Here Vogue‘s Hamish Bowles give us a minute-long, mini-history of the Met Gala which used to be a society event with the likes of ladies who lunch and Best Dressed Hall of Famers, like Jackie O. When she attended in 1979, she didn’t have far to travel – she lived across the street from museum. In 2001, after her passing, she had her own Fashion Institute exhibit, Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years—Selections from the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.
Today, it’s the Super Bowl of fashion and the Oscars of Style, rolled into one. Overnight you can become style icon, or the subject of 1000 memes. (SJP, we’re looking at you in that Philip Treacy hat…)
(Photos, screen grabs; via Vogue)