The Met Gala, or Met Ball, formally called the Costume Institute Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit, is an annual fundraising gala held for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. Until today, I bet most of us did not exactly know what happens at the MET gala, we all thought that its some sort of fashion show where celebrities wear their most expensive and creative outfits, take pictures and then go home. For most Kenyans we have made it customary to lounge at homes in our promo shirts and critically judge celebrity outfits that honestly could pay for our retirement. The dress theme this year was gilded glamour and white tie which is basically if James Bond was in Bridgerton.
What we love about the Met Ball is obviously the outfits, that everyone really wants to stand out and show off what exactly they can pull off, some outfits were statement pieces they communicated cultural, social or economic concepts. Alicia keys’ gown was beautiful as it was expressive. The musical details at the tail of the gown really shed a spotlight of what art is to her. This got us to wonder, how would we style you if incase you were to attend the Met gala.
Genteel as a brand is centered around cultural consciousness the African heritage is the inspiration behind most of our outfits because of how rich our cultures are, these are some few fits that we think are Met worthy.
This suit Met worthy because aside from the fact that the model is Mr. Bien Aime Barasa of the Sautisol the texture, the fabric, how it beautifully pairs with that tie and the print in the coat’s lining makes this outfit a stunner for the red carpet. The roster is a great accessory because it adds some flavor (not literally) to the outfit.
Main character vibes
Pink or salmon blazer stands out. A man wearing pink stereotype is definitely why this blazer is Met worthy. It is a head turner to say the list. The print! A print that merges perfectly with the color of the blazer is exactly where the party is at. Pair this with a kitenge or ankara pants and some Italian shoes then we would not tell the difference between you and Idris Elba, but really it would look great even for a wedding.
Matatu print blazer, we are experts on all things print and this blazer is absolutely elegant and striking, bold colors galore. This fit is unique and certainly not shy it demands to be noticed, just pair the blazer with some toned-down colors (trousers and shirt) and you will be good to go.
It takes skill to pull this print
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