From retail to styling for the Met Gala: Lancaster native Manny Jay soars in the world of fashion | Entertainment

Emmanuel Colon had just two weeks to style a Met Gala look for one of his longest-term clients, beauty influencer and entrepreneur Jackie Aina, when her invitation to the gala arrived late.

It was the first time he styled someone for fashion’s biggest event, held this year on Sept. 13. The theme was “American Independence,” a theme that could vary drastically given the person in attendance.

Aina decided to pay homage to Barbie, and from there, it was full speed ahead. He and his assistants looked for Black-owned fashion designers and eventually found Brooklyn-based Fe Noel, who created a silky, pink, ’90s Barbie-inspired dress for Aina.

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Beauty influencer Jackie Aina before the Met Gala with an outfit styled by Manny Jay.

The look, which the designer described as the “perfect mashup of glamour meets girl next door,” to fashion website Women’s Wear Daily, received acclaim from Vogue

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The 2021 Met Gala Chairs Have Been Announced

Photo credit: HECTOR RETAMAL - Getty Images

Photo credit: HECTOR RETAMAL – Getty Images

Update 5/3/21:

The co-chairs of the 2021 Met Gala have been revealed.

Capturing the full scope of fashion, this year’s hosts will include Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, award-winning athlete Naomi Osaka, and Inaugural poet, Amanda Gorman. While, Anna Wintour, Tom Ford, and Adam Mosseri are the event’s honorary chairs.

This news comes just a few weeks after The Costume Institute announced the Met Gala’s official return since the beginning of the pandemic. With American fashion as the evenings’ theme of choice, it makes sense that this years’ hosts all hold their own, very personal sense of style.

Original Story:

The date of the next Met Gala has been confirmed.

This morning, The Costume Institute answered the highly anticipated question of whether or not the Met Gala would be making a comeback this year after a hiatus because of

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