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Met Gala: Halos & Headdresses
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This year’s Met Gala theme Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination brought out both spectacular and spectacle making headpieces. Has there ever been a Met Gala where an accessory has been such an integral part of the dress code? And while some seemed to be reaching for the heavens with their sky-high halos and headdresses, some opted for a more demure yet equally sanctimonious way to celebrate at the alter of the Vatican in Vogue.
This years theme was important in showcasing accessories designers, milliners as well as some celebrity hairdressers who whipped up last minute impromptu halos for their clients. As a former stylist who has dressed many a red carpet event including eight years of Met Gala clientele, it’s an important yet often overlooked collaboration. With so much focus on the dresses, it’s an exciting time to see the behind the scenes teams take centre stage with the help of social media. Some of the most gobbled up content is of celebrities prepping for the red carpet via Instagram Stories and Live. Whether its Eva Chen and her Instagram tea ordering in bubble team to the Carlyle Hotel or the state of the art facials delivered to the hotel rooms of models, actresses and pop stars to prep the skin for a long night, the hair, makeup and skin is now, as important as the forever dominating dress. We only need to pick up the latest issue of BOF’s The Business Of Beauty to read about the multi-facted world of the $500 billion global beauty industry to see why skin is in. As the centerpiece for many adorned heads, I sent out a call to action to the Directory team and here are their favourites from the night widely known as The Oscar’s of Fashion.
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