Alexa Chung and the Met Gala
The Met Gala is always a fun night out! Held annually at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this red carpet event draws celebrities from all walks of life to celebrate fashion and its exhibition that year – this year ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ – hosted by US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour with co-hosts Rihanna and Amal Clooney.
The Met Gala is a beloved event among stars of all genres: it’s one of the most influential events in fashion history. As such, it draws many top designers and stylists from around the globe.
At the Met Gala over the years, there have been some iconic looks. From Victoria Beckham’s iconic red Roland Mouret prom dress to Sarah Jessica Parker’s Philip Tracey custom-made ‘fire’ headpiece, many moments have become timeless classics.
Alexa Chung, a former model and TV host, made an appearance on the red carpet at last year’s event. She has achieved great success in fashion after working as a model for four years before launching her own label: ALEXACHUNG.
She has also been featured on various TV shows and magazine editorials, earning her a well-known status among fashion enthusiasts and influencers alike.
Influencers have become an integral part of the fashion industry in recent years, with some even starting their own brands. Digital entrepreneur Chiara Ferragni launched her own label in 2013 and Kylie Jenner followed shortly thereafter with her cosmetics line.
At the Met Gala, influencers have been making waves for years with their unique looks. Celebrities like Beyonce and Taylor Swift have previously graced this event with stunning looks.
Influencers like Kylie Jenner, Leandra Medine and Alexa Chung have even created their own clothing lines with the assistance of a designer.
With the exponential growth of Instagram, influencers have become more sought-after and sought after. While some have collaborated with major brands or launched their own lines, many opt to go it alone.
Though this can be a risky move, Kylie Jenner and Leandra Medine have seen incredible success with this strategy. Both influencers have used social media to expand their followings and use the platform as an effective marketing platform for their new labels.
YouTube has recognized the power of creators, and has made it a priority to invite them to high-profile events in recent years. This year, Marques Brownlee from YouTube Tech Review and NASA engineer turned science creator Mark Rober were invited to attend the Met Gala.