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Pairing Book Cover with Met Gala Looks

Hi all!

Welcome back to my blog! I know I haven’t posted in a while but I’m so glad to be back! Today I’m going to be pairing book covers with some iconic Met Gala Looks. This has been done before by others, but I don’t know who started it, so credit goes to whoever did!

If you watch the Met Gala, What have been some of your favorite looks over the year? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Let’s get started!

What is the Met Gala?

The Met Gala is an annual fundraiser event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. Celebrities and influencers are invited to attend the event and dress up based on a yearly theme.

Book Cover and Met Gala Look Pairing

Kendall Jenner in Versace at the 2019 Met Gala paired with Illuminae

I paired these two together because the orange from the dress reminds me of the Illuminae book cover. The dress also fades off a bit, and the cover also does this by fading off into lighter shades of orange and deeper shades of orange.

Saorise Ronan in Gucci at the 2019 Met Gala paired with The Priory of the Orange Tree

The main reason why I paired these two together is that they both have dragons. The dragons looked very similar in design and seemed to be inspired by the same source. When I first saw this dress, I fell in love with it. The mythical feel with the bright colors and the gold dragons accenting the shoulders did it for me.

Blake Lively in Versace at the 2018 Met Gala paired with Blood and Honey

I haven’t read this book yet, but I thought the look had the same aesthetic as the cover. Both have a regal feel to them, creating powerful works of art.

This should be obvious why I paired these two together. This dress looks like something Evelyn would wear because green is her favorite color. The combination of the blonde hair and green dress just did it for me.

Emma Robert in Ralph Lauren at the 2015 Met Gala paired with The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

This dress reminded me of the wings of a crow shown on the book cover. The colors also similar were one another. I know the bottom half of the dress is not black, but more of a navy blue. It did remind me of the deep dark color of the wings.

Gigi Hadid in Versace at the 2018 Met Gala paired with Crooked Kingdom

The combination of the bright yellow and flowers all over the dress reminded me of this book cover with the nature theme. Sure it doesn’t have bees or bright orange color, but it looks very similar.

Zendaya in Dolce & Gabbana at the 2017 Met Gala paired with Small Favors

Tessa Thompson in Iris Van Herpen at the 2021 Met Gala paired with The Night Circus

The Night Circus had a mysterious and dark feel to it. This dress evoked the same feelings and had similar colors to the book cover. I feel like if The Night Circus occurred now, I think this would be the kind of outfits the employees would wear

Iris Van Herpen and Jimmy Choo Shoes at the 2021 Met Gala paired with The Diabolic.

The combination of the white gives a soft, pure feel with the structured wings like the bottom half of the wings. This dress reminded me of Nemesis, our main character, who has feelings but is designed as a killer

Amanda Gorman in Vera Wang at the 2021 Met Gala paired with Truly Devious

I don’t think I have to elaborate much on this. I mean the blue colors and with the simple designs of both.

The first reason I paired these two up is the golden colors and heavenly feel. The other reason is that the bird on the book cover paired well with the dress since it’s made out of feathers. Isn’t the dress beautiful though? I fell in love with it.

Iman in Harris Reed at the 2021 Met Gala paired with King of Scars

The colors on the dress reminded me a lot of this book cover even though the blue represents water. The people on surfboards reminded me of the flowers on the dress and had similar colors.

Nikki De Jager in Edwin Oudshoorn at the 2021 Met Gala paired with Malibu Rising

The mask was cropped out of this picture, but the mask and eyes reminded me about the mysterious Ace that is harassing our characters, Devon and Chimaka. The suit reminded me of the classy prep school that they attend.

Ezra Miller in Riccardo Tisci at the 2019 Met Gala paired with Ace of Spades.

What did you think of my picks? Have you ever watched the Met Gala?

See you next time!

39 responses to “Pairing Book Cover with Met Gala Looks”

  1. Ooh this is such a fun idea! Great post Maddie!

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    1. Thank you but I can’t take all the credit! I actually had seen I think epic reads on their Twitter account to do this when the Met Gala was going on earlier this year

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      1. Yes, but the post was still cool!

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  2. Maddie,

    You ae so clever. I’m proud of you!

    Love Uncle Ed

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  3. This is such a cool post! I think blood and honey and king of scars are my favs!!

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    1. Thanks!! Yes I tried very hard with those two haha

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  4. I’m not really well-versed with the Met Gala and all, but I have to say your matching for Evelyn Hugo is so on-point! (I just finished the book yesterday, thanks for your 5 star review of it which got my hyped haha) This post was truly a visual treat, Maddie! 😍

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    1. Thank you!! Ahh did you end up loving it as much as I did?

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      1. Not a 5 star read unfortunately but damn it was still pretty good!!

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      2. I’m glad you still enjoyed it!

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  5. Oooh I loved this idea! The book covers and outfits match up perfectly! Great post ✨

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  6. Interesting post Maddie! I loved reading this!
    the dresses look so eerily similar (besides Priory) haha

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    1. Thank you! Yeah haha mainly did it because of the dragons


  7. I loved this post so much, Maddie! 😍😍 All of your choices just match so well!

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    jan @ thedoodlecrafter

    this is a super cool idea, i loved this post so much!

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  9. ahh this was such a creative post!! i loved seeing the comparisons, they really do match up

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  10. All of these choices make so much sense! This post was so creative and fun to read!!

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  11. This is such a fun post!! I can’t decide if my fav pairing is the SoC one or the TNC one.

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    1. Thank you!! Ahh yes I tried hard with those two to match them up on well

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  12. LOVE THIS!!! especially the crooked kingdom one which is SO on point!

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  13. Woah! Nice post! Enjoyed reading it 🙂
    Just found your blog…so im exploring it!

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  17. Ahh such a fun post! And your pairings are too good!

    xx, bree

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  20. I absolutely love this post!!
    (Also, I can’t believe that I am only discovering your blog now. :))

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I appreciate it!

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