The theme of the 2016 Met Gala was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. A good number of celebrities pushed the limit while sticking to the theme and others fell short by playing it safe. Below are my favorite looks from the Costume Institute’s Spring exhibition.
The very first look I saw on the red carpet was Poppy, and my jaw was on the floor. Platinum blonde hair and a dark lip were the perfect finishing touches for the beaded and fringed Marchesa gown she donned with a plunging neckline.
Jourdan held her weight as a coveted member of the #BalmainArmy. The smokey eye, neutral lip, short hair and simple accessories blended well with a choice that people were not expecting from this beauty.
Beyoncé was the last celebrity to appear on the red carpet, and it was worth the wait. Not only was the Givenchy dress worn beaded and almost identical to her skin tone, the material was latex! Stylist, Ty Hunter, always chooses the gowns that accentuate her curves and fit like a glove.
Beautiful and high-fashion would be understatements to describe Kate’s Versace gown. Cutouts, ruffles and lace sound like too much for one gown, and would usually be too much. However, Kate took a chance and didn’t miss any steps last night.
Karlie Kloss never lets me down, and at the biggest fashion event of the year, I expected nothing less. When I first saw Karlie draped in Brandon Maxwell, the actual gown was covered by a cape. Although the cape looked very chic, I could tell by the look in Karlie’s eye that there was more to come. Finally, she was photographed in this revealing work of art that fits her frame flawlessly.
Claire Danes looked like a real life fairytale in Zac Posen. The gown was a Cinderella-esque shade of blue, and it glowed in the dark! This was easily a dress that was gorgeous, feminine and fit the theme perfectly!
Ciara looked amazing per usual! I love when pretty girls aren’t always solely focused on classic beauty, and decide to take chances. Ciara did exactly that with her pinned silver hair and immaculate gown from H&M.
A lot of men think there is nothing they can do to stand out when it comes to black-tie events. Jaden is a perfect example of the opposite. Instead of a standard tuxedo, Jaden had fun with his collarless Louis Vuitton look.
Rami wore Dior Homme, and I was left speechless. As a first-timer at the met, he knew to stand out. This hue was refreshing, fun and exciting to look at instead of an all black tuxedo.
I love when a man knows how to clean up nicely! Wiz looked very debonair to say the least in Rag & Bone. Like the other listed guys, Wiz didn’t play it safe. Instead of black, he opted for off-white.