H&M collaborated with fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker, and in honor of their first time taking a table adorned celebrity guests in custom H&M looks including Vanessa Hudgens, Janelle Monae, Banks, and Odell Beckham Jr. Inspired by this year’s exhibition theme, “China: Through the Looking Glass”, H&M’s design team created one-of-a-kind looks in collaboration with each of its guests. The designs honour each individuals unique personal style and features intricate detailing such as hand done beading and embroideries, and design elements such as pleating inspired by the folds of a fan. Sarah Jessica wore a one-shouldered black silk dress, which she designed in collaboration with H&M, with a draped train embroidered with Scarlet poppies. The dress also included a patch work panel, made of sustainable fabric and embellishments, highlighting H&M’s vision of making fashion sustainable and sustainability fashionable. “Being able to see something you envision come to life is a very rewarding opportunity. I’ve had so much fun collaborating with H&M to create a dress that reflects the character and splendour of this incredible exhibition,” says Parker.
Banks wearing a custom made H&M off-the-shoulder, sultry, bias-cut gown in Chinese red.
Singer, Janelle Monae, wearing a custom made H&M mandarin collared cropped tuxedo jacket caped suit, with contrast detailing. “Music and fashion go hand in hand. It was such an honor to collaborate with my friends at H&M to create an original look that perfectly represents my style,” says Monae.
Vanessa Hudgens, wearing a custom made H&M pleated crimson tea-length dress, embellished with Swarovski crystals. “It has been an honour and a pleasure for H&M to take part in fashion’s most prestigious event of the year. Each of our specially designed outfits both captures the mood of the exhibition, and shows the fun of fashion that is so important to H&M,” says Pernilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s Head of Design.