The Future Of Met Gala Fashion Is… Fast Fashion?
Every first Monday of May, all eyes of fashion insiders and lovers, are fixed on New York’s
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For Topman, singer and actor Nick Jonas was fitted with a custom navy tuxedo that he helped designed while Jupiter Ascending actor Douglas Booth opted for a morning dress silhouette as a nod to his English roots. Not to be outdone, Vine star and Calvin Klein model Cameron Dallas came dressed in a head-to-toe white outfit also custom-made by Topman.
Beloved teen model Lucky Blue Smith wore a custom H&M off-white Italian wool tuxedo blazer with leather trousers that had blue metallic coating, as he walked hand in hand with sister Pyper America Smith who was also in H&M – a silver vinyl laser-cut dress.
To an untrained eye, one could hardly tell the difference between a luxury suit and a fast fashion one. And truth be told, they do look good. In fact, this is not the first time that both fast fashion retailers have dressed Met Gala attendees. H&M started last year with American singer Banks wearing a custom crimson gown while Topshop has been doing so for years now and even recreated and sold some of the previous year’s gowns for the masses.
It might have been a slap to the night’s luxury fashion houses but being able to produce designs that did not look out of place, was not only a success for fast fashion but definitely played to the theme. But is this a positive sign for an industry that has been accused of producing too much for too little? That’s a whole other issue altogether.