If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’d be able to name atleast 5 viral looks from the recently held Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The global impact of this extravagant exhibit & fundraiser has only been increasing with the use of social media. The star studded event is talked about for days after it’s over, owing to the celebrity A-listers in attendence and some serious fashion moments on the steps of the Met. Some looks have become so popular that they will forever be etched in our memory. Who can forget Rihanna from the 2018 Met Gala? Or Kimye from 2016? There are so many more iconic looks that will forever stay in the fashion hall of fame. This is in part courtesy of the theme and it’s interpretation by the designers and part because of the A-lister wearing the design. The theme this year was divided into two parts over the course of a year: “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”. It’s a lens to look at all things American fashion taking into account the social and political atmosphere. Designers are increasingly becoming more and more socio-aware and intrepret societal changes through their designs too. With so much thought put behind the now viral images, we thought we’d give you a cheat-sheet or guide to dressing like your favourite stars at the Met by using preloved pieces.
Everybody loves a good ol’ American style cheeseburger, right? Well, the fashion world might choose Judith Leiber’s mesmerizing crystal embellished “burger” clutch given their penchant for all things glittery and low carb. This novelty clutch is truly made for a red carpet moment given the expertise behind it’s making. If you love Judith Leiber clutches, you’d be aware the price tags run pretty steep. Preloved is always a great idea when you want to recreate a red carpet look but don’t want to skimp on the sass. The Met also had some big shoe moments. We loved J Lo in Ralph Lauren and her metallic peep toes finishing off an otherwise very “west” inspired look. You can grab a cool pair of Louboutins that are almost half off retail and just as worthy of the red carpet treatment. We call that a win-win situation! Dreamy jewels are also a part of our edit today featuring some amazing preloved picks from Bvlgari. You’ll be blown away by the gems and the designs that carry them. If you thought only the biggest celebs could take on American fashion, think again. You’ve so many preloved designer pieces to choose from to unleash your creativity. All items linked below. Let us know which one you love the most