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.

PIETSCH | Trendy Fashion is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

I’m in a half-bad mood before I’ve even woken up. It’s a Thursday — my busiest day of the week. It kicks off with a 9:05 a.m. class after three to four hours of sleep. My alarm clock is frustrated by my nonresponse, and I shut it off to check the weather report. Another 20-degree day with a chance of snow.