Broad collar with falcon heads, belonging to an ancient Egyptian noblewoman named Senebtisi. Made of faience, gold, carnelian, and turquoise. Artist unknown; ca. 1850-1775 BCE (late 12th or early 13th Dynasty). From Senebtisi’s tomb, part of the funerary complex of the vizier Senusret at Lisht, Egypt; now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Multimedia design and production company Sila Sveta (@silasveta) makes light and sound installations that transport you to otherworldly spaces — particularly so when they’re inspired by Rei Kawakubo, the conceptual fashion designer and the subject of this year’s retrospective at the Met Gala. Held each spring by Vogue magazine (@voguemagazine) and the Metropolitan Museum of Arts’ (@metmuseum) Costume Institute in New York City, the Met Gala draws the biggest names in fashion, music, art and film — like co-host Katy Perry (@katyperry), here in Sila Sveta’s installation at the Met Gala. “With the technology we have, art and fashion can come to life,” say Alexander Us and Alexey Rozov, co-founders of Sila Sveta. “We wanted to celebrate colors, textures and the avant-garde.”