GlossaryLive Celebrates The ‘Sleeping Beauties’ Of Fashion With The Met Gala Ball Creating Inspired Nail Designs


GlossaryLive, a leading platform dedicated to nail education and artistry, has intertwined the worlds of fashion and nail design inspired by the prestigious Met Gala on May 6th.  By drawing upon the rich history and beauty of iconic couture dresses that will be on display, GlossaryLive aims to ignite creativity and pay homage to the timeless elegance of these garments with stunning nail art interpretations.

At the heart of this innovative celebration, GlossaryLive has chosen five legendary couture dresses that have left an indelible mark on the world of fashion.

Charles Frederick Worth-Inspired Nail Design

Black Evening Cloak, Charles Frederick Worth 1889

The ethereal black Evening Cloak of colored tulips by Charles Frederick Worth circa 1889 embodies sophistication and grace, serving as a muse for intricate hand-painted nail designs by Aigul Fritzke that capture its enchanting allure. 

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Alexander McQueen-Inspired Nail Design

Clam dress, Alexandar McQueen 2001

The avant-garde Alexander McQueen clam dress from Spring 2001 inspired Alisha Rimando to create a delicate ocean-inspired nail look showcasing organic shell shapes while adding a splash of texture.

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Christian Dior-Inspired Nail Design

Ball gown, Christian Dior 1949

The crystal and sequined layered Christian Dior ball gown circa 1949 inspired Fritzke to infuse jewels in her nail artistry to offer regal elegance with a touch of glamour for this and the hand stitched Victorian-inspired ruffled ball gown by Charles Frederick Worth circa 1887. Both ball gowns provide a rich tapestry of inspiration for nail artists to explore and reinterpret.

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Charles Frederick Worth-Inspired Nail Design

Ball Gown, Charles Frederick Worth 1887

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Nina Ricci-Inspired Nail Design

Evening ensemble, Nina Ricci 1958

The textured floral fabric on the Evening ensemble from Ninca Ricci, circa 1958 evoked a multitude of nail art mediums for Alisha Rimando.  “Texture always inspires me,” Rimando explains, “I love to layer techniques.  For this look I started with a watercolor effect using blooming gel, and embossed circles onto the nail using acrylic.  Between layers I added hand-painted flowers and finished the nails with matte and gloss details to add even more depth and texture to the layers.”

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As GlossaryLive anticipates the upcoming celebration of fashion, Met Gala guests can anticipate a mesmerizing exhibition that showcases approximately 250 historically significant and aesthetically beautiful fashion pieces, each representing a ‘Sleeping Beauty’ of the Met Gala theme. These delicate and irreplaceable garments will be brought to life through innovative display techniques, inviting attendees to immerse themselves in a multisensory experience of these historical garments.  

Through the transformative art of nail design, GlossaryLive invites enthusiasts to embark on a journey that transcends traditional boundaries, where couture dresses serve as the catalyst for artistic expression and ingenuity. Join us as we celebrate the magic of the MET Gala through the medium of nail art, where beauty, history, and creativity converge to create a truly unforgettable experience.

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Alisha Rimando

Alisha Rimando started her journey in the nail industry working in a salon and soon became an educator. She immediately fell in love with teaching and found herself traveling the world as an educator, competitor and hand model for World Champion, Tom Holcomb. 

Alisha has authored and/or contributed to more than 10 textbooks and supplements for Cengage Learning including Milady Standard Cosmetology and continues this honor year after year. Alisha became a session artist for magazines, designers at NY Fashion Week and was even featured in Jennifer Hudson’s Spotlight video. She also spent 3 years as Training Director at Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas where she earned her reflexology license and trained over 360 nail technicians in 31 locations across the USA in the art of natural nail care.

Now she brings her experience and passion for the industry to GlossaryLive. is a beauty & nail educational platform where you can feel confident that the information you are receiving is factual, the techniques tried and true, and the instruction… second to none. Learn basic nail applications to master-level nail art techniques from world-famous veteran nail competitors, judges, educators, authors, and industry gurus. At GlossaryLIVE, you can find advice on your business, check up on industry news, find resources, ask questions, and more. The first ever true global NAIL community!

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