As all good red-blooded Americans know, fashion was invented in the United States. Suits? American. Period dresses? Thank you, United States. Togas? Presumably from Rome, Georgia.
That is, of course, poppycock. But the good people who decide the theme of the Met Ball have declared that, once again, we should keep our eyes stateside when it comes to the first Monday in May. This year’s theme, announced on the third Monday in April, is “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” which is being simplified as gilded glamour, white-tie. Maybe we wouldn’t be scratching our heads if last year’s theme wasn’t, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” Read more at Esquire.