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If there are larger-than-lifeGamecocks Vs Everybody shirt . chandeliers and shapeshifting. four-in-one dresses slowly making their way up the Met stairs, what’s one to wear to all of the afterparties? Some doubled down on the theme last night at the gala, like Katy Perry who transformed into a hamburger (what else!). Solange and New York singer Princess Nokia set a more subtle standard for others to follow with their post-gala party looks from a few days earlier.Following Performance Space’s Spring 2019 Gala, which Solange hosted, the two posed sweetly side-by-side in similarly skin-baring looks that conveyed a joyful, campy spirit.
Solange attended the Met in a thigh-grazing custom snakeskin Ferragamo romper—she even handled a little python for a brief moment on the red carpet—and her party look was just as playful, with a strappy fishnet skirt that revealed her black underpinningsGamecocks Vs Everybody shirt .Nokia on the other hand, went full mermaid in a semi-sheer, sequin Discount Universe gown that had “Not For Sale” in big red lettering spelled out across the midriff. The cowrie shells braided into her hair were a nice touch, too. In a sea of meme-worthy ensembles, Solange and Nokia were unsuspecting fashion sirens in their own right.When it came to dreaming up a look for this year’s Camp-themed Met Gala, style innovator Sofia Sanchez de Betak didn’t have to look far for inspiration while asking Spanish High-Street brand, Mango, to design her a showstopping dress. “Stylist Mimi Cuttrell who helped us develop the dress and concept proposed that we do the joke of dressing as a mango,” recalls de Betak, the acclaimed fashion consultant, art director and, notably, Mango ambassador. “Obviously, I was a bit skeptical at first, but the challenge sounded fun, and we went for it.”The result? An extravagant, multi-layered confection, which relies on a medley of orange hues, and takes the brand’s tradition of Mediterranean style to an exaggerated, almost theatrical level. “I wanted to create a mango-inspired dress because I think it plays up the cheekiness and irony of camp,” explains Cuttrell, who went so far as to have the frock’s silk fabric hand-dyed to resemble the skin of the fruit.