“When someone like Hillary goes to the Met, it’s not just like, ‘there’s Hillary at the Met and she’s wearing a dress.’ It has a lot of significance,” Altuzarra said of Clinton’s dress’ important message. “I felt like I had to be very thoughtful about what the dress would mean to the theme and to the occasion.”
As for how the gown pays tribute to the Met Gala’s In America: An Anthology of Fashion theme and gilded glamor dress code? Altuzarra said he turned to vintage quilts for inspiration.
“I do think America has a very rich and long history of folk craftsmanship, which I thought was a really nice story to allude to,” he explained. “People who aren’t famous but who would quilt at home and create things for their families.”
Needless to say, this gown is worth putting on display at the Met some day.