When it was time for Lorde to head out post-Met, she did so in Collina Strada. The first to take Hillary Taymour’s spring/summer 2022 collection onto the streets, she opted for a corseted bodysuit and bustle skirt worn with neon sneakers and plenty of attitude. By contrast, Kendall Jenner’s post-gala outfit skewed classic. Still, the models’ reflective red Givenchy mini dress with square laser-cut sequins and billowing Duchesse satin pouf was arresting all the same. Crimson is Jenner’s color, and her sustainable diamond jewelry by Vrai only added to her look’s appeal.
Of course, the Met gala wasn’t the only excuse to dress up. At the Sebastian Film Festival, Titane star Agathe Rousselle arrived in a glossy Nicolas Ghesquière-designed Louis Vuitton dress whose racing stripes and glossy black accents called to mind the audacious automotive themes of her Palme d’Or winning film. Toronto’s International Film Festival saw Lily-Rose Depp bringing Chanel’s pastels to the forefront in an optical illusion cocktail look that highlighted her waist. Still, the week’s biggest surprise may have been at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Kacey Musgraves brought haute couture to the red carpet in Valentino’s fall/winter 2021 feathered headdress and satin mini dress.