The Best, Worst and Weirdest of the MET Gala

The MET Gala finally allowed the plebeians to look in upon their oh so exclusive event, which is known as the Fashion Oscars in the industry. The Red Carpet for the MET Gala is one of the most high end events of the year, not only because it is when fashion designers come out to play and impress Anna Wintour, but because it is the only “themed” red carpet event of the year. Anything from 1950s style elegance to post punk have been recent suggestions. And finally, after resisting the opening of the fashion industry to anyone who wants to judge it by the internet and television for the last decade, Wintour allowed E! to broadcast the event liver on TV. (Ryan Seacrest was not on hand, and those broadcasting and interviewing had to stand behind the camera, not in front of it. Anna Wintour was not about to let her event become a circus or anything.)

This year, the theme was Manus x Machina, the man in the machine. Fashion meets tech.perhaps because of the cameras, perhaps because of the theme, the majority of the carpet followed the theme, or at least attempted too. (This is not always the case. The year they did punk, most women wore ballgowns anyway.) We have a huge amount of celebrities to get too, and even more than we left off because they just weren’t interesting enough. Buckle up, and let’s roll through these puppies.

Best:

1 Karlie-kloss In Brandon Maxwell

My personal favorite of the evening: Karlie Kloss In Brandon Maxwell. I loved the engineering of it, and play of the suit jacket and the fact that in turns the fabric looked like molded plastic, folded paper and something out of the 22nd century.

2 Claire-danes In Zac Posen

Of course, everyone was talking about Claire Danes and her Zac Posen light ups gown. The problem was, outside on the red carpet, it was bright as anything, so the light up part of the gown was utterly lost, leaving her wearing a standard issue Zac Posen slightly overworked ball gown. But once the lights dimmed….

2a claire-danes in the dark

Ooooooooooo….. ahhhhhhhhh.

3 Jourdan-Dunn In Givenchy

Personally, i expected a lot of this, but Jourdan Dunn was the only one to nail the style with her Givenchy.

4 Zoe-saldana In Dolce & Gabbana

Zoe Saldana made recycling looks stylish in Dolce and Gabanna. She was also one of the few to take advantage of the long staircase with a huge train.

5 Katy-perry In Prada

Katy Perry finally embraced her inner Disney Evil Queen in prada.

5 nicole-kidman in alexander mcqueen

Nicole Kidman came as the sun, moon and stars in Alexander McQueen. This is seriously the best she’s looked in years.

6 Lupita-nyongo In Calvin Klein Collection

Lupita Nyong’o In Calvin Klein, making going green look good.

7 Jennifer-hudson In H&M

Jennifer Hudson In H&M travels by cloud now. It’s eco friendly!

8 Emma Watson in Calvin Klein

Emma Watson in Calvin Klein train and pant suit. You have to admire her commitment to the half dress, half pants look. This time she nails it.

9 Zendaya In Michael Kors Collection

Many did metallic. Only Zendaya did them better, and made Michael Kors look extra high end.

10 Beyonce In Givenchy

Beyonce clearly read The Lemons. “You want me to wear her skin?”

Honorable mentions:

11 Emma-Stone In Prada

Many did this eco fabric. Only Emma Stone pulled it off in Prada

12 Sienna-Miller In Gucci

Sienne Miller, almost managing the metallic, but not quite.

13 Kendall-Jenner In Atelier Versace

I usually loudly ignore the Jenners, but this one (which ever she is) actually did well enough to rack.

14 Naomi-Watts In Burberry

Naomi Watts, in silver 3D florals.

15 Rachel-mcadams In Valentino

Rachael McAdam’s Valentino is wearable art..

16 Demi-lovato In Moschino

Demi Lovato aimed for futuristic in Moschino, and wound up in Roman Goddess park.

17 Kerry-washington In Marc Jacobs

Kerry Washington in metallic maternity.

18 Alessandra-Ambrosio In Balmain

Alessandra-Ambrosio In Balmain. Again, I expected a lot of this. This was the best of the runner up group.

19 Amber-valetta In H&M

Whatever those engineered feathers are at the bottom, I am here for them.

