Ah, the Met Gala. It’s the fashion event of the year that leaves many of us wondering what our favorite celebrities will come up with next. From punk to superheroes and everything in between – it seems as though there’s no end to the number of themes of interesting fashion facts about the Met Gala.
Jared Leto’s head was designer
In 2019, Jared Leto arrived at the Met Gala with a replica of his own head. However, this wasn’t just any replica. No, it turned out that it had been designed by Makinarium for Gucci. One of their typical heads often sells for more than $11,000, meaning Jared would’ve had to pay a pretty penny for his accessory for the night.
Blake Lively has cut corners
Back in 2018, Blake Lively stole the show in her Versace gown. It’s reported that the dress took 600 hours to craft, but that’s not all. All that Lorraine Schwartz jewelry is said to be worth $2 million alone. However, Blake decided to hold back on some aspects of her look as the star wore $5 press-on nails for the event. Sure, some things are worth paying for, but why spend a fortune when you can do your nails yourself instead?
Serena Williams wore sneakers
Yes, it turns out the tennis legend can’t help but stick to the shoes she knows, even when she’s heading to the Met Gala. Serena Williams arrived at the red carpet in a custom Versace gown, but it was her footwear that got everyone talking. Serena was also sporting a pair of Off-White x Nike Air Force Sneakers that typically sell for $799 to complete her look.
Rihanna’s gown really was a lot
Believe it or not, but the famous yellow dress worn by Rihanna at Met Gala 2015 weighed a staggering 55 pounds. The model who first showcased the cape on the runway a few years before found it so heavy that she never made it to the end. In fact, she gave up halfway down the runway and started to cry instead. However, Rihanna took all 16 feet and 55 pounds up the stairs with ease.
Met Gala 2018 saw a shift in designers
The Met Gala is the perfect chance for designers to show off their most impressive looks as the biggest names in fashion all head to the event. However, 2018 saw a new trend as seven celebrities decided to wear another brand instead. That’s right; Lili Reinhart was among the many who arrived on the red carpet wearing looks created by H and M.
Cara Delevingne had a long time in the chair
The Chinese-inspired floral and bird design certainly got the world talking as Cara Delevingne arrived at the Met Gala back in 2015. The theme was China: Through the Looking Glass, and the model didn’t disappoint. Amazingly, Cara spent 11 hours in the chair as Keith McCurdy, a famous tattoo artist, worked to carefully create the design. It lasted for ten days before the look was gone for good.
The Met Gala is a fashion event like no other. After all, it sees people from all across the world come together in New York for one night of incredible designs and outfits that are out of this world. It seems as though there’s more to the fashion at this event than meets the eye.