This past Monday night—aka the First Monday in May—celebrities, designers, and models gathered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, showing off beautiful, daring, and completely sheer looks on the year's biggest night in fashion. And while the night's fashion was definitely something to talk about, there's something else we must cover: the decor!
Lucky for those of us without the coveted invite, photos have been released (thanks, Instagram!) of the 2017 Met Gala tablescapes, which featured gorgeous pink linens, pink and purple one-hued flower arrangements, and a mix of gold-rimmed glasses with blue-and-white tableware. We're going to go ahead and call the pink and blue color combo a wedding trend! And don't get us started on that flower wall…
But if we had to name a favorite element of the gorgeous tablescapes, it'd be the peony dinner plates. This year, Anna Wintour, the host of the Met Gala, and event designer Raul Avila, approached Shawn Laughlin and her team at Caskata Tableware, asking them to create custom plates for the big event. "The peony blue design perfectly fit year’s theme—a celebration of Rei Kawakubo, a fashion designer known for breaking the rules. It resonated so well with our own approach to design and our mission to create unique and beautiful product," Laughlin says.
The company is now offering them—along with pitchers, bud vases, platters, and more—in a limited-time, exclusive collection benefiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art. On Caskata's Web site, you can shop, register, and even monogram the plates for your new home. "We hope brides will enjoy these plates for all occasions, from cozy, casual dinners, to fêtes with large groups of friends," Laughlin says.
You'd better act fast! Your guests will appreciate the prices in the collection, which range from $20 (coffee mug) to $120 (set of four salad plates). And you'll soon be eating in style, just like Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen.