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Behind the look: How Prabal Gurung brought Anok Yai's mermaid-core Met Gala moment to life

On the first Monday in May, the biggest stars in the world ascend the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the 2023 Met Gala, celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld : A Line of Beauty.” Fittingly, the dress code simply read “In Honor of Karl,” implying that the designers and stars pulled out all the stops for the occasion. Among the best-dressed attendees was model Anok Yai, designed by Prabal Gurung, in a gold dress with a hemline that seemed to evaporate into thin air.

“Based on his [Lagerfeld’s] Chanel couture show, this particular dress has been on my mind for a long time,” shared Gurung. What most people don’t realize is that Yai’s look was two separate pieces: a skirt with oxidized gold and silver hand-embroidered ombré sequin sequins and beaded trumpet tassels, and a hand-embroidered layered oxidized gold and silver sequins. Sheer silk tulle mermaid dress. Sequins below.

In the episode, Gurung goes on to explain that when he received the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award at 2023 it was presented to him by Lagerfeld “I’ll never forget that exchange, it’s with me forever. It made me a better designer,” he recalls.

Watch the latest episode of Behind the Look for an inside look at how Met Gala moments are born.




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