By Jenny Kleinknecht

This year’s Met Gala celebrated the museum’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibition.  One thing I’ve learned from Met Gala’s of seasons past is there are a thousand ways to interpret the given theme.  Which means a thousand ways to pay correct homage or, which is often the case, a thousand ways to royally mess it up.  This year was no different, and with the Chinese culture on the line, I was holding my breath.

The problem with an event like this is it is completely open to interpretation and usually fashion decides to do whatever it wants and even forego the theme all together (I’m talking about you Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen). The risk here is that not all Asian cultures are interchangeable. So all parties involved, the stylists, designers, even the hair and makeup team, all need to do their homework.

All in all, an evening that is considered equivalent (at least to the fashion crowd) to the Super Bowl, while may have been a hit or miss, was definitely not boring.  A huge thanks in part to mega stars like Beyonce and Rihanna for taking risks and shutting the red carpet down.  Sorry, Kim K. and JLo… Don’t you know Queen Bey always wins?

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