They say that making an entrance is key, and where is that more true than at the Met Gala? But, on the first Monday in May, grand entrances aren’t just for the guests. Thanks to Raul àvila, the event’s designer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Great Hall and its stairs transform annually into a floral-filled wonderworld. Last year, for Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination a grand papal crown made of 80,000 roses awaited partygoers. The year before that, there was a grand flower sculpture, a playful ode to the floral motifs used in Rei Kawakubo’s designs. To take a slightly longer view, here are some of the most gorgeous and jaw-dropping Met Gala entrances of all time.
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