Tory Burch was represented at the Costume Institute Gala that celebrated the opening of the exhibition ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (September 13) in New York with five attendees, including the designer herself.
My love for Mindy Kaling in bold bright colours has been well documented on this site.
So to see the actress on the biggest night of fashion in this custom dark purple Tory Burch gown with a black corset hook-and-eye belt, I want to confirm that several tears were shed.
Black Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ pumps completed her look.
With the halter neckline and oversized pocket creating a strong barrel-shaped silhouette – and a completely striking look – Kristine Froseth’s custom Tory Burch dress was my favourite of the group.
According to Art of a Dress Tory took inspiration from America designer Claire McCardell whose effortless chic sportswear became a staple of “the American Look” of the 1940s and 50s.
Sofia Sanchez de Betak wore a black and white look from the Tory Burch Spring 2021 collection which didn’t scream Met Gala, but at least it followed the theme in terms of the silhouette.
Chloe Fineman’s custom ivory silk chiffon and organza Tory Burch dress had a similar silhouette, which had me wondering why all four ladies weren’t in unison when it came to the design?
The graphic topstitch embroidery kinda reminded me of Iris van Herpen.
Mindy got the short straw here.
Tory Burch wore a custom cream and black crepe v-neck pleated gown with dolman sleeves and black piping which was just as striking as Chloe’s dress.