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Stylist: Danielle Emerson assisted by Verity Azario
Outfit: vintage Atelier Versace by Donatella Versace
Makeup Artist: Anne Sophie Costa using Clinique
Hairstylist: Rio Sreedharan assisted by María Pélo
Manicurist: Mei Kawajiri
Shoes: Versace
Jewelry: David Yurman

I took my time to write about this specific article today, because the brand involved in it is near and dear to my heart, something I have never hidden from anyone.

There should be reasons for me to analyze a peculiar look and cultural relevance is what’s truly meaningful to me, especially when an Italian heritage brand like this one still looks as glamorous and as modern as it looked in the past.

That’s why I am delighted to talk to you about the ensemble English model Iris Law wore to this year’s MET Gala (the theme has been quite a winner this year, in my humble opinion—countless articles will follow).

Law looked otherworldly in a multicolor vintage Atelier Versace dress with a single sheer sleeve, low back and transparent cut-out detailing from the Fall-Winter 2002 collection, complemented with a pair of black Versace Medusa ’95 round toe stiletto-heeled patent sandals 115mm accented with a crystal-embellished Medusa hardware at the central strap.

Look 31 – All photos are courtesy of Versace

In an interview for Harper’s Bazaar conducted by Amy de Klerk, we could also find out that the dress “took over 700 hours to make, back in 2002”.

Law also told the editor how the gown fit into the theme: “The dress is so fluid like the ocean and feels like a second skin. The colours and shapes of the dress, evoking nature’s most beautiful creatures like butterflies, make it perfect for the theme of this year’s Met.”

Being a David Yurman ambassador, the English stunner donned a pair of David Yurman Floating Diamonds Shrimp earrings in white gold, a Seaweed pavé ring on her right middle finger and an Infinity Band ring in Platinum with Round Diamonds on her right middle finger among others.

When it came to her makeup, the model worked with a trusted collaborator: Anne Sophie Costa. The pro described the look as “fully matte, smudgy and soft dramatic” which I think conveys the idea perfectly.

In the aforementioned interview, Iris gave a little more insight into the process: “Colour was really important in building this look. For balance I wanted to pick out the cool tones from the dress, using the more grey-blue colours as opposed to the pinkier ones. I wanted the make-up to add a more vampy fierce context to the dress as opposed to leaning in girly.”

All products used were courtesy of Clinique; here is the full breakdown, courtesy of the brand:

Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief
Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator
All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage
Moisture Surge Lip Hydro-Plump Treatment
Deep Comfort Body Butter

Even Better Clinical Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25 in ‘Bone
Even Better All-Over Concealer + Eraser in ‘Breeze‘ and ‘Bone
All About Shadow Eyeshadow Quad in ‘Going Steady
All About Shadow Duo Eyeshadow in ‘Strawberry Fudge
High Impact High-Fi Full Volume Mascara in ‘Intense Black
Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm in ‘Roly Poly Posy
Sun-Kissed Face Gelee Complexion Multitasker
Blended Face Powder in ‘Transparency Neutral
Almost Lipstick in ‘Black Honey‘”

The hair was styled in a short dark pixie cut by Rio Sreedharan.

The idea of going brunette had been swirling in the model’s head for quite some time so she thought it might be a good idea to try it out for the night, which made the dress suit her even better.

Photo courtesy of Mei Kawajiri

The manicure Iris showed off was a custom mix of a jelly transparent nail polish with grey glitter by Mei Kawajiri.

The final result almost looked like little paws.

Law was styled by Danielle Emerson, known for her unconventional styling with an edge.

Emerson is not afraid of prints, flashing colors, disheveled garments or to portray a very dark and sultry aesthetic with her work. Her creativity is never in question, she always manages to make her clients look different than the rest with a focus on their individuality.

In the case of the MET Gala, she was able to translate her nature without impacting her taste which makes her ongoing collaboration with Iris Law genuine and not the product of a commercial agreement.

Iris is an IT-girl who’s not afraid to be human and imperfect and collaborating with the Italian fashion house is something that feels right to her and how she carries herself, as she revealed in the same Harper’s Bazaar interview: “Versace for me is a brand that makes you feel empowered as a woman, feeling sexy is a result of that. I’m grateful to have this genuine relationship with a brand that I feel suits me and my personality.”

Video courtesy of Iris Law
Video courtesy of Iris Law
@voguefrance #MetGala : #IrisLaw a opté pour une robe asymétrique #Versace pour le Met Gala 2024, entre jeu de transparence et sequins colorés. #redcarpet #voguefrance ♬ original sound – Vogue France
Video courtesy of Clinique
@iris__law Pre met Nighttime skin routine 🍧🤍🍧🤍 @Clinique #cliniquepartner ♬ original sound – Iris 😇
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