Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute (Met Gala) is an exhibition we all anticipate annually. It’s one of the biggest and most fun to see especially the flock of A-list celebs dressed in extravagant garments ready to make or break their fashion ground at the event.
Every year they come up with a specific theme to highlight prominent works of a fashion designer or significant moment to celebrate in the fashion industry. Previous themes include Yves Saint Laurent: 25 Years of Design (1983-1984), The House of Chanel (2005), The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion (2009), Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (2011), China: Through the Looking Glass (2015) and Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology (2016) to name a few.
This year, according to a report on WWD, religion and fashion is to be the theme. Nothing is set in stone yet as their spokesperson denied any comments on it.
The suggested theme wasn’t something they decided on this year, in fact, it was already in talks numerous times even before the recent “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: The Art of the In-Between” exhibition which was held in May this year.
Throughout the years, many designers have referred to religion as a source of inspiration from the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Riccardo Tisci, Cristian LacroixDolce & Gabbana and Jeremy Scott. In the 2016 New York Fashion Week, Prabal Gurung brought in Buddhist monks to grace his runway for his Spring Summer 2016 show. To honour the lives lost during the devastating earthquake in Nepal in April 2016
It would be an interesting mix if they were to go forth with the spiritual, religious theme. One thing’s for sure is that it’s going to controversial AF. We’re guessing celebrities like Kanye West, Beyonce, Madonna, Rihanna and more will likely lead the headlines with what they would come up with.