It’s May, which means two things: 1) it’s Asian American Heritage Month, and 2) it’s that time of the year for that one event where celebrities, designers, and really rich people pay upwards of $25,000 per ticket just to get in. Ladies and funky gentlemen, the Met Gala happened yesterday. You know, the annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Hailed by many as Fashion’s Biggest Night, it is such an amazing PR opportunity for celebrities and designers that the amount of effort that goes into the fashion at this event make it a worthy competitor to the Oscars.
So, because it’s Asian American Heritage Month, and because this is Kollaboration, we have scoured the interwebs to give you this awesome round-up of everything Asian (and Asian-American) at last night’s festivities. Enjoy!
Emma Stone effortlessly shines in a custom two-piece colour-block gown by Thai-American fashion designer Thakoon Panichgul
Model Joan Smalls in a custom deep nude strapless silk tulle gown by Vera Wang
Singer, artist, and sister to Beyonce, the hugely underrated Solange Knowles in an orange vintage-inspired custom dress by Phillip Lim
Actress Kristen Wiig in a custom Balenciaga black bonded crepe dress, with creative director Alexander Wang
Star of the upcoming film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey Dakota Johnson in black and navy dress by Jason Wu
Actress Diane Kruger in a simple lavender gown by Jason Wu for Hugo Boss
Young actress Hailee Steinfeld in a modern and extravagant gown by Nepalese-American designer Prabal Gurung
Singer and artiste extraordinare Janelle Monae in a kick-ass cape by Japanese-American designer Tadashi Shoji
Chloe Sevigny in Kenzo…
Chinese supermodel Liu Wen in Zac Posen
Actress Maggie Q. in Zac Posen
Chinese model Ming Xi in Michael Kors
Chinese model Sun Fei Fei in Tory Burch
Actress Olivia Munn in Diane von Furstenberg
Model Chrissy Teigen in Ralph Lauren
And there you have it! From Asian designers to Asian models to Asian actors…Met Gala? More like Asian American Heritage Month kick-off party AMIRITE? Although personally, I’m not down with the lack of Lucy Liu…
Make sure to let us know what you think in the comments section!