The 2019 Met Gala’s “Camp” theme nonetheless had a distinguished affect on a lot of this yr’s attendees, however a lot of those that understood the 2021 Met Gala’s “In America” project took inspiration from a few of historical past’s most influential stars. Very similar to Yara Shahidi displaying up in a head-to-toe Dior outfit impressed by Josephine Baker, mannequin Anok Yai additionally gave a nod to the Twenties entertainer and civil rights activist. Channeling peak “Previous Hollywood” glam, Anok posed on the Costume Institute steps in a figure-hugging Oscar de La Renta costume from the Spring 2022 assortment. Whereas Anok and Yara’s outfits could not have been extra totally different, each paid an honorable tribute to the Jazz Age star.
Described as a “skimming celestial crystal robe” by the Oscar de La Renta Instagram web page, the costume incorporates a plunging neckline and crystal designs within the form of flowers and stars. Stylist Carlos Nazario paired the look with Giuseppe Zanotti heels, matching sheer black opera gloves, and an outsized scarf bursting with black feathers, which Anok pulled off effortlessly. Trying left or wanting proper, the mannequin nailed each single pose and got here out wanting like a star in her personal proper from each angle. Put together to be dazzled by Anok’s crystal-covered costume and impeccable poses forward.