Met Gala 2021: Sudha Reddy, the Indian face to watch at this year’s iconic event
After a hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic, fashion’s best night, the Met Gala is expected to return in September. At this year’s event, also known as the Costume Institute Benefit, there will again be an Indian performance. Philanthropist and business mogul Sudha Reddy will join megawatt celebrities as they climb the steps of the Metropolitan Museum in their finery. Wife of billionaire Megha Krishna Reddy, this will be Sudha’s first outing to the glamorous party. As a supporter of the fine arts and widely known for her charitable character, her presence at the 2021 Met Gala comes as no surprise.
A great connoisseur of art and fashion, Sudha Reddy is considered one of South India’s well-heeled jet-setters and will be the pride of her city as she will be the first Hyderabad-based non-cinematic luminary to attend. the highly anticipated global event. In the past, Indian celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Isha Ambani and Natasha Poonawala have graced the event.
Sudha Reddy has moved from “check philanthropy” to “practical philanthropy” as the Sudha Reddy Foundation has socially and economically empowered lakhs of people in Telangana. When not running Megha Group Of Industries and TruJet Airlines, she works on affordable healthcare and accessible education. Widely celebrated for her charitable provision, she was the only Indian to be invited to the Global Gift Gala and nominated for the Global Gift Empowerment Of Women Award. With a commitment and a vision to continually commit to her personal fortune, she presented grants to two charities viz. ‘Action Against Hunger and Fight Hunger Foundation’ and ‘Breast Cancer Research Foundation’ in Paris in the presence of Elizabeth Hurley.
The exclusive invite-only guest list is rumored to include names like Camila Cabello, Lewis Hamilton, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Harry Styles, Lady Gaga Donatella Versace, Naomi Campbell among the 400 names this year.
Dubbed the ‘Party of the Year’, the ‘Fashion Super Bowl’ and the ‘East Coast Oscars’, at this year’s scaled-down event celebrity co-chairs include Naomi Osaka, Billie Eilish, Timothee Chalamet and Amanda Gorman, while the honorary presidents are Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri and Anna Wintour. Normally held on the first Monday in May, for the first time since its inception, the Met Gala will feature two exhibitions. The first exhibition will take place on September 13, 2021 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, scheduled to coincide with the close of New York Fashion Week. Held annually to support the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the second half of the event will take place in May 2022.
Each year, the Met Gala has a specific dress code that is tied to the latest theme of the museum’s fashion show. “In America: A Fashion Lexicon”, will be the theme of the first exhibition and will open at the Anna Wintour Costume Center on September 18, 2021. The second exhibition, “In America: A Fashion Anthology”, in May 2022 will illustrate in through style 300 years of historical narratives, both personal and political.
True to the theme of the year, the dean of South India will wear the haute couture look of Indian designer duo Falguni Shane Peacock, who has dressed Beyonce, Madonna, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Nikki Minaj, Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga. . Inspired by the American Revolution, the metallic gold bodycon dress with its edgy cuts will result in a shimmering 4-meter flared trail that will permeate a mix of hues borrowed from the American flag and varnished with exquisite 3D embellishments of Swarovski crystals, sequins and bugle beads.
Falguni Shane Peacock, who has dressed Sudha Reddy for several landmark celebrations in the past, said: “It took us many sessions and over 250 hours of work to put together this spectacular piece of art for our dear friend Sudha. We focused on a lot of detail and enlisted the services of our skilled workshop artisans to ensure that the outfit fully did justice to Sudha’s eclectic character. We created a new military-inspired look to match. blends well with the overall theme of the Met Gala. “
Jewelry designer and gemstone maestro Farah Khan designed a bespoke statement earpiece called ‘Dreamy Decadence’ to complete Reddy’s red carpet look.
To learn more about his eclectic creation, Farah Ali Khan adds: “Taking inspiration from the stars of the American flags that symbolize the 50 glorious independent States of America, I designed a sultry earring with stars encrusted with diamonds. I wanted to underline Sudha’s expressive expression. eyes and the contours of her face, so I created this jeweled piece that starts from her cheek and extends to her hair, culminating in a chain of sparkling bezel-set diamonds. It is crafted in 18k gold with 35k VVS diamonds. “
The 2021 Met Gala live stream will begin at 5:30 p.m. EST on the night of the event and will be hosted by two special guests: actor and recording artist Keke Palmer, and actor, writer and director Ilana Glazer . Together, they will provide unprecedented access to the famous Met Gala red carpet, interviewing prominent guests upon their arrival with great fanfare.