So, in that context, what to expect? (Except for a traffic jam on upper Fifth Avenue this evening. Arrivals begin at 5:30 PM.)
First and foremost: fashion is really getting over-the-top.
The dress code this year is “Gilded Glamour”, which was what I initially thought “Goldfinger”, the 1964 James Bond film those marked by murder-by-gilding. It’s actually a reference to “The Gilded Age,” both the recent streaming series and the actual historical time period, when New York society (Astors, Vanderbilts, Whitneys) embraced highly decorative party dresses and white tie. Put those two things together, and chances are we’ll see a lot of gold and a lot of gewgaws, plus bustle, corsets, big sleeves and trains. Maybe even some suitcases.
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It is theoretically linked to the Costume Institute show it celebrates, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” which will be set in the Met’s American style rooms and designed to recreate the way fashion has helped shape American identity since the mid-19th century. recontextualize. But while I’d like to say there may also be a pointed social commentary — via a prom dress — on the fact that the Gilded Age was also a period of extreme income inequality, I think the odds are slim.
Second, the guest list – kept secret until those in attendance hit the red carpet – will be a dazzling mix as always. Tickets are by invitation only and each participant is personally approved by Anna Wintourthe editor of Fashion and the maestro behind the party, so just because you can buy a ticket ($35,000 each, with tables costing $200,000 to $300,000) doesn’t mean you can go.
Regulars like Rihanna and Elon Musk may or may not make it this year (she’s about to give birth; he’s, well, busy buying Twitter), but Katy Perry has already teased some information about her dress. (she once went as a lit chandelier, but said she’s thinking more classic this time), so she goes.