But that doesn’t make the biggest night in fashion any less exciting.
This Met Gala is model Fei Fei Sun’s fourth. If you think that means she isn’t just as excited as she was for her first, you’d be wrong. Sitting on a pale pink couch in a room decked with velvet curtains at the Gramercy Park Hotel, Fei Fei excitedly tells us about her love of The Met Museum and her admiration for Rei Kawakubo. At 4 PM she still hasn’t decided between two Alberta Ferretti dresses for no other reason than that they are both perfect. Ultimately, she goes with the long black gown with sleeves that swirl off the shoulder, faultlessly in tune with the Comme des Garçons theme that favors the bold sartorial risk over the conventional and expected.
Half an hour later, we talk over while waiting for a delivery from David Yurman to arrive. Fei Fei begins to reminisce over Rihanna’s performance two years ago and her favorite room in the museum until we realize it’s already 5:30 PM. She quickly straps on her Dries Van Noten heels, grabs her silver Swarovski clutch, and rushes into the elevator and her car before flashing us another red-lipped smile. We guess it’s true what they say: style never goes out of fashion—and enthusiasm for the Met Gala never fades.