“Fashions fade, style is eternal” – Yves Saint-Laurent
Luxury Brands Everywhere, but Which one to Choose?
There seems to be no shortage of luxury fashion designers nowadays. From France to Italy, the States and Japan, it seems like the luxury fashion industry is not lacking for new creative designers who all wish to share their sense of style with deep-pocketed style-savvy shoppers. Asides from a commitment to creativity, the common denominator across all these varied brands is typically the high-quality of the materials used in their creations and the skilled craftsmanship, both of which are almost always expressed in their typically higher price points. Luxurious price points that are in fact, well worth it. But, personal tastes aside, how can one tell which luxury brand is the most luxurious, the most sought after, and the best investment you can make for your wardrobe? There’s a little bit of an explanation involved, but for now, we’ll skip ahead to the final answer: YSL.
Each year, the Anna Wintour-helmed Met Gala celebration takes over New York City and the night is usually full of shocks and surprises.
But I’m not telling you something you don’t already know … you must have seen celebrity photos from this giant event plastered all over social media.
“Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Is this year’s theme, which will feature couture pieces from fashion powerhouses like Versace and Dolce & Gabbana – as well as 41 pieces of ecclesiastical dress straight from the Vatican.
Wintour, the famous director of Vogue magazine, is more than clever. She understands that today to make a buzz, it must shock and awe the community!
That’s why this year, we do not laugh with the imposed theme. Beware of those who do not understand it well. The principle? Respect the theme.
Now onto the five most quirky outfits of the Met Gala 2018:
That Rihanna reign just won’t let up.
An up-close look at the stunning Rihanna wearing a custom made Artisanal outfit by John Galliano. The entire look itself was designed by Margiela. Each piece has been realised in an elaborate Seafoam jacquard, which has been entirely embellished with a series of pearls and “Bijoux” that outline the original and intricate motif of the fabric sewn in silver thread. Pope Francis is going to ask for this outfit soon…
”Hey it’s a low key night don’t be extra”
The pop princess Katy Perry paired her gold Versace chain-mail mini dress with a pair of matching thigh-high heeled boots, and of course, her larger-than-life feathered wings. The kind of woman I would follow all night to clear a path towards the food…
”Now she says she gon’ do what to who? Let’s find out and see…”
Cardi B did not come here to play. And she proved it to us. She walked her first Met Gala red carpet in a dramatic Moschino look. Her entire dress, gloves, choker, and headpiece were covered in beads and ornate jewels, not only that…. she’s sporting the best accessory of the night, her baby bump!
Like a prayer.
Known as the queen of controversy, Madonna was fully in her comfort zone. She knows how to stick to a theme. The pop queen chose a black dress of her fetish designer friend Jean Paul Gaultier and a mesh veil on her face. She also wore a cross-covered crown and black roses. Amen…
“There is an altar on my head.”
Sarah Jessica Parker was dressed from head to toe by Dolce & Gabbana, a fashion house that is overtly influenced by religion. Congratulations Jessica! The headpiece directly honors the theme.