The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the MetBall, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. This year, the event was held on May 2nd and was cleverly themed “Manus X Machina”, a name referencing fashion in the age of technology and innovation. Beyonce, Zendaya, GuGu Mbatha Raw and many more showed up to the event in stunning fashions that made their melanin the envy of the evening. The event was hosted by co-chairs Idris Elba, Jonathan Ive, Taylor Swift, and Anna Wintour. Nicolas Ghesquière, Karl Lagerfeld, and Miuccia Prada served as honorary chairs, and the gala and accompanying exhibition was sponsored by Apple.
What is Black Girl Solidarity and is a universal sense of Black Girl Solidarity achievable?
We often talk about “the look” or “the stare that black people give each other in spaces where they are the extreme, undeniable minority. It’s a look of comfort and acceptance that says (without saying), “I got you, ‘fam’.” This look transcends demographics and “ethnicity”. It’s a cultural phenomenon that bonds blacks when they feel the most uncomfortable and unrepresented. Continue reading “Black Girl Solidarity: Can Black Women Come Together In Solidarity ? (An Introduction)”