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Wedding inspiration from the Met Gala 2017

Inspiration – 23.05.17

It’s one of the most glamourous events of the year, and there were bridal inspirations abound at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2017 Met Gala. This year’s theme was ‘Comme de Garçons’ in honour of 74-year-old Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo, and Rihanna fully embraced the theme of bright colours and statement gowns. However, most famous faces opted for simpler neutral and pastel shade gowns, notably: Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow and Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

Always a much-anticipated Met Gala regular, Rihanna stunned the crowd with layer upon layer of bold and bright floral print. Will we be seeing more layered styles in wedding dresses? It would certainly seem that Marchesa are taking the lead in this trend, with their Spring 2018 boasting luxurious layers of embroidery and lace:

Although some criticised the lack of bold choice and daring fashion, it hinted towards the season’s trends and provided further inspiration for those destined for weddings in the spring and summer. Ever one to break social convention, Kim Kardashian arrived at the Gala in a simple white off-the-shoulder dress with bow detailing by Vivienne Westwood, accompanied by open-toe flat sandals. We can certainly see Kim starting a trend for off the shoulder gowns, just like this stunningly simple ruffled sleeve dress by Martina Liana:

Despite going against the theme of Kawakubo’s extravagant art pieces, it’s no surprise that the common choices of gown for the Met Gala were softer, feminine colours such as Gwyneth Paltrow’s pastel pink Raf Simons number. They’re just in time for spring and a great inspiration for bridesmaids, who are rarely dressed in anything but delicate colours to accentuate the bride’s gown. With millennial pink showing no sign of slowing down in popularity, perhaps we’ll be seeing more pops of pink taking over the traditional lilacs in bridesmaids’ dresses – like this eye popping Monique Lhuillier number:

Here at Combermere Abbey, we just can’t wait to see how the fashions at the Met Gala might influence the styles of our couples and guests – we’ll have to keep our eyes peeled!

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