Our Met Gala Review: ApparelMagic clients take on the biggest night in fashion


Over the past decade, the first Monday in May has been cemented into the fashion world’s calendar as the most pressworthy, meme-able, and era-defining night of the year.

Getting more eyes than fashion week, allowing more risk-taking than award season, and attracting a broader audience than brand activations, the Met Gala is the best opportunity fashion labels have in the attention economy. And boy, did ApparelMagic clients take it.

Actress Rebecca Hall, fresh off Godzilla x Kong press, brought that monster-movie kind of scale into her own look by ApparelMagic client Danielle Frankel: a delicate trapeze silhouette that kept flowing all the way down the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s famous staircase.

Following along on the train trend, pop superstar Demi Lovato‘s gown by Prabal Gurung was both va-va-voom and theme-friendly, with an oblique reference to the crystalline flowers described in the gala’s inspiration text, The Garden of Time, by J.G. Ballard.

While the Met’s museum exhibition is entitled “Sleeping Beauties,” tennis veteran Maria Sharapova‘s citrus green cape and lemon-yellow dress was anything but. The Prabal Gurung getup was accessorized with a dainty floral headpiece.

Actor Colman Domingo, on the other hand, eschewed color with aplomb. His ensemble, by ApparelMagic client Willy Chavarria, was a debonair, sophisticated respite from some of the more outre moments on the green carpet.

Bold as ever, actress Taraji P. Henson chose Jonathan Simkhai of SIMKHAI to design her an hourglass gown complete with intricately textured train and a beaded bodice complete with exposed corsetry.

Singer Leon Bridges is getting bigger and bigger, but his Met Gala look showed he wasn’t straying far from his roots. His Willy Chavarria tux was the perfect backdrop to some statement brooches and an foppish ascot that really showed he could make the red carpet his own.

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