Debbie Harry Goes Patriot On Met Gala Red Carpet In Custom Red, White & Blue Set
It is arguably the jewel in the crown of social events around the world.
And she is considered rock royalty as the legendary lead singer and the face of Blondie.
It’s no surprise, then, that Debbie Harry caused a stir when she walked the red carpet at the 2021 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday – especially for those who ran the underground music scene as far as in the middle -1970 and beyond.
Patriotic: Debbie Harry, 76, nailed the theme of this year’s Met Gala – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – adorned with a personalized and unique Zac Posen number
Harry, 76, pulled off this year’s Met Gala theme – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – adorned with a personalized and unique Zac Posen number.
The red and white striped bell-shaped skirt looked like a tattered American flag with its colors attached to a wire frame.
And in a clever design choice, she donned a dark blue denim jacket, to represent the blue section of the American flag, albeit without the white stars.
True to his band’s iconic name, Harry rocked his signature platinum blonde tresses, which were styled up to the shoulders, with additional waves that would be the envy of screen legends of yesteryear, and part on the back. left.
One of a Kind: The red and white striped bell-shaped skirt looked like a tattered American flag with its colors attached to a wire frame; the blue denim jacket represented the blue section of the American flag, but without the white stars
Working the cameras: The Blondie singer also shared the red carpet spotlight with her number creator Zac Posen, who opted for a more formal black tuxedo
At one point, she co-starred on the red carpet with Posen. Over the years, the 40-year-old New York native has designed dresses and gowns to suit the likes of Glenn Close, Reese Witherspoon, Naomi Watts, Uma Thurman, Sofia Vergara, Anna Chlumsky and Rita Ora, among others.
The Met Gala, which is officially called the Costume Institute Gala or Costume Institute Benefit, is an annual fundraising gala to benefit the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Considered the equivalent of the Oscars in the fashion world, the event marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion show.
Each year, the event celebrates the theme of this year’s Costume Institute exhibit, and the exhibit sets the tone for evening wear, as guests have to choose their fashion according to the theme of the exhibit.
Blondie: Harry lived up to his band’s iconic name by rocking his platinum blonde tresses, styled in a retro look that would be the envy of old movie legends
Legendary: Considered the equivalent of the Oscars in the fashion world, the Met Gala marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion show
It makes perfect sense that Harry would choose a slightly worn and tattered touch for his ensemble, as she and her band Blondie stepped out of the rugged streets of downtown Manhattan and rolled among the art and fashion scenes. of the time.
She co-founded the group in 1974 with guitarist Chris Stein, who eventually became her longtime romantic partner.
Despite their underground status alongside bands and artists like The Ramones, Talking Heads and Richard Hell, Blondie would hit hard with her flagship album Parrallel Lines (1978).
Parallel Lines contains hits Heart Of Glass, Picture This, and Hanging on the Telephone, among others, and launched a series of other hits from the band in the 1980s.
Iconic: Harry and his legendary band Blondie helped bridge the gap between punk and the new wave in the 1970s and 80s, while diving into New York’s art and fashion scenes
Punk roots: Harry and Blondie initially went around in circles with underground and punk bands, but the band hit hard with their album Parallel Lines (1078); she is pictured with Billy Idol