Anna Wintour was “completely in awe” over the crimson gown Cardi B wore to the 2019 Met Gala.
The Bodak Yellow rapper attended the camp-themed event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City back in early May and wowed the crowd with her dramatic red high-neck dress which was covered in 30,000 feathers and featured a custom-made bodice containing 44 carats worth of rubies.
Accordingly, U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Wintour has now shared the latest Met Gala was the moment she was convinced Cardi has what it takes to be a fashion icon.
“I was completely in awe of the stunning dress that Cardi B wore to the Met this year. She looked unbelievable,” she said in an interview for her Go Ask Anna video series. “It was designed by Thom Browne, she could barely move but it made no difference. I mean, people parted like the queen was coming through because she looked so fantastic. And I had not seen her look as chic or as original beforehand, so I have completely rethought my opinion of Cardi B’s style.”
Elsewhere in the clip, Wintour noted that sleeveless dresses are her summer must-have and jokingly commented that she wishes more fashion shows “started on time”.
And of all of the hundreds of fashion shows she has attended over the course of her career, the editor pinpointed John Galliano’s fall 1994 presentation held in Paris as her most memorable.
“My very favourite fashion show of all time was a show that John Galliano gave in a broken down, dilapidated, extraordinary mansion in Paris and the collection was all black,” the 69-year-old recalled. “John created every single look himself. And he’d been out of the public eye for a while. So, it was very emotional for him and for everybody in the audience that he was having his comeback.”
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