We love Zendaya!

When the May 2024 issue of Vogue Mag­a­zine arrived in the mail, I loved the cov­er of super­star Zen­daya in a big red rose dress. She looked the epit­o­me of flo­ral fashion!

This Zen­daya is a far cry from her KC Under­cov­er days (one of Casey’s favorite TV shows when it was on). While Zen­daya was on the cov­er to pro­mote her new ten­nis-themed movie Chal­lengers, I was intrigued when I opened to page 144 to read about the cur­rent exhi­bi­tion at The Met­ro­pol­i­tan Muse­um of Art titled “Sleep­ing Beau­ties Awak­en­ing Fash­ion.” If you fol­low fash­ion or even if you don’t, you’ve prob­a­bly heard about the annu­al Met Gala — which is the fundrais­er for The Met’s Cos­tume Insti­tute. This exhi­bi­tion ties into this year’s Met Gala theme “The Gar­den of Time” and fea­tures cou­ture dress­es inspired by the gar­den and fresh flowers.

Floral Fashion at its Finest

What’s a florist not to love about flo­ral fash­ion? In the Vogue fea­ture, actress Eliz­a­beth Debic­ki, who played Princess Di in The Crown, mod­els a vast array of dress­es from the exhi­bi­tion and col­lec­tion. One of the most intrigu­ing to me was one from the design house, Marni, where the 2024 Spring Col­lec­tion dress­es were “past­ed” with what looks like cutout flo­ral prints from vin­tage posters and cards.

Met Gala Fashion Not to be Missed

Did you hap­pen to see the cov­er­age of The Met Gala on May 6, 2024? If not, you can rewatch the entrance of each guest and the mag­nif­i­cent dress­es that all encom­pass some inter­pre­ta­tion of the theme — Gar­den of Time.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC

The Met­ro­pol­i­tan Muse­um of Art in NYC

Visiting The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

When I was in col­lege, I went to NYC with my pho­tog­ra­phy class. We spent a lot of time in gal­leries but also made it to the world-famous Met. I loved walk­ing around and look­ing at all the Euro­pean paint­ings. It was all the time we had to see some Degas and Mon­et and still have time for the gift shop!

If you do try to go you’ll need to get in a vir­tu­al queue to see the dress exhib­it. The exhib­it runs from May 10 to Sep­tem­ber 2, 2024 at The Met in New York City. More infor­ma­tion is here at The Met’s Web­site: Sleep­ing Beauties