Emily Blunt is solid gold in Michael Kors at Met Gala. Emily Blunt’ Michael Kors gown at this year’s Met Gala made her look like a golden goddess.
Not only was it stunning, but it tooks an incredible 1,500 hours to hand-embroider the 510,000 gold sequins and 1,344 gold crystals making up the bold floral pattern on the golden tulle.
Kors spoke to Vogue prior to the Met Gala, saying: “That level of opulence and shine is what you want for the Met red carpet.”
“Each sequin was stitched into the gown in different directions ‘to really catch the light and make the dress sparkle from all angles,” he continued.
It’s not the first time Emily walked up the Met stairs as Kors’ date.
For 2016’s Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology themed ball, the actress wore a custom midnight-blue gown with beads nearing the total of 2019’s sequin count.
Speaking about his friendship with Emily, which has also spanned several year’s worth of award shows, Michael said: “Emily knows herself, and what works for her very well.”
“We spent a lot of time looking at ‘camp’ style icons – Diana Ross, Bette Midler, Liberace and Elton John – and finding ways to channel their spirit into our designs in a way that still felt very Michael Kors,” he explained.
And Blunt’s stylist Jessica Paster weighed in with ‘Cher’ references, chiming in via email that the gown had to have plenty of ‘over the top glitz and nostalgia’, with her and Kors landing on oversized flowers as it lent the look a ‘dramatic elegance that is very Emily”.
Stephen Jones was tasked with creating a fabulous fascinator for Emily.
“It gives a wink of playfulness and exaggeration,” Kors enthused about the accessory.
And rather than focus on the best-dress list, Michael wanted to focus on the playful side of fashion.
“I want people to think that she looks glamorous and poised but also a little playful and outrageous,” he chuckled.
“I don’t wanna sound Pollyanna but the reality is, I think fashion’s joyous… When people put the right thing on and look in the mirror, all of a sudden their posture is different, and they have a spring in their step.”
Emily Blunt is solid gold in Michael Kors at Met Gala