A Year Without The Met Gala: A Celebration of Tradition of Art & Fashion! Catch Our Favorite Looks As We Reminisce On Past Red Carpets.

A Year Without The Met Gala: A Celebration of Tradition of Art & Fashion! Catch Our Favorite Looks As We Reminisce On Past Red Carpets.

Historically, the first Monday in May has marked an iconic night for fashion and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Met Gala has long been dedicated to raising funds for the Met’s Costume Institute, but has also become one of the best nights in fashion and one of our personal favorites to review. The first Monday in May came and went and sadly we were left with no Met Gala red carpet looks to discuss. Lucky for us, Vogue spent yesterday reminiscing on past gala looks. With a celebration called “A Moment With the Met”, Vogue spent hours highlighting their favorite moments on the carpet and ended the day with a live stream celebration including musical performances by Florence and The Machine and a DJ set by Virgil Abloh.

In addition, six new videos will bring Met gala memories to life, thanks to the insight of former attendees like Naomi Campbell, Cardi B, Stella McCartney, and more. See the line-up below:

Monday, May 4

Liza Koshy’s Best Red Carpet Moments – 10 a.m.
Life in Looks: Naomi Campbell – 3 p.m.
Everything You Need to Know About the Met Gala – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 5

Met Oral History: Cardi B and Jeremy Scott – 3 p.m.
Met Oral History: Liv Tyler and Stella McCartney – 10 a.m.

SLTV Breaks Down Our Favorite Looks From Past Met Gala Red Carpets

The first Monday of May will be much quieter this year and will be truly missed. Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that the event will be postponed indefinitely in light of public health concerns. While we hope there will be better news soon, the Style Lush TV team took a walk down memory lane and chose some of our all-time favorite looks.

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Jeanelly Concepcion’s Pick

My favorite Met Gala look has to be Rihanna in her Pope outfit in 2018. It was shocking, controversial, intricate, and opulent. The theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination and RiRi was co-chair. This look was by far the most jaw-dropping for me and for so many. All Hail Queen Rihanna! -Jeanelly Concepcion, Vice-President of the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative & Senior Style Contributor for Style Lush TV

Rihanna, Met Gala 2018. Sourced From Glamour.com

Crystal Martinez’s Pick

My favorite look was from 2001 when Princess Marie Hantal of Greece paid tribute to Jackie O. This year’s Met theme was Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years, 2001. It was a 1967 Valentino gown that Jackie wore to her visit to Cambodia. I absolutely love this gown. It’s timeless and it’s magic. The color is spectacular and the trim is mesmerizing. I can fall in love with this gown over and over. -Crystal Martinez, Secretary of the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative & Senior Style Contributor for Style Lush TV

Princess Marie Hantal of Greece paying tribute to Jackie O, Met Gala 2001. Photos Sourced From Valentino’s Instagram.

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Kaia Dublin’s Pick

Kim Kardashian’s look and mood was inspired by Sophia Loren from 1957’s Boy on a Dolphin with a more modern conceptual feel designed by Thierry Mugler, who came out of retirement to create this look. What I love most about this look is that it captured the gala theme “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” in it’s most sleek and chic essence. From head-to-toe, the outfit was a complete wet look that had a form-fitting nude bodice made from latex. The ruching from the center of the waist, had a signature Kim K West silhouette with dripping details of crystals that mimicked water droplets as if emerging from the ocean. From the 6 month concept, to the pink carpet, I loved the simplicity and fine details. -Kaia Dublin, Style Contributor at Style Lush TV

Kim Kardashion West, Met Gala 2019. Photo Sourced From Glamour.com

Krystal Navarro’s Pick

I remember when I first saw Rihanna step out to the red carpet wearing an imperial yellow fur-trimmed cape by Guo Pei for the 2015 Met Gala. This will forever be one of my favorite looks because of the statement she made on the red carpet. She somehow made time stop and had all eyes on her. The theme for the met this year was “China Through The Looking Glass,” she found a way to capture the essence and tradition of Chinese culture through this look. –Krystal Navarro, Style Contributor at Style Lush TV

Rihanna, Met Gala 2018. Photo Sourced From Harpersbazaar.com

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Saige Thomas’ Pick

Also known as the “naked dress”, this sheer Versace gown was the dress of choice for Kylie Jenner at the 2017 Met Gala. Living up to its name, this see-through garment is made solely of mesh, sparkling embellishments, and crystal fringe. This look was also a 180 from Kylie Jenner’s 2016 look, which was a silver Balmain dress and a black bob. I personally chose this dress because of its sleek, delicate design that captured this years theme “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” -Saige Thomas, In-House Photographer at Style Lush TV

Kylie Jenner, Met Gala 2017. Photo Sourced From Kylie’s Instagram.

Kassandra Rodriguez’s Pick

As you can imagine, our team had a blast reminiscing on some of our favorite Met Gala moments. There are truly too many to count and wow, was this hard for us to choose! Now it’s time for me to do the same and after seeing what the team has picked out I’m finding it even harder. After doing a deep dive into the past 72 years since the first Met Gala in 1948, I finally settled on one favorite look, rather one favorite style icon (I know, I cheated in my own game but I couldn’t pick just one!) Cher has and always will be a complete style icon. She is someone I personally have looked up to and I’m not the only one. Cher is constantly inspiring some of our favorite celebrities with their own personal style. Kim Kardashian West and Emily Ratajkowski are but two celebs who have walked the infamous Met carpet in looks directly inspired by those of Cher. She is a trendsetter in her own right, always stepping out and shaking the fashion world by storm. Here are some of my favorite Cher looks from the Met Gala. -Kassandra Rodriguez, Style Contributor at Style Lush TV

Cher Met Gala Looks from L to R: 1974/1985 designed by Bob Mackie. Photos Sourced From Harpers Bazaar.

Burgundy Woods’ Pick

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present the GOAT. Now, I tried to stick to Kass’ rule – “your favorite one look of all time”, but this woman consistently leaves people in the trendsetter dust, time and time again. She also sets the met gala trends years before they actually hit all the other celebrities years later. Better than anyone else and with enough grace and class to last ten lifetimes, SJP is my all-time favorite Met Gala look then, now and forever. –Burgundy Woods, President of the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative & Senior Digital Fashion Editor for Style Lush TV

Sarah Jessica Parker Met Gala From L to R 2015, 2013, 2018, 2006. Sourced from Vogue.com

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Kassandra is a Trendsetter Member of the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative currently learning about online fashion media and content creation through its mentorship opportunity. Originally from McAllen, Texas, Kassandra is a fashionista at heart. She hopes to inspire everyone to dress outside of their comfort zone and use style as a form of self-expression. She's an advocate for plus size fashion, believing that fashion shouldn't discriminate on the basis of pant size. From working Alta Roma Fashion Week, to styling Milan Men's Fashion Week her experiences bring a unique flame to San Antonio.