MEET ADE SAMUEL THE NIGERIAN LADY DESIGNER WHO STYLED HOLLYWOOD STARS FOR THE MET GALA EVENT
The Met Gala held on 7th of May 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York and it witnessed the presence of many creatives, designers and Hollywood stars like Rihanna, Kate Perry, Cardi B, Issa Rae, John Boyega, Chadwick Boseman and many others.
The annual costume event which happens mainly for the purpose of raising funds to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art was themed: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination and Nigerian-American designer/stylist Ade Samuel styled two Hollywood stars as her first job as a solo stylist.
Her first client Micheal B. Jordan wore a custom-made men’s Off-White suit. While Letitia Wright her second client, dressed in a custom Coach gown which Samuel says was Ethiopian-Christianity inspired.
Ade Samuel, on her Instagram, wrote:
I can’t even begin to tell you about yesterday…. easily, one of the best days of my life!!! (which is why I decided to bask in the moment and soak it all in before my extreme posting session today lol) – MET GALA with not one but two clients who are heaven-sent. This beautifully crafted ETHIOPIAN CHRISTIANITY INSPIRED masterpiece was made with much research and much thought behind every detail you see on the @coach CUSTOM gown. (Slide to see the inspo board) – it was super important to remain respectful to the culture. From the Ethiopian inspired braids (hair by @ursulastephen) to the ever so fresh and edgy makeup by (@tashareikobrown) – to the hand embroidered beading details- this was def one of my favorite looks ever and @letitiawright as usual is just breaking down doors and having fun as our Princess.
Ade Samuel has styled other popular artists like Big Sean, Jhene Aiko and Kelly Rowland in the past.