Sofía Sanchez de Betak’s tie-dye dress was a major fashion moment on this year’s Met Gala red carpet. The good news? You can bag your very own awards-worthy gown on your high-street shop.
Cast your mind back to the Met Gala. What do you remember? Lady Gaga’s four epic outfit changes? Zendaya’s illuminated Cinderella dress? Or perhaps Katy Perry’s hilarious after-party transformation into a hamburger?
Of all the pink-carpet arrivals, you likely won’t remember the moment Argentinian fashion influencer Sofía Sanchez de Betak stepped out in front of the flashbulbs, although it wasn’t long before her dress was making headlines.
Why, we hear you ask? Because Sanchez de Betak wasn’t sporting a designer creation, but a totally affordable dress from beloved high-street brand Mango.
The piece in question is a tiered, strapless dress featuring a fiery ombre colourway, and comes from a capsule collection that Sanchez de Betak designed especially for the Met Gala in collaboration with the high-street hero.
According to one report, the whole process took two months in total, spanning initial design meetings and fittings at Mango’s headquarters in Barcelona, to the long-awaited event itself.
It will come as no surprise either that the dress, which is priced at £79.99, sold out within 48 hours when it first went on sale. Let’s face it, who wouldn’t to look like a phoenix rising from the ashes?
And if you’d been wondering how to tackle this summer’s penchant for tie-dye, or tackle the midaxi hemline, this printed dress has two of SS19’s key fashion trends all wrapped up. Not to mention, it’d ensure best-dressed guest status at those imminent summer weddings.
The Sofia Sanchez de Betak x Mango collection also features gold-fringed flapper dresses, crystal faceted earcuffs, and a pair of asymmetric tangerine stilettos that are top of our payday shopping list right now.
We’d strongly recommend you browse the collection pronto though, because these dresses won’t be around on the rails for long.