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New York, NY (USA) - Inspired by this year's Met
exhibition theme, "China: Through the Looking Glass", retailer giant
H&M's design team created one-of-a-kind looks in
collaboration with each of its guests, including this year’s Costume
Institute Benefit Committee member Sarah Jessica Parker, R&B
singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe, actress Vanessa Hudgens, and athlete
Odell Beckham Jr.
"Music and fashion go hand in hand. It was such an honor to collaborate
with my friends at H&M to create an original look that perfectly
represents my style," said Janelle Monáe.
The designs honored each individual's unique personal style and featured
intricate detailing such as hand-done beading and embroideries.
Style icon Sarah Jessica Parker wore a one-shouldered black silk dress,
which she designed in collaboration with the Swedish label, with a
draped train embroidered with Scarlet poppies. The dress also included a
patch work panel, made of sustainable fabric and embellishments.
"Being able to see something you envision come to life is a very
rewarding opportunity. I've had so much fun creating a dress that
reflects the character and splendor of this incredible exhibition,"
Vanessa Hudgens looked spectacular in a pleated crimson tea-length dress
embellished with Swarovski crystals; Janelle Monáe donned a mandarin
collared cropped tuxedo jacket caped suit, with contrast detailing; and
Odell Beckham Jr., wore a deep plum two-button velvet blazer with a
slim-fit tuxedo trouser topped off with satin accessories.