What to expect from the 2021 Met Gala

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By Laura Hartig, Second Year, English

The Croft Magazine // Laura Hartig breaks downs her hopes and expectations for the most iconic event in the fashion calender.

Traditionally held on the first Monday of May, COVID once again tried and failed to disturb anything good in the world, only forcing Miss Wintour to reschedule to September. Some may say even more apt considering that the fashion calendar year officially begins then.

Anna Wintour 2020, Courtesy of scmp.com

With this in mind, there are zero excuses for missing the mark on your outfit this year, considering the extension these celebrities have received.  At this point, if any of them stray even a metre from the theme outlined as ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’, they’re going to face a lot more public disappointment than the ‘worst dressed’ pages of the Daily Mail, because frankly I could have done better in the time they’ve had.

The co-chairs this year are simply Gen Z icons, being some of the hottest young things to exist. Only the Met Gala could bring together the likes of Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomie Osaka to host the most iconic event in fashion. Even better is the fact that I could place money on my mum not being able to correctly identify a single member of this years board, which makes me love it even more.

Billie Eilish 2021, Courtesy of glamour.com

However, whilst Gen Z seems to have wangled its way into chairing the event, this should not be taken as a sign that tiktokers are allowed to mingle with fashion royalty. If I see a single tiktoker in attendance the reputation of the Met will be ruined in a single evening. This would simply be the point of no return.

Number one: they hold way too much influence anyway, and I categorically refuse to see an army of Gen Z’s thinking they can renegade themselves onto the iconic steps of the Met; a place reserved for the worthy likes of Blair Waldorf, Carrie Bradshaw, and Lady Gaga’s posse of umbrella bearing, dinner suit wearing male accessories. And number two, as far as I’m aware, the likes of Addison Rae are not known as ‘lexicons’ of American Fashion.

Blair and Serena, Courtesy of revelist.com

In all honesty, I’m still unsure of my feelings towards outfit coordinated masks. If any celebs are going to choose to acknowledge that a global pandemic is still going on, then I think I’d prefer an all-black mask. Something that demonstrates that they could be or are still in touch with the real world to the smallest degree.

What looks are you looking forward to seeing at this years Met Gala?

Featured Image: The Kardashian-Jenners 2019, Courtesty of bbc.co.uk

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