evoking the exaggerated silhouette of the late 1800s.

Twitter users had mixed emotions over stars’ and designers’ interpretations of the Gilded Glamour theme.

Users were amazed by Blake Lively’s interpretation of the theme with her dress reveal stealing the show.

The glistening, beaded Versace gown was draped in an immense coppery satin bow when Lively initially arrived.

However, when she walked the stairs to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s entrance, her bow was let go, revealing the rest of the ensemble: a long skirt in an old copper tone, giving tribute to the Statue of Liberty’s patina.

This year’s Met Gala was the first ever to have all six Kardashians and Jenners attended with all of the sisters coming in very different outfits and interpretations of the theme.

Kim Kardashian wowed viewers in her iconic dress that Marilyn Monroe wore in 1962.

Kim’s skin-tight gown had over 6,000 hand-sewn crystals by Jean Louis.

Male stars also dominated the #MetGala hashtag on Twitter with users feeling disappointed in the amount of celebrities that actually dressed to the theme.

Many guests such as Pete Davison, Bradley Copper and Ryan Reynolds were just some of the male guests that wore black-tie attire.

Stormzy who was dressed in a pure white Burberry suit with a cape was on top as one of the best-dressed males at the event.

The theme for next year’s Met Gala has not yet been revealed, however, we are already excited to see what designers are going to create and what A-list celebrities will be walking the red carpet next May.
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