Last night was one of my favorite events of the year, the Met Gala!! It’s one of the only times besides Halloween where people get to attend a costume party of sorts, and this year’s Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology theme produced some amazing and creative results. The event itself is a feat that I always admire and respect from an event design and planning standpoint (major props to Raul Àvila, just LOOK at that gorgeous tablescape) but honestly I mostly look forward to the Met Gala for the fashion that will emerge on the red carpet! So here’s a round up of all my favorite looks from last night (above photo by Taylor Jewell, all following photos by Getty Images):
Here’s what I saw a lot of and loved:
- Metallic, white, black, and silver
- Low backed gowns
- Combat boots worn by Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, and Alicia Vikander
- Sleek hair that was slicked back, pin-straight, or in a knotted pony tail
- Embellishments EVERYwhere – layered sequins and paillettes, headdresses, metal sleeves and cuffs
Let’s start with the Queen, because really, if you’re so bold as to show up in a skin-tight latex number by Givenchy sporting beading and puff-sleeves, you deserve to be on the favorites list. This is Beyonce’s third barely-there gown by Givenchy in a row to the Met Gala.
There were too many gorgeous ladies in white to pick just one, so here are three! They’re all simple but elegant gowns, with a touch of boldness. Catt Sadler in Melina Dzinovic, Margot Robbie in Calvin Klein Collection, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Ralph Lauren Collection.
And two more white dresses, because, TULLE!! Jennifer Hudson in H&M and Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace.
I loved how Marchesa and Zac Posen incorporated technology not only into the production of the gowns but into the final product as well, and they still perfectly fit into each brand’s quintessential style. Claire Danes in Zac Posen with Google technology and Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa with IBM technology.
And the feathers!! I was practically drooling over the plumage on the train of these gowns. Zoe Saldana in Dolce & Gabana and Rita Ora in Vera Wang.
Of course there were the metallic gowns and these ones were perfection. Anna Ewers in Boss, Jourdan Dunn in Balmain, Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein Collection, and Gigi Hadid in Tommy Hilfiger.
Last but certainly not least, Kendall Jenner is one of my favorite style icons recently especially because she doesn’t conform to the traditional Kardashian/Jenner trends. Rather than wear Balmain like the others, she wore a beautiful cream and navy Atelier Versace cut-out gown.
Which were your favorites? Let me know in the comments!