Cat at the Met is the description that came to mind when I saw these images
on the instant I smiled but then I wondered what prompted Jared Leto to dress up as a cat.
This is the Met Gala: an event created to raise funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute that over the years has become such a prestigious and coveted event not only in the fashion world that tickets, for those not included on the invitation list, are astronomically priced.
Nevertheless, the Met Gala has a strict rule: no cell phones and consequently no sharing on social media.
This perhaps contributes to the idea of exclusivity that Anna Wintour has built over the years making it an event that some refer to as “the Oscars of fashion.”
As a Meryl fan I inevitably associate Miranda Priestly, by the way did you see that Andy was actually appearing in the video? 🙂
So back to the cat: Jared Leto was not the only one who wanted to follow the dress code of this edition by paying homage to Choupette, aka Karl Lagerfeld’s cat.
In fact, the Met Gala 2023 was also dedicated to Karl Lagerfeld as a preview of the Costume Institute’s exhibition A line of beauty: at the Metropolitan Museum from May 5 to July 16.
Undoubtedly dressing up as a cat has made even we in our own small way are talking about it, but beyond that, do you find it a brilliant or irreverent idea?
Do you think this participation added a valuable contribution, or the risk of slipping into style fall?
Can we see it as a touch of irony or can it be a missed opportunity to give a message?
In general I think we all have a great need for levity, certainly we also have to learn from cats.
In the meantime we should maybe convince Jared Leto to be less tea guy 🙂 what do you think?
And maybe even less Cat at the Met.
Joking aside, now that he has felinely got our attention, we expect great things from the new Thirty seconds to Mars album due out on May 8, especially after the statements he made in an interview: listening to Italian 80s music during the filming of the movie House of Gucci in which Jared played Paolo Gucci, left an important imprint of inspiration because it was able to reach the heart.
The official page opens with a quote from Edgar Allan Poe and therefore I would say that there is only the classic “nothing to tell about,” but it closes with something less universally known: Donald Barthelme “The aim of literature … is the creation of a strange object covered with fur which breaks your heart.”
Donald Barthelme was also called “modern Dadaist” and in fact, here I am trying to focus on that strange hairy object of which he speaks, but hoping to have saved the heart.
But let’s go back to TOHorror, I don’t know if you follow this event but I would say that the occasion is tempting also in view of the period: All Saints or Halloween or Samhain or Nos Galan Gaeafwhatever you want, and I would say that the ideas are certainly interesting.
The TOHorror website tells us that the first edition of the film festival, dated 1999, had none other than Dario Argento as godfather, but does not mention an event in my opinion epochal that instead I recommend you to see absolutely:
the director Tiziano Sossi explains that the original version is 76 minutes long, and therefore, researching I found this very precious translation of Fucinemute which represents an unmissable document!
Especially after the part of the interview we listened to, I would quote this passage from the interview, which particularly struck me:
“I moved when I was 5 years old to Kentucky, in a boring and very small town in south of United Stated and everything that I learned about evil, everything that I know about I have learned in that little town, from people there“.
This in my opinion is true horror! Am I wrong?
Ok, let’s change range:
“My parents gave me enormous gifts, my fahter gave me a movie camera but he gave me music, he was a music professor and he gave me the joy of music, I growth around it, listen to it was the soundtrack of my life.”
Wow. What to say? Don’t you get at least two / three thousand questions?
And you? Would you like to tell what the soundtrack of your life is like?