The moment that Blake Lively stepped onto the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we knew we had found one of the real winners of this year’s Met Gala. With her golden crown and crimson dress draping down the stairs, she looked more than comfortable in the role of fashion Queen that she’s spent the last few years building up.
So of course it was no surprise to hear that the crowd-favourite Versace gown she chose to wear took a massive 600 hours to create. That’s almost an entire month.
Speaking to Vogue earlier this month, Blake admitted that this year’s dress was her “favorite dress ever” but kept the dress designer a secret until her appearance on the carpet.
“They’ve already worked on it for 600 hours, and it’s not done.”
In keeping with this year’s theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination”, Blake’s gown was a deep burgundy shade with gold embellishments and such intricate detailing, it could make your eyes water. With a jewel-encrusted gold corset, the actress chose a gown that perfectly suited her body.
Pairing the look with a spiked golden headpiece against her blonde hair, Blake channelled the angels of the Renaissance.
She had some help from designers Lorraine Schwartz and Christian Louboutin when it came to getting the gown in the works, telling WWD, ” “I just sent Lorraine Schwartz and Christian Louboutin my dress, and said, ‘Ok let’s do something special. They’re making something custom for it.
“So it’s kind of nice, because I have a bunch of artists around me who I have direct relationships with. It’s sort of a group effort with that. I rely on people who do that for a living rather than outsourcing it to someone else.”
She was also careful not to reveal the look of the dress before the actual Gala, being photographed leaving her hotel in a detailed robe, arm-in-arm with Louboutin.
Via Daily Mail
Excuse us while we bow down to the Met Gala Queen.