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No.11

In America: An Anthology of Fashion

Altuzarra Met Gala 2022

HILLARY CLINTON

Designed in a sweeping off-the-shoulder silhouette in bordeaux-hued silk duchess satin, and embroidered with the names of other groundbreaking women, Hillary Clinton’s Met Gala gown is a tribute to trailblazers throughout our history.

PAST MEETS PRESENT

Featuring a fitted bodice and full A-line skirt—complete with pockets and a dramatic train—this lustrous silk duchess satin gown combines timeless and modern design elements.

EMPOWERING EMBROIDERY

From Harriet Tubman to Mary Oliver, and Rachel Carson, the collar of Hillary’s gown is hand-embroidered with the names of revolutionary women throughout American history.

THE ORIGINAL SKETCH

“The embroidery on the dress is inspired by the embroidered text found on vintage friendship blankets.” - Joseph Altuzarra

RACHEL BROSNAHAN: A GOLDEN MOMENT

Crafted with a sculptural bra top, wrap-waist detailing, and an elegant train, Rachel Brosnahan’s Met Gala gown gives a nod to timeless glamour—and shines with more than 25,000 gold sequins.

HEAVY METAL

An ode to this year’s theme, “Gilded Glamour,” over 25,000 gold metal sequins and days worth of hand-embroidery finish this crepe silhouette, weighing nearly 70 pounds.

A SCULPTURAL SILHOUETTE

Balancing a skin-baring top and sleek, sweeping train, this gown combines sensuality and structure to an artful effect.

"Made in New York City, each sequin is hand-embroidered to the silk base of the dress. The degrade formation of the sequins emphasizes the drama of the fishtail skirt and extended train."-Joseph Altuzarra

FROM VISION TO REALITY

The original sketch of Rachel's Met Gala gown.

PRECIOUS LEE

Sleek, unexpected, and adorned with over 10,000 gunmetal paillettes, Precious Lee’s one-of-a-kind Met Gala gown makes a bold statement and accentuates her silhouette.

ALL IN THE DETAILS

Embroidered by hand, this luminous viscose knit gown features lurex-infused yarn and more than 10,000 gunmetal paillette sequins.

“This gown was entirely constructed in NYC and took seven embroiderers to finish it. The application of the paillettes is entirely engineered to the garment in a degrade formation that grows from small sequins at the thighs and pools in larger paillettes at the hem and train.” - Joseph Altuzarra

A FIGURE-HUGGING FIT

Designed with a built-in balaclava, classic corseted bodice—with metal boning and lacing detail—and trumpeted train, the gown’s body-skimming silhouette serves as the perfect foundation for layers of gleaming sequins.

FROM VISION TO REALITY

The original sketch featuring Precious' Met Gala gown.