H&M BRINGS GILDED GLAMOUR TO THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART’S COSTUME INSTITUTE BENEFIT
City. The looks, designed by H&M’s in-house design team, are inspired by this year’s exhibition theme, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion”, which explores the sartorial narratives that chart the evolution of American
style paying homage to America’s Gilded Age – the 19th to mid-late 20th century. For each look, H&M’s designers pulled inspiration from the evolution of American style and designs of this era, focusing on the grandiose nature of the time.
Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit. We were influenced by the Gilded Age while designing these two custom looks, really drawing on styles in the United States from the 19th and 20th centuries. Both designs have very dramatic and glamorous details, really highlighting the opulence of the Gilded Age,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.
Gilded Age. The dress is a corseted gown that accentuates the waist, creating the hourglass figure that was representative of the era. The top of the gown is a boned corset-style bodice, attached to a cartridge pleated skirt with a vintage petticoat underneath which adds volume and creates
the silhouette symbolic of the era.
icon André Leon Talley, paying homage to his signature look with a dramatic opera coat.
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