Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dang, dudes. We were 100% sure that nothing could top last year's “Punk: Chaos to Couture" Costume Institute exhibition, but yesterday The Metropolitan Museum of Art revealed that their next fall spectacle (the first in seven years!) will be called "Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire." Translation: All goth everything. Yasss.
From October 21 through February 1, the exhibition will feature around 30 "mourning ensembles" from the 19th and early 20th centuries that will "reveal the impact of high-fashion standards on the sartorial dictates of bereavement rituals as they evolved over a century," according to The Met's press release. Judging by the images, we're expecting to see tons of high-fashion veils and breathtaking, sculptured, Victorian-era gowns, which were the original inspiration behind most modern goth looks today. (I mean, where do think all those corsets came from?)
Madonna arrived last to the 2013 Met Ball in custom Givency.
After Beyonce took to the carpet, I have to say, a sigh of relief could be heard from the press lined up along either side of the red staircase at the 2013 Met Gala. With King Bey in the house, it had to be all over, didn't it? *Knowing smirk* The Met Gala may have had their king, but there was still one queen who had not arrived. I'm talking of course, about Madonna, the queen of pop incarnate. Just after Bey made her way all the way through the museum's gilded doors, the tell-tale explosion of flashbulbs and European-accented shouting bubbled up from the photo pit, and our sighs caught in our throats. Madonna had entered, wearing an all-over studded, tartan Givenchy blazer fastened over a fishnet bodysuit and very little else. Well no, that's not true. Although Madge's fantastic gams were on prominent display, there was a whole lot going on in her ensemble, including my personal favorite detail: an oversize padlock choker engraved with the letter 'M.' There were so many more things though! From the cross hanging down the back of her ensemble like a sacrilegious tail to her bright red lips and magenta pumps, there were countless details, each one elevating the ensemble to new heights of punk rock perfection.