Winnie Harlow proved that Gilded Glamor isn’t isolated from golden looks on the Met Gala red carpet in New York tonight.
To attend fashion’s biggest night, Harlow wore a white mini dress by Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen, which was decorated with a huge white organza flower accent in the front and back. In the middle of the two embellishments was a large tribal-inspired black applique, which extended in tendrils like a branch down the front of the dress. It also featured clear spine-shaped 3D accents extending outward for an edgy look. For shoes, the star wore simple white closed-toe stilettos with a feminine bow at the back.
But the most notable part was a magnificent helmet designed by Van Herpen, known for his opulent and experimental headgear. The artistic helmet featured glass and gold detailing, white flame-like accents, and transparent gemstones. The headdress mimicked the look of the spine of the dress, but also recalled the look of an elegant candelabrum, thanks to the flamed accents. Harlow wore her hair elegantly pulled back in an “S” style bun to let the wearable artwork shine.
According to the brand, Harlow wore over $1 million worth of Wempe diamonds. To achieve this stunning total, the model wore beautiful intricate diamond studs, multiple diamond rings and delicate diamond bracelets.
For her glamour, Harlow kept things relatively simple to let the rest of her look shine. The model wore a sparkly look with show-stopping lashes with a glossy nude lip.
The theme for the 2022 Met Gala is “In America: An Anthology of Fashion”, exploring the foundations of American fashion – specifically, identifiers of American style and individual designers. The exhibit will include 100 garments by independent designers and couturiers from the 1800s to the mid-1900s in the period rooms of the museum’s American Wing. There will also be “freeze frames” of film thumbnails in each room, showcasing the aesthetics of eight different directors: Janicza Bravo, Sofia Coppola, Julie Dash, Tom Ford, Regina King, Martin Scorsese, Autumn de Wilde and Chloe Zhao. Supported by Instagram and Condé Nast, the event raises funds for future exhibits and enhancements to the Costume Institute. The exhibition will be open to the public from May 7 and, together with Part 1, which opened last September, will end on September 5, 2022.
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