In case you missed it, turned off all social media, and talked to absolutely no one last night or today, the 2019 Met Gala was last night. To no one’s surprise, the red carpet looks were out of this world but more so than usual thanks to this year’s theme, Camp: Notes on Fashion. We saw gowns and getups draped on celebrities from all the heavy-hitting designers including Gucci, Saint Laurent, Versace, and more, but there was one fashion girl’s dress that deserves a moment in the spotlight for other reasons.
For the first time in the history of the brand, the fast-fashion retailer, Mango, was represented on the Met Gala red carpet. The brand dressed fashion icon Sofia Sanchez de Betak in a gown customized in collaboration with Mango‘s design team, Sofia, and her stylist, Mimi Cuttrell. Unless you took the time to scroll through our detailed red carpet coverage here, you might have missed the fact that Sofia’s dress is from Mango, simply because it fit right in with the theme and the dress code of the evening.
The most unique thing about this collaboration is that the retailer has announced it will be producing a similar version of Sofia’s dress in addition to a very complimentary capsule collection. All of this, including the almost identical version of Sofia’s dress, will be available for purchase on June 3. Sofia’s replica dress will be priced at $499 the other pieces in the capsule will be priced anywhere between $100 and $130. Met Gala looks for under $500? Now that’s something we never thought we’d be reading about. Ahead, check out photos of Sofia on the red carpet last night, some behind the scenes shots of her getting ready, and read our exclusive Q&A with her where she talks about the collaboration process, her day leading up to the Met, and more.
Source: Who What Wear – Lauren Eggertsen