Many famous and influential people from all over the world make their way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on the first Monday of May. Like Alia Bhatt who made her Met debut this year, for the 2023 Met Gala, there was another very fashionable import all the way from India. That was the very carpet that every single celebrity attendee at the event strode on.
The carpet seen at the 2023 Met Gala was crafted by a firm called Neytt by Extraweave who promise contemporary design with roots in Kerala. Cast a look at the ground when you see a photo from the event and you'll notice that it isn't your ordinary red carpet. The Neytt-made creation was snow white in colour with asymmetrical vertical lines in red and blue across its length. The carpet was made completely of sisal; a plant which is grown in India's Southern states and yields a stiff fibre. It was woven in Kerala's Alleppey, where coir weaving is a major industry. Finally, the carpet was hand-painted in the United States before it made its way over the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
In their caption, the brand behind the famous carpet said, "A huge day for us and for India. We are proud to showcase our beautiful Sisal carpet to the world through Met Gala 2023." Looks like it isn't only Indian celebrities who made their way to the 2023 Met Gala.Comments