A Hyderabadi touch to the Met Gala

It’s a red carpet many Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities dream of walking on some day. From Princess Diana to the Trumps, from Madonna to Lady Gaga, from Jennifer Lopez to Kim Kardashian, many A-listers have graced the event. It’s the Met Gala, often dubbed as the ‘Oscars of Fashion’. And the 2021 edition will have a Hyderabadi touch — billionaire and fashionista Sudha Megha Krishna Reddy will walk the red carpet at the star-studded event.

Sudha, a fashion icon herself,  is the first South Indian to put her mark on the event which is considered the “jewel in New York’s social crown.”
Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Isha Ambani and Natasha Poonawala are also likely to attend the luxury show. Among other invitees could be Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian. The exclusive guest list will comprise about 650 people.

Usually held on the first Monday in May, the Met Gala is a fundraiser for the Museum of Metropolitan Art in New York City. Formally known as the Costume Institute Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit, and also as the Met Ball, it marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibition. Each edition of the Gala celebrates the theme of that year’s exhibition, and has a specific dress code that ties into the exhibition theme.

Drawing inspiration from the stars in the American flags that symbolise the 50 glorious independent states of America, I designed a sensual ear cuff with diamond encrusted stars. I wanted to highlight Sudha’s expressive eyes and the contours of her face so I created this bejewelled piece that starts from her cheek and extends to her hair culminating as a string of scintillating bezel set diamonds. It is crafted in 18kt gold with 35 cts of VVS diamonds
— Farah Ali Khan,

Year on year, the event raises eight-figure sums.

What Sudha Reddy will be wearing at the mega event is something fashion circles and celebrities are waiting to see. What we can confirm now however, is that her outfit is being designed by Falguni and Shane Peacock. “They are putting together the finishing touches on the ensemble – a golden dress paired with high boots of the same colour to match the theme. Designer Farah Khan has been tasked with ensuring that her jewellery is as spectacular as her outfit,” says source.

A plethora of stars and influencers from the digital world are expected to attended the 2021 show. While the exclusive guest list is always kept closely guarded until right before the event, it is learnt that Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka will co-chair the show and invitees include TikTok dancer Addison Rae and YouTube vlogger Emma Chamberlain, besides a few Hollywood A-listers.


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