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REGINA KING 2019 MET GALA


REGINA KING WORE A CUSTOM OSCAR DE LA RENTA GOWN TO THE 2019 MET GALA.




HER GOWN WAS INSPIRED BY NINA MAE MCKINNEY, AN AMERICAN ACTRESS FROM THE 1930S 

WHO GOT HER START ON BROADWAY AND WAS KNOWN FOR  STARRING IN THE FILM HALLELUJAH.




43 ARTISANS SPENT A TOTAL OF 1,246 HOURS CRAFTING THE GOWN - AS INTRICATE 

AND SCULPTURAL ON THE INSIDE AS IT IS ON THE OUTSIDE.



THE GOWN IS BUILT WITH DOUBLE CORSETRY UNDER LAMÉ WITH VERMICELLI SEQUINNING, 

CRYSTALS AND GLASS SILVER-LINED CAVIAR BEADS INSIDE METALLIC CUP SEQUINS. 

EMBROIDERY IS DÉGRADÉ FROM TOP TO BOTTOM AND OMBRÉ FROM WARM GOLD 

TO ROSE GOLD – ALMOST UNDETECTABLY, IT ADDS TO THE DIMENSION AND 

LUSTER OF THE PIECE.






GOLD CRINOLINE NETTING IS FRAMED, ACCORDION-PLEATED, STRIP-SEWN 

TOGETHER AND DRAPED OVER ONE SHOULDER.




PHOTOGRAPHY

 BRETT WARREN

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