The annual Met Gala was held last Monday to wrap up New York Fashion Week 2021 and this year was “pretty interesting,” said Dr William Henshaw, costume designer for the theatrical production here at State University of Henderson. The Met Gala is an annual fashion event hosted by Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. This year’s theme was “In America: A Fashion Lexicon”.
Celebrities had to be vaccinated in order to attend and since there was no Met Ball last year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many big stars were not present this year like Billy Porter who is a public figure that Henshaw says he looks up to for fashion.
“It wasn’t as over the top as it could have been… this year’s fashion hasn’t surpassed past Met galas,” Henshaw said.
Commentators at the Met Gala say that this year celebrities haven’t gone far enough in fashion to match the theme that was chosen. Henshaw agrees with these comments and says he loves the idea of American fashion and pays homage to America, but he wished everyone had stuck to the theme and made the most of it.
As a costume designer, Henshaw drew inspiration from previous Met galas for his work. He was inspired by the fashion of the Met Gala for his work at the Cassiopeia Hotel. It is also one of his favorite pieces that he has made, he says and calls it a lot “dream fashion”.
Henshaw announces that the fashion for upcoming plays and musicals for HSU will be based on the periods in which they perform. mess up right away.
Anna Wintour has announced that there will be a second part of “In America: A Lexicon In Fashion” and is reverted to its original date for the first Monday in May. Many celebrities will be walking the red carpet again on May 2, 2022. Hopefully celebrities who couldn’t or didn’t attend last Monday will be able to attend in May. The still-awaited stars for their fashion who failed on Monday are Zendaya, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Billy Porter, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Jay Z, Kylie Jenner and many more.
“Fashion is the epitome of what we do, its high society. Those who cannot afford it cannot and those who can afford to try. Henshaw said when asked what is the meaning of fashion.