For me, other than the Academy Awards, there is no other red carpet event of comparable importance than the Met Gala. Fashion’s best and brightest come out to celebrate the opening of fashion’s most loved exhibit each year, and the styling is always remarkable.
I find myself stalking Met Gala photos for days afterward wishing I had an event to dress that fabulous to dress for, although I could never stand against the likes of say… Camilla Belle.
I’m almost positive that I’m not alone in this feeling, which is why I’m pleased to announce that for the first time ever, fashion enthusiasts (with deep pockets) will be able to shop the designs worn on the red carpet at the Met Gala.
Essentially, if you’re sitting at home streaming one of the four websites (ModaOperandi.com, Vogue.com, Samsung.com or MetMuseum.org), that are live streaming the Met Gala arrivals at 7 p.m. on the night of May 6th, and you like the design, you’ll be able to buy it the next day on Moda Operandi.
This new initiative is apart of Moda Operandi’s Spotlight program, which offers shoppers the chance to shop red carpet looks. This initiative also goes hand in hand with Moda Operandi’s sponsorship of the Costume Institute’s exhibit, Punk: Chaos to Couture.
“Events like the Met Gala offer some of the most spectacular fashion moments because they inspire experimentation,” Moda Operandi co-founder Lauren Santo Domingo said in a release. “We are thrilled to be able to provide women with access to the fashions from one of the world’s most thrilling red carpet events. We have done other Spotlights before,” Indre Rockefeller, Moda Operandi’s director of ready-to-wear, who put the project together, told us. “We worked with Jennifer Lawrence and Prabal Gurung to offer the gold dress she wore to The Hunger Games premiere, we featured stuff Anne Hathaway wore to a Dark Knight premiere, so for the Met Gala it seemed like a logical evolution of what we do in general. We offer looks right off the runway and they’re often the most special pieces.”
The things I would do for any one of those dresses…
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