Alexa Chung wore a Dublin design to the Met Gala – how Róisín Pierce designed the look

Alexa Chung wore an Irish designer on the pink carpet ultimately week’s Met Gala, dazzling in a one-of-a-kind white lace robe.

Karl Lagerfeld was the designer that gave Róisín Pierce her first inspiration, and the person who made her need to work in style. The designer dressed Chung in a shocking robe for the occasion, which was impressed by Lagerfeld’s work with Chanel.

For Róisín Pierce, Chanel was a model she aspired to. The completely different materials, textures, and creations, designs Lagerfeld made for Chanel had been revolutionary within the style business.

Róisín was contacted by Alexa straight for the largest style occasion of the yr after her designs caught the mannequin’s eye. The 2 began messaging forwards and backwards on Instagram. Alexa had seen Róisín’s work on Vogue Runaway and immediately knew it was what she wished for the primary Monday in Could.

Róisín works like no different designers do, she does not sketch her designs however reasonably experiments with embroidery, crochet, and cotton lace to create her appears to be like.

The 2 met in London the place Róisín confirmed off her assortment and Alexa was blown away, choosing the Two For Pleasure assortment for the Met.

Róisín instructed Vogue: “The highest is made up of multiples of satin crepe squares, patchworked along with overlaid delicate daisy-stitched organza. The squares are manipulated and pulled to create a extremely textured centred flower all through the piece.”

The designer continued, “We appliquéd these bigger natural smocked flowers that had been joined along with bows that float on high, forming a collage of fairly particulars. The skirt is made up of strips of a fragile star-flower embroidery set on a gauzy organza that floats. Excessive-shine satin crepe strips are [also] smocked to type these little swirling petals that hug the waist and legs.”

The gathering consists of lots of white tones which reference the Magdalene Laundries in Eire. Giving a nod to Lagerfeld’s high fashion bride, Róisín used this to check out the single moms on this nation within the 18th, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.

As Lagerfeld cherished two-tone mixes in his designs, Alexa paired the white robe with a pair of black Jimmy Choo court docket sneakers from the model’s autumn/winter 2023 assortment.

Róisín, primarily a womenswear designer, incorporates modern and artisanal methods and goals to symbolise Irish ladies’s historical past by her designs.

Based on her personal website, she focuses on creating work with zero waste chopping, producing the merchandise by “deadstock, materials recycling and subsequently cultivating new floor textural alternative by her core sustainable follow.”

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