The Met Gala this week returned to the usual first Monday in May, and celebrities honored this year’s theme “gilded glamor” with tight waists, tight cloths and lots of tulle.

However, some List A participants interpreted this topic through the prism of marginalized people whose work made the late 19th century Palachic Age so prosperous for white Americans. Read on what made these images so significant to the celebrities who wore them.

Gabrielle Union is a subtle homage to the Black Age community

Gabrielle Union in a silver Versace dress with a train of feathers and a large red flower at the waist shone at the Met Gala in honor of the unsung black Americans of the gilded age.

“When you think of the gilded age and the black-and-brown people in this country, this country is built of our backs, our blood, sweat and tears,” Union union leader Red Lala Anthony said of Union. “So we added these red crystals to show the blood shed during the accumulation of gross wealth by the few during the Golden Age, from the backs of black and colored people in this country.”

The union said the species also honors the deceased Diahan Carolone of the first black actresses to star in a sitcom in prime time wore a similar dress (complete with red plaque) in 1960.

Reese Ahmed honors 19th century immigrant workers

“That’s what makes the city run,” he said of immigrant communities that have long been an integral part of the success of New York and other metropolitan areas throughout history. “I’m just trying to celebrate and promote this culture of immigrants.”

Millions of immigrants moved to the United States during the Gilded Age, which contributed to an economic boom in which most immigrant workers could not participate. With low wages, unsafe working conditions and a lack of support from their new country, immigrant workers who made the U.S. titanium industry found themselves at a disadvantage.

Angela Urutia, the Salvadoran American designer whose 4S Designs brand created the image of Ahmed, said in Instagram that immigrants “have reached a golden age [sic] and forever. “

Sarah Jessica Parker highlights the 19th century black designer

Wear a colored black and white and gray dress (up with a bright hood like Parker usually wears) kindly Christopher John Rogersstar of “Sex in the Big City” and a frequent visitor to the Met Gala honored by a black designer whose work preceded the era of the Gilded Age.

Elizabeth Hobbes Keckleythe first black woman to design fashion for White House residents, such as First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, designed similar dress – gingham, with voluminous hustle and bustle – for Lincoln in 1862, a few years before the technical beginning of the Gilded Age. He said Rogers ’interpretation was a modern homage to Keckley’s groundbreaking work.

“The idea was to emphasize the dichotomy between the extravagant, excessive proportions of that time period and the imbalance that was going on in America at the time,” Rogers said. Vogue.

The Questlove coat was designed by black quilters from Alabama

Questlove matte black coat is a practical fashion with hundreds of years of history.

A deceptively simple style was created in collaboration with designer Greg Lauren and women from Gee’s Bend, a historically black community in Alabama. Residents of Gee’s Bend have from the 1800s created fancy blankets for practical purposes, although recently they have attracted national attention as examples of textile art.

“I wanted to represent, you know, African Americans in this country,” said the recent Oscar winner. said on the red carpet of the Met Gala. “Gilded periods are a little different for our stories. I wanted to single out black women who donated for the country. “

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