Take a peek inside “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” which opens to the public this Saturday, September 18, and will be celebrated tonight at the Costume Institute Benefit (you might know it as the #MetGala), the fundraiser that supports the @metcostumeinstitute. Inspired by the concept of the patchwork quilt—and Adeline Harris Sears’s 1856 quilt from the @metamericanwing collection, on view in the show—the exhibition establishes a modern vocabulary of American fashion and celebrates the creativity and originality of designers working in the United States. Displayed in scrimmed cases that represent three-dimensional “patches” of a quilt, 100 ensembles are organized into 12 sections that explore defining emotional qualities—Nostalgia, Belonging, Delight, Joy, Wonder, Affinity, Confidence, Strength, Desire, Assurance, Comfort, and Consciousness—resulting in a richly textured “quilt” of American fashion. “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” will be on view for a full year, in honor of the The Costume Institute’s 75th anniversary in 2021.
Timothée! The one and only. The #MetGala Co-Chair sports his Monday best as he enters The Met. He’s wearing Haider Ackermann Ready to Wear Fall 2020.
A big heartfelt thank you to @cartier for so generously welcoming and accessorizing me tonight. What I’ve so long admired about the Costume Institute is its commitment to educate and inspire people through fashion.
I was fortunate enough to also get to work with @jonathan.anderson and the incredible team of designers and craftspeople at @loewe on a look that meant something to all of us. With support from the estate of American multimedia artist and LGBTQIA+ activist, David Wojnarovicz (1954-1992), Jonathan and the design team built upon an image of two men kissing from Wojnarovicz’s work, Fuck You Faggot Fucker, named after a homophobic cartoon the artist had come across. But rather than feed on the message of hate, we wanted to celebrate queer love and visibility - acknowledging how hard artists like Wojnarovicz had to fight, while also presenting the imagery in a way that offered a hopeful message. Tonight, we’re celebrating the resilience, the love, and the joy of the community while honoring a crucial American voice that was taken from us too soon.
To mark the collaboration, Loewe has made a donation to Visual AIDS, an organization Wojnorovicz supported, that continues to promote AIDS awareness and education.
Triple threat! This one is for the champions ✨ @lilnasx stuns the #MetGala red carpet with three shimmering looks by Versace.
The rapper old a three-part LGBTQ+ American fairytale with his look for the 2021 Met Gala. He arrived on the red carpet in a dramatic cape that exudes regality and represents concealing one's true self. The cape was then shed to reveal gleaming Medusa-adorned armor, a symbol of protection from the prejudices faced as a Black, queer person. Finally, the armor is removed to reveal a skin-tight bodysuit that represents living life as your true, unguarded self.
Evan Mock attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Men in Black
Shawn Mendes bared his chest in a leather blazer, velvet trousers and boots in Michael Kors.
Actor Adrien Brody, Channing Tatum going on Black simple suit and Brooklyn Beckham going more casual with a formal black suit. Skip it!
Heron Preston and Tom Ford wearing Tom Ford.
Did you see the last 2022 Ready to Wear menswear pieces in New York? Well, you can see the entire show only for the menswear.