After many pieces regarding her Burberry ensemble surfaced online a week and a half after the annual benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, the supermodel turned to Instagram to clarify some points. She addressed the misunderstanding next to a screenshot of a headline claiming Hadid couldn’t breathe because her outfit was too tight.
Hadid wrote, “This is not at all what I (meant to) express.” “I didn’t claim it was because of my corset that I blacked out.” “I blacked out, not because of my corset, but because of the normal concerns and thrill of the carpet,” I laughed.
The mix-up occurred when she spoke with Mel Ottenberg, editor-in-chief of Interview magazine, about her Met Gala experience. During their discussion, the supermodel revealed that her anxiousness was at an all-time high while on the red carpet.
Hadid stated, “I don’t think I was out there for more than three minutes.” “I’m not sure if it was my nervousness or if my waist was tightening and I couldn’t breathe.” I mean, I’m sure there were a lot of things going on.”
The 25-year-previous old’s extreme Met Gala appearance—a cinched look courtesy of Chrome Hearts and Gareth Pugh for the Catholic-themed 2018 event—infamously left the diva unable to walk. “If anyone was asking why I couldn’t move, it’s because a Chrome Hearts Hoodie legend by the name of a legend by the name of a legend by the name of a legend by the name of “A complete entire 10 pound veil was stitched to my head by the name of @jenatkinhair,” she posted on Instagram.
Wilson, who moved to New York to work as a producer after graduating from the Savannah College of Art &
- Design and before falling in love with hair, was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, and is as much a part of the ever-changing American fashion narrative as the Charles James gowns that Martin Scorsese styled in the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright room. Wilson’s work has consistently adorned the cover of Vogue, as well as other magazines, after moving to beauty school and working his way through Bumble & Bumble’s teaching ranks. “People come here from all over the world,” he said, explaining why America is such a rich place for artists. “And everyone of them has a unique experience that lends itself to a plethora of sources.”
Raisa Flowers, a make-up artist, is one of them.
“I was born in the United States and am a first-generation American.” Flowers, who grew up in Mount Vernon, New York, stated, “My mother is from Barbados, and my father is from Guyana, but they came to America to figure out their ambitions and stuff like that.” Flowers fell in love with makeup as a youngster and obtained her informal beauty education in Manhattan’s club scene. “I’ve been toying with makeup since I was 13,” she said as she worked with MAC Cosmetics Art Library: Silver, Pink, and Purple pigments. It’s Designer Eye Palette into a theatrical look with two rows of lashes and tiny Clara Bow brows; her own Vaudeville tribute comprised hombre colors of red eye makeup and a centralized stamp a smear of oxblood lipstick.
Flowers’ artistry, which went viral on Instagram when she applied MAC’s
Mastic Mascara to the dancers’ lash lines—”I like to blend the fake lashes with mascara to make them extra-long,” she explained—was as much a demonstration of her skills as a return to her roots. “I used to go with my mom to the Cross-country Mall Macy’s and go right to the MAC counter,” she recounted, relating a similar origin story. Drew Elliot, MAC’s global creative director, confirms, “So many of the world’s greatest makeup artists got their start at a MAC station.” “Their ingenuity and imagination know no bounds,” he continues, a fitting descriptor of the museum’s visual, cross-medium brilliance on show yesterday night.