Stylist: Danielle Emerson assisted by Mia Navarro and Taylor
Outfit: custom Moschino by Jeremy Scott
Tailor: Laura Basci
Makeup Artist: Sam Visser using Dior Beauty assisted by Bridget O’Donnell
Hairstylist: Dylan Chavles
Manicurist: Mei Kawajiri
Shoes: Versace
Bag: Okhtein
Jewelry: custom Joanne Burke

Would you believe me if I told you that I gasped when I saw Iris Law‘s dress for this year’s MET Gala? Because it is absolutely true and dare I say, understandable.

Iris looked like a modern Venus in a custom Moschino feathered gradient halter dress, with cutout bodice and lace-encased plumes, falling into a diaphanous skirt of hand-dyed chiffon. The ensemble was decorated in colors ranging from icy blue, passing through yellow, ending up with light pink.

Laura Basci–who was the tailor extraordinaire of this incredible dress–said that it was a reinterpretation of an archive original by Jeremy Scott. Upon further research, we found out that the original came from the Spring 2003 Ready-to-Wear collection and was in a different color.

1st picture, courtesy of Shoot Digital for
2nd picture, courtesy of Shaun Samson
3rd picture, courtesy of Joanne Burke

Undoubtedly, Moschino‘s creative director Jeremy Scott felt emotional when he saw its new version firsthand. Vogue revealed that “he burst into tears when [he] saw [Iris] in the dress, because she looked so beautiful and it came alive.” Adding: “It’s a special dress for me because it comes from my own archive.”

Courtesy of Laura Basci

Scott explained further: “When I was thinking about the dress for Iris, I actually went back through my own archives. There was a dress that I had created using feathers, that I had appliquéd lace on top of, back in 2002—that was my starting point. I had a couple of examples of the feathers and I wanted to explore this technique that I thought was very couture. I wanted to expand upon it, and I just started to create this idea of these feathers molding her body, cutting out her midsection and then wrapping around her neck, and ending in a beautiful chiffon ombré of all the feathers and mixed lace.”

Can we also take a moment to appreciate the dedication that this woman had for her craft? Here is what she shared with her followers: “Hundreds of hours spent hand dyeing feathers as well as each individual feather hand covered with gold lace & trim.”

Courtesy of Laura Basci

In an interview for The Face, whose Fashion Editor is also Law‘s stylist Danielle Emerson, the creative director explained how he interprets and approaches the theme of the ball, year after year: “I always think it’s best to find a way that you can interpret the theme yourself. That’s how I approach it, thinking about what those terms mean to me, how I can bring it for each guest and how I can interpret it in an individual way to make it contemporary and fitting for this regal Gala.”

There weren’t many accessories paired with the look, apart from custom jewelry by Joanne Burke, a gold Okhtein bag and a pair of black Versace Aevitas Platform pumps.

And what about the makeup? Anything reminiscent of the 90’s can’t be anything other than a Sam Visser‘s creation whose inspiration drew upon “the colors that flowed through the dress” as he revealed to Vogue in the same interview.

“The makeup is inspired by the colors of the dress. It’s like ice: blue and lilac tones, and a very fluffy, elongated eyelash paired with gorgeous, glowing skin. We really wanted to emulate the gilded theme throughout the dress and into the face.”

Iris, an eclectic art lover herself, was of course appreciative of the look: “What made me like this eye makeup so much are the other tones, which you might not initially notice. There are blues, taupes and lilac—that’s what made it so interesting to me.”

PRODUCTS USED (edited for clarity):
DiorBackstage Universal Primer;
DiorBackstage Universal Glow (on face and body);
DiorForever Skin Glow Foundation in 2W;
DiorBackstage Flash Perfector Concealer in 1W & 2W;

DiorRouge Dior Lipstick in 434Promenade‘ satin;
DiorContour Lip Pencil in 060 Premiere‘ used on the lips to line and fill them in;
– Dior – Lip Maximizer Lipgloss in 020 applied on top to go with the highlighter on the rest of the body;
DiorDiorshow Brow Styler in ‘Brown‘;
DiorDiorshow Mono Colour Couture in 240 Denim‘;

DiorDiorshow 24HR Stylo Eyeliner in 836Pearly Platine‘;
DiorDiorshow Mascara 090Black‘.

Nail artist Mei Kawajiri created glossy nails with a bubble outline for the blonde stunner. They were 3D, in the same color as the eyeshadow, emulating the shape of the feathers of her dress.

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