Last nights Met Gala gave us so many great looks. We had a whole squad wearing pieces from Louis Vuitton’s vast archive, Jeremy Scott turned up with a posse of Moschino-wearing celebs, Thom Browne nailed the theme, and Versace also had a moment. However, there was one brand that was noticeably missing in the crowd: Balenciaga.

After last year’s clean sweep, we were expecting at least one viral look from the house to grace the red carpet. Last year saw Kim Kardashian’s unforgettable morph suit, as well as Elliot Page, Rihanna, and more in the label. This year, not a soul.

It is unclear why Balenciaga didn’t make an appearance this year, but perhaps, it just isn’t about the Gilded Glamour.

Recently, Demna has been taking the brand in a future-facing direction, doing work in the digital space and building out a dedicated team for the fast-approaching Metaverse. What’s the point in looking back when you can plan ahead?

Demna’s designs have also always been a lot more futuristic and at times, dystopian, which is the opposite to what we saw on the red carpet, where corsets and gowns reigned supreme.

However, the label’s signature Hourglass coat would’ve fit right in among the exaggerated silhouettes, and perhaps, even have stolen the show.

Needless to say, the lack of Balenciaga on the red carpet was noticeable, and we would’ve loved to see Demna’s take on Gilded Glamour.

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