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.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Cardi B attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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.

shop the look

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

thoughts?