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- gala /GEY-luh/
- bestow /bih-STOH/
- flamboyant /flam-BOI-uhnt/
- create a lot of buzz /kree-EYT uh lot ov buhz/
- diversity /dahy-VUR-si-tee/
[noun] – a special public occasion at which there is a lot of entertainment, usually in the form of different types of performances
The company holds an annual fashion gala, which is joined by employees dressed in their best outfits.
[verb] – to give something as an honour or present
An Olympic gold medal is the highest honor the athletic event can bestow.
[adjective] – brightly coloured and easily noticed
Anne Hathaway’s dress was perfectly crafted with a flamboyant bunch of flowers.
[idiom] – to draw attention and/or interest in something
The YouTube vlogger created a lot of buzz after deleting all of her social media accounts.
[noun] – the fact of many different types of things or people being included in something; a range of different things or people
Google is famous for its diversity, having employees in different nationalities.
Sometimes called the Met Ball, the Met Gala is a fashion Oscars where several designers, models, musicians, and actors come together on the red carpet to showcase stunning and flamboyant outfits. This year’s gala, which happened in New York City with the theme ‘American Independence’, was in celebration of Costume Institute’s newest exhibition, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” It is typically held in May but was postponed due to the pandemic. The “Bad Guy” singer Billie Eilish, American poet-activist Amanda Gorman, Hollywood actor Timothée Chalamet, and tennis champion and mental health activist Naomi Osaka hosted the fashion event. Among the stars who walked the famous Met steps were singers Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, and Olivia Rodrigo, tennis stars Serena Williams, Leylah Fernandez, and Emma Raducanu, and actors Tessa Thompson, Lili Reinhart, and Storm Reid. Models Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid also made an appearance in the gala. Meanwhile, media personality and socialite Kim Kardashian’s outfit created a lot of buzz, especially on social media. Kim K. entered the ball with a head-to-toe black Balenciaga bodysuit that covered her face.
As explained by Costume Institute’s Andrew Bolton, “diversity and inclusion, as well as sustainability” are what young American designers have specifically looked at, making fashion more environmentally friendly.
- What area of fashion interests you most (clothes, hair, cosmetics, shoes, accessories, etc.)? Why?
- Could you share something about the most fashionable people you know?
- If you were to design an outfit for the Met Gala, by which famous personality would you like it to be worn?
- Do you think the fashion from the past decades is better than today’s?
- How would you describe today’s fashion?