If there was one standout trend from yesterday’s Met Gala, it was the feather. Not just one, two, or three, but tumbles of them. Entire trains trimmed in them (thank you, Cardi B). A crazy, “camp” wonderland of textual fancy, it was not just a feather in one’s cap type scenario, but a feather in one’s everything. From fluffy plumes in peacock hues to gentle tuffs in soft pastels; the bird was most certainly the word on the Met Gala pink carpet.
It seemed everyone had come down with a case of Bird Flu. The Jenner’s had a serious case, twinning in feathered tangerine and lilac Versace numbers. BFF Gigi Hadid also came down with the fever, albeit to a lesser degree, her Michael Kors catsuit dotted with dove-grey plumes. While Lucy Boynton’s was a little more whimsical, with soft pastel fluff dotting her hemline.
And then age-defying former-Super, Amber Valetta, was all kinds of ridiculous (in a good way) in a neon green cape by master of excess, Anthony Vaccarello.
But no camp-y Met Gala is complete without Naomi Campbell, who swanned in – quite literally – in a sea of plucked pink feathers by master, Pierpaolo Piccioli. Camp magic.
And while the Met Gala’s fascination with the feather was extreme, the trend can be distilled down for belles not on their way to a ball.
Be it in bag variety, like Staud’s Clueless-like lavender tote, Loeffler Randall’s chic ball of fluff or Marques’ Almeida’s feather pouchette, and fancy footwear including Simone Rocha’s fluffed-up flatforms. Or, for a gentle fuzz, try feather-trimmed pieces from Prada, Miu Miu and 16Arlington. And should you wish to attend a ball of some kind, try Attico’s pearl and plume bodice in aqua (or pink); a foolproof way to make a Naomi-worthy entrance.
For those who wish to ruffle some feathers, consider the following.
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MARQUES’ ALMEIDA Feather-trimmed leather cross-body bag, $785. shop now
SIMONE ROCHA Floral-jacquard feather-trimmed cotton-blend top $1,250. shop now
LOEWE Feather-trimmed leather bag charm, $340. shop now
THE ATTICO Faux pearl-trimmed ostrich feather top, $2,366. shop now
PRADA Feather-trimmed off-the-shoulder cotton shirtdress, $2,460. shop now
STINE GOYA Candice feather-embellished knitted sweater, $366.39. shop now
STAUD Nic feather-trimmed patent-leather tote, $471.13. shop now
16ARLINGTON Feather-trimmed sequinned tulle top $755.92. shop now
MIU MIU feather trim top $960. shop now
LOEFFLER RANDALL Zadie feather and leather tote, $500.30. shop now
SIMONE ROCHA Faux pearl and feather satin flatform slides, $1,070. shop now