Camellias are Still Blooming for You, Karl

Many of us have heard that The Met Gala is a fundraiser event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute that marks the opening of its annual exhibition. However, not many of us know the purpose of the Institute: The Metropolitan Museum collects and studies significant works of art across time and cultures with the goal of promoting a more profound historical and theoretical understanding of costume. Therefore, the Met Gala supports the effective preservation of fashion history. 

This year’s Met Gala was one of the brightest in recent years. It received substantial attention not only for the “controversial” theme, but also for great well-thought costumes. There is no better way to describe this year’s theme than Chris Clemens did: “This theme is essentially paying homage to Karl Lagerfeld who is the legend behind brands like Chanel, Fendi, Chloe, etc.

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People express themselves through their clothing.  Whether consciously or unconsciously, how we dress changes how other people view us.  Perhaps this is why, as with any group of people, similarities occur as trends rise and fall.  As the times evolve, so does fashion.  But what does this say about the student body? It’s like Cornell has an unspoken dress code that a significant chunk of students subscribe to.