With the theme this year being America: A Lexicon Of Fashion, designers from the US have taken it seriously more than ever. We have Lorde in Bode – Emily Bode was famed for her innovative slow fashion approach, and later in Collina Strada – brilliantly making use of deadsticks and sustainably-sourced materials in NYC, and also Maria Sharapova in Gabriela Hearst, who pledged to have her Pre-Fall collection 100% made of sustainable textiles.
Dressing four figures for the night, Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen has been, undoubtedly, extra busy with her innovative, low-impact materials. Grimes in a futuristic, gradient dress, Tessa Thompson in a complex-lined dark red mini, Gabrielle Union in a mermaid-like beaded gown, and last but not least, Winnie Harlow in a fluid, printed bodysuit with cape – her namesake label might be the cult favourite on the red carpet this year.
And of course, we can't miss out on the big-name – Stella McCartney. Julia Garner’s see-through silver-shimmering look, Ella Emhoff’s Adidas x Stella McCartney eye-popping red bodysuit with recycled ocean plastic-made trainers, and gymnast Nia Dennis’s leotard with Earthlight sneakers – the palette of the American flag formed in the three outfits.
As innovative textile producers and creative designers strive to make sustainable pieces accessible, celebrities are urged and therefore, increasingly play their part in the trend. Met Gala was an annual spotlight event to declare celebrities' statements, but not many can say that they are contributing to the cause on a regular basis after the gossip is over. We, of course, are staying tuned for the next spotlight.