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29 August 2019

2019 MET Gala: Winnie Harlow

Victoria's Secret runway model (2018) and America’s Next Top Model finalist (2014), Winnie Harlow, represents the widening of acceptance of non-standard beauty in the fashion world of modeling. Never before has a model with vitiligo, a rare skin disorder, been accepted and catapulted to such high levels of modeling success. She truly represents a shift in the fashion industry; a shift that is beginning to boldly embrace difference as uniqueness of beauty.

I do not normally blog about gossip ... but in this case, since it is dealing with the fashion industry and Victoria's Secret mega-model Tyra Banks, I have got to include video clips from "The Real" who covers the scoop thoroughly.

Winnie Harlow has quite an extensive modeling portfolio after becoming a finalist on Tyra Banks' reality show although she has stated otherwise. Nonethless, she now has celebrity status and recognition in the most elite circles of the fashion world. Her multitude of fans and eager fashion reporters await her to walk down the red carpet at many celebrity events. She has walked down the red carpet at the MET Gala before in 2018 but never in the way that she did for the 2019 event held earlier this year. She was truly a show stopper!

When she stepped out at the MET Gala held in New York earlier this year, she exuded the confidence of a goddess as she strutted down the red carpet with a custom-designed Tommy Hilfiger gown perfectly fitted across her lean physique dripping in exquisite Chopard jewelry. She chose to show her interpretation of the gala's "camp" theme by also showing her Jamaican ancestry with a carnival queen look. Yes, darling, gemstone-clad headpiece and all!

She cleverly wore an outfit to the after-party comprised of a seemingly lingerie-inspired sheer, leopard-print bodysuit with matching corset and sexy thigh-high boots. This look proved to be a very harmonious transition look from gala to after-party. I love the fact that the two outfits seemed to have been considered as offsets of one another. Her stylist, Anna Trevelyan (Instagram :: annatrevelyan), surely deserves a mentioning here because Winnie Harlow stepped out looking top notch and oh, so stylish!

~Winnie Harlow, model (Refinery 29)

2019 MET Gala: Winnie Harlow

Image Source #1 :: Zimbio
Image Source #2 :: The Jewelry Editor
Image Source #3 :: Hype Bae
Image Source #4 :: Vogue
Image Source #5 :: PopSugar|Celebrity
Image Source #6 :: PopSugar|Fashion
Image Source #7 :: Vogue Germany
Image Source #8 :: Metro UK

STYLE Watch | Anna Trevelyan, Stylist