Met Gala’19: An Orgy of Fashion Music & Fundraising

Posted On : 09 May 2019

Dyuti Homroy

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It’s that time of the year when the city of New York hosts one of the biggest social fundraising events of contemporary times, the Met Gala. A melting pot, the event brings together eminent personalities from the realms of fashion, film, music, and art . A fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, the event has a star-studded opening. This year’s edition was no different.

Social media was abuzz with conversations circling around #MetGala2019. There was a consolidated mention of around 760K on the day of the event, that is, May 6th,2019. Discussions on #socialmedia platforms were conducted by a diverse pool of people ranging from fashion enthusiasts to followers of different celebrities. While some spoke about their favorite celebrities who were part of the event, others spoke about the #fashion statements made by the attendee luminaries. Costumes of celebrities drew mixed reactions from the social media fraternity. Some appreciated the unusual styles showcased at the event, tagging a few to be #fashion forward. However, few social media dwellers were also seen remarking few of the celebrity costumes as #bizarre, deeming them to be fashionfaux pa.

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Harry Styles, the host of the show was a key driver, pulsating the social media conversations. Turning up in a #Gucci #lace #outfit, the British boy-band member’s dress was the most talked about one. His dancing and holding hands with the celebrated fashion designer, Alessandro Michele(@alessandro_Michele), during iconic singer Cher’s Met Gala performance also drew a lot of attention.

Social media users, in large numbers, opined that #Zendaya as usual like other years, was the #show-stealer at this year’s the #MET Gala as well. This year also, her #Cinderella outfit drew a lot of appreciation from fans. People also voiced their amazement at Lady Gaga’s lightening speed of costume change at the MET Gala (@metgala_official) #redcarpet.