Katy Perry may have walked the red carpet solo at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s (Met) Costume Institute Gala, but it doesn’t mean she’s on the market. According to the Daily Mail, Perry has another accessory, and his name is Orlando Bloom.
The 31-year old pop star was accompanied by the 39-year-old English actor as they attended several after parties, writes the Mail. The couple have been dating since January, despite keeping it on the down-low, according to a report done by Mirror. The pair attended the Standard High Line’s after-gala bash before heading back to the Carlyle Hotel together.
Katy Perry wore a dark blue velvet Prada gown with a golden embroidered design and an old-fashioned-looking key necklace, according to Hollywood Life. The dress also featured a chunky black belt and fingerless leather evening gloves. Still, Perry’s look came together with her beehive hairstyle, black lipstick, her lavender eye shadow, and her bleached eyebrows.
Bloom was seen wearing a white dress shirt, with a black bow tie, a burgundy blazer, and black slacks.
Important : Orlando Bloom et un Tamagotchi pic.twitter.com/kpeXW0s0bc— Coco Jumbo (@BouleRonde) May 3, 2016
The theme for this year’s gala and costume exhibit at the Met was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” according to the New York Times. Stars who walked the red carpet wore outfits with tech influences. Perry and Bloom paid tribute to the exhibit by wearing matching Tamagotchi’s.
For those of you who are unsure what a Tamagotchi is, Hollywood Life provides the perfect explanation. The toys are “tiny electronic, Japanese pets that you basically spent your entire childhood keeping alive or stuffed in a drawer somewhere because their constant chirping became too much.”
While talking to Vogue, Perry explained how her Tamagotchi was her “tech contribution to this year’s gala.” In an interview with People Magazine, Katy Perry discussed her lack of technology expertise.
“I’ve had two Tamagotchi’s located in Connecticut and I just felt a little like…like I’m in tech but I’m not playing your game. But I’ve been keeping these b**tches alive since ’96.”
When asked about the key necklace by a Vogue fashion corespondent, Katy Perry retorted that they were “all the keys to the time machines she has at home.”
Still, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom weren’t the only couple with futuristic outfits on the red carpet. Gigi Hadid and boyfriend Zayn Malik also rocked a technology-inspired style, according to a slideshow done by Refinery29. While Hadid wore an olive green and grey halter dress with a patchy silver top, her date wore a traditional suit. Still, he added a funky element by making his suit sleeves into robotic arms that slightly resembling a Transformer.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West also attended the event. While the couple chose not to wear as outright of a technology-inspired outfit, their ensemble did have some modern design elements in color choice. Kardashian wore a sleek white and silver beaded gown, while Kanye wore a blaze that matched Kardashian’s dress. He also wore a plain white T-shirt and ripped blue jeans, according to a report done by Refinery29.
Still, the “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” gala goes beyond red carpet fashion. According to the Met’s website, the museum’s exhibit is meant to explore the “ongoing dichotomy, in which hand and machine are presented as discordant tools in the creative process.” The exhibit will be on display from May 5 to August 14 at the Met’s Fifth Avenue location.
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