American apparel: Where this year’s Met Gala fell short

Referred to as “fashion’s biggest night out,” the Met Gala is a fundraising benefit for just one of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s curatorial departments that has to fund itself, but this year’s theme felt quite off the money.

Virgil Abloh’s custom commission for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute was previously seen at the designer’s posthumous Off-White’s AW’22 runway show in Paris

Even though just nine months have passed since Kim Kardashian climbed the famous steps dressed head-to-toe in black Balenciaga, identifiable only by her famous silhouette, 2022’s Met Gala ceremony took place this week in what marked a return to the event’s traditional first Monday in May slot after two years of Covid-19 chaos. This year’s theme, In America: An Anthology Of Fashion has coincided with The Costume Institute’s second portion of a two-part exhibition exploring ...