It’s an “ironic” interpretation of the name of the brand, San Martin says, which then informed the selection of the colors, fabric, and silhouette.
“To be honest, in the beginning, when we spoke about the fruit, we were a bit like, ‘Okay…this is going to be challenging,'” San Martin admits. But as they continued to think about it and develop the look, they all agreed it was the best way to move forward, especially given this year’s Met Gala “camp” theme.
“We’re exaggerating the qualities of the mango, with the dégradé of the colors and the trapeze shape with different layers,” she adds. “The handbag that she’s wearing is in the shape of a mango. She has really big earrings in the shape of fruit. Everything together ties back to the ‘camp’ concept.”