Can you feel it?  Spring is in the air.  Park Avenue is lit up with tulips, and Central Park has returned to its verdant green.  New York has a fresh new energy, ready to embrace longer, warmer days.  And with this subtle shift of the winds, comes one of the most anticipated fashion events of the year: the 2018 MET Gala.


Also called the First Monday in May, the MET Gala has become known as the Oscars of Fashion because of its hotly-anticipated red carpet.  In preparation for this year’s MET Gala, the House of Herrera created two standout looks celebrating House traditions, while injecting a bit of drama.  Working closely with Amber Heard and Lena Waithe, the House designed two looks: a regal red gown of silk georgette and a wool suit with silk faille cape.  Dotted with hundreds of covered buttons, Amber’s silk georgette gown is a practice of dual personalities.  Demure in the front, the gown appears to be covered from neck to wrist to toe, until its exposed back reveals a dramatic bustle and train.


Celebrating the House’s tradition of colored stripes, the suit is a joyful play of saturated hues.  Creative director Wes Gordon worked closely with Lena to create a look that reflected her personality.  It always was going to be a suit, but what would complement it?  Would there be a cloak, a long coat, a cape?  Through an exchange of sketches and ideas, the House settled upon bold stripes in silk faille, a nod to the Fall 2018 Finale ball skirts.  Colorful striping has long been a code of the House, and so it is a delight to extend this happy pairing of colors to the MET Gala red carpet.