American designers celebrated American fashion on the steps of the Met 2022 – WWD


On the first Monday in May, designers and their celebrity guests met on the carpeted steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate the upcoming “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” exhibit, which opens May 7. This year’s exhibition is the second in a two-part series that celebrates American fashion, centered on defining moments of the 19th and 20th centuries; the Met Gala dress code of “Gilded Glamour” consecutively draws inspiration from New York’s Golden Age between 1870 and 1890.

On the steps of the Met, American and European designers dominated the evening – after the French house Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and Thom Browne were the best American designers who dressed the most guests of the evening.

In addition to Lauren and Browne, emerging and established American designers showed their support, dressing a myriad of celebrities, brand ambassadors and friends in their takes on “Gilded Glamour.” For example, Oscar de la Renta’s Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim dressed Ivy Getty, Miranda Kerr, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Tracey Collins, Vanessa Nadal, Imaan Hammam, Kris Jenner and Katy Perry, while Tory Burch celebrated the night. with new brand ambassador Sydney Sweeney, as well as model Adwoa Aboah and actress Kerry Washington, all in custom looks. Additionally, Sarah Jessica Parker in custom Christopher John Rogers and Tessa Thompson in Wes Gordon’s Carolina Herrera sported voluminous skirts and dramatic trains while celebrating American fashion.

Other glamorous creations from American designers spotted on the carpet included Prabal Gurung, Bach Mai, Carolina Herrera, Christian Siriano, Coach, Connor Ives, Danielle Frankel, Jason Wu, Jonathan Simkhai, Khaite, Altuzarra, LaQuan Smith, head of the State, Libertine, Markarian, Michael Kors Collection, Monique Lhuillier, Peter Do, Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Wang, Christian Cowan and more.

Click to see a selection of looks from US brands from the Met Gala 2022.


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