20 Lady-gaga In Atelier Versace

It’s not Gaga’s fault she had to go back in her archives and pull out an outfit from 2011. She’s just five years ahead of the trend.

The Screw Your Theme, I Wanna Be Pretty People

21 bee-shaffer in alexander mcqueen

Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen. It’s got flowers! That’s earthy right?

22 Blake-lively In Burberry

Blake Lively In Burberry! It’s got flowers and shine! That’s close enough, right?

23 Emma-roberts In Tory Burch

Emma Roberts In Tory Burch. I like purple.

24 Saoirse-Ronan In Christopher Kane

Saoirse Ronan In Christopher Kane. I like Butterflies.

25 Katie-holmes In Zac Posen

Katie Holmes In Zac Posen. Perhaps she didn’t know a light up gown was an option.

The Men

26 rami-malek in dior homme

Rami Malek in dior homme. I’m glad a man who cares this much about fashion got famous.

27 Idris-Elba In Tom Ford

Idris Elba in Tom Ford. Classics never age.

28 Will.i.am

Will.I.Am, Trying.2.Hard

29 Nick-Jonas In Topman

Nick Jonas, begging for approval from his elders.

30 Jason-Statham In Ralph Lauren Purple Label

Jason Statham, who is decidedly not doing that.

Couples

31 Fka-twigs In Atelier Versace

FKA Twigs and her amazeball jewelry. Robert Pattenson knows how lucky he is.

32 gigi-hadid in tommy hilfigure-zayn-malik in versace

Zayn made his costume the morning of by borrowing some Winter Soldier Cosplay. good thing Gigi Hadid is too stoned to care.

33 jared-leto-florence-welch in gucci

Jared Leto and Florence. She’d do better with her machine.

34 jaden-willow-smith

The Smith children showed up in whatever they were wearing today.

35 Kim-kardashian In Balmain

Yo, Kim. When Beyonce said she was wearing a woman’s skin, she didn’t mean the Tin Woodman’s wife.

Those Who Mistook Metallic For Tech

36 Brie-larson In Proenza Schouler

Brie Larson In Proenza Schouler, Junior Prom mermaid.

37 Allison-williams In Peter Pilotto

Allison Williams In Peter Pilotto–a cool print is enough right?

38 Ciara In H&M

Ciara, in the living sign of the cross.

39 poppy-delevingne in marchesa

Poppy Delevingne in A metallic Marchesa Showercurtain

40 Kate-upton In Topshop

Kate Upton In Topshop.

She wore Topshop to the most high end red carpet of the year.

41 Alicia-vikander In Louis Vuitton

Alicia Vikander In Louis Vuitton. I like her boots?

48 Taylor-swift In Louis Vuitton

Like a 19 year old who just discovered raves and silver snake skin fabric.

43 Juno-temple-In Erdem

Juno Temple Wore Erdem Tinsel and Christmas ribbon.

44 Kate-Bosworth In Dolce & Gabbana

Kate Bosworth is wearing two beautiful gowns at the same time and they are at war on her body. Which gown will win? Dolce or Gabbana? Lay your wagers now!

The Bad

45 Kate-Hudson In Atelier Versace

Someone tricked Kate Hudson into wearing cardboard cut outs held together by brads.

46 Selena-Gomez In Louis Vuitton

Someone told Selena Gomez she could wear something out of the back of her closet and just add a leather bustier and combat boots and it would work.

47 Rita-Ora In Vera Wang

God knows who told Rita Ora to wear this.

The Weird

49 Jenna-Lyons-jennifer-Konner-Lena-Dunham in jcrew

Lena Dunham decided to to her own theme. It could have been worse.

50 Solange In David Laport

Solange….. Sol…. sun….something art installation walking piece.

51 Sarah-Jessica-Parker In Monse

How does a bastard orphan son of a whore…..

52 Madonna In Givenchy

Lady Gaga only dug five years back. Madonna dug back 15 and then proceeded to wear everything she could find.

42 Irina-Shayk In Givenchy

This is an insult to America.

53 tabitha-simmons in dolce and gabbana

Huh?

54 zoe kraviz in valentino

At least I like this, even though I don’t understand it.

55 Julie-Macklowe

Oh honey. Just go home. You’ve made a huge mistake.

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