Actress-of-the-second Zoe Kravitz‘s pink-and-black Oscar de la Renta Met Gala gown might not have appeared like the most avant-garde of the night time but when we later on identified out the black flowers were being in fact authentic dyed roses, that definitely kicked factors up a notch.
The gown marked an critical second not only for Kravitz, but also for Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, as Monday marked their first Met Gala since becoming a member of Oscar de la Renta as co-inventive directors (while they both labored at the brand, underneath Oscar, for many years). And they were being spread rather slender: They also dressed Miranda Kerr and Daisy Ridley in Oscar de la Renta, and Claire Danes and Thandie Newton in their very own label Monse. But they however wished to do some thing unique.
“We spoke to Andrew , Zoe’s stylist, who was very open up to having us pitch him any strategies,” described Garcia, who oversees the bulk of the brand’s red carpet function at Oscar de la Renta, at The Colleagues’ annual spring luncheon in Beverly Hills on Wednesday. “Zoe’s most loved was a search from the runway that had flowers on the bust and it was in fact Andrew’s strategy to function with any individual who does protect flowers listed here in LA and so they delivered them to us.”
Garcia wished the search to sense like an homage to Audrey Hepburn, first simply because Kravitz’s character Bonnie was dressed as Hepburn through what was indisputably the most unforgettable scene from the (amazing) HBO series “Big Tiny Lies,” which of training course took position at the oddly themed “Audrey and Elvis” fundraiser. And 2nd simply because of de la Renta’s relationship with Hepburn, who wore his designs on a lot of occasions. “I thought it would be gorgeous for her to do it for us because Audrey and Oscar have a heritage, and it truly is very a great deal a search of the property,” mentioned Garcia. Kravitz’s new pixie slice most likely served as nicely. They resolved to use black flowers to add a very little edge — it is Zoe Kravitz soon after all — and counteract the “prettiness” of the pink duchess satin.
Garcia described that, for them, the point of producing appears to be like for the Met Gala is to be ready to “express our point of see in an unexpected way.” And maybe most importantly, as Kim added: “reinforcing our strategy for the brand.”
And why not include things like a subtle TV reference as nicely? Offered that these are the very same designers who soundtracked their spring 2017 Monse finale with the “Stranger Issues” topic music, we visualize (and hope) this won’t be the past time they do that either.