Met Gala inspo, via Pakistani fashion!

By Maliha Rehman

Every year, the Met Gala takes over social media – and how can it not? The annual event organized by Vogue for raising funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City packs in the punches not just with an ‘it’ celebrity list but also by encouraging the most eccentric sartorial statements. A ‘theme’ is declared and the handpicked guest list is given carte blanche to twist it however they like.

It usually boils down to a whole lot of craziness – as was evident in the images that filtered out from this year’s gala. The event had skipped out last year because of the coronavirus which is probably why the images were dissected even more so than usual. The red carpet – once such a regular sight in the social pages – has become rather precious after a long Covid-induced sabbatical.

Of course, in Pakistan we may not have a gala dedicated to costumery but we do have our spurts of craziness on the red carpet, the catwalk and here and there. Rifling through the annals of Pakistan’s social pages, here’s some Pakistani inspo, Met gala style!

For one – this is a no-brainer – there’s Ali Xeeshan …

There’s more ….

… and more!

You could go for a scuba-diving look a la Fahad Hussayn at the recent Hum Style Awards ….

While we’re talking about aquatics, how ’bout being a jellyfish?

Of course, if you’re feelin’ horsy there’s this catwalk look …

‘Tis beginning to feel a lot like Christmas ….

You could roarrrr like a lion …

Say it with flowers…

… or bring on some scary axe murderer Halloween vibes … do note the skull details …

Why not be a goat? In a kurta?

… or just wear your kurta upside down!

You could always wear some garbage …

Be a queen, right off the Renaissance!

Here’s more regal inspo!

Be chocolate ice-cream!

More ways to look like chocolate ice-cream …

Or … just wear really, really bad clothes! Easy peasy. Plenty of inspo all over the desi catwalk!

‘Inspired’, yet? 😉



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