South Asian Women Rock the 2018 Met Gala

The Met Gala aka the annual biggest night for extravagant fashion took place last night at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The event is always star-studded with the guests donning their fanciest, costliest, sometimes even outrageous outfits depending on the theme. Usually, these outfits are also the source of several memes. Remember Priyanka Chopra’s trench coat with a train from last year?

2018’s big theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. It brought out the best in fashion designers and their muses who walked the red carpet. Rihanna straight up showed us what a female pope would look like, Lena Waithe repped the LGBT community with her cape, Blake Lively was a vision in red.

The South Asian community was represented, too, thanks to these five women who stunned in their attires.

Mindy Kaling

The actress was the epitome of elegance in a princess-like gown designed by Vassilis Zoulias. Her bejeweled crown looked spectacular. Some might say, she even looked ‘heavenly.’

“You can be the king but watch the queen conquer.” 👑👑👑 #MetGala2018 Styled by: @cristinaehrlich Makeup: @janicekinjo Hair: @marcmena Dress: @vzoulias Crown: @pkondylatos Shoes: @giuseppezanotti Jewelry: @leightonjewels #MetGala #HeavenlyBodies

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Priyanka Chopra

Our favorite desi girl channeled her best old school glamor in this immaculate Ralph Lauren dress. The deep maroon and gold headpiece was equally powerful. Chopra always knows how to make a statement.

Photo Credit: Vogue
Photo Credit: Vogue

She hung out with some other A-listers at the Met Gala, too, including actress Tiffany Haddish and model Karlie Kloss. The new Charlie’s Angels, perhaps?

Deepika Padukone

Like her Bollywood counterpart Chopra, this was Padukone’s second time at the Met Gala. This time, she wore a bright red Prabal Gurang gown, posing not only with the designer but his entire posse of muses, including Gabrielle Union, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Troye Sivan.

Photo Credit: Vogue
Photo Credit: Met Ball
Photo Credit: Vogue

Huma Abedin

The vice chair of Hilary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, Abedin, who is of Indian descent, looked radiant in her floral printed gown, designed by Giambattista Valli. She paired her dress with matching earrings and that popping red lipstick.

Photo Credit: Vogue
Photo Credit: Vogue

Liza Koshy

The popular Indian-American YouTuber made her debut on the Met Gala red carpet this year. She wore a black mesh Alessandra Rich dress adorned with rhinestones. Koshy was officially present to interview celebrities on the red carpet for Vogue, whose editor Anna Wintour is the primary host of the Met Gala every year.

Photo Credit: Vogue


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