Every year there is that one look at the Met Gala, which signals that everyone else should go home, because nothing is topping it.
This year, that honour went to Iman, who was serving up ‘Coming To America’ realness wearing a look from Harris Reed.
The model understood the assignment as she gave us drama from head-to-toe wearing a chandelier dress with a statement headpiece.
Not only that, but she also introduced the world to a young American designer.
When asked about her red carpet look she said that it “felt hopeful” and signifies a “ray of light after all the darkness we felt.”
This is the Billy Porter moment of 2019.
Dolce & Gabbana lent their support to Harris Reed on the creation of a custom-made gown, as it was designed and created in London by Harris Reed and his in house studio team thanks to the support of Dolce & Gabbana.
“It is an honor for me to take part in the Met Gala and I will always be grateful to Domenico and Stefano to make this dream a reality! Iman’s look focuses on the idea of the ballroom scene, and on the idea of her being a Queen, an icon, someone who is in a space of utter acceptance and really pushing these limits. America is a country where anything is possible, so to be yourself, the most heightened, most radiant, most over-the-top version of that is truly what I aim for within my design work. That essence informed this design, coupled with the legendary Iman, who has been a constant inspiration for me” – Harris Reed
“We are happy to support the Costume Institute and Harris. Collaborating with him has been a wonderful experience and we are proud to nurture such a talented young designer and help to bring his vision to life for such a special and momentous occasion” – Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana
Iman styled her look with Fred Leighton and KWIAT Jewels.