Mona Patel outshone everyone at the Met Gala

Mona Patel wore a dress by Iris Van HerpenWireImage


If Mona Patel had enjoyed a certain anonymity until then, her appearance in front of the photographers at her first Met Gala dazzled everyone. Portrait of the one who has become viral and to whom we attribute the title of “best outfit of the evening”.

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This Monday, May 6, among the Hollywood elite at the Met Gala, a woman instantly caught the eye: Mona Patel. This anonymous woman quickly rose to the rank of star on the red carpet, eclipsing the most indiscreet celebrities of the social event of the year.

But who is she and why have Internet users fallen under her spell?

A philanthropic entrepreneur

Mona Patel a businesswoman. Born in Vadodara, in the state of Gujarat, India, the young woman moved to the United States at a very young age to pursue higher education at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she finally settled in 2003.

According to her Instagram profile, Mona is CEO of at least three companies that now encompass a million-dollar empire at the heart of which is her main business, the nonprofit Couture For Cause. The objective? Combining his love for fashion and his philanthropic activities to support causes that are dear to himwriting Vogue India. On Instagram, Mona Patel also boasts of being a graduate of prestigious schools like Harvard or Stanford.

The 2021 Forbes Next 1000 winner scored her first ticket to the Met by auctioning off one-of-a-kind pieces, many of which came from her personal archives.

Surround yourself with the best

We told you, Mona Patel shone for her first Met Gala. And to hit it hard, the businesswoman chose Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen for the dress and famous stylist Law Roach, who was also actress Zendaya’s stylist this year.

“I wanted my first look to celebrate my heritage and combine my love of couture, and when I heard about the theme, Iris Van Herpen seemed like an obvious choice”

Mona Patel Vogue India in March

A true pioneer of “high-tech” fashion, Iris Van Herpen collaborates in particular with architects and scientists to develop ever more innovative materials and techniques. For this dress, the haute couture designer took inspiration from nature in the most unique and extreme way possible, creating handcrafted outfits, some of which are made by Indian embroidery houses with which the brand collaborates. is often associated. A perfectionist through and through, Mona Patel enlisted the help of the cream of the crop to plan her appearance at the Met Gala, namely legendary stylist Law Roach. And the result was there this Monday evening.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Mona Patel attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Mona Patel attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating

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Paying homage to the theme, “Garden of Time”, the native Indian stood out wearing a sublime sculpted dress close to the body whose corset takes the shape of a butterfly. The stars of the look? The delicately embroidered butterflies on his sleeves, flapping their wings in slow motion. This is also what made it go viral on social networks.

On X, many Internet users expressed their admiration for the outfit, particularly praising the innovative aspect.

It therefore seems that Mona Patel is one of the only ones to have met the expectations of the general public for the famous Met Gala.

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