The Met Gala, that most glamorous of meetings between the worlds of fashion and art, comes but once a year. This week’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit once again featured the sort of outrageous glamour and gowns you always expect from the art world’s glitziest fundraisers.
Fashion and art have always enjoyed a close relationship, one influencing the other for, well, about as long as humans have been wearing clothes and making art. And rarely is that connection clearer than at the Met Gala. Maybe it’s just us, but these six amazing looks could have sprung right off the canvas. Read on to see the dresses and the paintings they resemble.
The model’s Marc Jacobs dress is so reminiscent of Van Gogh’s Starry Night, it’s kind of amazing.
The French model’s spangly blue Marni pantsuit is classic Klimt.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross is a wonderful actress and a beautiful human being, but dang if she isn’t wearing a Cézanne tablecloth.
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