Well, dear readers, that magical time of the year is upon us once again. The time of year where all of your favorite celebrities gather at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for an opulent spectacle of glam and iconism. Tonight, your Twitter and Instagram feeds will be taken over by a maelstrom of looks, ranging from the desirably maximalist to the tastefully minimalist, all striving to achieve the aesthetic pinnacle of a specific theme.
This year, the theme is In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, a chronicling of the transformation and reflection of American sociopolitical themes exemplified in fashion. Now, we realize that is a loaded and ambiguous theme filled with endless possibility of interpretation. So, if I see so much as one stars and stripes or red white and blue ensemble, I hope my Twitter followers are ready.
We’re hoping for legacy garments, commentary from BIPOC or LGBTQ+ designers and something new and exciting that not only exemplifies In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, but expands upon it. Looks that make us think and looks that transform fashion into a vessel for which social and political critique can pour through on one of the largest fashion platforms in the world.
As the first looks of the night start to trickle in, GRAZIA will be updating the roster with the most poignant, stylish and creative garments that grace the red carpet. Who’s outfits will be catch the eyes of the audience and amaze, make us think? And who’s outfits will be tired re-hashes of mulled-over concepts? That, dear readers, the public, is for you to decide.