Can you feel it? Spring is in the air. Park Avenue is lit up with tulips, and Central Park has returned to its verdant green. New York has a fresh new energy, ready to embrace longer, warmer days. And with this subtle shift of the winds, comes one of the most anticipated fashion events of the year: the 2018 MET Gala.
Also called the First Monday in May, the MET Gala has become known as the Oscars of Fashion because of its hotly-anticipated red carpet. In preparation for this year’s MET Gala, the House of Herrera created two standout looks celebrating House traditions, while injecting a bit of drama. Working closely with Amber Heard and Lena Waithe, the House designed two looks: a regal red gown of silk georgette and a wool suit with silk faille cape. Dotted with hundreds of covered buttons, Amber’s silk georgette gown is a practice of dual personalities. Demure in the front, the gown appears to be covered from neck to wrist to toe, until its exposed back reveals a dramatic bustle and train.
Celebrating the House’s tradition of colored stripes, the suit is a joyful play of saturated hues. Creative director Wes Gordon worked closely with Lena to create a look that reflected her personality. It always was going to be a suit, but what would complement it? Would there be a cloak, a long coat, a cape? Through an exchange of sketches and ideas, the House settled upon bold stripes in silk faille, a nod to the Fall 2018 Finale ball skirts. Colorful striping has long been a code of the House, and so it is a delight to extend this happy pairing of colors to the MET Gala red carpet.
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